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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Questions about Ibanez's

I'm looking for a new guitar, and I'm thinking of two options. One, is to buy a high-end guitar that is between $1000-$1400, or buying a (roughly) $500 guitar and replacing the pickups (Kent Armstrong Motherbucker, kthx).


I played a RGT42DXFMTLF, and a S520EX (Black, new version, cover pickups). What are the closest high end versions? (RGT = Mahogany)
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 07:58 AM
 
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I think that if you want a truly great neck-thru Ibanez then go with an RGT220. Personally, I'm more a fan of the RG2xxx and RG3xxx series guitars.
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Get a used RG550/570, it's a great guitar and good for upgrades etc. Though it's not a neckthrough guitar.

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Second that, although we all say it all the time here, a 550 or 570 and then mod the crap out of it is your best bet. Best way to go I reckon.
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The way to go is a used 550/570. They're cheaper by a long shot, and they have the original edge and they're great guitars and great to upgrade. I have two early Rg's one I'm currently customizing. That's the way to go I think, but, it is your money.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Questions about Ibanez's

I'm guessing the 570 is no longer in production?
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Get a used RG550/570, it's a great guitar and good for upgrades etc. Though it's not a neckthrough guitar.

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André
Great choice.
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Get a used RG550/570, it's a great guitar and good for upgrades etc. Though it's not a neckthrough guitar.

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André
I support that. Put in your choice of pickups and it will sound awesome!!!
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I'm guessing the 570 is no longer in production?
No it's not. Basically the same model has been renamed to a 1570.
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