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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2003, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Last year for the RG4xx series in usa?

Just curious when the last year for the 4xx series was in the USA? Also is the RG350dx(pickguard and shark tooth inlays) a cheaper model than say a RG450? What was the diff between the 3xx and 4xx? Was it just the inf pick ups? I was looking in the catalog section and for 94 they had the 270 and 450 ..was there a RG3xx in 94?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2003, 01:40 AM
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The 4xx's last year in the US was '02.

With the exception of a few years in the mid 90's, the 4xx models are all MIJ. The 3xx are ALWAYS made in Korea. The 4xx is a higher end line.

V pickups vs powersound
Lo TRS vs Lo TRS II (neither are very good, honestly)
Made In Japan vs Made in Korea

I cant rmeember if the necks are the same or not... The 4xx has the Wizard II though.

Also, the RG3xx's major difference from the 2xx is the trem, that's about it. Soem years the pickups may have been different, but Im not sure.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 11:57 AM
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Most of the 4xx's were MIJ?? Ive never seen one, and although I know they do exist, I thought they were rare. Weren't like 90% of 4xx's produced in Korea?? Hmm..
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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My 450 was made in korea. Its from 95 era..I think the 93 and older were MIJ and had a edge trem...Oh well my expierence my Made In Korea Ibanez felt better than any Fender made in Mexico
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 03:34 PM
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My understanding was, 4xx models were MIJ until mid-90's, then Korean. The USA thing is untrue. Even the 500 series wasn't really made in USA; it just had a Bensalem or Hollywood neck plate.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2003, 12:08 AM
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I was just at Long & McQuade (Canada's Equivilant to CG) yesterday, and there were two RG470's. Both 2002 models made in Japan.

Wizard II Neck
V7, S1, V8 Pups
TRSII trem... <--- the only real drawback.

Not a bad guitar otherwise...
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2003, 08:02 PM
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My 470 is an '02 model and it's MIJ. FWIW..... I think they've been MIJ since like '00 or so.
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