#1
Hey, I got this guitar for my birthday today and chose it based on advice from this forum and I LOVE IT It feels really good, sounds really good and looks sexeh! I didnt think id get such a massive improvement in tone with all the things on this forum saying tone is 95% amp but i guess i had a really bad guitar before XD Thanks for helping me pick such an awesome guitar guys <3! Also, could I ask for a little help with the bridge, i followed the steps in the sticky to tune it, and i changed the tuning from e standard to dropped c, im using the same gauge strings that came on the guitar, and im not sure if the bridge is too far into the guitar or not, so I took some pics. Its very nearly level but i think its dipping slightly in, so I need to remove a spring or something? Or is it not enough to be worried about? And also, how can I tell whether the fine tuners are in the "middle position", the bridge is an edge zero and I cant really tell. Also, the guitar is an rg2550z (and its lavly ).






#4
PRESTIGE FTW!

I forget how much that one in particular costs, it's the only Ibanez that I'm currently interested in.

Happy Birthday, and HNGD!
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#5
Dude that thing is sweet!
Happy bday!!

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#6
Awesome, I love the finish! HNGD, and Happy Birthday!!
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#7
Nice guitar man, hope its treats you well
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#9
Thanks guys and willy, dont worry, I will :> If anyone has any advice as to my bridge problem I'd love to hear
#10
Congrats. Welcome to the RG2550Z club. I have the white one. They're amazing guitars. As for the bridge. I never actually look at it to make sure it's level. I pull up and pull down on the trem and see if it falls back into the slots on the ZPS. If it does, you're fine. And mine wasn't exactly returning back to perfect pitch. But I opened up the back and noticed they had padding behind the trem block and in the ZPS grooves. I figured that this was affecting the stability because it wouldn't return to the same spot depending on how I used the trem. I took them out and it always goes back to tune now. I also noticed an increase in sustain and tone.
#11
Quote by JELIFISH19
Congrats. Welcome to the RG2550Z club. I have the white one. They're amazing guitars. As for the bridge. I never actually look at it to make sure it's level. I pull up and pull down on the trem and see if it falls back into the slots on the ZPS. If it does, you're fine. And mine wasn't exactly returning back to perfect pitch. But I opened up the back and noticed they had padding behind the trem block and in the ZPS grooves. I figured that this was affecting the stability because it wouldn't return to the same spot depending on how I used the trem. I took them out and it always goes back to tune now. I also noticed an increase in sustain and tone.

I'm curious as to how you didn't connect the dots between the 'bridge not completely level'-part and the 'bridge not returning to pitchl'-part. It's like 1+1=2.

In my book, if you're going to have a guitar with a floating bridge system, at least make sure it's working as it's designed to work; Specially with a rather expensive bit of kit as the 2550's, you don't want to settle with anything less than pure quality, do you?
#12
The bridge was level, but the padding was stopping it from sitting in the ZPS grooves properly everytime. There were slight variations everytime I used it. I was getting perfect stability in full-floating mode but I didn't like that much because bends were affected. Once I took the padding out, it always returned to the grooves in the exact same way. It's better to go by feel rather than look with the Edge Zero. There's a huge range where it'll be level. But at certain points, you lose stability. You can't see it visually since it'll still be level, but you can feel it.
#14
Sexy

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#16
ibanez's are great. HNGD!
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#17
Happy B-Day Very nice I love the color and the inlays. I hope it plays as good as it looks.

John
#18
hngd

i think the white version looks nicer but it`s a very cool guitar, and there`s too much reflection in the photo of the bridge to tell if it`s level....
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#20
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#21
nice choice buddy got mine about a year ago and its the perfect piece of kit for guitar playing this side of twangy country. heard a lot of bitching about the pups but i think they work just fine happy birthday too
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#22
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Dude that thing is sweet!
Happy bday!!

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#24
That thing is sexual, HNGD
and I don't care if I live or die,
because I ain't ever going to no other side,
there ain't no heaven and there ain't no hell,
but I am a sinner so it's all just as well
#26
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I thought the same thing.

HNGD bro. Ibanez guitars are the shizz
#27
Nice inlays dude, those are sick, guitar looks awesome, HNGD
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#28
Keep that guitar forever; and get more. You can never have too many RGs.

HNGD!
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#31
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Keep that guitar forever; and get more. You can never have too many RGs.

HNGD!

So true. It's a problem. Once I got my Wizard Prestige neck, nothing feels nearly as good. I think I'm stuck with Ibanez for life. Unfortunately, they don't have many choices. I have an RG, next is a FR. Then maybe an SV.