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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

Hi,

Does anyone got the new RG 1570 Mrr or Mrb?
Do you find it to heavy? I do...that guitar is way to heavy and i dont know wry?
I had lots of rgs in the past and they weren't that heavy. Even the new RG2570 is half the weight.
Could it be the finish? that's the only explanation i can find. But heavy is good, means that there is wood in there..lol
But the let down about it is, it get me tired after 30 min of strapping it.
I had plans of changing the v8 and the v7 pickups to evos, but after spending time with it i found out that the V pickups weren't that bad. Surprisingly they put out lot of midrange and high output.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 11:40 AM
 
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

if you find a basswood guitar too heavy, it's time for you to move on to something made out of particle board.

might i suggest a brief stint with a les paul to put the weight of your RG1570 into perspective?

i have an RG1570MRB on order.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 12:05 PM
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

There tends to be a lot of variation in weights, even of basswood. Can't say I've ever found one that was "too heavy", nothing like the LP Custom I used to have, that sucker was around 11 lbs. I had a DBK that was really light, I've had some other JEMs and RGs that were kinda heavy, and right now I have a 550 that is pleasantly in the middle, I don't like guitars that are too light. The weight has to do with the density of the particular of the wood and the water content. All the wood goes through a drying process before it is used, don't know how consistent it is these days though.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 12:26 PM
 
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

It's wood. Some (even same kind) are heavy, some not. I played RG320FM (baswood) wich was nearly two times heavier than SA260FM (wich is mahogany).
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 12:38 PM
 
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

dont be a wimp, weight should never be an issue! if its too heavy and wears u out then do some workin out!!!
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 09:50 PM
 
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

1570 is not too heavy to me, I got 1550 also, and the weight is almost the same. IMHO both have average basswood weight, not too heavy, not too light also.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

Well i didnt say its a tone but i find it heavier than other basswood Rgs.
Anyone here replaced the vs pickups to evolutions on any Rg? I just want to know how the evos sound in a basswood body.
I got a JEM7DBK (my baby) and i got the breeds and they sound very dynamic and full of midrange combined with the basswood of the DBK.
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

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Originally Posted by damo7v
if you find a basswood guitar too heavy, it's time for you to move on to something made out of particle board.

might i suggest a brief stint with a les paul to put the weight of your RG1570 into perspective?

i have an RG1570MRB on order.
Good advice. Get one of those old Studios that were made of solid maple and weigh about 40 lbs. Then pick up your RG and you shall appreciate it!
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 05:14 PM
 
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

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if you find a basswood guitar too heavy, it's time for you to move on to something made out of particle board.

might i suggest a brief stint with a les paul to put the weight of your RG1570 into perspective?

i have an RG1570MRB on order.
Basswood RG guitars are indeed heavy compared to SA mahogany ones, and I don't think mahogany is equal to particle board.
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

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Basswood RG guitars are indeed heavy compared to SA mahogany ones, and I don't think mahogany is equal to particle board.
the original poster was asking about RG's.

if you want to start comparing the various weights of RG's to SA's, why don't we throw in a balsa wood ukelele to keep things interesting?
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

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if you find a basswood guitar too heavy, it's time for you to move on to something made out of particle board.

might i suggest a brief stint with a les paul to put the weight of your RG1570 into perspective?

i have an RG1570MRB on order.
Post pics when you get it .

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-13-2005, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

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Originally Posted by damo7v
if you find a basswood guitar too heavy, it's time for you to move on to something made out of particle board.

might i suggest a brief stint with a les paul to put the weight of your RG1570 into perspective?

i have an RG1570MRB on order.
I know exactly how much a les paul weighs. I thought i was clear in my original message that i was comparing other Prestiges to mine.
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Re: Prestige 1570 MRR to heavy

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I know exactly how much a les paul weighs. I thought i was clear in my original message that i was comparing other Prestiges to mine.
then you'll understand that my post was meant to infer that when it comes to RG's you'll have a hard time finding anything lighter than what you've got.
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