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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just wondering, is the RG450 a good guitar? What trem does it come with?? I'm looking into a metallic blue one with black pickguard and maple scale...looks very nice
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I had a '94 RG 450 DX WH and It didn't sound too good even after I replaced the stock pickups (except the single) with a Dimarzio Fred and Dimarzio PAF Pro.
I guess it wasn't that bad but still, It was Korean made.
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you guys really have to get over the made in korea thing. if its a good guitar, its a good guitar. i've got an rg 550 with evolutions and a 470 with a jb/jazz combination. both are great guitars. its a lo trs trem (not sure if its I or II, check ibanez register.com for info) i'd definitely check out the 450.
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you guys really have to get over the "ibanez can do no wrong" thing

pass on the 450... glen
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you guys really have to get over the "ibanez can do no wrong" thing

pass on the 450... glen

i wasn't trying to make that impression. there are a few ibanez guitars that i've sold because a didn't like them. i just don't think "made in korea" should be such a huge factor.
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Re: Rg450

I love most all things Ibanez, but I really don't care for the Korean stuff at all, sepecially when you can pick up used Japanese models for near the same price most times. It's not "Oh, it's a Korean model, so it sucks," it's that they just don't feel nearly as good as the J models. They're not as "solid" to me, and feel kinda cheap. I don't think the necks are even close. That's just me.

The 450 looks really cool, but you'd be better off finding a decent RG550.
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Re: Rg450

If you can get an old RG450 which is MIJ and has an EDGE bridge then you should grab it, but forget those MIK with Lo-TRS II-thingies.
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If you really want a RG450, get a 2003 onwards model. These RGs actually came with the Edge Pro bridge and MIJ.

Here's mine.

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Re: Rg450

Now thats nice.
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Re: Rg450

they are only avaible for 2003 and 2004
MIJ, edge Pro..
mines galaxy black
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Re: Rg450

Hmmmm good point about the Trem....I think it's not an Edge....Gawd...what RGs had a maple neck, MIJ with an Edge trem?
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Re: Rg450

are you talking about teh rg550??,....those comes with maple fretboard

or the rg prestidge made in 2003 n 2004..those coem with maple neck , black scratchplate, mij...but i think they onli hv them in black or sunburst
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I'll look for those...black is not a bad thing though, as I could then get mirror pickguard
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Mirror on black is cool. Like the Jem 10th, DBK and the UV777BK.
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Yup it is...I've been toying with a Transparent Curly-Maple Blood Red JS with maple fingerboard though....that looks nice If I get money to custom build that, I'd be happy
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