#1
Im sellin' my S470, so that'll give me a good $400. I was looking at guitars in the range that were HSH, and I found the RG350. I know the trem is known to cause problems, so I was thinking of making some customizations of it.

- Dimarzio Norton in the bridge
- Dimarzio Breed Neck in the neck
- Both pickups zebra colored
- New knobs, white Strat volume knob, black for tone
- I will block the trem, and later on swap in an OFR

Overall I think it would turn out nice. Would I still be able to get really low buzz-less action with the bridge it has?
#2
If you're going to invest in an OFR, you might as well save up for a Prestige with an Edge Pro. Then it's just an extra $120-200 for the pickups. Knobs shouldn't cost you anything really.
#3
Or go to the bay shoppin' for a 570. Gonna cost you less too...
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#4
Whats wrong with your s470? It's a way better guitar than the Rg350
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#5
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Whats wrong with your s470? It's a way better guitar than the Rg350



+1

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#6
Quote by areola
Whats wrong with your s470? It's a way better guitar than the Rg350
Them's true words as well.
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#7
dont go with the 350. I own one and its 'just not it'. Saving up for something else is a better plan.
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#8
I dislike my S because of it's size, it just feels small and fragile.

I've played an RG350, and it felt nice and didnt feel small. I love the look of it too.

The Ibby Prestige guitars are nice but none of the colors really suit me. Sure buying guitars isn't about how they look, but if im pouring $400+ into a guitar i'm going to make sure I at least like how it looks.
#9
I get what you mean. I too like the RGs but due to the trem I got severely discouraged from buying one. You should see your options between the prestige and the RG350 with upgrades. If you think the RG350 with the upgrades are worth it then go for it. Keep in mind that spending that much equally on a prestige has better built with a cooler neck.
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#10
Frankly, buying a new 350 and upgrading it is just economically unsound. If you can pick one up for $200, then yes, it might be worth a shot. But getting one for a full price and trying to make a better guitar out of it is just silly.
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#11
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Frankly, buying a new 350 and upgrading it is just economically unsound. If you can pick one up for $200, then yes, it might be worth a shot. But getting one for a full price and trying to make a better guitar out of it is just silly.


agreed. "false economy" springs to mind.
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#12
Yeah, spending $300 on a new 350 would make no sense. I don't really want to say it, but BC Rich has come out with some really good guitars for around $500. You can get an Assassin for $530 with an ofr, Rockfield Pickups, and amazing quality. Might be a stretch for you, "Ibanez Lover", but it is worth a shot.
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#13
I can spend $400-600.

I would love my S if it was twice as thick and hd about half an inch added around the body, and medium-jumbo frets instead of jumbo.
#14
Quote by TJM2482
I can spend $400-600.

I would love my S if it was twice as thick and hd about half an inch added around the body, and medium-jumbo frets instead of jumbo.


So you essentially want an SA?
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#15
Quote by pifty
So you essentially want an SA?
I was interested but I feared it would fall victim to the "Ibanez disease", where my S is small SZ's are insanely small, pretty much anything Ibanez seems built for a 9 year old.

Is the SA the size/thickness of a regular Strat? If so i'll definitely look into it.
#16
Quote by TJM2482
I was interested but I feared it would fall victim to the "Ibanez disease", where my S is small SZ's are insanely small, pretty much anything Ibanez seems built for a 9 year old.

Is the SA the size/thickness of a regular Strat? If so i'll definitely look into it.


The SA is about the thickness of a normal superstrat. Or a strat to that matter. You have a GSA, it's similar if not the same.

As far as small Ibanez guitars, I have no idea what you're talking about. The S is thinner than a strat, yes, but it's not really smaller. Lookie:



And the SZ has the same size as S, only the thickness of a Les Paul pretty much. If that's small to you, then you need a sense calibration.
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#18
how bout a used 550/570?
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#19
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Anyone have any size comparison pics of SA's and Strats/S/RG's?

Im thinking of trying this out: http://www.zzounds.com/item--IBASAS36FM


You have a GSA60, according to your sig. All SAs have the same exact body shape. The SAS will, in addition to that, have an excellent neck joint which feels pretty much like a neckthrough.

The SAS series are some of the nicest Korean guitars I've tried.
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