Been a while since I've posted much, but I've recently moved and been busy working and such. Anyhow, got a new guitar today in the mail.
I recently sold off my Variax so that I had something to do what I wanted, play and look great with no hassles!
I think I found a keeper!
Anyhow, it's a Ibanez RG1620x. This model has a Double Edge tremolo, which is basically a double locking trem WITH a Piezo built into it.
The piezo sounds fine, like pretty much EVERY other Piezo out there. Comparing the Variax acoustics to the regular Piezo isnt too much different. They both sound like acoustics, and truth be told, I may miss the 12 string models a little, but for basic needs, this sounds fine, on par with the variax acoustics.
Fit and finish wise, the guitar is easily the best Ibanez I have owned so far (this is #4) The fretwork on the Prestige lines are great, Im impressd by the low action.
The tremolo, well, lets just say I REALLY PREFER these over orig Floyd Roses. The profile is so low that its basically like just a regular vintage trem. It's great, AMAZING!
It takes all my peeves of the OFR, and fixes them, and the trem holds tuning great!
The neck is the thinnest neck ive ever played, and I have owned prior Wizard necks (both wizard II's and the orig wizard)
VERY THING, a lot different then a USA Jackson. Im not sure how I feel about it yet, its easy to play, but we'll see what I think after extended playing sessions!
Pups sound good, no complaints with the regular stock units. They are more then hot enough for my needs and great for artificial harmonics!
Overall, a great guitar. The Jap Ibanez's are quality guitars and feature filled.