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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-20-2007, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Options for a backup RG

I'm looking into the possibility of picking up another RG as a reliable backup to my 1570. I need something that I know is going to work so I'm not left stranded when my 1570 is in a state of unexpected disrepair. What I want is something with a fixed bridge and the same neck as my 1570. This will give me something with reliability and identical feel that I can always fall back on. I don't trust the 1570 to always be playable when I need it to be, but I'm not looking to take on the task of ditching the floating bridge on my current RG. Short of a custom body, does such a guitar exist new or used?

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Re: Options for a backup RG

Any of the RGA guitars should work out, IMO. They have the same Wizard necks as on the 1570. Personally, I like the RGA321F

http://ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=RGA321F

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if it's mostly going to be used as a backup, go for the rga121 since it's everything you need and pretty cheap. the 321 is a 121 with cosmetic upgrades, so if you don't need that in a backup, go for the 121.
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Any of the RGA guitars should work out, IMO. They have the same Wizard necks as on the 1570. Personally, I like the RGA321F

http://ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=RGA321F

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My favorite RGA, but if you just need a backup a plain top RGA is just as good and costs less. Or, you could just get any RG of your choice and block the trem
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-21-2007, 12:50 AM
 
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Re: Options for a backup RG

PGM301
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-21-2007, 06:25 AM
 
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Re: Options for a backup RG

Either RG2550 or RG2570
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Re: Options for a backup RG

I'd say either the PGM or RGA - depends how much the price difference is and if you like maple or rosewood.

Or if you are on a tighter budget, there are other non-prestige hardtail RGs - RG321 for instance - wouldn't feel quite as nice, and have different pickups and body wood, but for the price, they are decent. Just make sure you try before you buy if you buy non-prestige. I've found they are a bit hit and miss.
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You should definitly go for an RGA, they are gorgeus and have that fixed bridge you want.
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I really like the RGA121 Violin Flat.



I've been thinking of getting one since I don't have a guitar with a fixed bridge. Thumbs up for the RGA. Although, I have not played one yet.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-21-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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Re: Options for a backup RG

that's a nice guitar, i have tested and played it... and it plays great !!! it doesnt go out of tune... and its pretty easy to change strings with it
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that's a nice guitar, i have tested and played it... and it plays great !!! it doesnt go out of tune... and its pretty easy to change strings with it
Yeah, they're really nice. The one I played was really ****ing heavy though, like LP heavy.
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my RGA 121 VLF is lighter than my RG 2550E and is has a rosewood veneer on the headstock.
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I'd say the 301, it mite cost a tad extra, but for the price you get dimarzio pickups and the build quality is probably nicer with it being a sig, but thats debatable.

But if you dont want a sig then the RGA is a good choice.
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I'd say the 301, it mite cost a tad extra, but for the price you get dimarzio pickups and the build quality is probably nicer with it being a sig, but thats debatable.

But if you dont want a sig then the RGA is a good choice.
Not really, I think the good sigs are made in the small shop with the J customs. The prestige guitars are made in the factory. Smaller shop= Good. Not that prestiges are bad or anything, I've just seen more attention to detail on my J custom than prestiges
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Not really, I think the good sigs are made in the small shop with the J customs. The prestige guitars are made in the factory. Smaller shop= Good. Not that prestiges are bad or anything, I've just seen more attention to detail on my J custom than prestiges
Yea i guess, i've only ever played a handful of J customs, but they were all pretty hot.

I've played the PGM a bunch of times and love it, im after one myself but my crash the other week cleaned my guitar account for the repairs.

I think for the cash the PGM cant be beat, but it depends if the specs and look are to your tastes.
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