Ibanez RG550 EX

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Ibanez

Description Classic RG shape, Silver sand colour, subtle hardware.
Posted By Paul Cashin (34)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 6/22/2009, Dave Vertentes (69) posted:
Overall Rating:
A really nice guitar for the price. The stock pickups were ok but I'm happier with active EMG's in it. It's easy to play and feels comfortable.
Features:
Nice guitar and locking tremolo system. Pick ups were ok but I wanted a specific sound/frequency response. Replaced mine with active EMG's.
Playability:
Plays really nice and smooth. Doesn't feel tense and stiff. Comfortable neck. Resonates nicely so it sounds great even unplugged.
Sound Quality:
I play it through a Line 6 Spider 3 Half Stack. I use it to play a range of styles/genres including Metal (Thrash, Neo-Classical), Pop, World and others. I've used it in the studio with beautiful results.
Durability:
No complaints as of yet. Just some minor adjustments when I first bought it but that was it.
On 11/18/2004, Paul Cashin (34) posted:
Overall Rating:
I've played many Ibanez's and have owned a few. My first was an RG250 and then an RG270. Both of those are ideal for intermediate players. If you want to progress and become your own player then the instrument you choose should reflect that. I would recommend a prestige Ibanez to anyone.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $900.00 Sterling (new)
Where Obtained: Cranes Music Store, Cardiff, UK
Features:
Japan built, stunning example of a prestife Ibanez. Basswood with a rosewood neck. Super Wizard neck allows for a great comfortable feel. One Volume control, one tone control and a five way selector. H/S/H, ibanez's own. Lo Pro Edge trem ... locking nuts.
Playability:
Probably the best guitar I've ever played.
Sound Quality:
I use a Line 6 Vetta II amp and play most styles. I taech using this guitar and I find it's a fantastic stable instrument to play any style on. The sound range is wide allowing the player to flick between sounds very easily.
Durability:
The only flaw is that the Silver Sand colour can chip ... but this adds character.