#1
Im thinking about buying one of the two models.
Just wondered the difference between the two as I am fairly new to guitar.
Thanks.
Last edited by Alicks at Nov 22, 2009,
#2
Purely the scratch plate (350 having one, 370 not having one), nothing else from what i remember.
Ibanez RG370DX
Schecter C-1 Classic
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#4
I like the white 350DX but also like the all black 370DX.
A lot of people have recommended Ibanez and thats why Im looking into it.
Any other suggestions?
#5
What's your budget and location??

And also, anything specifically you're looking for in the guitar? (FR, fixed bridge etc??)
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Tanglewood TW28 Acoustic
Last edited by Darkpagey at Nov 22, 2009,
#6
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I'm joking, but I would only get the 350, I don't know why....
But both are kinda bad for what I want, they both have Basswood bodies which I don't particularly like...

Going by the gear in your sig you're not really in a position to be commenting on stuff like that

Nothing wrong with basswood, however the bridge on the low end RG's is another matter...made of cheap materials, and prone to wear and tear. Also with it being a floating bridge a beginner should avoid it like the plague, far too much of an obstacle to actually learning to play in the early days.
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#7
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Going by the gear in your sig you're not really in a position to be commenting on stuff like that


Yes I am.... Why? Because I am joking.

Anyway, to the main intent of this whole thread, your price range that might be the best thing for you.
#8
Not really, over priced but more importantly far to much pissing about to maintain and nigh-on impossible to learn on.
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#10
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What's your budget and location??

And also, anything specifically you're looking for in the guitar? (FR, fixed bridge etc??)


I live in the United Kingdom (East midlands) and my price range is anything under £350.
As for anything specific I am fairly new and don't really know all the techincal jargon, I previously had one of these piss poor guitar packs with a rubbish stratocaster, rubbish amp and rubbish gig bag, so I don't know exactly what I'm looking for
#11
Quote by Alicks
I live in the United Kingdom (East midlands) and my price range is anything under £350.
As for anything specific I am fairly new and don't really know all the techincal jargon, I previously had one of these piss poor guitar packs with a rubbish stratocaster, rubbish amp and rubbish gig bag, so I don't know exactly what I'm looking for


Ok cool man.

Answer me this too (sorry) - what is your current gear? (unless you are still using the guitar pack stuff, forgive me if you are, i am just a bit unclear), and what music style do you play?

If you already have a decent guitar you may want to look into upgrading your amp. Then again, if like you say you are just beginning then for the purpose of progressing with your learning then a guitar may be the better option.

Also, judging by what you said i would definately look into buying a fixed bridge guitar and not a Floyd rose system like on the RG's. This way you can easily change tunings and is overall much better convinience!!!
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Last edited by Darkpagey at Nov 22, 2009,
#13
Quote by Darkpagey
Ok cool man.

Answer me this too (sorry) - what is your current gear? (unless you are still using the guitar pack stuff, forgive me if you are, i am just a bit unclear), and what music style do you play?

If you already have a decent guitar you may want to look into upgrading your amp. Then again, if like you say you are just beginning then for the purpose of progressing with your learning then a guitar may be the better option.

Also, judging by what you said i would definately look into buying a fixed bridge guitar and not a Floyd rose system like on the RG's. This way you can easily change tunings and is overall much better convinience!!!


Well I don't really have current gear at the minute due to my stratocaster breaking, it was a really poor buy on my behalf really tho, one of these cheap deals all inclusive amp, bag, strap, strings etc. looks good to a beginner but turns out to be terrible, the amp broke as did the guitar.

I learnt some chords and a little of the foo fighters songs but the sound through the amp was terrible, iv been advised to purchase a Peavey vypyr amp, which on ebay are around £85.
#15
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Yeah, a Vypyr will come out of the box and eat your amp. Then fart out its own sound and the sound of your cheap amp.


Haha! Well if it's that good then I definately will buy it.
#16
The Vypyr's a good little amp, but avoid cheap LTDs, Ibanezes and Jacksons....they're pretty poor and also overpriced.

Honestly, around the £300 mark you're best looking at the companies that specialise in cheap instruments - they're more competitive as it's their whole business so you get more for your money. The likes of Shine, Indie, Vintage and Cort all make great guitars for the money (mostly made in the Cort factory anyway ).
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#17
If you could stretch to £400, and were willing to go that far, you could look at the Washburn X50 Pro. It has great pickups and is overall a really good guitar for the price...

Try one out if you can.
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#19
Quote by Darkpagey
If you could stretch to £400, and were willing to go that far, you could look at the Washburn X50 Pro. It has great pickups and is overall a really good guitar for the price...

Try one out if you can.


+1

keep an eye out, too- a while back they were going for £300, and if you can find a shop which still has them at the old prices...

EDIT: if it has to be £300, and new, personally i'd either get the best yamaha pacifica available for that price (probably the 612v), or a lag jet (not at the rrp, i've seen some good deals online and i know one shop where you can pick up the 500 series for that amount of money, assuming they're not b-stock or something as that's a very good deal).
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#20
Ibanez RG321 gets my vote. Easy to play, easy to maintain, and it sounds good. Not to mention if you're willing to go used you could probably get one for a pittance.
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#21
Thanks for the advice guys!

I was hoping to spend around £450 altogether, I figured if I buy the peavey amp for around £85 pounds then that would leave me £365 left over. If I could find the Washburn for around that price id be willing to pay but otherwise I don't know whether i would stretch to £400.