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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2005, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone tell me the difference between the RG8570 and 8670?

Thinking about buying one of them.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2005, 09:10 AM
 
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

8670 has the J-Custom tree of life inlay on the neck. That's the only difference i think. Oh and one of the 8570 colour options has a lovely maple fingerboard.

They're both amazing guitars.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2005, 10:47 AM
 
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

8570 has a thicker and narrower neck...
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

Yes...I do have a 8570MTB...lovely maple fingerboard. A great neck. Much thicker and alittle narrower. Definitely great feel. I had a chance to try out a 8670 before deciding on 8570. 8670 neck is alittle too thin for me. Was a great choice going for 8570.
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

ok, it's just me or what.
i've got 8570, swaped the pickups into duncan Distortion bridge and neck, in the middle is litlle 59.
the original line up : tone zone, blue velvet- air norton did not please me well.

the reason I changed the PUs was I found the tone is too muddy, not mentioning that it was very smooth and 'polite' distortion with the original Pus, i thought it was the tone zone, I never like yone zone anyway, so i changed it.

now, with duncan, there is an improvement, but still muddy.
I compare to other Rg with basswood and same pickups ( duncan distortion), the basswood produce more gain and brighter sounding than the 8570.

Is it because of the maple top on the 8570 or do I have trouble with the potentio or something?

the output on 8570 is ok, there is no problem on the output.
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

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ok, it's just me or what.
i've got 8570, swaped the pickups into duncan Distortion bridge and neck, in the middle is litlle 59.
the original line up : tone zone, blue velvet- air norton did not please me well.

the reason I changed the PUs was I found the tone is too muddy, not mentioning that it was very smooth and 'polite' distortion with the original Pus, i thought it was the tone zone, I never like yone zone anyway, so i changed it.

now, with duncan, there is an improvement, but still muddy.
I compare to other Rg with basswood and same pickups ( duncan distortion), the basswood produce more gain and brighter sounding than the 8570.

Is it because of the maple top on the 8570 or do I have trouble with the potentio or something?

the output on 8570 is ok, there is no problem on the output.
Try changing the bridge pups with Air Zone. It will sound really good. Dont know about the rest of the positions.
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

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I compare to other Rg with basswood and same pickups ( duncan distortion), the basswood produce more gain and brighter sounding than the 8570.
Compared to a mahogany guitar?
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 08:43 AM
 
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

The RG8670's also have an ebony fretboard. I don't own an RG8570, but I do own an RG1880 which is essentially the same guitar with a Lo-Pro bridge. I find both necks(rg8570 and rg8670) to be very comfortable but some people do find the thicker J-Custom necks(like the 8570 spec'd ones) to be a little too thick.

You can't go wrong with either one really.
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

yeah, my 8570 is rosewood, somehow thicker than the original wizard neck.
but it doesn't bother me.
This is the first time for me to put distortion duncan into mahogany body, so I don't have any experience before.
I'm sure that the tone on my 8570 is way too different from other RG i own.

I put Screaming demon on the 1550 limited edition with mahogany body also, and it sounds bright.
Then I have a custom 5 duncan on the RGR 580, also mahogany body, and it sounds bright too.
the above guitars are mahogany with no laminated top, only 1550 Fm has veneer, I don't think veneer will change the tone significantly.
But this 8570 is not the way I'm expected, it sound mud, polite, smooth distortion, even with the duncan distortion which I know as the 'beast' in the duncan line up.

so i'm blamming on the maple top on the 8570.
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

rg8670: vine of life, ebony fretboard, thinner neck (don't think it's narrower, they're both 43mm).

rg8570: off centre dot inlays, rosewood board, thicker neck.

and they're both available in different colours.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 01:11 AM
 
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

43mm is the radius, not the neck "depth" or "width"
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 07:42 AM
 
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Re: Difference between RG8570 and 8670?

^ 43 mm (1 11/16") is the width of the nut.

the radius is normally around 430 mm (just over 17") on the prestige/j custom rg's.
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