#1
I wasn't going to do a NGD on this one as it was just a Craigslist steal to flip real quick, but it actually has a bridge that I have been curious about for a long time, so I'll just say a quick bit on that.

Ibanez RG320DXQM




This thing was in really bad shape when I got it. It had been sitting around for a very long time. The input jack was so corroded that it didn't even put out a signal. But that's what I live for. I had this thing in good condition in a couple of hours.


The bridge on this guy is the Edge Pro II.

The great thing that I love about the Edge Pro is that you don't need to cut off the ball end of your string to put it in. The ball end goes down into the bridge into this little cavity, where it sort of "locks", and then you lock the string in again as per usual with a small hex screw. This is a really great design that works beautifully for the Edge Pro.

Unfortunately, the Edge Pro II is not so well built. This thing goes out of tune after a few divebombs. Very bad. I haven't actually said this about any Ibanez trem before, even the Lo TRS II I used to have was pretty good in comparison. But the Edge Pro II is one to stay away from. I'm glad that this happened to pop up so I could actually see what this trem was about for myself.

As for how it plays: it's an Ibanez RG with a Wizard II. Pretty self explanatory. I cannot stand the Wizard II. So it's going.

One other thing to mention: this model has binding on the neck. And I love that. More Ibanezes need binding. It looks so much better than my RG520, especially with the sharktooth inlays, which are also pretty.
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#3
Quote by evmac
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What neck are you going for?


The most comfortable neck I've ever played to date is the "Thin U" on my LTD H-301. But the Wizard III on my S420 is pretty up there too. And whatever neck is on my RG520 is okay, I like it way more than I thought I would.

What I need in a neck is a consistent round curve. The Wizard II is basically the opposite of that, it is a very hard D shape. the shoulders are round, but the back of the neck is virtually flat. Flat necks like that make my hands hurt and cramp up real bad.
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LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#4
Funny, the Edge Pro II is said to generally be a decent quality piece of kit.

Perhaps yours is worn out. Luckily you can just retrofit a real Edge Pro.
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Quote by oneblackened
Funny, the Edge Pro II is said to generally be a decent quality piece of kit.

Perhaps yours is worn out. Luckily you can just retrofit a real Edge Pro.


Yes that is very possible.

No way it's worth it to retrofit an Edge Pro. Not when you can easily get an RG1550 or RG1570 for $500 any day of the week.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
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Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#7
Quote by Offworld92
The input jack was so corroded that it didn't even put out a signal. But that's what I live for.


You live for input jacks that are so corroded that they don't even put out signals?

Whatever makes you get up in the morning, I guess.

Seriously, though, nice score
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#8
I think he meant that he lives for rescuing mistreated and abused guitars from bad homes and cleaning them up again

nice axe! the only ibby trem I have experience with is the edge III and I totally feel you on that neck style cramping your hand. I had an agile 8 string a few years ago that was very flat on the back. it was slightly thicker than ibby necks and I think it worked well since the fretboard was so much wider than normal, but on a normal sixer that would cramp the hell out of my hand.


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Quote by SYLrules88
I think he meant that he lives for rescuing mistreated and abused guitars from bad homes and cleaning them up again


i know that
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Quote by Offworld92
The most comfortable neck I've ever played to date is the "Thin U" on my LTD H-301. But the Wizard III on my S420 is pretty up there too. And whatever neck is on my RG520 is okay, I like it way more than I thought I would.

What I need in a neck is a consistent round curve. The Wizard II is basically the opposite of that, it is a very hard D shape. the shoulders are round, but the back of the neck is virtually flat. Flat necks like that make my hands hurt and cramp up real bad.


Yeah I had an Ibby with a W2 and I just couldn't get behind it. It was fine for solos but it just felt weird for rhythm work. The 3 is better but I personally like C shape necks
#12
Not only Ibanez guitars, but more guitars (in general) need neck binding. IMHO, only a handful of guitars wouldn't look better with neck binding.

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#13
Quote by Dave_Mc
You live for input jacks that are so corroded that they don't even put out signals?

Whatever makes you get up in the morning, I guess.

Seriously, though, nice score


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Quote by Linkerman
Not only Ibanez guitars, but more guitars (in general) need neck binding. IMHO, only a handful of guitars wouldn't look better with neck binding.

HNGD!


Yes exactly!

My LTD and my Epiphone both have binding. I really couldn't imagine them without it. The LTD even has full neck & headstock binding, and see through binding (or mahogany veneer binding, not sure) on the body. I love it.
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My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
Last edited by Offworld92 at Mar 17, 2014,
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Quote by Linkerman
Not only Ibanez guitars, but more guitars (in general) need neck binding. IMHO, only a handful of guitars wouldn't look better with neck binding.


Funnily enough I'm the opposite, I think binding can look weird on guitars which don't normally come with it.

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?