Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Upper Peninsula
New guy here. Been playing for 35 years. Primarily been a Fender guy, but I recently started a heavy metal band. I needed something that played and felt faster than my usual tele/strat.
We use alot of different tunings, so I wanted something with a fixed bridge. Ive had a bunch of floyds over the years....lost my taste for them. I have always wanted an Ibanez since many of my guitar heros play them. The majority of my friends are blues guys, they always laugh at me when I say I want a shreddar.
Im fairly poor right now for a mariad of reasons, but I found an '06 Ibby RG2ex1 for $100.00 on the bay. It needed a bunch of parts, but the majority was there. I figured it fit the bill, allowed for some bonding time and Im definately not going to fing anything cheaper. I drank the kool aid.
Color me stoked. Received the rg, did a complete tear down, cleaning, replaced what it needed (minus the rear control cavity cover which I cant find anywhere). This rg was treated poorly and has the scars to prove it. Everything cleaned up well however and once the solder cooled, everything worked!
All I can say is...DAMN!
This thing plays awesome! The neck is so fast playing. I love slinky feeling guitars, so I set her up extra slinky. After applying some fast fret and some elixir to the fret, this guitar is pure butter. I feel myself slipping into wanting more of these. Im playing stuff I never thought I would or could. Building my shredding skills. I fricken love this guitar!
I just bought a '52 ri tele while still employed, I found myself contemplating selling it and buying an higher end Ibby!
Last edited by Oldschool; 04-24-2016 at 02:23 AM.