Originally Posted by Drow Swordsman
RG350's $400 to DK2M's $600??
Let's say we get new pups...$120...$520...upgrade trem...
So $650 for RG350 and you already have an OFR equipped guitar with high quality pups.
At $600 for the Jackson you have a pretty bad licensed trem (I've tried one honestly and it doesn't feel well or stay in tune well), and for ME not very great pups.
On top of that I like the Wizard II neck better...seems like a better move all around IMO.
You're so confused it's not even funny, you should try and get a job as a spin doctor.
Made in Japan (only Prestige Ibanez come from there)
Alder body (only available from Ibanez on the Jem VWH)
Compound radius neck (Only available from Ibanez on a JS1000 and JS1200)
SD pickups (Proper name pickups only available on signature lines and J.Custom)
Available in 9 finishes (Not available form Ibanez on ANY model)
Japanese made (by Takeuchi - company as good as Gotoh) FR licensed trem, might be a TRS type trem but it's made from steel - no one knows what the Edge 3 trems are made of.
Made in Indonesia
Vanilla Wizard II neck
Available in any colour you like as long as it's black
Edge 3 trem - Indonesian (Korean Ibanezes have Edge Pro II and Japanese ones have Edge Pro)
The way I see it you get a LOT more for your money with Jackson.
Just for comparison the $150 Squier Affinity strat comes out of Indonesia - that's how cheap the cost of labor is down there and you're telling me that the RG350 is a better deal than a timeless Japanese made DK2?
I know this is an Ibanez oriented forum but still..........
One last thing - I've had my SL3 for 7 years now and the JT580 trem sure feels different to FR and Edge/Lo Pro but it's as solid as any other decent trem out there but then again what do I know.