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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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RGT320Q arrived today.... and....

It .... is.... AWESOME! The neck seems a little fatter than other Prestige models.... or, am I just imagining this?

The pickups kind of blow. I really tried hard to like these DiMarzio/IBZ pickups, but they just, well, suck. In my opinion, they're absolutely terrible. And, yeah, I know that they're real DiMarzios (I was wrong about that, no need to bring it up again), but sound-wise, they sound like crap to me.

Any suggestions for what pickups to throw in? And.... PICTURE TIME!

(me at work (teaching), girlfriend took picture.... note the RG550LTD in the stand on the right lol)

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Ugh, I need to get to the f'ing gym. LOL

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 11:34 PM
 
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Congrats on the axe man!

Is that an ES-335DOT in the back?

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post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Actually, it's an Ibanez Artstar, lol! I do have an ES-175, though!

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Nice axe !!!! As for the pups, if you think they sound 'terrible', just go for what you think sounds good.At the end of the day it's what sounds good to your ears that matters, everyone elses opinion is irrelevant. My irrelevant opinion is that either the pups/pole pieces are set too low or you use a bad sounding amp. Listen to how they sound when Magnus uses them !!!!
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It is a nice one dude,
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Nice axe JT. What is that ES 335 like-thing in the background? It's not an Artstar I don't think
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Congrats!

That axe has been a big source of GAS since it came out in '05. I'm sure it sounds and plays as nice as the older version (RGT3020) I have but the look is much nicer too me.

I would possibly try a Super 3 in the bridge or a JB and a PAF Pro in the neck. I plan to try a Super 3 in my RGT3020 and leave the PAF in the neck.
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is the neck finished all the way up to the top?
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post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 12:25 PM
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Now, who said this I wonder :

'And, pickups don't account for NEARLY as much of the tone as you're giving credit. Pickups simply color the tone a little, not make the tone. Most of the tone should come from the wood, no the pickups.'

Oh dear JT, I 'stumbled' across your postings on some other forums, most of which tended to end up as arguments I'm afraid to say. I really don't know why you bother to ask for other peoples' opinions when you are so opinionated anyway !!?? And when you said the D Sonic is a 'horrible crappy pickup' you just lost ALL credibilty in my book.
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sonned
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post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gaz, I really don't care what you think of me, to be honest.

Thanks for your post, though!
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And, BTW, just so there's no confusion: on the Petrucci forum, I made a thread about how I had tried out a John Petrucci Music Man at Guitar Center through a Mesa head, then played an Ibanez RG through the same amp with the same settings and with the same specs as the Music Man and that the tone was way more like the older JP sound.

It turned into an 'argument' because a few idiots in that thread jumped up my ass because they're Petrucci fanboys and probably spent 2 grand on a JP Music Man and didn't like the fact that I gave my OPINION about something. Gaz, if you're going to criticize me here, on a DIFFERENT FORUM, then gave ALL the facts of the thread - that many people AGREED WITH ME - and, also, if my opinion on a freaking pickup makes me 'lose all credibility' with you, then you need to get some help, dude.

I realize that I made an ass of myself with the DiMarzio/ IBZ fiasco, so I assure the rest of you, this is nothing like that.
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Congrats!

That axe has been a big source of GAS since it came out in '05. I'm sure it sounds and plays as nice as the older version (RGT3020) I have but the look is much nicer too me.

I would possibly try a Super 3 in the bridge or a JB and a PAF Pro in the neck. I plan to try a Super 3 in my RGT3020 and leave the PAF in the neck.
Yeah, I remember we were PM'ing about this.... I don't know, that 3020 is damn nice, man! That has offset dots, right? The only thing I'd change about the 320Q is that I'd give it offset dots. The regular ones look nice, but for such a beautiful instrument, the offset dots would compliment it really nicely.
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Nice axe JT. What is that ES 335 like-thing in the background? It's not an Artstar I don't think
Actually, it is an Artstar. Not exactly sure of the model (AS-80 or something?). I just use it for teaching, which is why it's there. I don't feel like dragging my ES-175 into work every day. The Artstar is a freaking OUSTANDING guitar, though, I'll tell you.
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The D-sonic is a "horrible crappy pickup". I bet you've got something to say to that, dont you GAZ?

Congrats JT, looks good!
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