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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-29-2006, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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s520ex or rg1570?

I am really confused. Which one should I go off? I prefered almost on everything on s520ex but rg1570 is a prestige and come with a really cool hardcase! I could get a s520 for about 550, and around 700 for rg1570.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-29-2006, 07:20 PM
 
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

Simple, the 1570 is a made in japan Prestige guitar, the S520 is Korean, every made in Korea Ibanez guitar I've boungt in ther past 2 years has gone back to the suppliers to be exchanged for a more expensive Prestige alternative. In my (unlucky maybe? but 4 guitars?) experience the Korean necks have been total crap, so have the pickups, where as the Jap necks have been superb and pickups not too bad at all!
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

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I am really confused. Which one should I go off? I prefered almost on everything on s520ex but rg1570 is a prestige and come with a really cool hardcase! I could get a s520 for about 550, and around 700 for rg1570.
I would go for the MIJ 1570. If you really want an S, maybe look for a S/H older one when the S Series ruled?
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

Not all Koreans are bad. My main guitar right now is an RGT42 and it is great! I tried a couple S520's and they are not too bad. Try them out if you can.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 01:14 PM
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

Yeah, some Korean built geetars are fine, but the MIJ are without a doubt more consistently good.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 01:42 PM
 
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

Whichever plays better is the best answer..
Their both good guitars with quality parts. I would choose the S520 because the body style is so much more comfortable to me. And the mahogany is a plus for me aswell. You should get the 520 and spend the money saved on a good set of dimarzios.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 02:16 PM
 
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

You'll never find a Korean with a wizard neck dimensions.
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

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You'll never find a Korean with a wizard neck dimensions.
..and nobody even mentioned that.
i don't mean to be rude, but it seems that all you post is anti-anything-not-wizard-on-japanese-models-(preferably sabers). that's fine and all, but you should at least try to be on topic about it..

to the OP: i say go for the 1570. the s520 + a nice new case would be at least around $650, and at that point, you would get a whole lot more guitar for only a little bit of extra money by getting the 1570. a no brainer, imo, unless you REALLY want the claw inlay or H/H config..
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

chone I was responding to

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Simple, the 1570 is a made in japan Prestige guitar, the S520 is Korean, every made in Korea Ibanez guitar I've boungt in ther past 2 years has gone back to the suppliers to be exchanged for a more expensive Prestige alternative. In my (unlucky maybe? but 4 guitars?) experience the Korean necks have been total crap, so have the pickups, where as the Jap necks have been superb and pickups not too bad at all!
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 12:48 AM
 
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

but he's not talking about neck dimensions

i understand (and agree with you) about the original wizard and such, i just always get the feeling of a troll when you talk about the neck (especially sabers! lol)

again, no offense. gettin' that petition i saw you talk about on the ibz forum? i'd sign it for kicks
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

Not at all.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

its too late!
i am already a part of prestige family now =)

nope, not a 1570, but a rg2550. Hopefully it will arrive on this weekend
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

Good choice. I think you did better than both those guitars you were planning on.
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good move! get some pics when it comes
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: s520ex or rg1570?

ok im seriously pissed now. I ordered rg2550 on the 1st of jan, they promised to send the guitar the latest by today and I was so eagerly waiting for it to arrive but only to see a email on today telling me they have no stock, they didnt even bother to call me It might not be their fault, but im seriously pissed with them
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