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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

Hello guys

at the moment my main six string is an emg equipped Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR in Blackcherry.
I really like that guitar, but i started hating the trem. I don´t really need it and so I want to trade/sell it for an guitar without.
What I like about the Hellraiser:
I like the tightness of the emgs and how it looks (blackcherry quilted maple top rawr)
What I don´t like: TREM (just annoying to set up, change strings, change tuning), playability (neck access could be alot better, neck itself is compared to other guitars very thick)


What I want is a fast, good sounding Ibanez Prestige with hardtail bridge.
After doing some research a used RGA121 or RG1421 would be good guitars in my price range (500€) - any other recommendations?

Please help me
best wishes,
Tim
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

Why dont you just block the trem ? Tremol-no or a piece of wood ? all done

RGA's are nice
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

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Why dont you just block the trem ? Tremol-no or a piece of wood ? all done

RGA's are nice
Woher aus DE kommst du ?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

@ dragstern: SA, nähe Magdeburg.

Why no blocking? Okay, its because I don´t like the neck of the Hellraiser, the sterility of the emgs especially when it comes to cleans and I want to have something more ergonomic.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 01:41 PM
 
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

Either the RGA121 or the RG1421 will suit you well. Sadly, there just aren't very many options for a hardtail Prestige. The FR1620 and RG1451 are the only other hardtail Prestige models currently in production.
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

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@ dragstern: SA, nähe Magdeburg.

Why no blocking? Okay, its because I don´t like the neck of the Hellraiser, the sterility of the emgs especially when it comes to cleans and I want to have something more ergonomic.
Meine Eltern sind asu Ruegen und Stralsund. I thought you said you liked the EMGs, sorry mys mistake.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

The two you listed would be the best options in your price range. I love the tight end bridge on the 1451, and I love the sound of the RGA121. If forced to pick between the two, I'd pick the 121, especially if you're used to the mahogany/maple combo and want to stick with that sound.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

Great! Thank you guys!
I will post a WTB thread in the marketplace.
The RGA is like 550€ used, right? How much will a second hand RG1421/1451 be?
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-03-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

if you can find the 1451 or the 1421 second hand its probably a little less than the rga. i think!??! the rga has a different bridge and i dont have any experience with them but I can tell you that I love the tight-end bridge!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 12:43 AM
 
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

I love my SZ4020, but weighs a ton.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

Is a 1421 really less than the rga? Would be great, cuz I like its look soo much more... haha!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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Re: Advice needed: hardtail Prestige

You can find RGA121s for around $600 regularly. Used RG1421 and 1451s go for around the same price right now just because they're not as prevalent and they're pretty new models. Although, there was actually a new 1451 was on the craigslist, that ended up selling on the bay a couple weeks ago for $600. If I could have sold my Strat in time, I probably would have bought it, but I didn't sell it until last Tuesday.
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