#1
Okay, I've pretty much decided I'm going to get a Rhoads.

I've been looking at them online, but I haven't located either of these models locally to be able to play one. I've played a KX10, but never an RX10.

So let's talk about it.
First off, the polka dot RX10D.
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-JAC-2901400-LIST
Immediate differences I can see are the finish, the pickups, and the controls. Only a master volume and a pickup toggle. Pickups are Duncan Designed.

Now, the other Rhoads I'm considering is the RR3.
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-JAC-2913000-LIST
Obviously not the same finish, this one has real SDs, and two volumes and a tone control.

Are those the only differences, or am I missing something?
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#2
The Rx10d has a really cheap tremolo (reason I sold mine). The RR has the better sound, looks and a low profile tremolo(don't know about it's quality though)
#3
yea, i have a rx10d and am selling it, out of those 2 definetly get the RR3. also it is overpriced on that site, i got mine with a free gig bag for $500
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Last edited by Maggot3000 at Feb 20, 2008,
#5
The RR3 is made in japan also made of alder and the lo pro trem is of higher quality.
The RX10D is made of basswood or so the jackson site says. and I hear that the trem is of poorer quailty I dont know where these are made though.
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#6
not a biggy but the rr3 has more frets
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#7
Think of it like this: signature guitars always cost more than their equally spec'd non-sig counterparts, especially ones with a fancy finish. So 2 guitars o the same shape by the same company, but the one with the fancy finish costs alot less? You don't even have to look at the specs to make that choice.
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#9
[quote="'']They both have 22 don't they? As far as I know the only production rhodes that have 24 frets at the moment are the RR24 and the JS
Right. TS, I would go with the RR3 unless you really dig the finish of the X Rhoads. Better pickups and nicer hardware.

EDIT: For what its worth, there were only 100 of those Polka Dot Rhoads made.
Last edited by CJRocker at Feb 20, 2008,
#10
Definitely the RR3. Japanese-made RR's are fantastic.
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Definitely the RR3. Japanese-made RR's are fantastic.

The X is Japanese
#13
I looked, and they both appear to have the same tremolo... the JT580 LP. I've heard this is a good trem?

As far as the pickups and tonewood go, I'd need to hear each of them to make that decision. Tone is a very subjective thing.
Upon reviewing them both, they both appear to be alder with maple necks.

Do they both have the same neck profile? No, it looks like the RR3 has a compound radius fretboard, and the RX10D doesn't.
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#14
Quote by truespin
I looked, and they both appear to have the same tremolo... the JT580 LP. I've heard this is a good trem?

As far as the pickups and tonewood go, I'd need to hear each of them to make that decision. Tone is a very subjective thing.
Upon reviewing them both, they both appear to be alder with maple necks.

Do they both have the same neck profile? No, it looks like the RR3 has a compound radius fretboard, and the RX10D doesn't.

Uh, I think everything in this post is wrong.

The X Series has the Same JT580 as the JS, which is the cheaper version. The Black ones on the Pro and MG series use hardened steel baseplates.

Next, the X series has a basswood body while the Pro has an alder body.

They have mildly different neck profiles, but the fretboards are both compound radius (12" - 14").
#15
Quote by CJRocker
Uh, I think everything in this post is wrong.

The X Series has the Same JT580 as the JS, which is the cheaper version. The Black ones on the Pro and MG series use hardened steel baseplates.

Next, the X series has a basswood body while the Pro has an alder body.

They have mildly different neck profiles, but the fretboards are both compound radius (12" - 14").


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The RR3 maybie abit more but it is the better guitar, and it doesn't need and immidate hardwere or electronic changes

EDIT: This might be abit off topic but does anyone else think it's ashame that they don't do a pro series king V?
#16
Quote by CJRocker
Uh, I think everything in this post is wrong.

The X Series has the Same JT580 as the JS, which is the cheaper version. The Black ones on the Pro and MG series use hardened steel baseplates.

Next, the X series has a basswood body while the Pro has an alder body.

They have mildly different neck profiles, but the fretboards are both compound radius (12" - 14").

I'm just going by what is posted for each guitar on AMS.
So I'm not saying what I've read is guaranteed accurate.

This is why I'm asking.
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#17
I guess RR3, but if you want a real one get an RR1..
but you're probably going with the others since the price is lower.
#18
RR3 if you must, RR24 if you can... Dean razorback V 255 if you can consider getting a V that's not a Rhoads...
#19
If I were going to get a V other than the Rhoads, it'd be a King V. No offense to Dean, and I like my acoustic V, but I just don't dig the Razorbacks at all. The Vs, the ML-styles, no. None of it.
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#20
IMO the polka dots look silly on RRs, as ironic as that sounds..

Better specs on the RR3 too.
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