Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Re: What's the difference between an RG370 and RG370X
Well I'm prety happy with my 470, pickups could be a little better (especially the single coil - so noisy). My 470 is still running the INF pickups, and the bridge humbucker is pretty good, real edgy tone that sounds great with distortion. The neck one is real thick and warm, and sounds great clean, but neither work well if you change it around.
I'd love the bridge pickup to also give a fatter sound when clean (then I wouldn't need to run so much bass on my distortion pedal). And I wouldn't have to switch pickups if I were changing sounds while playing - too unco-ordinated for that! And I'd just like to have a single coil that wasn't noisy, then I might use it.
Basically the music I write for my band is I guess punk, along the lines of NOFX, Strung Out, Millencolin, Pennywise, etc. But it's not restricted to this, I also like to throw in some metal/shredding and blues moments. Not too much soloing as the band is a three piece and I like to stick mostly to melodies more than outright soloing for an instrunmental break.
The most important thing is I want a versatile guitar where If I want to jam some blues I can get a great overdriven blues tone, if I want to jam heavier stuff like industrial, metal, etc I can, and still have my tones that work great for my band's music.