|Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:04 am: |
I've lost my PL2550 in a flood. Does anybody have one to sell? My preference is for the pink/salmon one, and I know they came in pearl silver. does anyone know if they came in any other colors? any proline stories or tips/links?
thanks! james 415 551 2333
|Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 6:02 pm: |
Yes, I have a 1986 black with EMG's and love it!
|Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 2:04 am: |
I think James's post is fairly old (no date), but I wanted to share my Proline experience. Here's a link to the Blue Horizon info on PL2550's:
I think the "pink/salmon" color he referred to is the Cherry Ice finish. I picked up an '86 PL2550 on eBay in the Gold Pearl finish just a couple of weeks ago. No one bid on it and I offered the guy the opening bid price of $400 including a great HSC. The finish is pristine, though the edge trem has some tarnish/pitting that has been buffed out smooth, but is still discolored.
I don't know why these aren't more popular. Probably just because they were only produced for a couple of years. The body is shaped like the original Roadstar II's but slightly more compact (like some early RG's?). It's more like a Roadstar than what they called Roadstars/Roadstar Pros later on (early Sabre and Radius bodies). As far as I can tell, Ibanez produced very few Strat-like guitars with neck-through designs. So, I'm surprised these are not more highly regarded. I love mine.
Here are some details you won't find on the Blue Horizon site:
The tone knob is also a push-button style coil tap for the humbucker.
Just tonight I finally figured out how the PU Preset System works. It has 5 in/out push buttons (2 black, 3 white). Starting from the button closest to the neck:
Black (B1): This is the Preset System on/off button. When this is on, the 5 way toggle and tone knob coil tap are bypassed completely and the Preset buttons control all PU configuration.
White (W2): Neck single coil PU.
White (W3): Middle single coil PU.
White (W4): Bridge HB PU.
Black (B5): HB coil tap
With the Preset System you can accomplish all of the variations avaliable through the 5 way switch and tone knob coil tap. There are a couple of cool variations you can get with the Preset System you can't get otherwise:
B1 on/in -- all white buttons off/out -- this acts as a kill switch.
B1, W2, W4 on/in -- This lets you mix the bridge HB with the neck PU.
B1, W2, W3, W4 on/in -- This lets you blend all three pick-ups.
Except for these settings, all other configurations can be achieved without the Preset System.
|Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 4:39 pm: |
I think you're on the money with the Cherry Ice color. I have an RG420IC and it could be described as "salmon".
The Proline models share body dimensions with the '86 & later Roadstars (RG model numbers). It's a subtle change, but the '83-'85 Roadstars (RS model numbers) are slightly larger.
|Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2001 - 3:36 am: |
Here are pics of my PL2550 -- Enjoy! --K
|Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2001 - 3:57 am: |
Here are pics of my PL2550 -- Enjoy! --K
|Posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 2:25 pm: |
Sexy! I keep missing them on ebay. The neck-throughs seem to be pretty rare.
|Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 12:27 am: |
Sweet. I own a PL1770 GP that I bought new in 1986. I have looked into MANY other guitar manufacturers over the years- gibbys, jackson, hamer, what have you- and to be honest, I could never bring myself to buy one because the action and playability of my old proline just kills them. The preset system pretty much rocks too- SUPER versatile. I am suprised that these guitars are not very popular- they are great instruments.
|Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 4:48 am: |
I saw your post on ICW about your pl1770. I have a reader who is desperately looking for a wiring diagram for his pl1770 and wondered if you could help, as I've searched high and low, but the preset switches used on the 1770 and 2550 is pretty unique and no generic diagram can be found.
please help if you can.
BTW, your mail is bouncing
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