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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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new guitar owner here.

Hey everyone, Just decided to start learning how to play the guitar. I just picked up a used 2003 Ibanez RG370 - made in korea - edge pro 2. the owner gave me a tuner, but should I take this into a local shop to have it looked over/tuned? Guitar is in mint condition, no scratches, and hasn't been played with in a while (had some dust on it when I saw it).

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 02:49 PM
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Re: new guitar owner here.

Changing the strings is a good idea to start with, welcome to Jemsite
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If you can afford it, the best thing you could do for yourself right now is get a decent teacher!
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Tuning is a regular thing. Maybe you should start to tune it yourself, if you don't already. But yes, maybe a new set of strings would be nice for it
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks everyone, I'll definitely take it in to get re-stringed when I get a chance.

Thinking of getting some strap locking system on there too, and a pickgaurd of somesorts. Any recomendations?
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yeah you should probably bring it to a shop to get it set up

and also get the guy to teach you so you can do it yourself in future
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-09-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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dont make the mistake lots of people do and get caught up in making your guitar look cool, get caught up in making your guitar SOUND cool. I recommend a set-up and even see if they cant teach you a think about what there doing while its being done.
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dont make the mistake lots of people do and get caught up in making your guitar look cool, get caught up in making your guitar SOUND cool. I recommend a set-up and even see if they cant teach you a think about what there doing while its being done.
+1 Take the money you would put towards pickups and a pickguard and start saving for a good sounding amp. It will make a way more drastic and tonal difference than pick-ups anyway.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 04:13 AM
 
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Congratz on the guitar. You could fit a DiMarzio Cliplock strap to it. Pickguards are all down to personal taste.
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Congratz on the guitar. You could fit a DiMarzio Cliplock strap to it. Pickguards are all down to personal taste.
I just picked up one of these straps and they work great... no fear of it poping off the strap
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: new guitar owner here.

wow, just realized I made a typo in the original, its actually a RG370 (not DX).

anyhow, thanks for the responses, I am looking at better amps right now, as I'm starting to figure out what type of sound I don't like as much. Currently looking at some used Tube Amps. Picked up a couple vintage Ibanez pedals (BC9 and SM9) too since the current amp I am using doesn't distort enough.

I have yet to get it set up, but will probably get it done in the next couple weeks, just the local shop has a backlog so it'll take them a while to get it done. I'll probably look at other shops to see if it can be done quicker, if not on the spot (that way I can watch what they are doing). The local shop I goto did mention the action is a bit too high right now, and I didn't realize how big of a difference till I picked up a guitar off their wall to try out.

as for pickgaurds, I see some being sold online (auction site which appearantly can't be mentioned), anyone have any experience with those? Or are there any partners of this board that sell some?
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have fun with it!welcome!
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If you can afford it, the best thing you could do for yourself right now is get a decent teacher!

I second this one completely.
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Hey everyone, Just decided to start learning how to play the guitar. I just picked up a used 2003 Ibanez RG370 - made in korea - edge pro 2. the owner gave me a tuner, but should I take this into a local shop to have it looked over/tuned? Guitar is in mint condition, no scratches, and hasn't been played with in a while (had some dust on it when I saw it).
theres a guitar teacher in your town (ontario) hes called bob crispy.he has videos on youtube just type in bobbycrispy,check him out he might give you some lesson's.hope this helps ya
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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Re: new guitar owner here.

Congratulations on your guitar, and welcome.

When you get the chance, check out the site "Ibanez Rules", there's a great setup tutorial on there thats well worth a read for anyone new to guitars, and floating bridges in particular.

I hope you enjoy playing your guitar, it can be frustrating sometimes, but very rewarding.

Rock on!
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