Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Gardendale, Alabama
Re: Is it worth upgrading an inexpensive RG?
I agree with Mr. Killer.
I have a PGM301, and an RG370, and the 370 is a fine machine aside from the stock pickups (which honestly are still pretty decent until you start really fine tuning your sound.) The Edge III trem is still great, and the Wizard II neck is fine (while not Prestige quality, it gets the job done...there is definitely $700 worth of difference between the two!)
Honestly, grab up a middle of the road RG, especially if its an older made in Japan model (the serial number will start with an F); you won't be dissapointed! Its neck will be much more playable and will be a better starting point if you're looking for a guitar to mod. Heck, odds are, it will cost the same (maybe $400-500) and someone will have already thrown some Dimarzio's in it.
Last edited by SonicProvocateur; 01-05-2010 at 11:34 PM.