Hi,I have been playing the guitar for over 14years now (on and off) but I have never bought an Ibanez before for several reasons. I only have a 15-year-old korean made guitar brand "Phil-pro" (I guessed it was a RG 570 replica) and I like it a lot.
But, I think this is the time to buy myself the real Ibanez! This courage was actually inspired by accidentally crossing by a music store with their RG 550 and RG570 hanged on their wall! I asked the store guy and he said that Ibby japan brought out these monsters back with a crazily low price.
So, I am really serious of getting this one but the store guy yesterday also showed me that they also have old stock RG655 (with a bit higher price: $200 more) and used RG 1570z ( $150 less) which successfully confuse me.
I am going to try them in near future before buying. But I am new to Ibanez and I think I have to go to this forum to ask you guys before.
I am now confuse between those three. I put RG 655 and used RG 1570Z into my consideration because their price are still in my budget range (not far from the genesis) but they each comes with a hardcase.
But I realize that RG 1570z comes with an edge zero and not the edge original tremolo? and sadly, I don't have any experience of buying a used gear.
And some people say that the genesis' pickup is not as good as RG 655's Dimarzios so it is not unusual to see people upgrade the RG 550's pickups?
Is that true?
I am trying to find a guitar with wide range of versatility. I mostly play Rock 80-90s and Megadeth, DT, etc but sometimes I also like to play some blues.
Please help me,guys. Thank you.
Last edited by Joan; 01-20-2019 at 10:47 PM.