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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question RG8670 and RGT3170, which one?

I've decided to buy one of these guitars, but I'm not sure which one.
Which one, and why ?

If I buy the RGT I would probably change pickups to the ones in the 8670.
The 8670 has the pickups I want, but the RGT is neckthrough. Is the neckthrough worth changing pickups? If you know what I mean.

Answers will be appreciated :P
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 09:07 AM
 
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Re: RG8670 and RGT3170, which one?

Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure both models are discontinued, so unless you've found them secondhand somewhere or NOS...

If you want a neckthru, changing the pups to what you want would be a fairly inexpensive procedure. I though about doing the exact same thing myself. But you might like the Paf Pros.
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Re: RG8670 and RGT3170, which one?

I've worked on some neck through guitars for friends. I am coming to the conclusion that neck-through on a guitar equipped with a floating tremolo is pointless - the neck joint does nothing for the guitar's sustain, so unless it's comfort you're looking for and you spend a lot of time playing in the upper fret registers, skip the neck through guitar and go for the 8670. Assuming you can get one...

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Re: RG8670 and RGT3170, which one?

Which one? Well, most people seem to think that neckthrough guitars don't have as much snap in their tone as a bolt on neck guitar, but that is just an opinion. Also, the neckthrough is supposed to have more sustain and warmth according to general opinion. So my first point is what kind of sound are you looking for?

I have an RG8670 and the neck is very thin like the RG3120 I used to own. If the neck on the RGT3170 more like the RGT3120 neck which was beefier than the RG3120, then the neck profile will be thicker than the RG8670. Which profile do you think you would prefer?

Pickups can always be changed for peanuts considering what the price will be for either guitar. I would choose the guitar based on what the construction is and what the neck profile will be.

I hope this helps. Best of luck on your decision and please post pics of your new guitar!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2005, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG8670 and RGT3170, which one?

Thanks for replying.

I've found out that the 9570 seems like a combination of those two.
Does the 9570 has the same neck as the 8570? Any "important" differences?

PS: I can get the guitars if I want :P
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 08:36 AM
 
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Re: RG8670 and RGT3170, which one?

the RGT3170's neck is very beefy. i suggest you try it first. adding to that, it is clear finished which kind of sticky to your palm, unlike the silky smooth bolt-ons.
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