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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just played an RG471AH (and S320, and Jem7VWH)



Played really well. I liked it a lot. I may go buy it.

Fixed bridge, but I don't really use a whammy bar that much anyway. Wizard III neck. The frets were smooth along the edges of the neck unlike some of the other entry-level RG's I've played. Am I correct that the fixed bridge will stay in tune pretty much forever?

After that I played a used S320 which was only $250. I liked the thin body but the pickups didn't seem right, it was nearly impossible to get pinch harmonics (used the same amp and cord as the other guitar's I was playing so the guitar was the only changing variable). I didn't like it as much as I should've.

The Jem was obviously awesome but with a price of $2,599, that's not happening anytime soon.

Anyone played an RG471AH? Let's discuss that guitar.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Re: Just played an RG471AH (and S320, and Jem7VWH)

I have a older 2002 RG421 with a fixed bridge w gotoh tuners and it stays in tune forever. It's one of a few guitars that I will never get rid of. It's all beat up but it plays so sweet. I have EMG 81/89's in it and it's a metal monster
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 10:25 PM
 
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Re: Just played an RG471AH (and S320, and Jem7VWH)

I love the wood grain on that guitar - really nice! If I saw that guitar for sale around here I would snap it up! I have a Jem7vwh and the neck is my fave...but yes they are expensive - I got mine used for $1,100 so that made it possible.... I'm not as big on the S shape (just an opinion) but if that RG471AH felt good then you should go for it - really sweet looking guitar!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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Re: Just played an RG471AH (and S320, and Jem7VWH)

The Gibratar Standard bridge is a great bridge. If this guitar is up to par with other Indos it's a decent guitar. The only weak point on this might be the tuning machines. In some cases they can be a bit loose on the Indos. I've only had one Indo in four that I've owned have this problem and my newest, an RG7321, is fine. A great value! I've been eyeing this guitar myself as well as the new RG351.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just played an RG471AH (and S320, and Jem7VWH)

I'm trying to avoid getting GAS, but I may have to go back and give that RG471 another play.

I was going to buy a used Parker P-38 but it sold when I went back to look at it again. That guitar had such a nice, thin neck and played really smoothly, on par with the Jem if not better.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 11:43 PM
 
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Re: Just played an RG471AH (and S320, and Jem7VWH)

They're pretty cool. Played one before. Not bad but not great. If you're looking for something quality with a Swamp Ash body, I know a dude with an AWESOME Swamp Ash RG565 for sale
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