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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-11-2015, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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What do YOU Prefer: PGM100RE or 401?

Hey guys... I just recently got a fantastic new PGM401 as some of you know and I'm enjoying her a lot but still getting to know her better as time goes.

A possible trade came up: PGM100RE for my 401... now at first I wanted a 301/300 but the shop didn't have one when they had the sale so I went for the 401.

What would you do? Would you do the trade? I know the RE's are limited so they should be more sought after than the 401 but, the 401 is definitely rare especially around these parts (South Africa) and both are great guitars.
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Re: What do YOU Prefer: PGM100RE or 401?

Just go with the one which sounds better, more sustain, more harmonics, richer tone, more comfortable.
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Re: What do YOU Prefer: PGM100RE or 401?

I don't know what is your position right now, is the 401 the only guitar you have now?
If so, stick with it.
you'll find the pgm100 one day, trust me.

I've been into your position as well, when I have my 520QS , which the only guitar I had at that time, there was a possibility to trade with RG 550 LTD, I always love the sharktooth, so 550LTD is the one. But knowing that I bought the 520QS brand new, and maybe only 3-4 months old at the moment, I'll loose money on this trade.
So I decided not to do so.
I never regret it, It was a right decision, I love my 520 QS until the day I let her go.
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Re: What do YOU Prefer: PGM100RE or 401?

I would go with the PGM100RE, mainly because it has an Edge bridge and i really like the color, the 401 is beautiful too and it would be my choice if i was looking for a fixed bridge.
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Just go with the one which sounds better, more sustain, more harmonics, richer tone, more comfortable.
So I need to decided only after I play it and compare the tone to my 401... condition of the body and neck is also very important. If the 100 has been mistreated then I'm not gonna do it because my 401 is brand new.
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I don't know what is your position right now, is the 401 the only guitar you have now?
If so, stick with it.
you'll find the pgm100 one day, trust me.

I've been into your position as well, when I have my 520QS , which the only guitar I had at that time, there was a possibility to trade with RG 550 LTD, I always love the sharktooth, so 550LTD is the one. But knowing that I bought the 520QS brand new, and maybe only 3-4 months old at the moment, I'll loose money on this trade.
So I decided not to do so.
I never regret it, It was a right decision, I love my 520 QS until the day I let her go.
No it's my 7th guitar out of 9 so I do have many guitars with floating bridges - all RG's My only fixed bridge guitar is my Dean VMNT and now my PGM401

I see what you mean by losing money on a trade. If I can get more money for my 401 than the 100 then I should keep it. I love my 401 and am getting to know her better the more I play her but if I play the 100 and like her more then... it will be hard to let the 401 go but I just might have to.
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I would go with the PGM100RE, mainly because it has an Edge bridge and i really like the color, the 401 is beautiful too and it would be my choice if i was looking for a fixed bridge.
I'm a huge Edge fan and most of my guitars have them Yes the colour Jewel Blue on the 100 is great. The whole look of the guitar is so 80's flamboyant in nature

The 401 is more subdued in its appeal yet a full on screamer with those bright Air Classics and the finish is more "classy" and avant-garde I like both A LOT!! I'll have to examine the other person's 100RE closely and compare the condition to my 401 then decide if I'll do the trade.

Such a hard decision!! The wood types are different as well and the 401 is currently my only guitar with an Ash body and medium frets which I like a lot actually. All my other RG's including Prestige models have Jumbo frets which are great but its nice to feel the difference with medium frets too... the 100 has Jumbo and is made out of Basswood but has hotter PAF Pro's so.... hmmmm... the joyful "plight" of the guitarist -- choices galore!
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Re: What do YOU Prefer: PGM100RE or 401?

Question is: which guitar will you pay MORE for?
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Question is: which guitar will you pay MORE for?
Well if the bridge is not an issue i'd go for the one that is cheaper honestly, i'd definitely pay a little extra for a 300, with the reverse headstock and direct mounted PUs its my favorite PGM.
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Well if the bridge is not an issue i'd go for the one that is cheaper honestly, i'd definitely pay a little extra for a 300, with the reverse headstock and direct mounted PUs its my favorite PGM.
Yeah the 300 or 301 is also my favourite PGM but I could not get one...
I think both the 401 and 100RE are valued the same in terms of retail price but in the second hand market would people pay more for a 100 because its limited to only 300 models worldwide?
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Re: What do YOU Prefer: PGM100RE or 401?

hey Rolan, if you want a 300...

http://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop4734/DS03070236/
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Thanks man! It looks great except for the crack in the top wing of the body. Nice age though - 18 years and it still looks great!! Is that shop able to ship worldwide and are they reputable?
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Thanks man! It looks great except for the crack in the top wing of the body. Nice age though - 18 years and it still looks great!! Is that shop able to ship worldwide and are they reputable?
I've been to Rock Inn before, they are a big chain up in Tokyo. They have a lot of cool stuff but I don't know if they ship worldwide. I'll check and get back to you.
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I've been to Rock Inn before, they are a big chain up in Tokyo. They have a lot of cool stuff but I don't know if they ship worldwide. I'll check and get back to you.
Thanks man I REALLY appreciate it!
If you can be my contact in "Hinomoto" I would be super happy
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Thanks man I REALLY appreciate it!
If you can be my contact in "Hinomoto" I would be super happy
here's a PGM500CA and this store DOES ship overseas.

http://www.kurosawagakki.com/items/detail/360377.html
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