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Old 10-07-2002, 06:02 PM
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RG421 musings...


Any RG421 owners here who have also had their hands on a USRG10? (or vice-versa, i guess)? What are your thoughts on the 2? The 421 is Japanese made, correct?
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Old 10-07-2002, 07:28 PM
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Glen, aka Jemsite, the site owner, has both. Go read his hands on report on the 421:
http://jemsite.com/axes/htm_opinion/rev_ax.htm#rg421
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Old 10-07-2002, 08:08 PM
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Cripes... should have known Thanks... I'll scope it out.
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Old 10-08-2002, 12:00 PM
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I own one also and want to buy another. They're great guitars for the money and just great in general. The Wizard II was a great choice as its still a Wizard but gives you a little more grip, at least for my hands.
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Old 10-08-2002, 12:50 PM
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as Caprile said, i have both What questions do you have? ...glen
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Old 10-08-2002, 01:19 PM
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I have one too, mine's got the Tone Zone in the bridge and the Air Norton in the neck, with no tone control.

I got the blue one, and I'm thinking of getting one to swirl.
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Old 10-08-2002, 08:44 PM
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as Caprile said, i have both What questions do you have? ...glen
Uhhhh.... what color is yours?
No, seriously... guess I'm just wondering overall how the 421 stacks up against the USRG10 (not talking about specs). Does the 421 feel and/or look like the cheaper made Japanese model that it is? See, i'm hoping it's so similar that i'll be able to settle for a 421 which is about 1/2 of a USRG10, proivided one could be found. Someday I'll HAVE to own a USRG but for now... a 421 is dang close.
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Old 10-08-2002, 09:08 PM
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Uhhhh.... what color is yours? No, seriously... guess I'm just wondering overall how the 421 stacks up against the USRG10 (not talking about specs). Does the 421 feel and/or look like the cheaper made Japanese model that it is? See, i'm hoping it's so similar that i'll be able to settle for a 421 which is about 1/2 of a USRG10, proivided one could be found. Someday I'll HAVE to own a USRG but for now... a 421 is dang close.
It doesn't have the feel of being "cheaply made"... not at all... even though it is on the lower end of pricing. If anything, when you look at it's overal quality, you wonder why it's priced so low. The neck pocket is tight as are all tollerances (nut, tuners, etc). The Wizard-II neck has a better feel, to me, than the pricer RG5x's and DBK. The sparkle blue finish (w/o pickguard) is amazing for a guitar at that price. The rosewood board is nothing to write home about, but then again, neither is the boards on ibanez axes at 3x the cost.

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Elderly has 'em for $405... has anyone beat that price?
I don't think Rich deals with these, but you should find out... then email Matts Music. I've bought a few used axes from Elderly to realize they're terrible "graders" who i would not recommend supporting. Good luck... glen
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Old 10-08-2002, 09:14 PM
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Elderly has 'em for $405... has anyone beat that price?
Sorry... you must have gotten that before my edit... My bad... Elderly doesn't have 'em at all.

Well, good. I kind of gathered from the review that it was pretty darn decent for the price. I'll have to start finaggling the finances now...
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Old 10-08-2002, 10:48 PM
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Glen's right, I'm a nitche market, only Prestige and above. Matt's probably has them in stock though if you want to keep it in the family
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Old 10-08-2002, 10:58 PM
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Glen's right, I'm a nitche market, only Prestige and above. Matt's probably has them in stock though if you want to keep it in the family
Got a nice USRG10 in stock? 12 easy monthy payments?
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Nothing with a Bunker neck, ever.
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:10 AM
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I've been curious about the RG421's for awhile. I'm still trying to find the perfect fixed or vintage trem Ibanez, and so far nothing I've tried is exactly right for what I do. Can someone tell me what the Ibanez animated pickup selection dealy (on the web site) is trying to convey for postion 4 (second position from neck)? I don't quite get the meaning of the faded color for the neck pickup. Also, are the Wizard IIs on these actually made in Japan? (I had thought all the W-IIs were Korean).
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:38 AM
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that is the neck PU in parallel i believe. those animated GIFs are very confusing
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:44 AM
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Glad to hear you think they're confusing too. That same sort of gif is used for other guitars too and I never figured 'em out. It's also weird the way the inside of the bridge PU gets colored a little bit for position 4. But that's got to be some artifact of how they created it. There aren't any capacitors in line with tone filters or something are there?
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