NGD (Early 30th bday present!)

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  1. Blue Beagle

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    New Ibanez RG550 Genesis in Neon Purple Day!

    Really struggling to capture the beauty of the finish on camera. Goes from a pinky/purple to a deep cosmic blue depending on the light.

    Absolutely love this kind of finish (was GAS-ing after a flip-flop Silver Sky for the paint job lol) and I was after another shredder to keep in standard tuning so I could leave the Charvel in Eb.

    Justified it to myself (and the wife) as an early 30th birthday, which is actually in June, present to help numb the pain of becoming officially old!

    Made in Japan, 24 frets, V7 S1 V8 pups, Edge trem. Absolutely pristine too considering it’s preowned.

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    Wow!!! That’s hot!!! Congrats!!
     
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    Very cool
     
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    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    That's a beast, a classic shredder model, and a great finish! We should all be so lucky not only to get a terrific new guitar for our birthday, but to be only 30 years old!
     
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    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Silver Member

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    Damn nice fiddle, Hoss \m/
     
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    Yes! Happy Birthday! The entire line is impossible to photograph.
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    Sweet one! Original or reissue?

    I’m already looking at getting a couple of blue Dimarzios!
     
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    Happy Birthday!
     
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    Thanks bud, I’ve had a Superstrat sized hole in the arsenal since I let the Smith Jackson go!

    Looking forward to plugging the RG into the JCM... Doesn’t get more 80’s metal than that :thumb:
     
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    Very nice! I didn’t buy my first guitar till I was almost 40.
     
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    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Silver Member

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    I had an Ibanez RG about 30 years ago...that was one of the easiest playing guitars I've ever had. I've often thought about picking up one of the re-issues but damn, there are so many cool guitars being re-issued now (BC Rich ironbirds, LTD Mirages, etc, etc..).

    Speaking of the JCM...I've got a bugera ps1 attenuator out for delivery today...I figured for $100 what can it hurt to see how it works? I'll let you know how that goes...
     
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    Happy Birthday and NGD!
     
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    Birthday’s not til June but I appreciate it guys, thanks!
     
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    Yeah there’s a ridiculous amount of choice out there. I nearly opted for a Schecter Sun Valley with a Sustainiac (never tried one before) but the Iby just pipped it due to the unanimous good rep of the MIJ stuff plus the paint job lol.

    Ooooo nice... Let me know how it goes!
     
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    "old" lol

    Congrats! I moved my head around from side to side but didn't see the color change.:confused:
     
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    I had a RG550 back in the day, I flipped it to get my RG560 which I still have. That is a killer paint job and I wouldn't mind another 550.
    Congrats!!
     
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    Cool looking guitar for sure.

    Nice thing about a birthday present that's this early is that enough time will pass that you'll be able to justify another birthday present, just in time or maybe a day or two late. :)
     
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    I like your thinking! I can definitely justify a pedal closer to the time now :thumb:
     
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    I use the same tactics on my wife every year!

    My 1990 RG550 has been a workhorse!

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    Sweet color on yours... HNGD! I’m sure you will love your RG550 as much as I love mine! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Congrats BB!

    That's a really sweet Ibby!
     
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