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has anyone played one yet?
i was wondering if they have binding on the neck like the rosewood 350 dx's?
I prefer NO BINDING on my necks makes them feel thicker or something
I know it is a wizard II but i never got to play a all maple II just the 550 necks which i love!
 

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(sorry for my english)
that maple fretboard is nice. it is like my RG:



maple fretboard is very cool.
i don't understand Ibanez.... why no more maple fingerboard??? :(

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I would still go with the jackson dk2m over the rg350. the 350 sounded too muddy to me and cardboard like, while the jackson had a nicer sound. grant it, the jackson had two seymour duncan humbuckers, while the ibanez had the stock setup. the maple necks with black inlays is pretty bad arse looking :)
 

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I am THANKFUL that the 350 comes with cheap pickups. Don't you guys see the sense in this? With cheap pickups being supplied it keeps the costs of the guitar down and you can just go replace them when you can afford to with something better. It makes sense to put cheap pickups in it, so don't compare it to a guitar with SD pickups in just because the guitars LOOK similar, that's pointless.
 

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I am THANKFUL that the 350 comes with cheap pickups. Don't you guys see the sense in this? With cheap pickups being supplied it keeps the costs of the guitar down and you can just go replace them when you can afford to with something better. It makes sense to put cheap pickups in it, so don't compare it to a guitar with SD pickups in just because the guitars LOOK similar, that's pointless.
Exactly my thinking too.

I am very glad that the 350 comes with cheap/poor pickups. And what with it being a cheaper guitar, you can spend the extra cash leftoveron pickups of your choice. The normal RG350's dont do anything for me, but this one with the maple fretboard and black sharktooth inlays definitely does.
 

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Sorry but I think 95% of the people that buy guitars wont change the pickups, the V's are a good stock pickup because they are good enough to last until you get some decent ones. the INFs are just horrible.
 

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I am THANKFUL that the 350 comes with cheap pickups. Don't you guys see the sense in this? With cheap pickups being supplied it keeps the costs of the guitar down and you can just go replace them when you can afford to with something better. It makes sense to put cheap pickups in it, so don't compare it to a guitar with SD pickups in just because the guitars LOOK similar, that's pointless.
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RG350's $400 to DK2M's $600??

Let's say we get new pups...$120...$520...upgrade trem...

So $650 for RG350 and you already have an OFR equipped guitar with high quality pups.

At $600 for the Jackson you have a pretty bad licensed trem (I've tried one honestly and it doesn't feel well or stay in tune well), and for ME not very great pups.

On top of that I like the Wizard II neck better...seems like a better move all around IMO.
 

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RG350's $400 to DK2M's $600??

Let's say we get new pups...$120...$520...upgrade trem...

So $650 for RG350 and you already have an OFR equipped guitar with high quality pups.

At $600 for the Jackson you have a pretty bad licensed trem (I've tried one honestly and it doesn't feel well or stay in tune well), and for ME not very great pups.

On top of that I like the Wizard II neck better...seems like a better move all around IMO.
You're so confused it's not even funny, you should try and get a job as a spin doctor.

Jackson DK2M

Made in Japan (only Prestige Ibanez come from there)
Alder body (only available from Ibanez on the Jem VWH)
Compound radius neck (Only available from Ibanez on a JS1000 and JS1200)
SD pickups (Proper name pickups only available on signature lines and J.Custom)
Available in 9 finishes (Not available form Ibanez on ANY model)
Japanese made (by Takeuchi - company as good as Gotoh) FR licensed trem, might be a TRS type trem but it's made from steel - no one knows what the Edge 3 trems are made of.

Ibanez RG350DX

Made in Indonesia
Basswood body
Vanilla Wizard II neck
Vanilla pickups
Available in any colour you like as long as it's black
Edge 3 trem - Indonesian (Korean Ibanezes have Edge Pro II and Japanese ones have Edge Pro)

The way I see it you get a LOT more for your money with Jackson.
Just for comparison the $150 Squier Affinity strat comes out of Indonesia - that's how cheap the cost of labor is down there and you're telling me that the RG350 is a better deal than a timeless Japanese made DK2?

I know this is an Ibanez oriented forum but still..........

One last thing - I've had my SL3 for 7 years now and the JT580 trem sure feels different to FR and Edge/Lo Pro but it's as solid as any other decent trem out there but then again what do I know.
 

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Again, comparing an $857 list price Jackson with a $533 list price Ibanez isn't fair. Depending on the finish, the DK2M pushes the list price to $999. Let's compare a $999 Ibanez with the DK2M including flash finish.
 

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Dee, you're not really making sense here, at least not to me :)

Above, you say that comparing the Ibanez to the Jackson isn't fair, yet three posts above (in response to Drow's post, which blatantly compares the Ibanez to the Jackson), you say "That's how I see it, too.".

Either you do or you don't. Just calling it how it is ;).

On this one though, I'm 100% with dex.
 

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No, I'm comparing a modified Ibanez that equates to roughly the same kinda price as the Jackson, not directly comparing it at stock.
 

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With price factored in I'd say you getting twice the guitar for 1/4 more money.

Here in the UK the 350M is not even available but the normal 350DX is £300 and the normal DK2 is £330.

For £30 extra of your British pounds you get everything I've listed above.
Call me crazy but that's a MUCH better deal.

The RG1570 go for £450+ and still are only available in 2 shades of black + come with vanilla pickups.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=10964
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=67208
 

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The prices the dealers sell them at shouldn't really come into it, IMO. Guitars are built to a price point, as is everything from washing machines to cars, and it's really the list price that counts. But anyway, I probably wouldn't buy either of them! I don't usually go for anything below the RG5xx range, and it's gotta be made in Japan.

On the other hand, I fully agree about the finishes (or lack of them). That's just insane that the 1570 only comes in two boring colours. I wouldn't mind owning one if it didn't send me to sleep as soon as I looked at it.
 

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The only colour on the prestigue range i dont like is RB, black of course and the S finishes. All the others are great and original imo.
 
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