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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG420F, RG470 or RG370B?

I've been reading this forum for sometime now, but I'm still little confused about these different models. I've been playing my Tokai LC70 for the last few years, before that I had some crappy Jackson PS1. Now I'm need for some good (well, atleast decent) guitar to suit hard rock/metal. Those 3 on the subject are the models from Ibanez which I've narrowed down, all second hand guitars.

more info on all guitars:

RG420F:
model 2001

RG470:
model 2002(or2001, can't remember), made in Japan, got a Schaller Floyd Rose instead of LOtrs. I've heard negative things about those LO-trs's. So that Schaller Floyd Rose is better, huh? This is my favorite of these.


RG370B:
model 2003, in dead mint condition(like a new), cheapest.

All these have wizard II necks, yes? About the trems, 370 got a edge pro, 470 that schaller floyd rose and that 420 got lo-trs(weakest of these?).

I've only played with 420, it was fine, those all are quite the same to play, yeah? The biggest differences are in the pick ups and tremolos? Also is that right that those 420 and 370 are made in Korea? The Japanese are better?
Also about the pickups, aren't those best which are in 470?

And about the prices, the 370 is cheapest (around 300€), then 420 (320€), and 470 (350€).

Which one these would be a good buy (if any)?
And please, don't comment on the prices, the prices are like that here in Finland Thanks for your answers and advices in advance!

edit: finnished one sentence which I had accidently left un-finnished..
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 09:20 AM
 
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Get the 470, the pups (v7/s1/v are better than the ones on the 370 and do not need replacing (until you're richer). The LoTRS, from whát I've read, sucks.

How well installed is the Schaller trem?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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That's pretty much what I'm thinking right now. I haven't seen the 470 yet, but the guy said it was installed in a shop so I should be ok.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 05:33 PM
 
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I dunno -- pickups aside, I love my 420 (199.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 03:31 PM
 
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The 470 definitely. The only flaw on that guitar is the TRS, and that's been done away with. What you have left is mostly an RG570, especially seeing as how that year they were made in Japan. So you're in good shape. The 470 with schaller will slay the others.
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