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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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What's the absolute BEST Prestige model RIGHT NOW?

What's the best one you can buy in the states right now? I'm seriously considering buying a brand new one (I teach at a store that's an Ibanez dealer; can get a pretty good deal).

So, what's the best model? I'm really looking for something with a trem.
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Re: What's the absolute BEST Prestige model RIGHT NOW?

States I don't know but so far I've tried a few prestige and I like the 2570 and 2550
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my 2550 but thats not a standard one no more. pickups are changed to tonezone, blue velvet and breed and the colour is custom green, sounds awsome with the pickup combo though


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Green is nice! Better than the original colour it came with.
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Re: What's the absolute BEST Prestige model RIGHT NOW?

With a trem, I would say that the best new Prestige models are the RG2550 and RG2570. But if you want a fixed bridge then I would definitely check out either the RGA121 or the RGA321.
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Re: What's the absolute BEST Prestige model RIGHT NOW?

They are all good, but the RGT220A or H or the RGT320Q are the best Prestiges to me. The mahogany makes them sound better for overall tone. If you are mostly into hard rock/metal, the RG2550 is probably a better way to go. I have an RGA121 and it has really good tone too. Definitely different tone than my RG550LTD or RG750 which are pretty much the same as the RG2550.
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Re: What's the absolute BEST Prestige model RIGHT NOW?

RGT's hands down. I have the RGT220H with the mahogony body and it is awesome. Beautiful warm tone, and looks cracking to boot.The thru neck is a dream to play, and i would be reluctant to buy a guitar with a bolt on in future, even another JEM. And despite some of the negative opinions of the pick ups, i like them a lot.
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Re: What's the absolute BEST Prestige model RIGHT NOW?

I'd go for an RGT.

If you work/teach in a store you should have an ideal opportunity to try out a few first hand
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Re: What's the absolute BEST Prestige model RIGHT NOW?

Go and get this prestige Ibanez RG2570EGK. Its gorgeous..

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^ inlays rule
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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 08:44 AM
 
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Re: What's the absolute BEST Prestige model RIGHT NOW?

Don't forget about S, SA and SZ Prestiges.


SZ4020FM


SA2020FM


S2170
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man wtf, erganomic pickup rings on some of the sz n sa series

since when do i feel up pickup rings?
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Re: What's the absolute BEST Prestige model RIGHT NOW?

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I think I'll check into that neck thru RG. I was also worried about a neck thru because, if something happens to the neck, that's pretty much it for the guitar, right?
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Go and get this prestige Ibanez RG2570EGK. Its gorgeous..
I love that guitar but it's darn near impossible to get in the States.
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too bad they didn't finish the RG2570GK and continue the binding around the headstock.
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