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Purchased this new guitar today

Postby The Ultimate » 30 Apr 2019, 08:47

RG550, yellow. For $999. I like that it weighs less than my soon to be sold off Gibson 2013 LPJ.

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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby M.Bison » 30 Apr 2019, 14:44

:xx: RG550's are great guitars. This is the reissue, right? I'd like to try one sometime, see how it compares.
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby The Ultimate » 30 Apr 2019, 19:34

Yes reissue. I just bought it yesterday so haven't played it much, all I can say is that looks-wise, this was the guitar I always wanted since I first started playing, back in 2006 or something.

Just a few days ago, I was in a store to get a cheap winder. I thought I'd just browse around in the guitar section and saw what suspiciously looked like an RG550. A couple days later I read this was reissued and couldn't believe my luck. I just went back to the store and bought it straight away, what they had on the wall.
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby Hitoshura » 01 May 2019, 05:18

oh hell yeah, RG550 is one of my favorites. awesome choice :xx:
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby zim » 01 May 2019, 07:49

dope

post a vid
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby shadowalk » 01 May 2019, 11:14

RG550 :xx:
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby shadowalk » 01 May 2019, 16:14

There was a fixed bridge version with two humbuckers in the Genesis reissue version. Shame Ibanez stopped selling them. :tear:
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby The Ultimate » 01 May 2019, 20:54

I'll play over the weekend and record a video.
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby zim » 02 May 2019, 06:12

i've never played a 550 but my 1995 570 is probably my favorite guitar right now`
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby The Ultimate » 02 May 2019, 06:19

How do I string and tune this fucking thing.
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby zim » 02 May 2019, 06:25

have you ever stringed a floyd rose before?
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby zim » 02 May 2019, 06:27

you are in for a long night if this is your first time - the video below is one of the best on youtube for explaining how to do it

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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby The Ultimate » 02 May 2019, 06:40

zim wrote:have you ever stringed a floyd rose before?


No. I'm watching videos to see how to do it. Seems complicated. I'll check out your video too.
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby The Ultimate » 02 May 2019, 06:46

Some say the strings should be changed one at a time. Others say put a block under the floating bridge. Which method is better?
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Postby zim » 02 May 2019, 07:14

i don't bother with the one at a time method, i always use some kind of block and take all the strings off

the trick is to learn how to balance the string tension with the spring tension. don't forget to stretch your strings as well.
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby Hitoshura » 04 May 2019, 07:28

i am a one at a time kinda hard-on bearer, even on my fixed bridge guitars :dizzy:
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby The Ultimate » 20 May 2019, 19:18

Zim your video did help me to string it, I used the block method, but I must have missed a step because now I can't get the guitar in tune. As soon as I'm done tuning a couple of strings and do the rest, the previous ones go out of tune. I thought I did the stretching but must have done it wrong or something. I read about this and it's a frequent issue but I'm confused because it's complicated. I need help.
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby User » 20 May 2019, 19:56

lucky i am here! to tell you i have no fucking clue
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby zim » 20 May 2019, 20:48

The Ultimate wrote:Zim your video did help me to string it, I used the block method, but I must have missed a step because now I can't get the guitar in tune. As soon as I'm done tuning a couple of strings and do the rest, the previous ones go out of tune. I thought I did the stretching but must have done it wrong or something. I read about this and it's a frequent issue but I'm confused because it's complicated. I need help.


is your trem laying flush with the body of the guitar? it should be parallel with the guitar body like this
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sometimes you have to repeat the tuning process a few times with the block until its flush with the guitar. you have to balance the string/spring tension a few times until its right. also don't forget to lock the nut when you're done and then fine tune. before i lock the nut, i detune just a little bit because the pressure of the locks will cause the strings to go a little sharp. after you lock you can adjust with the fine tuners.

it takes time to learn, it will be frustrating at first
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby shadowalk » 20 May 2019, 21:30

The solution is really simple actually.

Get a fixed-bridge guitar :judge:
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby The Ultimate » 20 May 2019, 21:51

zim wrote:
The Ultimate wrote:Zim your video did help me to string it, I used the block method, but I must have missed a step because now I can't get the guitar in tune. As soon as I'm done tuning a couple of strings and do the rest, the previous ones go out of tune. I thought I did the stretching but must have done it wrong or something. I read about this and it's a frequent issue but I'm confused because it's complicated. I need help.


is your trem laying flush with the body of the guitar? it should be parallel with the guitar body like this
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sometimes you have to repeat the tuning process a few times with the block until its flush with the guitar. you have to balance the string/spring tension a few times until its right. also don't forget to lock the nut when you're done and then fine tune. before i lock the nut, i detune just a little bit because the pressure of the locks will cause the strings to go a little sharp. after you lock you can adjust with the fine tuners.

it takes time to learn, it will be frustrating at first


From reading this I think I understand where I messed up. I'll give it another try.
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Re: Purchased this new guitar today

Postby zim » 21 May 2019, 07:22

shadowalk wrote:The solution is really simple actually.

Get a fixed-bridge guitar :judge:


learn the floating bridge tremolo setup and wank away like a real man :judge:
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