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post #931 of 991 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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The base Indo RG's IMO are the best value for their price point by any guitar manufacturer; period! And EZ2 has only made them better.
I might even try to get a black RG450 to replace the 350's I sold off, especially as the RG440 doesn't look to be coming to the US. The RG7420 was interesting but, man, those pickup rings kind of ruin it for me.
Kudos also to Ibanez for REDUCING their prices on base Indo!
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OMG LOVE THE PIC`s RICH!!!!
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check this out..
Indo made RGR520 with EDGE PRO

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg_...&series_id=147
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With all this goodness coming out, the two guitars that stand out the most are these two. Notice a pattern? As much as I love the JS's,they just dont work for me, as much as I would love to have a Jem 7, I cant see spending that kind of cash for one and as much as I have learned about my habits, I gotta have something I am not afraid to play.



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The full descriptions and dimensions I was wondering about for USA market are finally up on the site.

The Artcores I was most concerned about seemed to have redone their necks to a slightly slimmer dimension though nowhere near the slim necks of S and RG guitars and what Ibanez is famous for. Far more Artcore models now have the more versatile alnico 58s (a little better for rock than less dynamic, ceramic ACH pickups, but smoother way better for jazz) and that's a good thing but they were traded out for cheaper block inlays instead of the fancier abalone inlays that were commonplace at that price point in 2012. If you could hang with the slightly fatter neck of a 2012 Arctore 90s series which had the nicer inlays, the best option would have been to buy that but then put in Ibanez 58 pups later on. If you want the abalone neck inlays AND the 58s, then the option is the higher end Arstar series.

For metal, the Iron Label stuff is totally bare bones and workable. Black and white are simple and there's no flamed maple to get hung up about. I like a simple, hard rock machine like these and their cool features like fat back neck stripe bubinga wood and kill switch are pretty much something only the player knows about in what is otherwise very generic looking guitar. I may go for one of these to balance out the more visual guitars I have right now and $600 or $700 street seems amazing.

The wenge/bubinga neck on the Tosin Abasi is just amazing and I hope Ibby incorporates that with 6 and 7 string models more. I wish the whole guitar was natural and not just the back but otherwise a masterpiece.

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Great pics Rich, thanks!!!! I see a couple I love
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Now that they have everything up at Ibanez.com, it does look like they got rid of the ZPS on all the Edge Zero IIs. I wonder if that's any contribution to the 450s being cheaper than the 350s were?

I know some (most?) don't like the ZPS itself, but I like the wheel. Really speeds up setup for me.
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"www.ibanez.co.jp/usa"

Well, that's kind of interesting too. I guess the US website is coming out of Japan now.
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Wow, that RGR520D is pretty damned awesome. I wonder what markets that will be available in?
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Wow, that RGR520D is pretty damned awesome. I wonder what markets that will be available in?
Definitely not on the US page. In fact I don't recall seeing any reverse headstocks at all on the US site.
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Wow, that RGR520D is pretty damned awesome. I wonder what markets that will be available in?
Woah, my favorite for sure, although I have enough sixes... would be killer if they did a 7!
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I can order anything anybody wants, but I don't have the room, or the desire to stock everything they make, especially all the Indo breeds. I will say right now that the base Indo is definitely getting better.
It's looking like I'll have to order an Iceman 7 through you, since Ibanez apparently thinks that no-one in Canada wants one.
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Now that they have everything up at Ibanez.com, it does look like they got rid of the ZPS on all the Edge Zero IIs. I wonder if that's any contribution to the 450s being cheaper than the 350s were?

I know some (most?) don't like the ZPS itself, but I like the wheel. Really speeds up setup for me.
They ditched the wheel? lame, that's gonna make my life miserable.
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So...it's a regular tremolo then?

And I'd really like to know if the production RG7420 will have pickup rings. Even the pics of it on the official site DON'T have rings which looks much better. WTF?
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So...it's a regular tremolo then?

And I'd really like to know if the production RG7420 will have pickup rings. Even the pics of it on the official site DON'T have rings which looks much better. WTF?
It'll be a double-locking trem but without ZPS setup is gonna be as annoying as any regular floyd rose.
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