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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Will i be happy with a RG1680?

i think i'm going to buy this one but i'm a bit unsure.

whats it like? will i be happy with it. I currently own a rg770 in blue and a rg2020x


what do you think?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 07:15 AM
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Re: Will i be happy with a RG1680?

Well the only one who will know for sure if you'll be happy with it is you. IMHO I can't see how anyone can go wrong with a J Custom, J Customs rule period ! So that being said I believe you'll love it . It's nice looking despite the dings I saw in the pics. J Customs are the best Ibanez makes, best craftmenship, materials, hardware, electronics...the best.
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Re: Will i be happy with a RG1680?

Hi ScreamingJem, I can definitely recommend the 1680 (have one in "Deep Red" myself), but only if you're prepared for a much meatier neck than the Wizard profiled ones on your other RG guitars! I also have the impression as if Ibanez had used the largest available fretwire on that neck. This is one thing to consider, but apart from that, as GTR-MAN said, you can't really go wrong.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Will i be happy with a RG1680?

well actually the rg2020x is a really thick neck and i've been told the neck on this guitar is almost the same thickness. Which IMO is really good cause i love the neck on my rg2020x, much better than the toothpick neck on my old 770
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 10:19 AM
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Re: Will i be happy with a RG1680?

The 1680 has an Ultra neck which is beefier than a Wizard. If you like the thicker necks (which it sounds like you do) then you should be very happy with it.

IMHO thicker neck = more tone and sustain and more stability. I just bought an RGT3020 with an Ultra and have owned the JC RG1608 and damned if they don't feel more stable than some of the thinner necks. Just my 2cents.
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