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04-25-2007 03:05 PM
GAZ
Re: Options for a backup RG

Are you tuning using a tuner or by ear ? How old are the strings ? Is the intonation correct ? Tuning one string will alter the tuning of all the others don't forget, and if you start guessing they'll all be out by miles !! That's weird because I have owned Gibsons, Fenders and own two PRS's, and the RG's stay in tune better than any of the others fixed bridge or not ! Ok string changing takes longer but once stretched in they are the biz.
04-24-2007 03:03 PM
Homeless
Re: Options for a backup RG

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Originally Posted by GAZ View Post
I'm not sure what you mean by 'disrepair' but yes it's always wise to have a back up guitar. My logic says get another 1570, but hey ho .......
Me and the floating bridge haven't gotten along well. Anytime I have to do anything to it there is a good chance it will end up unplayable until I can get it to a shop to fix, which there are none around here. It's actually pretty sad that I don't even attach the trem arm because I have no confidence that the next hour won't be spent trying to retune it, or correct some other unforseen problem. I need something I can tune in 30 seconds and will always remain playable. If I had the chance I would probably trade my 1570 for an RGA just for the simplicity alone.

Maybe over time I'll get more comfortable with it, but I can't afford to have no guitar to practice with for an indefinite amount of time, and that's already happened twice with this guitar.
04-24-2007 07:32 AM
GAZ
Re: Options for a backup RG

I'm not sure what you mean by 'disrepair' but yes it's always wise to have a back up guitar. My logic says get another 1570, but hey ho .......
04-24-2007 06:08 AM
Eco
Re: Options for a backup RG

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Originally Posted by Phishphood42 View Post
Not really, I think the good sigs are made in the small shop with the J customs. The prestige guitars are made in the factory. Smaller shop= Good. Not that prestiges are bad or anything, I've just seen more attention to detail on my J custom than prestiges
Yea i guess, i've only ever played a handful of J customs, but they were all pretty hot.

I've played the PGM a bunch of times and love it, im after one myself but my crash the other week cleaned my guitar account for the repairs.

I think for the cash the PGM cant be beat, but it depends if the specs and look are to your tastes.
04-23-2007 09:22 PM
Phishphood42
Re: Options for a backup RG

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Originally Posted by Eco View Post
I'd say the 301, it mite cost a tad extra, but for the price you get dimarzio pickups and the build quality is probably nicer with it being a sig, but thats debatable.

But if you dont want a sig then the RGA is a good choice.
Not really, I think the good sigs are made in the small shop with the J customs. The prestige guitars are made in the factory. Smaller shop= Good. Not that prestiges are bad or anything, I've just seen more attention to detail on my J custom than prestiges
04-23-2007 10:03 AM
Eco
Re: Options for a backup RG

I'd say the 301, it mite cost a tad extra, but for the price you get dimarzio pickups and the build quality is probably nicer with it being a sig, but thats debatable.

But if you dont want a sig then the RGA is a good choice.
04-23-2007 09:03 AM
#1son
Re: Options for a backup RG

my RGA 121 VLF is lighter than my RG 2550E and is has a rosewood veneer on the headstock.
04-21-2007 09:38 PM
Phishphood42
Re: Options for a backup RG

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Originally Posted by Ironjose View Post
that's a nice guitar, i have tested and played it... and it plays great !!! it doesnt go out of tune... and its pretty easy to change strings with it
Yeah, they're really nice. The one I played was really ****ing heavy though, like LP heavy.
04-21-2007 07:07 PM
Ironjose
Re: Options for a backup RG

that's a nice guitar, i have tested and played it... and it plays great !!! it doesnt go out of tune... and its pretty easy to change strings with it
04-21-2007 02:03 PM
Paul_R
Re: Options for a backup RG

I really like the RGA121 Violin Flat.



I've been thinking of getting one since I don't have a guitar with a fixed bridge. Thumbs up for the RGA. Although, I have not played one yet.
04-21-2007 12:52 PM
sandman99
Re: Options for a backup RG

You should definitly go for an RGA, they are gorgeus and have that fixed bridge you want.
04-21-2007 11:59 AM
MilkshakeFiend
Re: Options for a backup RG

I'd say either the PGM or RGA - depends how much the price difference is and if you like maple or rosewood.

Or if you are on a tighter budget, there are other non-prestige hardtail RGs - RG321 for instance - wouldn't feel quite as nice, and have different pickups and body wood, but for the price, they are decent. Just make sure you try before you buy if you buy non-prestige. I've found they are a bit hit and miss.
04-21-2007 07:25 AM
Rocker1
Re: Options for a backup RG

Either RG2550 or RG2570
04-21-2007 01:50 AM
TongueShredder
Re: Options for a backup RG

PGM301
04-21-2007 01:16 AM
Phishphood42
Re: Options for a backup RG

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Originally Posted by jb4674 View Post
Any of the RGA guitars should work out, IMO. They have the same Wizard necks as on the 1570. Personally, I like the RGA321F

http://ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=RGA321F

Jimmy
My favorite RGA, but if you just need a backup a plain top RGA is just as good and costs less. Or, you could just get any RG of your choice and block the trem
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