#1
I'm looking for a guitar in the $1,000 - 1,500 area, preferably with jumbo frets. My cousin says "it's the guitar that makes the sound." I do believe so, but I also believe that the pickups and amp have a huge part of it..but I'm looking for a specific sound, including a popular, comfortable guitar. I've been looking at this: http://ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=RG2550E

I could Always change the pickups if it's not what I prefer. I'd like to make music such as Minus the Bear, or As Tall As Lions. Of course, I'm sure these people have dozens of footpedals to edit their sound. My overall question is that I'm looking for a quality guitar with quality sound, something that won't let me down.

Thanks.
#2
RG2550e in my opinion is a waste of money, you're better off with the rg1570, if you dont like the looks, get one of the neck-thru models.
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My Gear:
-Epiphone Les Paul Standard plus -honeyburst with Duncan Jb/59
-Crate gt65
-Boss ME-50
Future gear:
-Vox AC30 cc2
#3
The only difference I see between thoes 2 guitars are the pickups... the 1570 have lower quality pickups, as the 2550 have Dimarzio pickups. Or am I missing something?
#4
you're right, only difference is pickups, and both really suck. The action and feel is good, but either way, it sounds bad at first, new set of pups and its awesome as.
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My Gear:
-Epiphone Les Paul Standard plus -honeyburst with Duncan Jb/59
-Crate gt65
-Boss ME-50
Future gear:
-Vox AC30 cc2
#5
So, You're saying I just buy the 1570, change the pickups (say, Evolutions, maybe??)
and it will be better than the 2550?

And where can I find the Neck-through models?
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#6
^ you have to like alot of treble to like the evos, especially in basswood. Make sure theyre exactly what you want before getting them, they are insanely bright sounding
#7
Blahh. I'm just looking for really nice sound. What kind of pickups would you recommend?
#8
super distortion, tone zone or paf pro in the neck, and maybe a yjm in the middle, or a chopper.
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My Gear:
-Epiphone Les Paul Standard plus -honeyburst with Duncan Jb/59
-Crate gt65
-Boss ME-50
Future gear:
-Vox AC30 cc2
#9
I guess super distortion makes the distortion, but explain the sound of tone zone, a yjm, and a chopper?
#10
tone zone or paf pro are good neck pickups, good cleanrs, nice and warm. www.dimarzio.com
there's a pickup guide that helps you choose pickups according to your guitar and style of music. THe YJM is a good single coil, noiseless and sounds awesome.
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My Gear:
-Epiphone Les Paul Standard plus -honeyburst with Duncan Jb/59
-Crate gt65
-Boss ME-50
Future gear:
-Vox AC30 cc2
#12
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what amp you have??
go the rg 1570.



I currently have a Marshell G30R CD.

I got that and a Washburn G-5V guitar for $150 from a pothead friend
I think it's a nice amp for the price...but the guitar has got to go

I'd guess I'll go for the tone zone on the neck, yjm in the middle, and maybe the super distortion on the bridge...should the tone zone and distortion be switched, or does it even matter?
Last edited by RMMcNl at Jul 4, 2006,