RG420F, RG470 or RG370B? - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2
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:

model 2001

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.

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..
spineone is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 08:20 AM
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
Posts: 3,274
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?
Ibateur is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2
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.
spineone is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 04:33 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 222
I dunno -- pickups aside, I love my 420 (199.
ShredOrDead is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 02:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 226
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.
DirtyBird31 is offline  

floyd rose , schaller floyd rose , schaller trem

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RG370B refinish and mod project pitkun Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 12 02-05-2013 05:00 PM
Time to sell my RG370B? Mewcenary All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 13 12-14-2012 06:43 PM
WTB: MIJ RG470 awake44 Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 0 11-01-2012 07:10 AM
How much were RG470's? kibayoukai All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 3 09-01-2010 09:56 AM
rg470 JimmyW All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 2 06-17-2003 04:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome