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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-21-2000, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why no hard tail RG's?

Why doesn't Ibanez make an RG with a stop tailpiece? Why do they assume that everyone wants a vibrato bar on their guitar? Just curious.
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Why no hard tail RG's?

Yes. Why is this??? I'd love a formal (or informal) explaination of this obvious omission... glen
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Why no hard tail RG's?

I'd love a through-the-body type hardtail UV. That would be wonderful.
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Why no hard tail RG's?

There was a 4XX fixed bridge out a few years ago, and theres the RG 581 available overseas.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-22-2000, 01:36 AM
 
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Why no hard tail RG's?

And I quote the guitar buyer from when I worked for Hoshino:
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"We're the locking tremolo guitar company."
Despite all the pushing I did on this guy, it only ever resulted in one fixed-bridge RG-style guitar during my tenure (the RG7621).

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Why no hard tail RG's?

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"We're the locking tremolo guitar company."
Any chance this guy could be relieved of his position or at least disciplined

The funny thing is they take "locking tremolos" so seriously yet not so seriously that they allow junk like the TRS on half the guitars they sell

While I understand Ibanez has built the company around the "locking tremolo" in the 80s I think there is room for fixed bridge models too. One has nothing to do with the other in the marketplace, assuming both are done well... glen
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Why no hard tail RG's?

Yep we had 3 different PGMs with a fixed bridge

The 500 800 and 900

The 500 and 800 were RG style in Basswood and Ash respectively the 900 was a mahogany bodied Talman style.

We also had a RG 502 ? with 2 HB and a hard tail like the JS6
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-23-2000, 12:44 PM
 
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Why no hard tail RG's?

Yes, I only buy hard tails, and I like Ibanez 7-strings, so I think it is a good idea to release more hard tail UV's and Rg's. Does anyone know where I can find an RG7621M-BOL ?
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Why no hard tail RG's?

I favor hardtails, too. But I wish IBZ would offer the option of hardtails on upper line models along with reverse headstock, pickup options & neck inlay options.
I know, this is dreaming, but it's nice. It's very sad that IBZ got hip around 92-93 & began the big changeover to what we see today. Back then they offered Lo-Pro edges on RGs as well as 3 different pickup options. Never had a problem selling them either. The sad reality is that it's all about $$$$. If buyers will buy a $900 guitar that's cheaper for them to make in Korea than Japan, then that's what buyers get. *
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Why no hard tail RG's?

The lo-pro and edge are a big factor in my choosing Ibanez.

For fixed bridge i just buy other guitars e.g. Eggle

I'd rather buy a guitar with a trem and block it off than not have a trem and one day want to go on a whammy frenzy. (This is also why I have loads of guitars). Ibanez for wammy rawk stuff, Eggle for PG rawk blues stuff.

The only benifits with a fixed bridge are
More wood mass
Quicker string changes

Pros of locking
#1 You get to do the bit at the end of crossroads
Hey it's a edge whammy bar what more pros do you need ok....
Strings can be salvaged if they break at the bridge
with the springs you get that spring reverby strat sound. ( Fixed bridge strats I laugh at the idea) *

However I say if your not going to put a lo-pro or an edge on it then make it a fixed bridge or a wilkanson


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Why no hard tail RG's?

If Ibanez put out *a 5** or above hardtail, I know several people that would be interested in that model including me
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Why no hard tail RG's?

RedFish- "several"? *
As in: more than 700 persons? *:-)
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Why no hard tail RG's?

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RedFish- "several"? *
As in: more than 700 persons? *:-)
IMHO if ibanez can waste time making a few dozen RG-GEARs they sure as heck can make some quality hardtails. 6 and 7s thank you... glen
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Why no hard tail RG's?

i think the mentality now at hoshino is "if it doesn't sell, we're not interested". sorry if i have to bring this issue up again, but just look at the S series today, it's been affected since the absence of Frank Gambale as the 'ambassador' for this series.

let's pause & reflect, why do you think ibanez is limiting the fixed bridge production to the PGM model?
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