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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

I like the way this guitar looks, I like the price to.
Is this a decent guitar, all review except one ive read said it was good.
Im not concerned about the sound of the guitar, cause i can mod that.
I dont use the whammy bar that much either.

Does it stay in tune?
Good action?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 11:47 AM
 
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Re: Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

I had a '94 RG 450 DX WH that wasn't too bad for a 6-string. Hey, If you like it, get it. You could always get it set up to play nice and mod it too.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 03:35 PM
 
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Re: Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

The trem on the 350 is quite bad. If you dont use the whammy much, I'd get the RG321MH instead. A mahogany body and hardtail for an even cheaper price. Can't go wrong.
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Re: Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

If you don't use much whammy but you still want a locking trem, get a used RG550. They are so much better...

But to your question: No the 350dx is not a bad guitar except you can get a WAY better guitar for almost the same price...
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Re: Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

You can buy a so-so new guitar, or you can buy a great used guitar for the same money. thats all up to you
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Re: Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

The 350DX ain't bad, but the quality of them are kinda iffy right now. I've seen maybe a handful of the Korean made ones and a whole lot of the ones made in Indonesia and I gotta say that I wasn't impressed with the Indonesian mades ones.

Why not get a RG321?? The one with the mahogany oiled finish is a great guitar for the money. If you got bored with it you could paint some fake F-holes on it like a PGM.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 04:51 PM
 
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Re: Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

It's a great guitar, I have one and it plays awsome it didn't really sound that great but i fixed that by putting 2 evos and a chopper in it and now its a shredding machine.
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Re: Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

Same here, I put two Evos and an HS-3 in and swapped the bridge for an OFR, and It's just a great guitar. chef21
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-26-2005, 12:13 AM
 
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Re: Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

The RG350DX is a decent guitar, I guess. Personally, if you're not going to use the trem then I would go for a 2005 RG321 with a mahogany body. Now that's a SWEET GUITAR for a hell of a price. Also, believe me when I tell you that you will most certainly REGRET buying a guitar with a trem if you don't ever use it. They are a bitch to keep set up properly. You also can't easily change the tuning on it, so you'll pretty much have to leave that alone. I have an RG370DX and it's a badass shredding machine with the EMGs I put in it. But I only use the guitar for standard tuning and I just wanted ONE guitar with a floating bridge....just one.

I will say that my next guitar will probably be an RG321, though. I've played several of them and you can really tell the difference between mahogany and basswood as far as the tone goes. Plus, with the simplicity of dual humbuckers you can explore all sorts of coil splitting options via the 5 way switch. I so wanna get my hands on one and throw in a Tone Zone/Air Norton combo and wire it up with like 3 coil splitting options. What fun!!!
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Read this post I made a few months back....I really like mine, but I am going to rip it apart!

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37315
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 01:44 AM
 
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Re: Rg350dx Good Or Bad?

Wow, I remember that post. I hadn't even played my first JEM at that point. Well I can say now that an RG350DX or EX is most certainly NOT a JEM.....not even close to a JEM. Sure it's a fine bang-for-your-buck guitar, but they are not even in the same league. Of course, if you want to get a guitar that you will hands down like then get an RG321....preferably a 2005 model with a mahogany body. That guitar has got to be the best bang-for-your-buck Ibanez guitar on the market today.
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