#1
why is it that ibanez suddenly suck at making mid range price guitars? the ones with decent specks only seem to come in black, whereas mostothers have horrible spcks. edge 3, wizard 2 neck etc. the rg series is what thy're famous for, so why the hell is it so bad at the moment?

they should design some decent guitars for the mid price maket, instead of the crap that they have now. the S series is miles better than the rg in terms of quality at the moment.


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#3
Go to the Ibanez forum, it's all they ever whine on about. And yes, the Ss are awesome.
#4
I don't like Ibanez to begin with, but perhaps the mid range isn't to your standard becasuse they've made them in a cheaper way?
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#5
What do you classify as mid range?
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about 500 hundred puonds (soz pound button isnt working)
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In that case they aren't that bad at all
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#8
Check out the Washburn X40 pro, OFR, Seymour Duncan pups, alder body, quilted maple finish. You can find it for around £350.
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Personally, their low/mid range guitars were never great to begin with if you ask me. The nice Ibanez were always the MIJ ones with Edge trems and DiMarzio made pickups. Those were GREAT guitars, though age has often not been kind the finish of the hardware. I think their quality dropped a few years ago overall. I played a JS1200 at a GC looking at amps. The hardware on that looked like it belonged on something a third of the price it was so cheap! The finish was still very nice though, as was the construction of the guitar. I'm not a fan of the AANJ, as I feel it takes too much wood out/off of the body, and leaves a lot of them kind of thin sounding.
#11
webbtje, most of those guitars have edge 3 trems, which are terrible. anf the others arne't bad at all (rg1570), but the colours are just horrible imo ( i know the colour doesnt make much difference but still, you dont want to own a nasty looking guitar, and black is getting a bit boring)
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#13
And the ones with Edge Pros? The ones with ZRs? And it's just stupid to discount a guitar because of its colour.
#14
You dont like the Ibanez RG series....................ok, that is fine, you're not the only one.


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why is it that ibanez suddenly suck at making mid range price guitars? the ones with decent specks only seem to come in black, whereas mostothers have horrible spcks. edge 3, wizard 2 neck etc. the rg series is what thy're famous for, so why the hell is it so bad at the moment?

they should design some decent guitars for the mid price maket, instead of the crap that they have now. the S series is miles better than the rg in terms of quality at the moment.


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I agree. In the UK ibanez are ripping us for decent RGs. Every other model especially the s series are decent for the price.
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If you don't like the Ibanezes, don't buy one.
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#18
Also, what happened to the funky colours in the RGs. The old RG550 had some awsome colour combinations now it seems they've scrapped that and still charge the same price.
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#19
probably some kind of marketing tactic to try to talk you into buying a more expensive one...
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#21
Get an RG Prestige series. They are only $800, made in Japan, have excellent trems, and the Wizard II neck is the shizz. I played one in my GC the other day (can't tell you about the more expensive models since all my GC gets is guitars lower than $1000, besides PRS and Gibson) and it was very nice. The pickups are decent, but you would probably want to replace it with some real DiMarzios (they come with DiMarzio designed pups).
#22
Meh, if you don't like the modern Ibanez, get an older one. They try new stuff, that's what companies do.
#23
i have an ibanez with the worst specs possible:

inf3/4
edge III
wizard 2

and it works FINE
#24
woah guys calm down

im just voicing my opinion about the guitars. I know a colour is just a visual, but c'mon, who wants to have a guitar they don't like to even look at?

yes, they are going to try new things, but don't you think it would be cool if they didn't replace the models they are knwn for?(rg2550 etc- i know they are now the rd1570 but why bother changing it?)
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i have an ibanez with the worst specs possible:

inf3/4
edge III
wizard 2

and it works FINE


the inf3&4 are terrible pickups. you'll find out soon enough

the edgeIII has no durability. you will also find that out real soon if you already havent

but the wizard 2 neck is nice


as for their mid ranged stuff, their artists and s's are slick guitars for the price
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#26
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webbtje, most of those guitars have edge 3 trems, which are terrible. anf the others arne't bad at all (rg1570), but the colours are just horrible imo ( i know the colour doesnt make much difference but still, you dont want to own a nasty looking guitar, and black is getting a bit boring)


Since when did "one" mean "most"?

And since when were the only guitars Ibanez made RG's?

I swear this forum is populated by inbreds, honestly, it's nearly at Pit levels of idiocy sometimes.

Low end Ibanez RGs are poor, doesn't mean their sub £500 guitars from other series are, doesn't mean their more expensive RGs are.
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#27
i own an S series and i love it. All the S's are good quality for the most part.

Edit: RG's are overrated
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#28
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im just voicing my opinion about the guitars. I know a colour is just a visual, but c'mon, who wants to have a guitar they don't like to even look at?


of course.

way i see it, there are 3 levels of colours:

excellent- the colour(s) you want it in.

decent- not your first choice, but if you like the guitar enough, you wouldn't let it put you off.

terrible- nomatter how nice the guitar is, you can't get past the paintjob (well, ok, maybe if they gave you a tyler for the price of a squier affinity, but assuming the value of the guitar is "normal")...

ok, you could probably split it into more than 3, but there's not really much point, as that is probably close enough.


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Low end Ibanez RGs are poor, doesn't mean their sub £500 guitars from other series are, doesn't mean their more expensive RGs are.


indeed.
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#29
You can get a RGT42FX with a fixed bridge, INF 1/2 pickups, mahogany body, wizard II neck thru for 600 bucks.