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  1. Pickups & wiring
    hi everybody! i've a sc620 (it's a S series body with fixed wraparound bridge and ebony board 25' scale). it has a tone zone in the bridge and i liked it, but after months of playing i think that i don't like it very much.i think it's too muddy so i was seeking for an alternative. i read good...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys. At the moment I've come to a dead end: which wood will give me strong attack, screamy and punchy sound for solos and fast playing? Mahogany or Basswood? I've been looking at Ibanez guitars on Ibanezrules.com and I've got a few candidates: RG20062/63, RG3520Z and RG2620. I've heard...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Not talking golf either ! :P If you were building an Ibanez from scratch and you had any choice of wood for it, what wood would you use and why ? Is there something in it's tone that made you decide one way or another, is it for weight reasons, or... ?? Let me know what you'd do !
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Don't know if this is old news or not, but I've only just heard that the RG770DX is going to be reissued. Advert here: http://www.andertons.co.uk/acatalog/info_RG770DXRR.html I'm sure they'll be popular, but look how much they are charging!
  5. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    While at GC today, I played a $2099 Suhr Tele. Then playd a $149 Squire Tele. The diffenece? A whole bunch of money. That's it. The tone was a little different. But not $1800 different. Not even different enough for the average person to notice. And get this. The Squire was set up and...
  6. Pickups & wiring
    I hear the reason they don't advertise the Megadrive is because it's close to the SS. I have not played a SS but have played a Megadrive a few times. How do they compare?
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    No big suprise here, alot of you already knew from some of my previous posts I was getting this one. :) Here's a brief :rolleyes: introduction that I'm sure alot of you can relate to;) One day a couple years ago I picked up and played an RGT42fx (flat blk with green wedge inlays) in this small...
  8. Pickups & wiring
    An X2N in a Basswood RG? I know they sound sweet in Mahogany guitars like Gibsons but how do they sound in a RG? How about a Breed in a Alder or Ash Strat? How did it sound? I'm thinking of taking the Breed from my RG and putting it in my G&L. Then, putting a X2N in the RG Bridge on both of...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've recently read a few online articles about the tonal properties of different body woods, and I was wondering what fellow Jemsiters have to say on the topic. How would you describe the tonal characteristics of basswood, mahogany, ash or alder(or any others you care to add)? Any opinions or...
  10. Pickups & wiring
    How does it sound. Is it more tighter and less dark than... basswood? I see everyone seems to love it in basswood, but also a lot of mixed responses. I do like the mids, but I think it could use a liiiiittle bit less bass. what wood do you think tone zone is best in of mahogany/basswood/alder...
  11. Pickups & wiring
    I've upgraded to a Mark III purple stripe combo and I'm loving the tones I'm getting, however, the V7/V8 combo in my RG2020xtb just doesn't cut it. I'm looking for something with a little more punch especially for palm mutes. Some tones I'm looking for are Testament (particularly that smooth...
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I'm debating whether or not I should put new pickups in my stock rg7420. And if so, which pickups should I get for it? I want a good metal tone that is clear, with crisp chords, and a smooth lead, but without that shrill, harsh, trebly, hot tone. Should I do that or just try to sell/get rid...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey I just checked out Carvins website - and its new. I haven't checked in a long time - but I've got to say - this one is MUCH nicer - you can see all the specs, and there are a series of menus to go through to pick options. It's pretty sweet I say. Check it out if you haven't already.
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I while back I changed out the v7 and v8 pickups out for an air zone(B) and air norton(N).... in my rga121vlf and I have to say, in this guitar the stock pickups sound great. Those particular dimarzios are not suited for this guitar IMO. Now b4 you call me crazy, I liked the tone great when...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Im doing up a Custom guitar with the help of Chris Woods. However, Im ordering a fresh guitar then selling the neck first. Im curious if the upgrade for the RG2550e over the RG1570 is worth it?!? You get a pickguard and different pickups. Are the IBZ pups a quality pickup, or mass produced...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Has anyone out there played the ESP Horizon FR(ash body) and FR II(alder body) ? I am interested in one of these guitars, and was wondering how they compare tonewise. Any help would be appreciated. :) Rock on!
  17. Pickups & wiring
    I never had any mahogany guitars so this is my first.now i need to get rid o those crappy pups, any sugestions what sounds good in mahogany? i'm looking at Dsonic, i allready got a superdistortion,airnorton,fullshred in my other guitars. i like petrucci kinda sounds but it allsowe needs a bit...
  18. Pickups & wiring
    Hey I want to know the similarities and differences betweesn these pickups. thanks, nick
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    SO here we go... Some S guitars.
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I got me a 2007 Ibanez J Custom RG8420FE BX last week. I got it on evilbay from a guy in Japan. After I got my pink J Custom I've been all about the J Customs, they just plain are the best Ibanez makes period. I know it's black, and I'm usually the 1st one to complain about black guitars, but...
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