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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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3 Old Ibanez guitars. Any reason to upgrade?

I've returned from a long time away. I went off and got into acoustics and strats, but never gave up my favorite Ibanez guitars either. Which brings me to my question:

I have three older Ibanez guitars. A '91 RG550BK, a '91 RG570FM, and a '98 Jem7VWH. Those of you who have the newer guitars--any good reason to upgrade?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Re: 3 Old Ibanez guitars. Any reason to upgrade?

hmmm...good question...it depends on if you want to try the new edge zero trems...I have a 2004 Jem 7vwh and a 2009 RG2550z and a 1990 RG550 and the newest guitar has the new wider neck that I don't really like as much but I do really like the edge zero trems on the newer Ibanez guitars. If you aren't into the edge zero trems then my answer to your question would probably be no....just an opinion...
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Re: 3 Old Ibanez guitars. Any reason to upgrade?

No. Keep them if they are in good working order. I had a late 80's RG550DY, and a 91 JS1WH and they played and sounded just as good or better than the new stuff.
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Re: 3 Old Ibanez guitars. Any reason to upgrade?

No. Your old guitars are as good as it ever got.
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Re: 3 Old Ibanez guitars. Any reason to upgrade?

Oh, I have no intention of selling them. Just wondering if the new ones were worthy of a look or if they were more of the same.
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IMHO, the best thing Ibanez has done recently has been to put the old hardware (edge bridge) back on some of the newer models. The new necks are a little different. I'd do an A/B test with your 98 Jem, and a newer one and see what YOU think.
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Re: 3 Old Ibanez guitars. Any reason to upgrade?

The newer stuff I have tried has been ok.I just have a problem with how expensive they have gotten.
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Re: 3 Old Ibanez guitars. Any reason to upgrade?

I don't think an "upgrade" is possible considering what you already have.........unless you interested in J-customs..........They're a LOT of coin, but worth every penny!!!!

Other than that, your probably doing yourself a disservice by not at least trying out ALL of the new stuff........I'm HIGHLY impressed with the standard Indo RG3xx/4xx guitars. You really should try out the new Premiums and Prestiges as well. I don't know that they're an upgrade to what you have, but they're certainly different.
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Re: 3 Old Ibanez guitars. Any reason to upgrade?

personally I would take them all to a good luthier to get them set up and if necessary a re-fret and then keep them
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I just have a problem with how expensive they have gotten.
no doubt
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