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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez rgr465m or rg3xxv? Worth the price difference?

Hello all!

I'm new in here, so some info about me. I'm 32 years old, live in France and i play guitar for 15 years. I play mainly metal and my main influences are players like Paul Gilbert, Petrucci, Vai, well, the usual suspects.

I have a serios GAS for an Ibanez rgr465m or rg3xxv, my first Ibanez, moving from a Fender Telecaster and a Jackson DK2M. This guitar's HS config and the maple neck kills me...

Now, as i live in Europe, i can get the Ibanez rgr465m for around 400 Euros and rg3xxv for about 600. The only difference between the 2, AFAIK, is the tremolo. I will use the tremolo for the ocasional dive bombs, but my playing style is more around the Michael Lee Firkins style (some nuances on notes). So, i will use the tremolo but not abuse it all the time.

So what do you think? Do you think the 200 Euros price difference between the 2 is worth spending?

Is the (rgr465m) Edge III that bad? Ok, the Edge-Zero II is better (no experience with any, this is just from what i read), but is the Edge III fine on it's own and will get a killer shred guitar with rgr465m or is it better to wait to get the cash for the rg3xxv?

Thanks for your opinions!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 06:19 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez rgr465m or rg3xxv? Worth the price difference?

The Edge Zero II is a better quality bridge. If you're not using the bridge heavily the Edge III will hold up for a good while, but it you can afford to go with the Edge Zero II equipped one.
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Re: Ibanez rgr465m or rg3xxv? Worth the price difference?

Yeah, the edge III isnt very good. If you can afford the RG3xxv then it would be a better choice. Or you can do as I did. I bought a used RGR465 and changed the tremolo to edge pro.
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Re: Ibanez rgr465m or rg3xxv? Worth the price difference?

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Yeah, the edge III isnt very good. If you can afford the RG3xxv then it would be a better choice. Or you can do as I did. I bought a used RGR465 and changed the tremolo to edge pro.
This could be an option... Is this a drop-in, simple replacement?
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Re: Ibanez rgr465m or rg3xxv? Worth the price difference?

Yes, Edge Pro fits an Edge 3 route well. Still, consider that you're adding about $300 US to the price of the guitar. EZ 2 is a great trem, definitely better than Edge 3.
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