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View Poll Results: Ibanez RG1570 or Ibanez S470?
Ibanez RG1570 16 80.00%
Ibanez S470 4 20.00%
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ibanez TG1570 or Ibanez S470?

I think I've narrowed my choice down to an RG1570 or an S470. I say teh S470 because it has the ZR trem, which I like the sounds of and I've been impressed with what I've seen in the stores so far. The RG1570 is obviously a Prestige, MIJ, Edge Pro etc. But the S470 is closer to my original budget. Do you think the S470 is a safe buy, given it's made in Korea? I bought my last guitar (Washburn MG34) 16 years (!!) and it still has a nice neck. So what do you think - Prestige vs budget?

Let me explain a little further. It's been hard finding an S series guitar that was properly setup. Mostly the action was so bad and teh amps were so poor that I never got a good feel for the guitar. I did manage to find an S670 that was fairly well setup but I couldn't get a good feel for the sustain and sound quality as the amp was fairly quiet (Line 6 I think) but it did give me some faith in the guitar.

I had the same problem with the RG1570 - the action was usually quite bad. However, I think I know it's a safe bet. Though I kinda would prefer the ZR trem from what I read. I've spent 16 years fighting the LFR on my Washburn - it never stays in tune. So the ZR is appealing. Votes please!


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 11:22 PM
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Re: Ibanez TG1570 or Ibanez S470?

Well, I can guess right away that most people here will say the RG, but I like the S series more. And personally, I played on a S320 for a couple of hours and really like the trem.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2009, 04:06 AM
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Re: Ibanez TG1570 or Ibanez S470?

It really boils down to what you want mate. For me the RG1570 wins hands down.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2009, 05:03 AM
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Re: Ibanez TG1570 or Ibanez S470?

1570 all the way!

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2009, 12:01 PM
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Re: Ibanez TG1570 or Ibanez S470?

Hmm of those 2 its a hard choice because the RG is a prestige. However I do personally prefer the ZR and the slightly thicker neck the S series.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2009, 01:56 PM
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Re: Ibanez TG1570 or Ibanez S470?

I'm a S fan (the one that makes so much wind !)
but the quality of a RG1570 is lot better than for a S470
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 02:36 AM
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Re: Ibanez TG1570 or Ibanez S470?

i would like to say that the prestige finishes are great... never the less all ibanez guitars i've play with are great... the setup right out of the box is friendly and minimal setup required...
but i'm a 24 fret guy so, on this poll i went for the 1570...
good luck
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 07:54 AM
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Re: Ibanez TG1570 or Ibanez S470?

I own a S320 weathered black Indonesia made.
I tried 3 of this same model at the shop: one had some serious fret buzz even if the action was medium-high, the second had 2 of the 5 switch pickups positions not working at all...and the third it's mine
Pros: very light, decent starting INF1&2 pups for the price (changed them now with JB+Jazz), I lowered the string action to a good height, excellent tuning stability, nicely screened circuits.
Cons: as you know the trem arm socket is made out of cheap metals and usually snaps after 6 months or so of really using it (if you only wiggle it a little and not divebombing all the time it will last...it's not that cheap ), fret quality is very bad...I don't know what they're made of but they wear off pretty soon, and the frets are not polished (after bending a few times they will be ))), but in a worn way that might induce fret buzzing). As I said earlier you gotta try more of them to find a decent one.

Could someone now please answer me this question: Does this same model but made in Korea has better fret quality? (i've heard that the same frets are used in Japan and Korea...unlucky me ) Any other specific differences between Korea and Indonesia?

Hope this helps you buy a prestige and pls answer my question anyone.
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