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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-02-2002, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Got my new RG421...Heres my review

I can't believe chain stores dont carry this guitar!!! Its a "special order" item which you need to pay for in full and then wait. Im guessing they're sort of "testing" it, seeing if it will sell. Im sure it would!


This guitar is awesome. Its built VERY solid. Its one of the few guitars that actually sounded DECENT out of the box. I was very very impressed. It was setup great too...Which doesnt matter to me because the second I got home I slapped on my 10-56 gauge strings and it felt amazing. The V8 pickup sounds GOOD!!! Im changing it anyway for an EMG81, and I know plenty of DiMarzios that would crush it obviously, but for stock pickups they have to be the best. (besides PRS's or Parker etc hehe).

450 including taxes. I was told "3 to 4 weeks" and it was here in a little over a week!!! I was VERY surprised. It came in perfect condition and I never felt more safe taking a guitar home without playing it for 3 hours in the store making sure nothing is wrong with it.

Anyway I could rant forever but I just wanted to let everyone know how HUGE of a deal this guitar is. The value is just crazy.

And I usually like to apolgize up front for my writing skills...Because I have none!! (i think i use run-on sentences really bad i cant tell)

Chris

P.S- Wizard II neck has an awesome feel and the wiring was perfect too.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-02-2002, 01:34 PM
 
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Im thinking of buying one....good with some revs...
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There is nothing "wrong" with this model. Fact of the matter is, the guitar is readily available (a three week wait was only one week).
Fact of the matter is, buyers for the chain stores "roll the dice" on alot of things. They cannot stock everything, so they take chances, especially if they pick up or expand new lines. Did anyone notice the amount of Schecters or ESPs showing up on guitar racks where Ibanez was? Sure, some is trend driven, but there are other incentives made by companies to the store buyers to carry their product. The newer products, like the RG421, aren't proven, so they may get overlooked.

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$450 seems a bit high. There was another thread going about this . MF has them for $430. I saw one in a store for $350.
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Actually, $450 is a fine price to pay for a new RG421, especially since that is including taxes. From Musician's Friend, IF you get them to match AMS' price of $429, you still have shipping, etc on top of that, which adds up to $447.00.
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$450 is a steal.

I think Ibanez is selling 'em too cheap if anything. The thing that's wrong with Ibanez is that they're selling guitars below what they should. If the rebadged and repriced the 421 as a 621 I doubt anyone would notice !!!
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I want a black one too. One just ain't enough.
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agree with Glen...hehe
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do you guys think buying a second one would be totally retarded, or do you think an alternately tuned, different pickup equipt black one would be a cool brother to my Royal Blue TZ/AN equipt original?
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do you guys think buying a second one would be totally retarded, or do you think an alternately tuned, different pickup equipt black one would be a cool brother to my Royal Blue TZ/AN equipt original?
You can never have too many guitars. If you REALLY want to go all out, get another one and shell out a few thousand on a Transperformance Self-Tuning bridge. Then you have MANY alternate tunings.
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do you guys think buying a second one would be totally retarded, or do you think an alternately tuned, different pickup equipt black one would be a cool brother to my Royal Blue TZ/AN equipt original?
You can never have too many guitars. If you REALLY want to go all out, get another one and shell out a few thousand on a Transperformance Self-Tuning bridge. Then you have MANY alternate tunings.
Nah, I think I'd keep it simple. probably CGCFAD, which I believe is drop D one whole step down.
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How does this model compare to the JEMs? I have a JEM Jr, but I'm just learning and tuning is a serious pain since my ear sucks. I'm thinking a non-trem axe is the way to go, but I do like the neck on my JEM Jr. So are they pretty similar? Thoughts?
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How does this model compare to the JEMs? I have a JEM Jr, but I'm just learning and tuning is a serious pain since my ear sucks. I'm thinking a non-trem axe is the way to go, but I do like the neck on my JEM Jr. So are they pretty similar? Thoughts?
the 555 is made in Korea and has a double locking trem.

the 421 is made in Japan and has a fixed bridge

I'll have a RG421 soon and do a full write-up / comparison.

I myself would buy a RG421 before any korean axe with TRS/Lo-TRS/TRS-2 or whatever tremolo... glen
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