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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-04-2002, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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I heard somewhere that as the number on an Rg model(e.g. Rg270) increses the better the guitar is. Is this true?

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generally speaking, as the numbers increase, so does the price... 2xx ---> 7xx. The safe cutoff is buy the 500 series or above as it's Japanese made with the Edge trem ...glen
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The only other thing to watch for are guitars with 7 strings, which often have the 7 indicating their 7 strings as a prefix.

E.g. RG7420 or RG7321. These are really a 7 string version of the RG420 and RG321 respectively. These are NOT better than guitars like the RG3120, or the RG550.
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What do you really use a 7-string for?

I mean whats the advantage o having a seventh string?

Sorry for being so ignorant .

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The extra string was originally added to allow greater choice of notes in any given position and extend chord voicings into different registers.

These days folks seem to down tune the guitar to get that modern super low growl, making use of the extra wood in the neck of the guitar, which adds to the distinctive tone.
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That reminds me, what do you think about the K-7s?

Are they any good?

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That reminds me, what do you think about the K-7s?

Are they any good?

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Very nice guitars, except the inlay. But other than that, very very nice sounding from what I've heard (and the person I heard it from had never listened to Korn).
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The number increase isnt an absolute, but a good starting point. The 500 series and above are all made in the same factory, with same basic woods and hardware, so the quality from there on out, is basically equal. basically, dont get one below 500 and youll have a guitar youll keep for twenty years.
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Lets remind everyone of the one exception being the RG421 which is in line with the 500 and aboves being made in Japan and of great quailty. It should have just been a 521 or 621. But in the end the number means nothing anyway.
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Lets remind everyone of the one exception being the RG421 which is in line with the 500 and aboves being made in Japan and of great quailty. It should have just been a 521 or 621. But in the end the number means nothing anyway.
The RG4xxes are made in Japan as well and have quality standards as high as the RG5xxes. The difference between the RG4xx and the RG5xx is the tremolo and it's corresponding rout. Thus, "RG421" makes perfect sense since it's a Japan made RG.

I could be mistaken, but I believe this applies to the RG7421 as well. From all accounts, it and the RG7621 are the same guitar. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on that.
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I could be mistaken, but I believe this applies to the RG7421 as well. From all accounts, it and the RG7621 are the same guitar. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on that.
the difference is the pickups. 7621...dimarzio blazes and 7421 have the v series. ultimately the same axe, tho. but the trem ones are leap years different.....ALL HAIL THE LO-PRO EDGE!!!!


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no no no. Most of the 400 series is made in korea. Just eh 421, and a few others are Japanese. Most of the 400 series have the different neck joint shape, wizard two, thinner body and lower quality woods, and are also koren .
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cool those jets, maverick! i am under the same suspiscions as you. of course i really don't know about the 7420/1 being made in korea(most logically, tho). why? cuz i always pass them up. stock ibanez parts? over dimarzio? come on!!! anyhoo. you asked the difference, i told you. now korean or japanese...hmmm...sounds like some owners should take the plate on this because i had a rg7620. i know where it was made


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cool those jets, maverick! i am under the same suspiscions as you. of course i really don't know about the 7420/1 being made in korea(most logically, tho). why? cuz i always pass them up. stock ibanez parts? over dimarzio? come on!!! anyhoo. you asked the difference, i told you. now korean or japanese...hmmm...sounds like some owners should take the plate on this because i had a rg7620. i know where it was made


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RG7420's are Japanese. All info is available on Jemsite here.
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post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-05-2002, 06:20 AM
 
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I own a '02 rg470, and its japanese made. (serial starts wiht an F)

Overall, despite the trem, its quite a good guitar, and its serving my purpose.
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