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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2004, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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My new Prestige!

Hello all.

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.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2004, 11:08 PM
 
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Cool, I just ordered a RG2550. I hope I like the thin neck. Do you find them comfortable to play?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2004, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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juries still out on that. It's VERY thin, very flat. Im used to my wolfgang, totally different!


Anyhow, im having tuning issues. I took it to a tech, he said it looks fine. BUT, when i dive down, it doesnt come back to pitch, so I have to yank back on the bar for it to come back to normal!


Anybody know how to remedy this? Ive been playing around all night, and cant get it to return to perfect pitch after I do a dive bomb.

MY strings are fully stretched!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2004, 07:16 AM
 
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Sounds like you need to talk to Rich about switching out the trem posts.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-09-2004, 04:22 PM
 
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Ive been giving both the 2550 and the 1620 SERIOUS thought as of late......let me know if you have any problems please??
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2004, 04:51 AM
 
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Ive been giving both the 2550 and the 1620 SERIOUS thought as of late......let me know if you have any problems please??
i have the rg2550ex and i cant realy fault it i have no tuning issues at all with it i just pick it up and play it , the neck takes a while to get used to but once you do you should like it .
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