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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-02-2007, 11:30 AM
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i played one at my local shop and didn't care for it at all. i really wanted to like it with a fixed bridge and reverse headstock but i was personally dissapointed. the neck shape had broad shoulders and felt way too chunky to be comfortable for me and had sharp fret ends down the neck. it was hard to find dead spots in the neck due to the poor tone and output of the pickups.
it is very possible that i played a lemon but i wasn't keen on it at all and again, i really WANTED to like it.
i give Ibanez one thumb up for the effort and style (color and reverse headstock with fixed bridge) and two thumbs down for execution. at $449, i would go the extra dough and get the RGT42fx version. i played one of those and i found the neck shape more comfortable and the stock pups were much better (i would still get a JB/Jazz combo upgrade). you can still find them for $519 new if you look around a bit.

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-03-2007, 12:49 AM
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Aw man that's too bad Demon. Mine was setup like a Prestige or something cause it's just unreal to play. Once I changed the pickups, it's been in VERY close reach no matter where I'm going!
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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-03-2007, 09:28 AM
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glad to hear it. i figured i might have just played a lemon. i liked the idea of a reverse headstock and fixed bridge and really wanted to like it but i couldn't. i was close to getting the funky looking semi-hollowbody (AGS83?) instead. that guitar played great, sounded good and looked way too cool.
i'm still on the prowl for an IC400 (or better) and an RGT42dxfx.
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post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 08:54 PM
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 09:51 PM
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The top one look sweet - but it's prety much an Ibanez version of the Jackson DKMGT which has been around for a while. Even down to the reverse headstock. And the new DKMGT's come with the active EMG 81/85 combo these days. Just saying it's not so original, thats all. But if you want to play an Ibanez, now you can get almost the same specs in your friendly neighborhood brand!
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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 08:25 AM
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just ordered a RGR421EXFM

from a UK guitar shop

will post pics and review as soon as i get it

first thing i will be doing is getting rid of the cheap pickups

and sticking some proper ones in, Dimarzio / EMG 81/85

i cant decide yet

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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 08:27 PM
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Very nice guitar for what they cost. My only complaint would be the hardware. I would like to see real Gotoh items and no cosmo finish.
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 05:01 AM
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hey jsdisciple.. did you get it yet??
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