RG3550MZ, EZ, Super Wizard Prestige necks
Just recieved my RG3550MZ last Friday via UPS and thought I post my impressions.
Super Wizard Prestige Neck:
Feels thinner (because it is) than Wizard II and any other Ibby necks.
Love the Maple neck and fretboard. Very Smooth. All my previous guitars have rosewood fretboard and I was nervous about a maple fretboard. Especially when I tried the Strats with maple fretboard and they all feel "weird." This one feels good and I think if all maple fretboards are like this I'd prefer it over rosewood.
So far it had stayed in tune. But I haven't really beat up on it with hard dives. Time will tell how easy it is to maintain. I'm kinda digging the looks on the EZ more than the EP. This is my first whammy bar guitar, so it's a new toy. Kinda the same feeling you get when you first drive a manual tranny car.
The Air Norton is pretty nice, works for me. Tight low-ends, but not too boomy. I can get a decent jazz tone from them. True Velvet got just enough twang and sound pleasant to my ear when sending it through auto-wah. Tone Zone - these babies are hot. For a bridge pu, it does it job fairly well. Overall, they all give very good sound definition from all frequency. And of course it depends on the amp you send it to also.
Craftmanship and setup:
Overall, the quality of work is exceptionally good. The one complaint I have is the neck pickup. It was slanted and not parrallel with the strings and I had to do some work on it. The action was a tad bit higher than I am used to but that can be changed.
I'll try it out for a few weeks and see how it goes. I'm not sure it's worth $1500 US yet, but I've played $2000 Les Pauls/SGs and Strats that are way worst than this. The good thing about this guitar is that I feel comfortable playing it and I can't wait to get home from work to jam on it.
I just sent this baby through a Mesa Boogie Express 5:50 and holy crap, this is a keeper.
Last edited by nos024; 06-30-2010 at 01:57 AM.