#1
I'm just looking for an inexpensive guitar to play Metal/Metalcore/Hard Rock on, it will pretty much stay in dropped C. Can this guitar handle that well?


this one to be exact:http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-RG2EX1-Electric-Guitar-519783-i1167867.Music123
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#3
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the pick ups are crap...

what about the rest of it, I plan on replacing the pickups of any guitar I plan on buying unless they're unusually good.
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#4
go ahead..its not a bad guitar.
Set up:-
Kustom Sound 40W Guitar Amp
Marshall MG15 CD
Zoom 707 II (surprisingly good..)
VOX Tonelab ST
Jackson DK2M (Seymour duncan TB4 and the SD jazz)
#5
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go ahead..its not a bad guitar.


would it hold up to gigging? i hope to start playing shows sometime next year
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#6
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what about the rest of it, I plan on replacing the pickups of any guitar I plan on buying unless they're unusually good.



then i would say its pretty decent. and i would assume it would hold up to gigging.
#7
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then i would say its pretty decent. and i would assume it would hold up to gigging.

thanks for the help
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#8
It's true that Ibanez stock pickups are pretty weak, but if you upgrade those you'll have a fine guitar.

I have an RG2EX1 that I upgraded with Seymour Duncan Invaders and Sperzel locking tuners, and honestly, I am just as fond of this guitar as I am my ESP that cost me over $1000 more. Actually, I probably like it more than the ESP because I find the neck to be more comfortable.

I'd say go for it.
#9
Quote by fimbulwinter
It's true that Ibanez stock pickups are pretty weak, but if you upgrade those you'll have a fine guitar.

I have an RG2EX1 that I upgraded with Seymour Duncan Invaders and Sperzel locking tuners, and honestly, I am just as fond of this guitar as I am my ESP that cost me over $1000 more. Actually, I probably like it more than the ESP because I find the neck to be more comfortable.

I'd say go for it.


sounds like a compelling argument
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#10
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sounds like a compelling argument


Haha, I know it might sound exaggerated.

I'm not saying that the quality of construction on the Ibanez is at the level of the ESP. Not even close.

My main issues are the playability and the pickups.

I just find the slim neck and the body style of the Ibanez to be so much more comfortable than the Eclipse.

Also, I don't appreciate the sound of the EMG's in the Eclipse as much as I once thought I did. The Invaders just aren't as cold and sterile sounding, in my opinion.