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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2015, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Should I go ahead with this rig?

I am planning to buy an Ibanez RG421 MOL with INF3&4 pickups and a Fender Mustang I 20W. Would it sound decent for a beginner?

I want to play metal and I love the FUSE software because it allows me to download presets for so many bands and sub genres of metal.

Is there anything else you would recommend new in this budget. I have several reasons for not going used and I will elaborate if requested.
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Re: Should I go ahead with this rig?

The Ibanez RG421 MOL is a great guitar, just make sure to inspect the neck carefully for any bowing. Have the store do a setup on it with new strings. Play it through a similar amp at a store and if not, purchase the Mustang amp at a retailer that will accept returns in case you are unhappy with your purchase. I think what your going for is a great way to start and better then the pre packaged Ibanez startup all inclusive kits. Bottom line, it has to be fun for you to play with, learn and gain experience. Good luck!
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Re: Should I go ahead with this rig?

I'd say thats a pretty good starter setup. Pretty solid guitar and you can upgrade the pickups later if you desire, but the Inf 3 and 4 do pretty decent. I looked at that Mustang I amp a while back for a smaller practice amp, although I bought something else. I remember a lot of reviews said the high gain presets didn't sound that good, but after downloading the FUSE software and new presets there was a huge improvement. Another small amp that is about the same price is the Peavey VYPYR VIP I... supposed to sound better out of the box, but I don't know if you can download new presets and such.

Good luck!
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Re: Should I go ahead with this rig?

I had a MH321MOL and it sounded great...
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Re: Should I go ahead with this rig?

That is a great beginner setup, lots of different tones in that amp and the 421 can be a great playing guitar.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2015, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Should I go ahead with this rig?

Alright thanks everybody for your help and feedback.
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Re: Should I go ahead with this rig?

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I am planning to buy an Ibanez RG421 MOL with INF3&4 pickups and a Fender Mustang I 20W. Would it sound decent for a beginner?

I want to play metal and I love the FUSE software because it allows me to download presets for so many bands and sub genres of metal.

Is there anything else you would recommend new in this budget. I have several reasons for not going used and I will elaborate if requested.
Mustang I is a great little amp and my jazz band teacher uses it professionally, as well as trusty Frontman 25 which is also just $100 bucks, on plenty of well paid gigs. The thing works, gets a sound you can dial in, and is reliable.
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