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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-29-2015, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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S570MQM or RG3XXV?

Hi all -

Looking to get a maple-boarded 24-fretter ibanez to add to my charvel guitars. Going to go used but can't try either out, so which of these would has better build quality? I don't worry too much about pickups as I would swap them out anyways (even the dimarzios in the RG3XXV).

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-29-2015, 07:23 PM
 
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Re: S570MQM or RG3XXV?

So I have owned a Korean S470 in the past, and played the RG3XXV in store. In my experience with the RG (and everyone else that has ever tried one), they seem to have the worst fretwork ever. The only other guitar I have ever played with fret ends that sharp and uncomfortable was a friend's Squire. That said all the hardware on it is equivalent to the Prestige guitars. That part is important because the standard S series guitars tend to have softer metals. The threads inside the nut of my S470 stripped twice. Not a problem I've had at all with my RG2550 that replaced it and have had for like 8 years now. I genuinely liked the S series I had (stolen), beside that problem though.

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Re: S570MQM or RG3XXV?

Hey Jeff, I'm still digging the 1560!!

The build quality is going to be about the same on either guitar. Both bridges are useable. There were a lot of complaints in the past about the ZR "killing tone and sustain". The EZII in the RG is pretty dependable. I have a couple of them now and have no complaints. I don't have any experience with the ZR myself.

I think the biggest difference is in the neck pickup. If you need to have a full sized hum in that position, then the S is your only choice. IIRC, your a Seymour Duncan guy, right? With their new custom shop options, you shouldn't have any trouble finding pups you like in either case.
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