Ibanez RG550 - Review
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Ibanez RG550 - Review
Ibanez RG550 Japanese Made Guitar Review
This is a different guitar than the old RG470 I have, and this has become one
of my main play anytime guitars. I bought this from the USA second hand about
six years ago now for about £350.00 pounds - so it was not expensive and that
Anyhow when I got it the thing had pretty poor pickups in there so I fitted an EVO1 in the Bridge and a Jazz (yes really) in the neck. The jazz pickup gives you great 'woody' tones when cranked and does not over drive the amp too hard - this avoids the wooly bottom end you get on some guitars and amp combinations - a trick I learned a long time ago.
Overall this is, other than the pickups and a rewire for strat single tones from the switch you see is a completely stock guitar - but it IS Japanese origin and I would stress if you can get one get the Jap model it's much betrer quailty in my opinion.
The neck is reminiscent of the Vai Jem 7VWH on this site, without the vine inley. But the vine inlays don't make the sound. This is a short review really - not a lot to say except that with these pickups this might as well be a 7VWH - check the review on that one.
So, you want a 'cheap' guitar with great sound. Get a second hand one of these making sure its japanese, fit the pickups and you have a REAL bargain. This guitar is all over the Berner Street Album.
I would rate this at 9 out of 10 if I had a rating system but remember this has been heavily modified. Here's what I like:
- Awesome Sound
- Very low cost
- Low weight
- great neck feel
- designed to rock
Actually this may not even be an RG550 - many of these Ibanez guitars
change title by the day. But just look for one like this - that's the one
Heres a link to Ibanez site: www.ibanez.com