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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-15-2007, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have the choice of either getting an RG1570 in Mirage Blue, the older one without the 5-piece neck, or a brown RG520QS. Which one would you choose? I like playing everything from Metallica to Steve Vai. This will be my first RG so I really don't know which one would be better, I know the Prestige line is very nice but I played the 520 and I really liked the neck on it.

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Re: Which one..

I would have the 520QS personally.

Mahogany body, Lo Pro (or Edge) trem, wizard neck.

You can't go wrong with either, but that is my choice.
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I have the choice of either getting an RG1570 in Mirage Blue, the older one without the 5-piece neck, or a brown RG520QS. Which one would you choose? I like playing everything from Metallica to Steve Vai. This will be my first RG so I really don't know which one would be better, I know the Prestige line is very nice but I played the 520 and I really liked the neck on it.

Thanks in advance!
You played both and liked the 520? Get it - they're both good guitars.
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You played both and liked the 520? Get it - they're both good guitars.
I haven't got a chance to play the 1570 yet, the person I might be buying it from is out of town on business right now. I do like the fact that the 520 has the original Edge and the Wizard neck, but I really just don't like mahogany, the tone is a little too bassy for me.
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Re: Which one..

Mahogany is known to be brighter than the basswood in the 1570.

Could be pickups/amp settings. I would go for the 520.
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Mahogany is known to be brighter than the basswood in the 1570.

Could be pickups/amp settings. I would go for the 520.

I would say the mahogany is fatter sounding myself. I have sold most of my basswood RG's in favor of mahogany models. Right now I have an RG3120, J-Custom 8570 and RG620BM-SOL(solid mahogany, burled top, satin oil finish) and love them. I also have a 2550 mutt with a Breed in the bridge that sounds really good but for sweet tone, the mahogany bodies rule.
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