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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG2550z

Hey there dudes im new here...
im about to buy a new rg2550z and i wanted to ask you
what is your opinion about that guitar? i played it and it felt kinda good...
do you recommand buing one?
usually im a metal\progressive\rock kinda player. but the clean channel sound
kinda nice too (eneway think im going to replace the hb's...)

btw, my friend told me it wont work good with progressive genere playing since it build from basswood
do you agree?
whats better for my geners, basswood ot mohagony?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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Re: RG2550z

Hey man, first of, let me tell you that Ibanez RG2550Z is a great axe my friend. It will suit you very well for prog music. Hell, Petrucci used to play Ibby's and he is nowadays considered (by many) the king of the genre (don't know which wood actually....). Some of Vai's Jems are basswood also, but he doesn't usually use mahagony guitars, at least not live.

As far as basswood vs mahagony goes, it's really a matter of preference. Now that mahagony gives a warmer, fatter sound whereas basswood is considered to be very balanced. I would actually say that basswood would fit prog music better, provided you're a solo guitar player.

The only thing I don't like on the guitar is the new trems, but that's also a matter of preference as I hear they are very good quality and stay in tune awesome.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey man, first of, let me tell you that Ibanez RG2550Z is a great axe my friend. It will suit you very well for prog music. Hell, Petrucci used to play Ibby's and he is nowadays considered (by many) the king of the genre (don't know which wood actually....). Some of Vai's Jems are basswood also, but he doesn't usually use mahagony guitars, at least not live.

As far as basswood vs mahagony goes, it's really a matter of preference. Now that mahagony gives a warmer, fatter sound whereas basswood is considered to be very balanced. I would actually say that basswood would fit prog music better, provided you're a solo guitar player.

The only thing I don't like on the guitar is the new trems, but that's also a matter of preference as I hear they are very good quality and stay in tune awesome.
actually i kinda like the new trem...
my friend has schecter with orifinal floyd and i like the ZR better...
btw, you think schecter will be better choice than the RG?
thinking on the C-1 Costum FR
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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Re: RG2550z

Really? You ask that question on Jemsite?

Joking aside, you should play both and decide for yourself. I would personally go with Ibanez since japanese ibby's are awesome, durable and sexy as hell axes.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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Re: RG2550z

The RG2550z is a great guitar, and much more versatile than the Schecter C-1 , especially since you are playing prog metal/rock.Basswood is an excellent tone-wood but has gotten a bad reputation because it is more inexpensive than some of the other tone-wood's.

Just a few basswood body users.

Steve Vai
Paul Gilbert
John Petrucci (On his latest JP13 model , he has gone back to basswood)
Mats Haugen -Circus Maximus
Per Nilsson-Scar Symmetry
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG2550z

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The RG2550z is a great guitar, and much more versatile than the Schecter C-1 , especially since you are playing prog metal/rock.Basswood is an excellent tone-wood but has gotten a bad reputation because it is more inexpensive than some of the other tone-wood's.

Just a few basswood body users.

Steve Vai
Paul Gilbert
John Petrucci (On his latest JP13 model , he has gone back to basswood)
Mats Haugen -Circus Maximus
Per Nilsson-Scar Symmetry
you forgout Satriani

and you right, the basswood got awfull reputatuion because hes price
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