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01-01-2008 09:55 AM
metal gods
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

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Originally Posted by NeglectedField View Post
I dislike sharkfin inlays and I play metal mostly. I don't mind how aesthetically metal Ibanez is at the moment, it's the quality and choice of electronics I'm concerned about.
For some, myself included, a guitar has to inspire you to play. I just can't get inspired playing a 2000's black/dark blue/dark green, middle of the road, nan and grandad friendly.....

I gotta have sparks and flames, rock 'n roll, neon, crazy graphics, spandex up my ass... ahem, you get the picture.

I just can't get over how good my rg550mxx rf sounds, I must've got a really good one, a real keeper. It's so easy to sound good on it. It has a sound like Paul Gilbert and Van Halen that I just can't get with my neck thru Jacksons. The Jacksons have a dark sound, but my RG is just ROCK! When you hit a harmonic and do a dive the RG just has a totally different sound to the Jackson.
01-01-2008 08:38 AM
NeglectedField
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

I dislike sharkfin inlays and I play metal mostly. I don't mind how aesthetically metal Ibanez is at the moment, it's the quality and choice of electronics I'm concerned about.

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Originally Posted by Ayrton View Post
I would love something like this in a Prestige model.

Agreed, Ibanez need more prestige reverse headstock models. Though when I saw it in the flesh I thought it was lovely. I'd probably just replace the EMG designed pickups (which don't sound too bad actually, when I tried one of the Ergodyne models, remember them?) for the real thing, or some SD blackouts.
12-31-2007 07:36 PM
andy7jem
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

Yet another thread that doesn't live up to it's title!!!

I thought refering to "ass about face" it was going to at least be a bit saucy

Maybe it's gets better on the 69th post!!
12-31-2007 04:48 PM
JeffWiredBeck24
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

I'll take any dot inlay Ibanez over one of those crap sharkfin/ghostfin inlays anyday.
12-31-2007 09:15 AM
mike570
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

IMO, 3's are different from the 5's rather than outright "inferior". Prestige is obviously better quality but the 3's are nice if you can tweak them.
One thing that is a FLAW on the 3's, though, is that the hex nuts on the nut for the low E and A string strips easily. I needed to replace them on BOTH of my 350's.
My black 350 does have personality, though.... I like how a lot of the Indy's look too.
Aesthetics are hit and miss from person to person. Quality is above and beyond looks. You don't have to keep on top of a Prestige the way you have to look after a 3 series.
12-31-2007 08:38 AM
Batchimp RG
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

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Originally Posted by elcid View Post
Maybe Im wrong, but I;d take the ones on the right all day over the left on appearance alone
I'm with ya on that. Especially the first comparison. I've owned both, kept the MRB.
12-31-2007 07:40 AM
millzy
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

the neon blue is quite cool, its got the neck i adore, maple with the vine inlay
12-31-2007 01:10 AM
waylay00
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

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Originally Posted by Ayrton View Post
I would love something like this in a Prestige model.

Definitely!
12-31-2007 01:08 AM
Ayrton
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

I would love something like this in a Prestige model.

12-30-2007 11:25 PM
Lord Lemons
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

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Originally Posted by IbanezFreak777 View Post
Any one would take the better built guitars, because the colors of both are CRAP, WHEN WILL THEY BLOODY MAKE A NEON BLUE ALREADY.


COMMON IBANEZ NEON BLUE!!!!


can't you tell im stuck in the 80's !!!

I just thought of something, remember those heat colored t-shirts, that changed color when you put your hand on them or something warm.

Imagine a guitar that did the same. now theres an idea!!!
I like your thinking! Amazing mock up.
12-30-2007 07:12 PM
IbanezFreak777
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

Any one would take the better built guitars, because the colors of both are CRAP, WHEN WILL THEY BLOODY MAKE A NEON BLUE ALREADY.


COMMON IBANEZ NEON BLUE!!!!


can't you tell im stuck in the 80's !!!

I just thought of something, remember those heat colored t-shirts, that changed color when you put your hand on them or something warm.

Imagine a guitar that did the same. now theres an idea!!!
12-30-2007 03:18 PM
millzy
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

id be more inclined to go for the 'right- hand side' options..they are more my guitar but its not my opinion more yours
influencing my decision is the paint-jobs and severe lack of shark-tooth inlays which im not a huge fan of
12-30-2007 02:43 PM
courtney2018
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

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Originally Posted by Dee View Post
Was it Courtney who said (over at the Ibanez board last year) that she wouldn't buy the 2570 unless it came with a silver head? Is this right, Courtney? I seem to remember talking to you about it (and agreeing) in some thread.

I definitely said something to that effect. I remember having a long conversation about that over there. I did end up buying a 2570 in Vital Silver, but I found one with the matching headstock. I'd love to buy the gold version, and I still may at some point, but I'm still getting used to the idea of a black headstock.

I've got a couple of guitars at home now whose headstocks don't match, but I'd much rather they do match. It's getting to where you can't get an Ibanez with a matching headstock anymore. None of the Prestige models, that I can recall off the top of my head, have matching headstocks.

What I would like to see on the Prestige necks, if they're not going to match the body color, give some extra detail to the headstock. Maybe get alittle more elaborate with the inlay. Maybe have the trussrod cover made out of some special material, engraved, etc. There's alot of things that could be done, but something to make it alittle more special.

Anyways, there's only a few guitars that I like in the lineup for 2008. Actually, one of them happens to be the splatter paint job guitars with the reversed headstock. The only thing that's dragging that guitar down, at least to me, is the wannabe EMG pickups. I'd much rather have plain IBZs in there. It's easy to change them out, but the price difference between this guitar and the same guitar without the reversed headstock is a few hundred, right? Are you paying for that "special" paintjob? Is it the pickups? Both? Just doesn't seem worth it to me. I might see if I can't get one parted out on the bay some time.

12-30-2007 02:16 PM
Dee
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

I would also. There are things I'd change about all of them, but the Prestige's definitely look better to me overall. The non-Prestige's look like they were built as a joke.
12-30-2007 01:12 PM
elcid
Re: RG vs RG Prestige - they've got it all 'ass about face'

Maybe Im wrong, but I;d take the ones on the right all day over the left on appearance alone
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