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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-31-2007, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which Ibanez RG/S should I get?

Since I just sold my mockingbird, I am looking to get another Ibanez

Currently I'm looking at the following:

S470
S320
RG570
RG550


I know a local guy selling a 02 RG570 for £300,I think its a bit more expensive than the standard **** price, but its local and I have played it.

I can get a S320 new for around £300 and a S470 new for close enough.

On **** the RG550/570 prices seem to vary a lot, I've seen them go from between £180 and £400. As do S470 prices.

What should I do? buy a RG 550/570 off **** and hope it is as good as the one I played? buy a new S320/S470? or buy a used S470?

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Re: Which Ibanez RG/S should I get?

RG550
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RG550
- what a surprise

Get some variety already would ya, Holmes
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Re: Which Ibanez RG/S should I get?

I'd grad the RG570. Essentially the same guitar without the pickguard. Seeing that it's local you'll know exactly what you'll be paying. Buying it on flea-bay means you gotta also deal with shipping and VAT if it's coming from outside the UK. It's really your call, but I wouldn't mind paying a little more just to get it "now", locally and be able to check it out.
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Re: Which Ibanez RG/S should I get?

A lot can be said for buying local vs e bay, especially if the prices are fairly similar.
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- what a surprise

Get some variety already would ya, Holmes
Heh. And why would I wanna do that? The 550 does everything I have ever needed a guitar to do for the past 20 years, including fusion, jazz, rock, funk, blues, soul... you name it.

Or are you suggesting I buy 15 JEM's? Is that your idea of variety?
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Re: Which Ibanez RG/S should I get?

Either one of the RG's.
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Yeah the S 4xx and 3xx aren't that hot of guitars.

I liked the 560/570s series better than the 550s.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-31-2007, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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^ What is wrong with the S 320 and 470s?

I need a reason not to like some them so I can actually make a decision about which to buy Otherwise I will be thinking about this forever.
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Re: Which Ibanez RG/S should I get?

If you liked the way the 570 played, then I would get that, if only so you wouldn't have the uncertainty of whether or not you would win the auction, whether or not it had any unknown defects, etc. Plus you wouldn't have to face the agony of "The Wait". It can be brutal. Just ask everyone here who ordered a 20th RG or JEM.
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There is nothing wrong with the S line, unless you don't like the mahagony body, the ZR trem (new ones only), and wizzard 2 neck.
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Let us not speak of "the wait" anymore. I can't handle the constant reminders.
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^ What is wrong with the S 320 and 470s?
New S series are pretty crap compared to the old ones.
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RG550 my man. Good resale value and it ROCKS
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Let us not speak of "the wait" anymore. I can't handle the constant reminders.
Perhaps we should have that word added to the language filter
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