..and i was really beautiffly suprised..
Actually i was going with my brother to check out some guitar for him..
I had several RGs before..but been playing a fixed bridge for some time now..
currently Conklin gtg-7..and i have completely forgot a feel of RG and a trem equipped guitar..
Actually, i have tried out a lot of guitars yesterday..Jackson COW7, some ESP LTDs..mostly cheaper models..and IBANEZES, after a long time
My brother was actually interested in rg350..so, i have tried it..this particilar guitar was a bit rusty (?!) anda bit like used, although should be totally new..
the strings were so easy to bend..action very easy..it was a joy to play, really..
My GTG-7 has very low action, but i guess this was something like blast from the past..still, the arm wasn;t with the guitar and we were in hurry, so i havent been able to try it out properly..
in the afternoon, we went to the other store..which also carries Ibanezes..
again we wanted rg350, but the one in there, wasn't set up at all...so, i have tried the rg320fm amber, just to check out the trem, cause they are basicly the same models, except the "top", single coil and the guard..
it was great to play again..action, playability..
the trem, very well too...flutter was not so long lasting, but, again, although playable, this one also needed setup, so it showed great potential..especially for the bucks..cause, it played very similar to the ibanezes i have owned previosly, all japanese ones..2xrg550, rg505, rg7620, pgm30(with lo trs, which actually worked GREAT-more on that later..)..
there was also one 320fm amber damaged in transport..just out of curiosity, i wanted to try it too..
wow, it was the best out of all i have tried..flutter was great..i could pull a fifth effortlessly..and the tuning was in..and god nows how old were these strings.. and guitar was surely totaly unplayed too..
it was plugged in small Roland Cube, i think 30watter..and i put a "Metal" model..added some mids..and, i couldnt stop playing..!!!
honestly, i do not remember when it was last time that i was so inspired to play..
i guess i played for a full hour, maybe even more..i had a bus to catch, so i had to leave..
This particular rg320fm was with infinitis, not sure what trem, edge II or III..made in indonesia..damn, i havent looked at the serial to check out the year..
Chances are i tahat, with some luck,i am going to buy it..!
Do not hesitate to try out these guitars..there are probably some that do not work that great, but, again, there are some pieces that really do..!
Just sit down and try it!
Do not be a snob!
ps: i am well aware that these are cehaper guitars..and the fact that it works good now, doesnt mean that it will last that way..(cheaper materials and stuff..)..and thats ok..but, i always remember that good ol' PGM30 i had..with its Korean lo-TRS, it kicked ass..and that was my first "real" floyd equipped guitar, and i really abused it..
it was IIRC '95..and i bought it at 2002. wasnt in such a great condition..still..it held the tune so well..
anegdote: on friday night i had a gig..and i really abused the trem at those days..returned home after the gig..was so tired..slept the whole next day..Sunday..decided to face with my fears and to check the tuning on the PGM..(i am either deaf,or my guitar is really holding its tuning)turned on the tuner on my gx-700..and, ****ing WOW..only a G string was very little out of perfect tune..(after that, i had bought rg550ex, than, Gambale , than 7620..all with lo-pros..than rg505 with Edge..PGM was totally equal,even more stable in tune then some..! and i know how to set up the trem..Dont take me wrong, they all held teh tune greatly!)
yeah, this sounds like a twilight zone to many of you, but tahts my experience..and its true..!