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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG350MZ/450M vs. RG2XXV?

Just curious, looking at the specs:

RG450M RG2XXV
Indo Indo
basswood basswood
Wizard 3 Wizard 3
3pc maple 3pc maple
Edge Zero 2 Edge Zero 2 (w/ZPS)
INF3 INF3
INFS3 INFS3
INF4 INF4
MAP 399 MAP 499

So... the ~$100 premium.... is it just for the exclusive neon paint job?

(The ZPS inclusion is kinda moot because the RG350MZ still had it and it was also MAP=399 if I recall.)

There's nothing else particularly special about the 2XXV? No gig bag or case candy type stuff? No extra quality control?

Just curious. Thanks.
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Re: RG350MZ/450M vs. RG2XXV?

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Just curious, looking at the specs:

RG450M RG2XXV
Indo Indo
basswood basswood
Wizard 3 Wizard 3
3pc maple 3pc maple
Edge Zero 2 Edge Zero 2 (w/ZPS)
INF3 INF3
INFS3 INFS3
INF4 INF4
MAP 399 MAP 499

So... the ~$100 premium.... is it just for the exclusive neon paint job?

(The ZPS inclusion is kinda moot because the RG350MZ still had it and it was also MAP=399 if I recall.)

There's nothing else particularly special about the 2XXV? No gig bag or case candy type stuff? No extra quality control?

Just curious. Thanks.
Nope, nothing special iirc. It's just a limited 25th anniversary model.
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Re: RG350MZ/450M vs. RG2XXV?

I saw one in a GC. It looked about the same quality as the RG350 I almost bought. (The owner let me take it home for a few days to decide.) I didn't like it.
Other than the color and the 25th anniversary tag, I saw no difference, really.
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Re: RG350MZ/450M vs. RG2XXV?

I thought it was a premium? The back if the neck was unfinished when I played one. Maybe there's a new model. I thought the 25s had dimarzio/ibz pups. It might have a bit better quality. If it is a premium it will have the premium fret edges.
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Re: RG350MZ/450M vs. RG2XXV?

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I thought it was a premium? The back if the neck was unfinished when I played one. Maybe there's a new model. I thought the 25s had dimarzio/ibz pups. It might have a bit better quality. If it is a premium it will have the premium fret edges.
The premium was RG1XXV, the 2 was a standard indo. I forgot which pups it had, but it's NOT premium.
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Re: RG350MZ/450M vs. RG2XXV?

Matias is correct. That was NO PREMIUM. I could feel the fret edges and you could see that the finish just wasn't that well done.
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Re: RG350MZ/450M vs. RG2XXV?

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the 2 was a standard indo. I forgot which pups it had,
Per my OP above they're INF3s & 4s.
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