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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-15-2010, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

My problem with Ibanez has been that they all usually have an Edge Tremolo or Floyd on them, and I despise locking tremolos. I've been looking at an Ibanez RGT and it seems promising, but are there any other good hardtails I should be looking at?

Edit: Preferably an RG

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-15-2010, 01:04 PM
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Re: Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

Well I cant speak for the new line up but the Artists of old are where its at.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-15-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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... a Prestige RGA
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-15-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Re: Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

Check out the new Prestige RG1451 and RG1421.

Rock on!
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Re: Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

I've been jonesing for an RG1451 but, thus far, the forces of evil have been aligning against me. The RG1421 looks pretty cool too.
I've been making the switch slowly to fixed bridge too. Not that I don't like trems anymore; I think they can be as stable as a fixed bridge with enough work barring a mad whammy bar assault. I like the sustain and tone I can get from a fixed RG.
I currently have an RG3EXQM1, an RG7321, and a DT200 Destroyer.
The RG3EXQM1 is very good for being a $350 guitar. I had to replace the bridge, however, with an aftermarked Gotoh. With a Tone Zone and PAF Pro in the neck it ROCKS!
The RG7321 is one of the new ones with the standard gibraltar - a very good bridge IMO! I haven't had the funds to switch out pickups though but the stock ones arent bad.
The DT200 Destroyer I got cheap on the bay a few years back. This guitar SINGS with it's big mahogany body, even unplugged. Great tone. I put a Super Distortion in the bridge and a Humbucker From Hell in the neck and dubbed it "Mr. Smith".
The MIJ version of all these guitars are better, though, but they're still pretty good in their own right.
Good luck!
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... a Prestige RGA
Absolutely one of the best choices of guitars period.
Well worth the money IMO no matter what style of music you play,

I'm lucky to have several nice Ibanez guitars that I love
but I play and practice with my RGA the most.
Check one out!
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-15-2010, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

It looks like it's either gonna be an RG1451 or an RGA121. I'm leaning towards the RGA ,mostly because it has a mahogany body, but it looks like I'd have to find it used somewhere if I'm gonna buy it. Any places online I should look for it?

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... a Prestige RGA
+1. it doesn't even have to be prestige. all the RGA guitars are great (except the GRGA)
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Re: Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

Don't forget the mahogany RG321 -- my vote for the best deal in an Ibanez hardtail. Easy to find and they often go used for a little over $200. Lots of room for a pup upgrade at that price.
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Re: Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

RGR421EXFM selling one now due to GAS
Mahogony reverse headstock FM top
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Re: Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

Maybe prefered rg series .. But i though you can go for an old musician mc-150pw from 80/82 . Neck through body 2 humbuckers 24 frets hartail and kind of thin neck and sounds like hell...i got booth old school rg 's and musician .. I never been disapointed when switching between them
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Well I cant speak for the new line up but the Artists of old are where its at.
Amen to that You can't beat an old AR-300
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Re: Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

the SZ series is not bad. i really like mine. 25 inch scale HH. double cut LP design.... i popped in some old usaF1 pups and it screams.
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Re: Looking for a good hardtail Ibanez

it's a pity they did away with the SZ series... :-(

i own both the RG1451 & RGA 121- love them both.

i have been loving my RGA32 more since it sports passive Duncans in there (the active LZ buckers were lifeless- at leat to me):

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