#1
Oh please, japanese porn is cruel and unusual. All the naughty bits are censored, men do strange and disturbing things, and women act like orgasms just might be incredibly painful or maybe even fatal to the japanese womenfolk. Crazy!

But here goes, no time has passed and I acquired another one. This was a craigslist find, advertised as a "mint" 550 with a LoPro. So I had to drive up and see. It was indeed a mint 550, but with an Edge. I wanted the LoPro, but this thing is in a NOS condition, and the temptation was simply too strong. The rest is history, and $330 later I've come to own an Ibanez.

Mods planned - HH or HS pickguard and a LoPro. Anybody know a custom pickguard craftsman who'd make me one?

Full frontal spiced up with pink.


Plastic film on the truss rod cover.


AANJ


Maple! Like new condition.


Is it twenty years old? Is it a 20th reissue? No, it's a 2000!


Vs, cosmo Edge, and an indexed knob. Hehe, knob. Hehe...


Oddly enough, this intonates.
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#3
herro kitty! priceless!
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#5
You have to work hard to find your non-censored Asian porn, but all good things in life come to those who...have far too much free time.

Anywho, that guitar is immaculate! Nice work I can't wait to see the mods too.

BTW, which Edge model is that?
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#8
How are the pickups on the bad boy?
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#9
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Nice buy but is anyone else confused with the whole Edge and LoPro thing?


Not really, if you see pictures of the two it becomes pretty easy to tell the difference.
#11
Quote by Levi79
nice axe, if only i could find one for that cheap D:
Actually, the gentleman I purchased it from had a few excellent RG5x0s for sale, so if you can make it to T-dot quickly, one could be yours that cheap. I had half a mind to buy them all from him and resell the rest long-distance, but figured it's too much bother for a few hundred bucks.

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herro kitty! priceless!


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You have to work hard to find your non-censored Asian porn, but all good things in life come to those who...have far too much free time.
Oh yes, I've stumbled upon some... Purely accidentally, I'm sure. But even then, how do you get over all the whimpering?

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Anywho, that guitar is immaculate! Nice work I can't wait to see the mods too.

BTW, which Edge model is that?
It's your average original Edge, DOB 1985. I've had many of these in the past and wanted to give LoPro a shot this time. But then maybe I'll stick with the Edge unless I can find someone who'll do a straight trade for a nice LoPro. Pickup config is a first priority for this baby.

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How are the pickups on the bad boy?
I'm fairly fond of them. Someone else might claim they're utter junk, and they'll probably be somewhat right if they're gain whores.

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Nice to see you get another ibby.
I can now stop starting and ending my day with searching for "Ibanez" on ebay.

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The guitar may be super clean, but that's one dirty post...
Notice how I even snuck in some pussy.
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#12
wait, i thought only prestiges were made in japan, is this a prestige just without the words prestige on the headstock?
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#13
Quote by west nile
wait, i thought only prestiges were made in japan, is this a prestige just without the words prestige on the headstock?
It' was made a year before Ibanez rolled out the Prestige brand for the RGs. They're called RG1550 these days, and are indeed Prestige.
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#14
It is a pre prestige, it was made before all Japanese guitars received the Prestige tag along with the other perks.
#15
If you wanna try an LoPro I have one in my RG320FM. We might be able to work out some sort of trade if you're interested...just shoot me a PM if I have your interest.
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#16
My god I love that guitar great buy
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#17
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It is a pre prestige, it was made before all Japanese guitars received the Prestige tag along with the other perks.
Well, if you don't count the early S prestiges which were around in '00 and maybe even '99 okay I'm going to stop being pedantic now and go cuddle my superwizard neck yes indeed.


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If you wanna try an LoPro I have one in my RG320FM. We might be able to work out some sort of trade if you're interested...just shoot me a PM if I have your interest.
Done and done.
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#19
Quote by littlephil
Awesome! Nice find at that price too! And Pickguard Paradise will make you a custom guard.
http://www.pickguardparadise.com/main.html
Oi, interesting. Do you know anyone who's ordered from them? I kind of just want a normal B/W/B RG pickguard with an HS route, and they seem to only advertise weird materials.
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#20
Yeah, its not listed on there, but email them, i'm pretty sure they do normal guards too. I don't personally know anyone who's bought from them but a lot of people on Jemsite get guards off them.
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EDIT: I'd just keep the Edge in there, as you'll have to mod it to accept a Lo-Pro. Only JEM's can fit a Lo-pro without mods because of the Lions claw.
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#21
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nah im kidding hahaha i just expect sum1 to say that now, nice find, what kinda combo is the mesa, a mark iv?

sweet guitar too, bet a p/u change would be next on the budget ?
#23
Quote by littlephil
Yeah, its not listed on there, but email them, i'm pretty sure they do normal guards too. I don't personally know anyone who's bought from them but a lot of people on Jemsite get guards off them.
I'll drop them a line!

Quote by littlephil
EDIT: I'd just keep the Edge in there, as you'll have to mod it to accept a Lo-Pro. Only JEM's can fit a Lo-pro without mods because of the Lions claw.
Actually, it's the exact opposite - only a JEM will accept a LoPro to Edge swap. Edge to LoPro works in any case - Edge is the longer one thanks to the string lock bolts sticking out in the back.

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sweet guitar too, bet a p/u change would be next on the budget ?
Already ordered, and I don't even hate the stockies. This thing is gonna cost me.


Oh, and the mesa is an F30, guise. It's in my sig. The mids are like that because when you plug a spruce Parker into that template, it chimes like a bell, and adding mids makes it chunkier. And I wanted it to chime.
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#25
nice guitar, but unfortunately its aesthetics entirely ruined by that god-aweful strap.

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#26
Quote by Silver-spear94
nice guitar, but unfortunately its aesthetics entirely ruined by that god-aweful strap.
Well, something that puts the lord in awe can scarcely ruin the aesthetics of anything, can it now?
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#27
Now, if they only made a 7-string version of that...

EDIT: hey at least we don't have women with fake oversized boobs and faces that remind you of dogs...
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#28
sweet, nice price too.
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#29
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Now, if they only made a 7-string version of that...
In their defense, they do now make the 1527 with a maple board, and it still has an EP and not EZ like the rest of the high-end lineup. The EZ migration is disconcerting.

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EDIT: hey at least we don't have women with fake oversized boobs and faces that remind you of dogs...
Yes you do! Add the ubiquitous snaggleteeth, and the kind of bush you could get lost in, and you realize that the best japanese porn comes in 2D.


Where's the Konata smiley when you need one...
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#30
$50 says 90% of UGers that entered here just clicked reflexively after reading "Japanese" and "porn".

Anyway, TS, nice guitar. Maple fretboards FTW, Hello Kitty strap FTW/FTL(l as in lol, not l as in loss), and that Mesa I'd bet makes it sound godly.
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#31
Quote by necrosis1193
$50 says 90% of UGers that entered here just clicked reflexively after reading "Japanese" and "porn".

Anyway, TS, nice guitar. Maple fretboards FTW, Hello Kitty strap FTW/FTL(l as in lol, not l as in loss), and that Mesa I'd bet makes it sound godly.


Hey I read it and went its gotta be an ibanez I gotta check this out
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#32
Congrats, great buy.
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#34
I was waiting to see something I liked, but I was dissapointed.
Though maple fretboards are always nice
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#35
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I was waiting to see something I liked, but I was dissapointed.
Though maple fretboards are always nice
Just out of curiosity, when you clicked on a thread titled "Japanese guitar porn", what is it you expected to see that you'd have liked, considering that Ibanez isn't your thing?


Other than that, after a night of trem use to stretch the strings after a setup, the Edge is still in tune. And that's with the nut unlocked.
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#36
AHHHH, i was just about to buy that guitar a week ago, just scraping together money when I saw this thread. my heart sank... Emailed the guy recently, hopefully I can get one before he runs out.
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#37
Quote by aiur55
AHHHH, i was just about to buy that guitar a week ago, just scraping together money when I saw this thread. my heart sank... Emailed the guy recently, hopefully I can get one before he runs out.
Actually, he asked me if I know anyone who wants one of those guitars, to send them his way. He mentioned that he's sold dozens of guitars recently, but people aren't exactly lining up to buy the Ibanez stuff. He also had a beautiful RG570GN right there... So maybe not all is lost for ya.
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#38
Quote by pifty
In their defense, they do now make the 1527 with a maple board, and it still has an EP and not EZ like the rest of the high-end lineup. The EZ migration is disconcerting.

Yes you do! Add the ubiquitous snaggleteeth, and the kind of bush you could get lost in, and you realize that the best japanese porn comes in 2D.

$1200 is a bit steep for what they offer... they don't even come with Dimarzios like the old 7620s.

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#39
^ Yeah, quite a premium over the rosewood version, and I don't see them depreciating soon. Then again, considering the Ibanez idiosyncrasies, it's not too bad. What other thin-neck-maple-fretboard 7 with a quality floating trem can you get out there? FR'd Loomis maybe, but then you're stuck with EMGs, and the neck isn't really on the skinny side of things.
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#40
Quote by pifty


Oh yes, I've stumbled upon some... Purely accidentally, I'm sure. But even then, how do you get over all the whimpering?


My girlfriend is Korean

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