RG3120 - action a little too high!
Well after selling my ibanez 78 artist, I was looking for a new Ibanez to compliment my old jackson professional..... but got carried away.
And now I am in love.... what a guitar, but then many of you seem to know that all ready
So heres the first (and hopefully only ever issue) - The trem/bridge appears to be is as low as it can go yet the action is way higher than that of my jackson. I realise that I have spent many hours levelling and dressing the frets on jackson and so the 3120 may not achieve the same result without similar attention, but it would be nice if it would at least let me try.
Any way I will check out how to's on this site and others, but in the mean time, let me tell you about my guitar, because I need to share it with someone, and I cant talk cause I have a stupid grin on my face.
I purchased the guitar second hand at a reasonable price here in the UK anyway. I had various offers on the table from all over the country, ranging from rg505, 550, 670 and a s2020. In the end it came down to the s2020 and the rg3120. both about the same price, but the s2020 had some signs of use. As I could not see or try the actual guitars due to distance away, I had to resort to reviews on the web and trying similar styled guitars in shops. that was what clinched it. Most reviewers of the 3120 were drooling with something sticky and when I played the s series in the shop, it just did not sit right (in fact it kept slipping off my lap. As I do most of my playing in my office, this is a major consideration.
So i picked it up this morning (20th July 2004) The guitar is a 2002 vv (vintage violin i think). It came with an Ibanez case (even the case is awesome) and basically the guitar (and case!)shows not one sign of being second hand..... it really is as new. Even the little tools are in the plastic bag and the serial tags etc are with it too.
I have made some good purchases over the last few months for various hobbies of mine (I have even made considerable money on some items) but not one has brought a smile to me like this. In fact the last time I felt like this was when my two boys came into the world.... bloody hell I am sad, all this over a bit of wood and metal.
Anyway I need to see why the bridge/strings will not go lower, so thanks for reading.
PS if any of this is gibberish, its cause I am so very excited about the fact that I own a quality guitar. Now if I only could play as well as it looks lol.
All the best