Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Victoria - BC, Canada
Re: New to Ibanez
You won't be getting the neck profile that Ibanez has built their reputation on. If you want a nice, thin and fast playing neck, you're going to have to pay up and get a japanese model. The pick-ups on these are the inf models. They are mid to low output pick ups and its probably a good thing you're already looking to replace them. Il be honest though, you're setting yourself up to be disappointed. No amount of after market pick ups and floating trems will make this guitar ANYWHERE as good as it's japanese variants. There should be some left handed RG550's floating around and they will blow your mind. They are cheap, very well aged and sound fantastic in stock form. They only get better with after market parts. The Wizard 1 neck and Super wizard are just amazing necks and they outclass a lot of expensive guitar in ease of play.
Don't get me wrong , the RG350 is a decent guitar, but you won't be getting the experience that , In my opinion, you were looking for and deserve. It's worth doing some research before buying something. It would be like someone buying an MIM fender strat because he read that a lot of great musicians play strats. Well the MIMS, in most cases, don't come close to the us made strats and custom shops the guys on stage are rocking out