NGD! 2018 Ibanez RG550RF

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  1. R34CH

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    This is required for all RGs as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Honestly, it's impossible to tell from pictures, since even with a lot of post-processing to try to get the color truer to life, it still totally blows out my camera's sensor. :lol:

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    It's not NEARLY that orange IRL. In fact it isn't orange at all.
     
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    That's EXACTLY how mine photographs. I've gotten a couple that look more red, and a LOT that look REALLY orange. it's all good though, it's the nicest damn Ibanez ever made. I dunno what about this guitar is so special, but it just is. Even at work, the only thing I can think about is coming home and playing it. I dont even mind the V7-V8 pups, which everyone hates like herpes.
     
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    Yeah, I was surprised how good mine sounded with those, too - they're not the most exciting I've ever played, but they're hot and punchy. I still plan ons wapping them at some point, but they're totally fine.

    Meanwhile, I snagged a 3120TW recently, so I feel like you do about your RFR about that guitar these days. :lol: I still prefer my Suhr, but it's a nice tonal alternative and it plays REALLY well.
     
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    I found a 3120 over here at guitar planet... Asking price is insane (189000 yen :eek: ) but I would LOVE to have a Neck thru ibanez with a lo pro.

    Yeah I was surprised because I hated the V7-V8 when I had them in my 1550, which prompted me to drop gravity storms into it, but maybe they did something to the wind to make them a little nicer? I do know that because of that punch, they will definitely cut through the mix very well, which is the most important thing for a pickup to do imo. I can shape the tone but having a pup that does that from the outset makes life MUCH easier.
     
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    Oh good lord, that IS insane. :lol: Though, if it's neck through, that isn't a 3120 - those were bolt on.
     
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    Power2theMetal The deal was rigged

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    I love the look of this guitar, it's absolutely fantastic. HNGD, and I'm hoping they end up in the states at some point so I might buy one.
     
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    Hope they'll do the same for lefties they've done with the jem30th :mk:
     
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    2018 bro. Ibanez seems to have discontinued the 655s in order to release these.
     
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    Very good looking guitar. Not for me due to specs, but that color is really very strong. You sure it's not radioactive? ☢
     
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    Well it COULD have been dipped in the reactor at Fukushima ;)
     
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    Power2theMetal The deal was rigged

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    It's coming! :D Can't wait... Goodbye, 655!
     
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    The 655 was nice because it came with dimarzios, but it seems the new winds of the V7-V8 are pretty good, at least usable through a mesa amp of some kind.
     
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    Oh good, they're bringing these back! A friend of mine used to have one in yellow... looked and felt amazing!

    How's the trem on those? I don't recognize that particular model...
     
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    Wow, just wow! I REALLY wanted one of these bright things when I started playing - just couldn’t afford the real deal back in the day.
    I might just have to write Ikebe-Gakki and see if they can source me one in Desert Sun Yellow. I’ll add green DiMarzios, pink knobs and pretend that I’m still young... hmmm... sounds almost sensible!
     
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    It's an original Edge, the most famous bridge Ibanez ever used :/
     
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    Just wait, they are getting released worldwide.
     
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    Hell, I'm no historian. By the time I got into Ibanez it was primarily Edge III and ZR.
     
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    Dont worry, I didnt get back into Guitar until I was about 30 and the first Ibanez trem I used was the EZII lol I dont own any of them anymore :) Only Edges for me :D
     

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