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01-08-2021 06:13 PM
Viper Pilot I am pretty certain he's talking about the fret slots 🤣
01-08-2021 05:48 AM
chris101
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

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Originally Posted by Fowleri View Post

Why does the genesis have those marks above the frets?
What marks?
12-24-2020 05:04 PM
jdargie
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

I recently bought an RG550DX Laser Blue and really enjoy it. Whether it's a prestige or not doesn't matter. It's a pretty decent guitar made in Japan with double locking Floyd Rose. I like the neck feel and the frets don't bother me a bit...plus I didn't pay an insane amount of money for it (just under US$1000).
12-23-2020 08:21 PM
robochimp
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

I always saw the Genesis series as kind of its own thing. I never even thought about whether it said Prestige on it or not. Here's what I saw:An RG, made in Japan, It was kind of a reissue, except with some upgrades, like the the old neck heal, but 3(?) piece nck, neck, a volute, and direct mount pickups. I think those specs are excellent, the price is great, and they're an excellent value. Where else are going to get a Japanese RG for less than 2 or 3K? I still want one.

Someone mentioned that fret ends weren't an issue. He's lucky: He obviously never played a guitar that had frets sticking out. Almost ALL of my guitars, I've rolled the edges.
12-22-2020 01:35 PM
FireEagle
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

The only time they have really bothered me is on the very low end guitars... Like an Ibanez Mikro I played in the music store. Brutally rough/sharp, but nothing that couldn't be rectified with some careful elbow grease. I've been poor all my life, so I'm used to buying cheap stuff and making it better!
12-22-2020 12:38 PM
jaxadam
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

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Originally Posted by BigBazz View Post
If you like rounded fret ends so much you should buy a Premium, I know you love to hate the Premiums but they come with the round ball end frets. Personally fret end shape is completely irrelevant to me, this feels like the most ridiculous topic I've seen in a while but I'm not surprised.
No kidding. I don't think the end of a fret has ever crossed my mind and it would never be a deal breaker.
12-22-2020 05:24 AM
brielleluna
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

I am now a fan! This is such a masterpiece.
12-19-2020 07:50 PM
BigBazz
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

If you like rounded fret ends so much you should buy a Premium, I know you love to hate the Premiums but they come with the round ball end frets. Personally fret end shape is completely irrelevant to me, this feels like the most ridiculous topic I've seen in a while but I'm not surprised.
12-19-2020 01:26 PM
aesthyrian
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

True, Rich has managed to still provided some great knowledge and insight. Even though the person in question wants nothing to do with hearing it.
12-19-2020 12:41 PM
The TPS Report
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

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Originally Posted by aesthyrian View Post
The ignore list is a great feature in case anyone was wondering
If you take out his obvious troll comments, I always enjoy learning from Rich and would love good comparison photos.
12-18-2020 07:42 PM
aesthyrian
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

The ignore list is a great feature in case anyone was wondering
12-18-2020 07:20 PM
Fowleri
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

so all they did was sand it to a rounded shape, that's all there is to the "prestige" treatment?

Based on what I read on your website, no maple Prestige has this done apparently

Why does the genesis have those marks above the frets?
12-18-2020 07:16 PM
Rich
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

Bad angle, try this one....


Genesis
12-18-2020 07:10 PM
Fowleri
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

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Originally Posted by Rich View Post
What world do you live in? That's a J CUSTOM!!!!

Prestige
The Genesis has the same exact fret ends as this picture. I have my guitar here and they look exactly the same.
12-18-2020 04:59 PM
Rich
Re: Rich, is the Genesis is truly a prestige?

What world do you live in? That's a J CUSTOM!!!!

Prestige
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