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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RG Premium

Ibanez recently came out with the new RG "Premiums" which look incredible and are very affordable.
Has anybody had a chance to try these out or let alone own a Premium?

If so, Describe the sonic qualities in terms of frequency and wood resonance.
Along with the Feel and Play-ability.

How does It act on High Gain? How does it act on clean?
How do they compare with the Prestige models?

It has a lot of similar features as the John Petrucci JPM Ibanez models in which I feel in love with. I would love to invest in one if its worth it.

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

Awesome neck. Prestige Wizard dimensions with the exception of the radius which is Wizard 3.
Stock pickups on the 920 are great.
EZ2 is good. Not quite up to par with Edge/Lo Pro Edge/Edge Pro but pretty good. Much better than Edge 3.
The body is okay. I'd say everything is close to being Prestige level. Some things are better, some worse. The neck is the selling point I think.
I would probably buy the 970 in black or, preferably, in the laser blue that's available OS and change out the stock pickups. If you like the HH version you might like the stock pickups.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

I'm defiantly a fan of the HH combination... Could you tighten the trem arm for flutters effects?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 10:27 PM
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

Try the search feature. I made a thread and a big hoopla about mine back in Feb, when Rich sent my HVV. I also posted a complete review with videos. Bottom line--great guitar, and "almost" as good as my old MIJ RGs.

Here are the first few from doing a search:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/ju...hlight=premium

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f16/go...hlight=premium

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f16/ib...hlight=premium

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f16/ng...hlight=premium




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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

Thanks a lot man! Those guitars looks great!
Sam Ash over here in charlotte just got some new premiums. I'll be checking them out this weekend for sure. Thanks again
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

I have yet to try one of these out. Once a local GC gets one in, I'll try and demo the playability on it.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

With the Different Radius can you still get extremly low action and not fret out? Had an rg back in the day with a slightly different radius than my prestige....Action could get as low as the prestige but would fret out...Checked with a fret rocker and all frets were good too....
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

The action on mine is very low--Thanks Rich! It's as low as any of my 550s and 570s.



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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

I wish we got the 970 with the soft case. Those are awesome.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

Anything over 12" shouldn't be fretting out with bends
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

For the price they are really good guitars.
To be honest, I wouldn't say they're as great as the HUSA marketing makes them out to be but they are good.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG Premium

Not a fan of quilt, never have been, however the specs do remind me of the 3120's. Double hum, natural binding, capped tops, offset markers.......Even though the latter had a real capped top, flamed and not quilt etc....lol...wait where was I?
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