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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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New RGA121VLF, results with pickup change

FIrst off, man what a guitar.... after a full setup of the nut, neck and action. The guitar plays like a dream and is a joy to play. Actually slinky. The neck is awesome.

I just got my guitar back from having an air zone(BR) and air norton(N) installed after some reasearch on the switch.... I can honestly say this guitar is a dream

I feel I really got lucky with this one, it has to have one of the best maple tops of the RGAs I've seen on the web or on the ibanez site....I got very lucky.

First off, the position #4 two split coil tone on clean tones is WOW. THe air zone in the bridge fits this guitar. Of course the Air Norton is pretty close to being the perfect neck pickup. Man what a sound. This pickup selection posiblities are awesome on this guitar.

I got lucky with this one for sure. I'll post picks here in the next reply.

I have to say, my Ibanez 92' RG550DX purple neon(maple neck, original wizard neck).... with the air zone, and paf joe is also a killer killer guitar, I need to get a good middle single to get some better clean tones.

Man what a pair. Don't hesitate to get one of these. Can't wait to post some good pics.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-09-2006, 12:34 PM
 
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Re: New RGA121VLF, results with pickup change

hey what kind of music do u play? do you think that u can get a good metal tone? on par with EMG's?
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Re: New RGA121VLF, results with pickup change

Glad you like your RGA. I had one for a few weeks and I noticed that each of the frets were a completely different height! So I traded it for a EBMM Axis.
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hey what kind of music do u play? do you think that u can get a good metal tone? on par with EMG's?
I play metal all the way, but nothing sounds like an EMG but an EMG. I've never been a fan of the bass shy 81, IMO the Air Zone packs more wollop than the 81, not output wise of course but tone wise. Now an 85....HUGE.. I still would love to go dual 85s.

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Glad you like your RGA. I had one for a few weeks and I noticed that each of the frets were a completely different height! So I traded it for a EBMM Axis.
Geez, that sucks... sounds to me like you got a bad apple. The fretwork on mine is great. The axis is a kick ass guitar too. I'm loving my Rga, it's a beaut.
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I play metal all the way, but nothing sounds like an EMG but an EMG. I've never been a fan of the bass shy 81, IMO the Air Zone packs more wollop than the 81, not output wise of course but tone wise. Now an 85....HUGE.. I still would love to go dual 85s.
I love the 85 in the bridge position of my custom BC Rich's. But! There will be no EMGs on my Ibanez guitars. DiMarzio ToneZone/Air Norton all the way. I play Thrash/Death Metal and Prog.
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That guitar sounds sweet! Hey, what happened to the pics?
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That guitar sounds sweet! Hey, what happened to the pics?
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