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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

I just bought a new RG 350DX but I'm kind of wanting a used RG470 made in Korea, no mods, sounds and feels killer, should I return the 350 and get the 470? Thx.
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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

you should get when feels and sounds best for you - which means only you can decide!
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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

Not a whole lot of difference in build quality between the two, the trem is probably better on the 470 but that's easy enough to replace, get what you like the best.
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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

Chances are, that the 470 has a LoTRSII trem and the 350 has an EdEdgIII. While I'm not fond of either--I'd take the EdgeIII overt the LoTRS. However--it's pretty easy to remove the LoTRSII and replace with an Original Edge with minimal body work. I'd get the 470 and replace the trem.



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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

This would also depend on the year of the RG470...... there are a few MIJ 470's that had an original wizard neck and an Edge bridge......... a serial# and some pics would help a lot!!!
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This would also depend on the year of the RG470...... there are a few MIJ 470's that had an original wizard neck and an Edge bridge......... a serial# and some pics would help a lot!!!
Exactly! I was going to mention it, but the OP did state it was made in Korea.



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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

The serial# starts with C5XXXXX
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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

Is the RG350 brand new, with the Edge Zero II trem? If so, stick with that. Far better bridge right out the box.
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It a Korean made (the "C" stands for Cort) 1995......... If it has a reverse, matching color headstock then it will have an original edge trem. If it has a standard headstock it will have a LO-TRS II. Avoid the Lo-TRS II since you already have a better bridge (EdgeIII or EZII)
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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

Yep I've been working on a Korean 470 with a LoTRSII. Total junk tremolo. Swaps out easily enough with a Gotoh double locking trem. Honestly thought this has been a pretty bad guitar overall. Bad Tremolo, the nut on this was was sort of soft and suffered bad string gouging. The pickups are pretty muddy and unbalance. The single in the middle is way underpowered compared to the humbuckers. The LoTRSII loses tuning constantly even when properly setup and it also pops string more often than any other tremolo I've ever used. My RG250DX with a cheap single locking trem will run circle around the 470. All it needed was a good PUP swap.
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Yep I've been working on a Korean 470 with a LoTRSII. Total junk tremolo. Swaps out easily enough with a Gotoh double locking trem. Honestly thought this has been a pretty bad guitar overall. Bad Tremolo, the nut on this was was sort of soft and suffered bad string gouging. The pickups are pretty muddy and unbalance. The single in the middle is way underpowered compared to the humbuckers. The LoTRSII loses tuning constantly even when properly setup and it also pops string more often than any other tremolo I've ever used. My RG250DX with a cheap single locking trem will run circle around the 470. All it needed was a good PUP swap.
unfortunately, the 470 is the guitar that "almost was". there were very few with a wizard neck and Edge trem....those are the ones to look for. great guitar and always at a good price.
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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

You are forgetting RG470 Japan made w/ low trs trem. I own 2, and they are very well made and stay in tune. Jem quality, no, but wizardII neck can be profiled to wiz specs, find one for $200 or less, a bargain!
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You are forgetting RG470 Japan made w/ low trs trem. I own 2, and they are very well made and stay in tune. Jem quality, no, but wizardII neck can be profiled to wiz specs, find one for $200 or less, a bargain!
The earliest MIJ 470s also had an Edge trem.



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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

if the new rg350's have ZR2's, then ibanez is messing up.
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Re: Which is the better guitar? New RG350DX or Used RG470

No, they don't have the ZR2's like the S series, they do have the Edge-Zero II though, much like the Edge-zero found on the Prestige guitars.
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