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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Best Ibanez under £400. RGA42 vs RG350EX

Hello everyone. I need a little help.

I'm looking at buying a new Ibanez guitar and my budget is basically £350. I've had my heart set on the RGA42 (fixed bridge) but I'm keeping an open mind and continuing the search. I have seen the RG350EX and wandered about it, as it is near the same price as the RGA42.

Does anybody feel that I would be making a severe mistake in getting the RGA42? Or is there just something better?

I play metal mainly in drop B tuning. I don't use the whammy at all but thats because I play a strat copy atm and it would bug my tuning constantly. But I wouldn't necessarily turn it down if I had the choice (I'm a Dimebag fan).

Oh yeah and does anybody know when/where I can buy the 2011 updates to these models (since they've just come out)?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Re: Best Ibanez under £400. RGA42 vs RG350EX

You'd be far better off buying a used Japanese made RG like a 550, 570, 770 etc. You can get the 550 or the 570 easily enough for that money and a 770 on occassion.
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Re: Best Ibanez under £400. RGA42 vs RG350EX

Hmm, I've read somewhere before that a used Japanese made may be more worth while... but although I may be wrong, I'm troubled by the thought of buying used. Just because the seller may advertise it to be in better condition than it is, warranty issues etc.

Is there a specific site with a good rep, where you can trust the sellers and stuff?

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Re: Best Ibanez under £400. RGA42 vs RG350EX

...or have I just underestimated the life-span of a quality made Ibanez?
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Re: Best Ibanez under £400. RGA42 vs RG350EX

Check eBay now and then Good guitars go for quite cheap sometimes.

Make sure you ask the seller questions like:

How much fret wear is there?

What is the condition of the guitar out of 10?
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Is there a specific site with a good rep, where you can trust the sellers and stuff?
You're here!! keep a close eye on the classifieds for the next few weeks (if you can wait that long). 99.9% of the sellers here are top-notch people, and would never sell anything without full disclosure of what your looking at.

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Check eBay now and then Good guitars go for quite cheap sometimes.

Make sure you ask the seller questions like:

How much fret wear is there?

What is the condition of the guitar out of 10?
And always check in here before you buy something. For every model that Ibanez has produced, there is someone here that knows that particular model better than anyone anywhere else. Folk's here will be able to clue you in on what problems/features to look out for.
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