#1
Basically I want an Ibanez RG for more heavy sounding tones but don't know what to go for. I have a budget of £500. I liked the look of the RG1570 and it seems to have got decen reviews on here.

Why i am asking is because I don't know the difference between them all.

cheers
#2
I love my RG1570
A pickup change it's a wonderful guitar, but the stock pickups are still manageable
#3
rg1570 is one of the best rgs for that price definitaly...with a pickup change of course, i was pretty close to buying one but went for the ibanez xiphos instead.
#5
yeah i also wanna know what pickups for like nu metal / thrash
my rg1570 on the way too =D
#6
I put in a Dimarzio Tonezone in the bridge [boosts everything and gives a good distortion/lead/stand out sort of tone] which alot of people use [but hey no one i know personally does] and a Dimarzio breed in the neck for smooth darker leads and also to match the output of the TZ

The DM site has a pretty good pickup selector that can help you
#7
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#10
Bloody hell Ibanez have very few guitars actually and their numbers arent that complicated, definately not as complicated at the Gibson super classic goddess supremes or whatever they're calling them now.
I easily memorise the RGs people would want, anyway the 1570 or the 2550 would be the ones differences are, the 2550 has a pickguard and sharktooth inlays, as well as different colours, and the 1570 is dot inlays no pickguard mirage red or blue finish, both HSH set-up and the 1570 is cheaper.
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Bloody hell Ibanez have very few guitars actually and their numbers arent that complicated, definately not as complicated at the Gibson super classic goddess supremes or whatever they're calling them now.
I easily memorise the RGs people would want, anyway the 1570 or the 2550 would be the ones differences are, the 2550 has a pickguard and sharktooth inlays, as well as different colours, and the 1570 is dot inlays no pickguard mirage red or blue finish, both HSH set-up and the 1570 is cheaper.


Yep thats all it is

The 2550 is just front routed, different stock pickups [still not fab though] and basically fancier

And yeah the numbers are pretty damn easy to remember
#12
1570 with pickup upgrade if you want a trem, rga121 with pickup upgrade if you don't.

2570/2550 would also be worth a look if you prefer the cosmetics, but be advised that the extra cash is basically for cosmetics, and a bit nicer pickups (which you can change on the 1570 to pickups of your choice with the money you've saved).
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#13
RGR1570 because of the reverse headstock and because the 1570's are fugly. $50 more, so it's on you.
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Yep thats all it is

The 2550 is just front routed, different stock pickups [still not fab though] and basically fancier

And yeah the numbers are pretty damn easy to remember


I believe (I may be wrong) that it isnt actually front routed, but I'm not sure, it probably is now
#16
^ Hrm well it may still have the pickguard but be rear routed, but it doesn't really matter - it still has the pickguard

And is there any benefit of having a reverse headstock? or is it just looks
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I prefer the RG3892635620346453FMDX to be honest.
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I prefer the RG3892635620346453FMDX to be honest.


that's also a very good one. the neck on that one is so slim.
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#19
No, it's fairley simple how to distinguise Ibanez types, Rg3xx are the lower end trmolo RGs RG1xxx are the prestige and RG5xx are the old kick ass ones, they rarely stray from this unless they're liek the RGAs which are hardtail.
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And is there any benefit of having a reverse headstock? or is it just looks


from what i hear, it makes the bass strings slightly looser, and the treble strings slightly tighter.
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#22
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from what i hear, it makes the bass strings slightly looser, and the treble strings slightly tighter.


That would make sense actually, and i've heard some mention of that, which is why it would say make sense on the current non-trem Gilbert ibanez's, but the 1570's have locking nuts? That'd just make it a cosmetic thing no?

A good looking one admittedly
#23
Quote by Punk_Ninja
I believe (I may be wrong) that it isnt actually front routed, but I'm not sure, it probably is now


550s are front routed.

770dx and 760dx are the rear routed ibanez's with pickguards.
#24
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No, it's fairley simple how to distinguise Ibanez types, Rg3xx are the lower end trmolo RGs RG1xxx are the prestige and RG5xx are the old kick ass ones, they rarely stray from this unless they're liek the RGAs which are hardtail.

I'll teach you how it goes
(this only goes for rgs) All the other current models stray since they are all made in korea (including prestige S if you did not know)
1xx (Korean with non floyd trem)
2xx (very rare but korean)
3x0 (korean with floyd)
3x1 (korean hardtail)
4xx (Japanese with lotrs)
4x1 (japanese hardtail very rare)
5xx (Japanese with floyd)
6xx (Japanese made only for Japanese retail)
7xx (high end models. Come with the works cosmetic wise)
8xxx (J customs)
1xxx (lowest level prestige)
2xxx (prestige with extra cosmetics)

(pickup configurations)
x1x (single hb)
x2x (dual hb)
x3x (SSS)
x4x (hss)
x5x (hsh front route)
x6x (hss)
x65 (HS)
x7x (hsh rear route)
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That would make sense actually, and i've heard some mention of that, which is why it would say make sense on the current non-trem Gilbert ibanez's, but the 1570's have locking nuts? That'd just make it a cosmetic thing no?

A good looking one admittedly


apparently the locking nut doesn't affect it, but i agree that that sounds somewhat counter-intuitive.

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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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apparently the locking nut doesn't affect it, but i agree that that sounds somewhat counter-intuitive.


yep, happens to me too, i generally copy and paste everything i want to post into the quick reply box...


you taught me the trick dave. So now when ever I use a quote I just type my answer then copy hit back button and put it in quick reply box.
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^ yep! every so often you forget, though, and it's generally a monster post when you do...

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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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#33
edge pro II... o_O
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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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#35
i think it's an older model... the edge pro II is the giveaway, i think... most newer budget ibanezes have the edge III...
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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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