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Hi guys,


I need a shredder guitar and I've always loved Ibanez for this. You know the deal: basswood body, thin fast neck and an easy working, solid trem that doesn't go out of tune. Must be able to do the trem flutter thing easily; I already have other brand guitars with Floyds that need a pretty strong push to work (that's the way I set 'em so they don't go out of tune too much when I play rhythm...), so I really want an Edge trem which excells at everything vibrato, including those delicious trem-flutters.


I have two second-hand options listed in the classifieds, which in my neck of the woods is a pretty rare thing:


1) An old Japanese Ibanez RG570 (MIJ in 1990) - black with the original Edge trem; has the old "block-type" neck joint (prior to AANJ). Pretty good condition judging from the pics but still 28 years old; don't know how that trem's been treated during all these years. No case.


2) Ibanez RG2570 RBX Prestige, Team J-craft, possibly one of the early production ones around 2005-2006. Royal blue, has the newer Edge Pro trem and AANJ joint. Pretty beaten up looking, but has a case and it's in my town so I can actually try it in person.


The RG570 is about 120 EUR (abt 150 us$) cheaper than the Prestige.


I already have a Tone Zone and an Evolution Neck sitting in a drawer at home and I will be changing the pickups anyway, so that's not actually a decisive factor. Although both stock pickup options do seem pretty OK (V7/V8 on the 570 and Dimarzio/Ibz on the Prestige)


I kind of like the vibe of the old RG570 better than the Prestige, but I'm worried the 28-old trem might give me trouble. And I can't play the RG570 because it's a 3 hour drive away.


Which one do you think is the better guitar? Which one should I get?
 

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Try the 2570 if you're going to spend a lot of time up at the dusty end because AANJ really is a practical upgrade, Edge Pro is also fine.

If you don't like the 2570 then you probably won't like the 570 either, original Wizard necks are starting to get fragile at this advanced age so it isn't really a gigging guitar although the original Edge will be just fine.
 
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