#1
Hey UG,

I like to jam to hard rock blues like Clapton and wanted to know if the RG5EX1 would be good for that genre. I hear these guitar are primarily made for rock and metal, which I play too. How's it for blues like Buddy Guy?

Would jumbo frets and a 25.5 scale length make it hard to play bar chords?

Is there any issue I should be concerned about?

Thanks.
#2
Any guitar will work.

Make sure you use your volume knob FREQUENTLY.

Scale doesn't matter. Clapton uses strats which are 25.5" scale length

Nothing to be concerned about other than the comfort of the neck. Play some for a fwe hours and make sure your hands like the feel of the neck.

EDIT:

What amp are you using?
#4
yes pickup swap will help along with the right amp

Might I suggest looking at the S series as well.

One major thing I want to mention is the Ibanez necks are so thin that the "thumb over the top method" feels very uncomfortable for me. It might not be the same for you.

Also, playing with the thumb over the top is far from a necessity.
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#5
They're not recommended as such but any guitar can be used to play any genre if you use it in the right way. Although if you're primarily based on blues/jazz I'd have a look at the S series as they seem more versatile to myself.
#6
An Ibanez is good if you prefer slightly wider string spacing. I would say that kind of neck (a thin U shape) is better for chording and legato lines. Bending is a bit harder but personally I like the feel.

If you have smaller hands, you might want to try something that isn't as wide such as a nice C shape...
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An RG can do brilliantly if you use the right pickups and amp



By that logic, so can every guitar ever made. The Guitarist makes the genre, not the guitar.
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By that logic, so can every guitar ever made. The Guitarist makes the genre, not the guitar.


You don't see me disagreeing with that. Beyond amp, pups and wood, playability is next, imo. And RG's are very comfortable, tbh
#9
Your guitar has almost nothing to do with your sound/tone. Your playing style and your amp dictate that. I've found that if you want to play different genres, you need to develop different styles of playing to pull it off, or else everything starts sounding the same, regardless of what you're trying to do, so keep that in mind.

Though technique/playing style imo is the most important part of the way your tone, you amp will determine what your playing sounds like. For blues you'll want an amp that can do cleans and overdrive very well. For rock and metal you're going to want an amp that can do distortion very well.
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#10
Guys... How the neck is shaped is factor on how the PLAYER plays the damn thing. Some necks are more comfy to somebody.


So instead of not helping and saying, 'oh it's teh plaaaaaaaaayerz nut teh axes just practize101010101!!!!' why don't you guys give an HONEST opinion or guitar necks and playability so that he can start to make judgments for himself?


Can y'all stop failing so hard?
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Guys... How the neck is shaped is factor on how the PLAYER plays the damn thing. Some necks are more comfy to somebody.


So instead of not helping and saying, 'oh it's teh plaaaaaaaaayerz nut teh axes just practize101010101!!!!' why don't you guys give an HONEST opinion or guitar necks and playability so that he can start to make judgments for himself?


Can y'all stop failing so hard?


Guess you missed my post.
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Guess you missed my post.


If it doesn't apply to YOU it doesn't apply to you? Why would you reply? DO you need to get your jollies? Guess you jumped the gun. Fuck off, bro
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#13
if sea sick steve can play blues on a broom handle with one string made of fencing wire and a coke can bridge, then you can play blues on anything the neck profile is personal preference if it`s a concern to you then go and play some in a store and come to your own conclusion as to whether it`s suitable to you.