Hey everybody, I'm finally going to get a new guitar!!!! I know you all pretty much know everything about Ibanez guitars, I've been looking at the RG350DX and RG370DX(the white one)...So, my question is is one better then the other or is it just numbers and how can you make the bar stiff like Satch has?
I have a 370DX as a "beater" guitar. It's actually quite nice, and it sounds pretty darned good. Plays really well, actually.
Yes, the only inherent difference is the 350 has a pickguard/scratchplate. They both have the same hardware, electronics, body materials, trem, etc.
As for making "the bar stiff like Satch has", read the manual that comes along with your guitar. There are also manuals/guides/tutorials widely available on this site (and others) that will educate you in just about every conceivable aspect of setting up and/or maintaining your guitar. That said, the bar on the Edge III trem (that's the unit that is included on both the 350 and the 370) can be tightened by tilting the trem (bar in) to the body, and adjusting the tension screw that holds the bar in place. The screw is located about halfway down the actual bar holder attachment. Dive your trem and take a look...it's pretty easy to see.
Good luck. While the 350 and 370 are not exactly "high end" guitars, they're pretty solid and play remarkably well. If you take care of them, they'll serve you well for a long time.