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View Poll Results: What should I do?
Stick with my RG570, Mahogany won't help you that much. 4 57.14%
Get the RGT42dx, it's a good deal with 2 EMG81 1 14.29%
Go for the flying V man, you won't regret it, kickass shredaxe 1 14.29%
Sit back and wait till a decent prices Iceman pops up. 1 14.29%
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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RG <> RGT - Basswoon <> Mahogany Poll / Help needed on a buy

Hi Guys,

I own 3 Ibanez RG styled guitars : RG570(Edge,EMG81), RGR570(LoPro,Tonezone), JEM7DBK(Edge Pro,Breeds). All Basswood bodies. pickups mentioned on the bridge.

I've been thinking of replacing one with a mahogany-body for heavier and shreddy metal work since I heared an mahogany Iceman (hard tail).

Situation is the following, I tend to sell my RG570 and would have to add some cash to obtain a mahogany-body guitar. I'm looking at used :
-RGT42DX (Edge pro 2), comes with 2 EMG81's : +100$
-Gibson Flying V '67 reissue : +500$ (neck and body completely 1 piece Mahogany, hard tail)

I might look for an Iceman, but they are rather rare for sale aroud here. Had my eyes on a PS10-II, but that's +1000$ (aarg) Flying V's are really cool, but it's a serious extra price for me now. I'm a bit reluctant for the RGT since it's korean and has a Edge pro 2, but I never played one, maybe it's as good as my RG570.

Maybe some of you will tell me to stick with the basswood because Mahogany won't help me that far for what I want. (I just saw the "Iceman for shreddin"-thread)

Thanks for your opinions and advice.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 05:59 PM
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Re: RG <> RGT - Basswoon <> Mahogany Poll / Help needed on a buy

I don't think Mahogany will help. I just sold a mahogany / maple bodied guitar for another basswood RG! To be honest, the weight of it got on my nerves, and if heavy sounds are what you want you'd be better off spending money on pickups and amplification. Just my opinion, someone else will undoubtedly disagree.
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Re: RG <> RGT - Basswoon <> Mahogany Poll / Help needed on a buy

Stick with it
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