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Old 03-19-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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NGD!!! Prestige Content

So I went with my brother to guitar center today because he just needed to pick up a new snare for his drum, and saw this beautiful guitar on the wall. It was an absolutely flawless RG1570MRR and when I say this thing had no imperfections in it, I mean it (the plastic was even still on the back scratch plates). My "new" S prestige had more damage on it when I bought it, and that's saying something as it was almost completely clean when I got it. That said, I plugged it into the 5150 they had at the store and my god, it was like butter. The fret work was perfectly smooth, the neck was as straight as an arrow, and the hardware was all perfect. The electronics were smooth and the pots were noise free. On top of how nice it played, it was loaded with a DiMarzio Crunch Lab in the bridge, a pickup I would've thrown in it anyway, and the back, to my surprise, had a Tremol-no installed, yet another item I would have had to buy that I was planning on doing anyway. This guitar was literally calling my name, loaded with everything I wanted, and I just had to do it. It ended up costing me $699 with the guitar, the original bridge pickup, the Ibanez Prestige J-Craft hardshell, tools, a pack of strings, and obviously the Crunch Lab and the Tremol-no, tax included.

Now onto the sound. It's a Prestige so the build quality is expected, and boy does it sound good. It sustains for days, much more than my S series does, and the note clarity and attack bites a little harder. It has a lot more immediate attack than my S2170FB does and it really shines on the high notes during solos and faster licks. Don't get me wrong, I love the tone of my S as well and while it's different, it's different in a good way. There's a lot of character in this guitar and it just feels great. Besides my S (and a few Music Man's that I've tried), nothing felt so immediately perfect in my hands. I tried it and immediately knew it was perfect for me. It just felt right. I could not be happier with it! But on to why you're here, some good old fashion guitar porn Enjoy!

















And here it is just chilling with it's new friend, my S2170FB.



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Old 03-19-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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That's just gorgeous man! I always get wet when I see "Prestige" in the title.
And his little brother looks quite sexy too
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:59 PM   #4
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #5
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Definitely a sexy guitar. I had a Prestige S5470 for a bit, and I much preferred my RG770DX in every way. I don't know which middle pickup your S has, but the one in mine was killing the sustain. I swapped it with the C3 from my RG and it helped the issue quite a bit.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:30 PM   #6
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Sparkly!

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Tell us how you do! Hoo hoo hoo!
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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Definitely a sexy guitar. I had a Prestige S5470 for a bit, and I much preferred my RG770DX in every way. I don't know which middle pickup your S has, but the one in mine was killing the sustain. I swapped it with the C3 from my RG and it helped the issue quite a bit.

HNGD!

My middle pickup in the S is just the stock DiMarzio/Ibz that it came with. The only thing I switched out was the bridge pickup. But yeah, a pup swap for the middle single coil is definitely in order for it. I might get a new neck pickup for this RG though, not only just to match the bridge, but because I messed around with a friends guitar that had a Liquifire in it and it was incredibly good.

But yeah, thanks guys! The finish is really something on this guitar and it's really hard to pull off in the pictures where the light isn't exactly as it is normally when you're viewing it. In person, it's a dark black with a slight sparkle to it. Every now and then when the light hits it, you get a hint of almost copper/red shine. It's kind of like that effect that the Ibanez Xyphos had with the Chameleon paint, but much more subtle. It's really a gorgeous finish and overall, I'm in love with the guitar.
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HNGD!!! Damn I kind of want a S2170FB now....
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HNGD!!! Damn I kind of want a S2170FB now....

Haha I love my S2170FB. It's got it's quirks and it isn't perfect (it's Korean, the fretboard radius is mismatched to the bridge, and the hardware finish practically wipes off) but it's gone through a lot with me and it's practically a part of the family to me. Honestly, this new RG actually plays better than my S but the S2170FB is gorgeous, at least in my opinion. Hell, I named it Topanga, and once you name a guitar and refer to it like a person, that's pretty much the point of no return
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:49 AM   #10
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HNGD!!! i love my prestiges. nice catch, especially with the CL and tremolno.

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:03 AM   #11
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:19 AM   #12
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HNGD! That CL does look kinda lonely though, a liquifire would be my pickup choice as well to match friend of mine has a JP set in an Ibby S5XE1, its all kinds of awesome
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HNGD! That CL does look kinda lonely though, a liquifire would be my pickup choice as well to match friend of mine has a JP set in an Ibby S5XE1, its all kinds of awesome

Yeah I know, I photoshopped a picture to see what it would look like with another pickup in the same blue color in the neck position and it really finishes the look of the guitar off. I'm just not sure if I want to go with the Liquifire or not. I know that they're meant for each other (the liquifire and the CL that is), but I never got the chance to try the cleans on the neck. I much prefer rhythm to lead stuff when I play and really value a pickup that can clean up and sound pretty warm as opposed to the sterility (due to the hotness) of a lot of solo oriented neck pups. At the same time though, I don't want it to be muddy. Essentially, I want a pickup for a clean channel and a clean tone, not really a smoothed out pickup for distorted leads. I just want to find one that mixes well with the CL (volume wise). I just have no idea what to look for. By all means though, if the CL can stay relatively warm and make a nice clean tone, I'll go for it, because it's distorted lead tones were great.
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Honestly, i prefer the cleans on the fire even more so than the driven sounds (and thats saying alot!) The cleans are crystal clear and have tons of depth to them while not being overly bass heavy, and the high end frequencys really shine while retaining smoothness. The liquifire has a bit of a mid spike to it so it cuts through perfectly and lets every note ring. These are all my opinions though so take em with a grain of salt as you would any other opinions played through a Mesa Roadking II
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Honestly, i prefer the cleans on the fire even more so than the driven sounds (and thats saying alot!) The cleans are crystal clear and have tons of depth to them while not being overly bass heavy, and the high end frequencys really shine while retaining smoothness. The liquifire has a bit of a mid spike to it so it cuts through perfectly and lets every note ring. These are all my opinions though so take em with a grain of salt as you would any other opinions played through a Mesa Roadking II

That actually sounds spot on to what I'm looking for. I want that warmth in my cleans but at the same time I don't want them so bass laden. I still enjoy that somewhat sterile twang that my 5150 seems to create in a desperate attempt for it to pump out a reasonable clean tone. It's almost a glassy kind of feel and, while a lot of people say it's a struggling amps attempt at cleaning up, I like to think of it, and hear it, as a glassy shimmering clean. Think like a periphery clean tone or a teaseract clean. That's what I want to some degree, just a little fuller and with slightly more warmth. Glassy would be how to describe it. The V7 in there now is pretty muddy in that regard.
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Well the depth of the low end is prominent without being overbearing. There is a mid peak i noticed at around 800-1.6k that provided all of the glassy bell-like tone that i would ever need in my cleans personally. The overall tone i would describe in the liquifire was depth with a nice blossom in the upper mids and the high end freqs are very smooth and articulate. If you do end up getting it, you should provide some clips of the cleans through a 5150.
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