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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2015, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RT Fans!

So I have a thing for the old Ibanez RT line -- the thing is, most of them available now are in awful condition (it's been nearly 20 years, go figure).

So here's my question, what Ibanez (or other) guitar has a neck and general play/feel that's similar or close to the Ibanez RT?

I'd like to buy a "new" one if possible but I'd even be good with something used and out of manufacturing for a few years.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2015, 11:39 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RT Fans!

HI , RT's are vey cool guitars and easy to modify. Just look at the mods section what i did with 2 of them.
They pop up a lot on the net. Try to get a RT650 and with some extra cash you can have a great guitar.
Adding an wilkinson trem and maybe your favorite color will make a big difference.
The awful the condition the better the mods will come out….just my thoughts..
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RT Fans!

The neck on the RT is a Viper. not many Ibanez had it. Off the top of my mind i can only recall the rv470s, but RTs are much more common to find.

Be aware that the viper neck is different from the other ibanez ones. It is chunkier and rounder, and the frets are small.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2015, 04:29 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RT Fans!

they're not really for me. But i guess everyone has different tastes.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2015, 05:24 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RT Fans!

Neck profile of Viper is similar to the JS line as well from what I understand. Have also heRd that there is a good bit of variation of Vioer necks.

So if it's the neck you like - a JS could be the answer.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2015, 06:33 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RT Fans!

Based on what I've heard, the Viper neck is similar to the new Roadcore necks. I will say though, that the Roadcore necks are really beefy and can be hard to use if you don't like thick necks.
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