#1
I had a "What would be a good jack-of-all-trades guitar?" thread a couple days ago.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1238360

I saw an RG350DX with HSH pick-ups at my local guitar shop. For $629 (prolly 710 with tax). I don't know anything about this, but it has an INF3 pickup in the neck and bridge, and an INF4 pup in the bridge. 5-way selector switch. And some kind of trem system. A ZR system?

Anybody have any experience with it? Or is there another guitar someone would reccomend?
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#2
I was thinking of trying one out too.
The only question I can answer is the bridge will be an edge (probably III)
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#3
Hmmm... seems like a good guitar but I'd go with a Prestige. How much money do you wanna spend?
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#4
I own one of these, it really is a versatile guitar. I play alot of punk and metal but this thing can handle cleans fine with the neck pickup. If you want to play high gain stuff replace the bridge pickup, I replaced mine with a dimarzio super distortion and it sounds bitchin. Only downside is the floyd rose. It's great at first but after about six months it stops holding tune as well, still holds fine for just playing but if you use alot of vibrato or abuse the whammy bar it'll go out pretty much instantly.
#5
How much is a prestige? Atthough, I have only been playing for a year, and this would be my first electric. Am I aiming a bit too high? $700 would probaly be my max.
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#7
I owned a 350DX for a while. It's a good guitar but you'll probably find yourself wanting something different before too long. The Edge III is pretty hit-or-miss. Some will last years as long as they're kept set up properly. Some won't make 6 months regardless of how you baby them.

I'd actually suggest an RG321 or, if you don't mind ordering from the US, an RG2EX1. Neither have a floating bridge but both have that superb Ibanez playability. That and they're both guitars that you can grow as a musician with. Sink a new set of pickups into either and you'll have a bitchin guitar.
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#9
You are paying extra for the pickups, like others have said. I would look for a different one for under $400. You can pay more for the better pickups, but if you are paying $700 it would be stupid to not buy a prestige. I have one and love it. It looks great, it feels great. The tremolo isn't amazing, but once you get used to it, it is not bad.. Don't know what else to tell you. I'd say it's a pretty good guitar for the price.
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You are paying extra for the pickups, like others have said. I would look for a different one for under $400. You can pay more for the better pickups, but if you are paying $700 it would be stupid to not buy a prestige. I have one and love it. It looks great, it feels great. The tremolo isn't amazing, but once you get used to it, it is not bad.. Don't know what else to tell you. I'd say it's a pretty good guitar for the price.



i'm pretty sure the inf3 and inf4 are stock
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#11
I had one,
didn't too much care for it.
I traded for an Ibanez RG3EX1
it's better, IMO.
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i'm pretty sure the inf3 and inf4 are stock


Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're right actually..
#13
I wouldn't bother with middle range rg's to be honest, I'd say either get an rg321 or, like ch0 said, an rg2ex1 and go without a tremelo, or save up and get a prestige with a trem that works.
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I owned a 350DX for a while. It's a good guitar but you'll probably find yourself wanting something different before too long. The Edge III is pretty hit-or-miss. Some will last years as long as they're kept set up properly. Some won't make 6 months regardless of how you baby them.

I'd actually suggest an RG321 or, if you don't mind ordering from the US, an RG2EX1. Neither have a floating bridge but both have that superb Ibanez playability. That and they're both guitars that you can grow as a musician with. Sink a new set of pickups into either and you'll have a bitchin guitar.


How much is this RG321 setup? Sorry to ask again, but does anyone else knwo of any versatile guitars? (I live in Canada, and we only have 1 small store in my town.) What kind of pick-ups would you put in it? (I might not have access to them though.
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How much is this RG321 setup? Sorry to ask again, but does anyone else knwo of any versatile guitars? (I live in Canada, and we only have 1 small store in my town.) What kind of pick-ups would you put in it? (I might not have access to them though.


You can pick up a 321 as cheap as any starter guitar, and I'd put EMG's in it but I imagine ch0 will disagree with that . The body is basswood so whatever you think sounds good with that.
#16
Is an RG321 better than a RG2EX? Is it a toss-up?

EDIT: RG2EX1? or RG2EX2?
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#18
The 350DX is a pretty good guitar, especially for the price. I owned one and was pretty satisfied. The stock pups aren't too bad, the neck is very fast (with a setup) and the tremolo (Edge III, btw) is... Well, it will hold up for atleast a year or top two if you treat it good . But hands down, the guitar is versatile as he*l! I liked it.

I dunno why, but I bought a Jackson dk2m and after playing that one, I sold my RG350DX...
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#19
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Toss-up. Different pups, that's about it, other than colour etc...
Whoops, the RG321 is only sold in Canada (and the US) as the RG321MH, which is made of mahogany. So the difference is pickups and body wood.

As for pickups, I really can't stand when people put anything but DiMarzios into Ibanez guitars. That being said, there's no logical reason why another pickup may not serve you needs better.

Anyways, buying a new Ibanez in Canada right now is horrid. I bought a 321MH a year ago for $310+tax. That was a fine price and I was happy to pay. Now though, now they're $385+tax at Long & McQuade. If you can, order a guitar from the states. Yes, you won't be able to play the guitar you're getting before getting it, but as long as you can try a guitar of the same model you should know what you're getting into.
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Whoops, the RG321 is only sold in Canada (and the US) as the RG321MH, which is made of mahogany. So the difference is pickups and body wood.

As for pickups, I really can't stand when people put anything but DiMarzios into Ibanez guitars. That being said, there's no logical reason why another pickup may not serve you needs better.

Anyways, buying a new Ibanez in Canada right now is horrid. I bought a 321MH a year ago for $310+tax. That was a fine price and I was happy to pay. Now though, now they're $385+tax at Long & McQuade. If you can, order a guitar from the states. Yes, you won't be able to play the guitar you're getting before getting it, but as long as you can try a guitar of the same model you should know what you're getting into.


- I like mahogany. It seems solid.
- I'll try and find these.
- Will do.

I'm going to the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada soon too. They might have some good guitars there too. Probably better than the ones we have here. Considering its like the biggest mall in Canada.
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