NGD: Ibanez Prestige RG3550MZ-DY

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  1. IbanezDaemon

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    I did say I was after one of these over on the 'Post Your G.A.S' thread and sure enough one popped up soon after. 2010 Prestige model. Usual Prestige specs from that era, has the Super Wizard HP Prestige neck profile which is just ridiculously slim but I love it. These came as stock with the DiMarzio Tone Zone/True Velvet/Air Norton combo but a previous owner has swapped those out for DiMarzio Evoultions and they scream in this guitar, really fantastic in the basswood body and with enough low end crunch to keep me happy.

    I've kept the ZPS3 system out of this one as the trem is a lot more responsive/less stiff without it and you can get lots of flutter as well. A wonderful playing and sounding axe...almost dead mint too. Pricey high end custom shops are cool and all that but this is more guitar than I'll ever need...you can't go wrong with these. If in doubt just buy a used Prestige!!

    Pics: My crappy camera couldn't actually capture how Neon Yellow this thing is in the flesh...sorry!!

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    That’s pretty sick looking!
     
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    Holy goddamn yes!!! Congrats! Looks amazing!!!
     
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    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Where's the coloured switch tip and knobs?

    HNGD! Love the maple with that colour. Would like one of these someday.
     
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    @LCW @mlp187 Rockin' guys...thanks for the feedback!

    @ThePIGI King Lol! Now that would be pushing too close to the mighty 777's although need the lions claw as well I guess. Thanks man! I hope you score one. DY is 2010 only..no wonder they don't pop up that often...well at least not in Europe anyway. I'm after one now in Roadster Orange. What do you think of that finish?

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    Sweet prestige! Love the pickguard on these.
     
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    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

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    @IbanezDaemon the orange is pretty slick, but I think a different pickguard would really improve it. I'd do purple with the orange. I think those colours gel super well. Joker said so :lol:
     
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    super tasty!
     
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    #BringBackGhostSharktoothInlays.

    HNGD! Looks sweet.
     
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    Absolutely love the color combo on this one. HNGD!
     
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    @Leviathus @AkiraSpectrum @Sephiroth952 @Nlelith Thanks guys...much appreciated!

    @ThePIGI King Purple?!? Now that would be LOUD!!! Hard to find those Roadster Orange ones though..they were only ever made in 2009, in fact the DY was 2010 only as well. I come across the Galaxy black ones quite often though. Also available in White as well.
     
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    This is how the 3550 would look completely stock. I quite like it the Zebra Humbuckers as well:

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    Congrats on your pseudo-Jem - looks absolutely ace!
    I did my own twist on the theme with an RG550DY a couple of years ago, they are just wicked good fun!
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    kamello DESU METARU!

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    the monkey grip is the only thing I don't like about Vai guitars, so for me this is perfect <3

    congrats on the guitar!
     
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    Buy more guitars so that you can take pictures of them and show me :lol:
    I love the neon yellow! The Super HP is also hands down my favorite profile they've put out. HNGD!
     
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    Thanks! Great work on that 550! Looks really cool!
     
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    @kamello Thank You!

    @Ordacleaphobia Yeah it's a fantastic profile. I think this is one of 5 Ibanez I bought in the last month so a few more NGD threads coming soon.
     
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    I love that finish/model and I would buy one if I had the money. I have a RG655 in Firestorm orange (pictured below) so I already like orange guitars. The color reminds me of Hemi orange that Mopar uses to paint their muscle cars which I also like.

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    Yeah, it's a really cool colour/finish, thing is though you never see them pop up for sale....haven't seen one in years. Now that Firestorm is the best I have seen on a 655...I'd go for one of those no probs as it looks like 3550 Roadster is super hard to find.
     
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