Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Manchester, IN
Re: Anyone own an RG2EX2?!?
Own one, the RG2EX2 in white. Got it from Guitar Center (of course, 'cause it's a GC exclusive).
Made in Indonesia. GC never sets up their guitars before they sell them, as you know, so I had to go and get the action lowered, as it was ABYSMALLY and unplayably high out of the box.
The white body/matching white headstock with black binding is just TOO beautiful. I've been sick of black guitars for quite some time, so when I saw this in GC, I had to have it (though, they do make the same guitar, in black, with white binding on the body/headstock).
The EMG passives are, how can I put this, crap.
Well, the bridge isn't too crap, but the neck is very, very crap. If you're doing any soloing with the neck pickup, with any kind of distortion, then you're going to get this warbly sounding note, like it'll sustain, but not at the same pitch (it goes up and down in pitch as you hold a note). This is with distortion on the neck pickup only.
Cleans on the neck = usable. Middle switch cleans = awesome. Bridge rhythm is okay, bridge clean is decent, not great, bridge lead is better than neck (you don't get the warbling sound).
Stays in tune fairly decently, though I plan on replacing the tuners, pots, and input jack (as it loosens from time to time).