#1
So I've been looking at getting a new electric, and I realize that theres an ass-load of Ibanez RGs, each with their own exotic number. Would anybody care to give some insight on what these numbers are for, in order to help my search for the perfect axe?
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#2
Well, generally speaking, the higher the number, the higher end it is. The letters after the RG can tell what kind of finish, or wood used.

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#3
if it's an RG, make sure it's 1550/1570 or higher (or on the older ones, 550 or 570 or higher). Unless you get one without a trem.
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#4
What's your budget, style of music, etc?
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Mostly metal (metallica, devildriver, necrophagist) though I go clean a lot as well with alt/pop music (oasis, weezer, broken social scene). I've got about $600-700 atm, but won't be making the purchase for at least another month or two. I've never really used a Trem, so I'm not sure how big a factor that is to them either.
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#7
ok since you dont use a tremelo very often then i wouldnt get one. If i were you i would go for a sz model, they seem to be very nice guitars.
#8
well If you don't need to have an rg or a trem then i would recommend the Ibanez IC400. amazing guitar but if you need an rg then I don't know
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ok since you dont use a tremelo very often then i wouldnt get one. If i were you i would go for a sz model, they seem to be very nice guitars.

Well, I dunno, maybe if I had one I'd use it. Plus those bridges stay in tune better than fixed bridges I believe.
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well If you don't need to have an rg or a trem then i would recommend the Ibanez IC400. amazing guitar but if you need an rg then I don't know

No, i dont necessarily need an RG at all, I just wanted to know what the seemingly random numbers on Ibanez meant, in order to help me figure out which ones are good for me.
I was hoping there'd be some easy method like "if it has a 5 in it, its H-S-H, if theres a 3, its fixed bridge."
Though having advice from the Ibanez experts never hurts either.
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#10
It's not worth it if you dont use the trem. go for something else. By the way, all I really know about the numbers and all the rest is that the 350 has a scratchboard and the (i think 750) doesn't.
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