#4
I say the RG is the best bang for the buck around that price range, esp since it's a hardtail(no cheap tremelo) and you get a wizard neck

and get it white, you dont want a dust collecting machine
#5
I don't know anything about guitars seeing how one of these 2 will be my first.
Are EMG pick-ups bad?
#6
Quote by mangone80
I don't know anything about guitars seeing how one of these 2 will be my first.
Are EMG pick-ups bad?


Active =no
Passive= Crap
Emg designed passives: More crap then the above
Vintage V-100, EMG 81&60
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#7
well, to start with, I dont think pickups on either are great, as ibanez tend to have bad pickups, evne the high end ones. But then again, your amp would be more important, so I wouldn't be to picky about the pickups
#8
How much are EGM Active pick-ups?
Would they be worth putting on an Art100?
#9
Quote by mangone80
How much are EGM Active pick-ups?
Would they be worth putting on an Art100?

they're good for metal, but a bit umm... "sterile" IMO. Unless you're going to be playing hardrock/metal through a tube amp, there's no need for active pickups.


Also, what kind of stuff are you going to be playing?
#10
Oh also just so you guys know.
My amp will be a
Roland Micro Cube.

I will only be playing in my bedroom.
and I'm going to be teaching myself.
So I'm absolutely positive I wont be sounding that great anyways.

I just want to know like which one would be best to learn on.
Which one could last me longest and such.

Thanks.
#11
Quote by mangone80
Oh also just so you guys know.
My amp will be a
Roland Micro Cube.

I will only be playing in my bedroom.
and I'm going to be teaching myself.
So I'm absolutely positive I wont be sounding that great anyways.

I just want to know like which one would be best to learn on.
Which one could last me longest and such.

Thanks.


In that case The rg
Nice thin neck and pretty sturdy
Vintage V-100, EMG 81&60
Chapman ML-1

Jet City JCA20H
#12
I plan on playing mostly Metal and Hard Rock.

I have been told Ibanez is best for that type of music.
#13
if you have 300 bucks, go for a higher end guitar. of those two the RG
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#14
then definetely the rg, since the wizard neck allows you to play fast and also easy to learn on
#15
Quote by mangone80
I plan on playing mostly Metal and Hard Rock.

I have been told Ibanez is best for that type of music.

mine has been decent for me to learn that stuff. you can get some nice classic rock and blues sounds out of them though.
I'm a Mormon.

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Kustom Tube 12-A
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#16
i have 300 dollars to spend on a guitar.
I figured these 2 would be the best choices.
So the RG then?

Should I save up for better pick-ups?

or will that not be necessary?
#17
Quote by mangone80
i have 300 dollars to spend on a guitar.
I figured these 2 would be the best choices.
So the RG then?

Should I save up for better pick-ups?

or will that not be necessary?

that shouldn't be necessary until you get better. or until you become a tone whore like me.
I'm a Mormon.

Gear:
Schecter C-1+
Kustom Tube 12-A
Digitech Hardwire Tube Overdrive
#18
Should I get the RG in black or in white?
Which will be easier to keep nice?

Should I buy anything extra for the guitar?

I have a strap and picks and stuff.

But should I buy soft strings or something like that?
#19
Ibanez RG2EX1 in white.
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#20
Can I get some tips on where to start with learning how to play?
please and thanks.
#21
Quote by ortrigger
that shouldn't be necessary until you get better. or until you become a tone whore like me.


how are you a *****?
sorry, no offense but when you have stacks of gear, then your a ***** :P


go for the RG and maybe modify it in the future, rg's rock so well....as the name suggests
#22
I ALMOST went with a 2EX1 in White. Looked so awesome. Id go with the RG, its an awesome guitar, especially for the money. Easy to play, awesome, reassuring feel. Cant go wrong.

(Basically, Anything Ibanez is MOST likely to be quite the guitar for what its designed for.)
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#23
Quote by godofshred
how are you a *****?
sorry, no offense but when you have stacks of gear, then your a ***** :P

i believe i said "tone w-hore. not gear w-hore. but ya, go for the RG. and you've already chosen a good starter amp so good luck. and there are tons of lessons on this site to help you learn stuff about guitar. i would also suggest learning some theory right here. and remember to have fun.
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#24
dude STOP STOP STOP
you can get the ibanez RG3EX (next model up) for another 20 bucks!!!!

just throwin that out there
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