#1
Hi everyone, I recently decided that I want to buy the above specified guitar..The guitar I play now is a budget grg 170 dx that still plays pretty well, but after a year I started thinking that I really need a better tone and a floyd rose..even if it`s not the official one..
So the Rg 8420 has one Seymour Duncan "Jazz model" neck pickup, and another Seymour Duncan "CUSTOM5 TB-14" bridge pickup..Are these good pickups for replacing my old Ibanez?I mean is there a big difference in sound..Not the sense of quality..Cause unfortunately I cannot try the guitar before I buy it, cause I have to order it from Japan so I need your opinion=)..
Here is a link:
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/page_jp.php?data_id=2&color=CL02&year=2008&cat_id=1&series_id=1
Last edited by Rokkec at Aug 1, 2008,
#2
what's your setup i.e. amps, effects etc.

and you're looking at a J. Custom after playing for a year? You might be better off buying one of the 'lower end' prestige guitars and changing the pickups if you've got that much money to burn.

EDIT: nevermind I've just checked your profile. I'd definitely get the lower end model and upgrade your amp aswell.
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#3
AH I know that would happen..I know it probably doesn`t make sense to buy such a high end guitar now, but I really want to..So please advise on the pickups=)
I really wanted to buy a prestige for my next guitar, but when I set my eyes on this model I just said to myself:I must have it! =)
Even though 3,4 months passed since I really decided:P
And I will buy a new amp shortly after the guitar...Im saving for both
Last edited by Rokkec at Aug 1, 2008,
#4
holy crap, it looks awesome
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#5
Yeah I know=)
And its just that type of guitar when you look at it, you say holly sh**
#6
the only thing to decide is whether or not you like the feel of the guitar as the pickups can be changed easily. Try out some high end prestiges if possible as they have a similar neck and the same trem.
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#7
K..great idea=)
The local music store is specialised in Ibanez guitars, so they have all the Prestiges..actually I already tryed one..but a couple of months back=)..I go there regurarly anyways..
#9
That guitar is sexy. From what I`ve heard, those pickups are pretty good.

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#10
Yes..the red color ads to its uniqueness
well..+1 for the pickups then..glad to hear it..even though Seymour Duncan is a very good company..I want to know some of your ideas on them=)
#12
Quote by Rokkec
Hi everyone, I recently decided that I want to buy the above specified guitar..The guitar I play now is a budget grg 170 dx that still plays pretty well, but after a year I started thinking that I really need a better tone and a floyd rose..even if it`s not the official one..


A small note up front: just because the Ibanez bridge is technically an LFR doesn't mean anything; the high end Ibanez Floyd Rose style bridges are considered just as good, if not better than OFR trems. While cheap LFRs can be a major pain in the ass, with a guitar like the RG8420 you don't really have to worry about cheap trems.

Quote by Rokkec
So the Rg 8420 has one Seymour Duncan "Jazz model" neck pickup, and another Seymour Duncan "CUSTOM5 TB-14" bridge pickup..Are these good pickups for replacing my old Ibanez?I mean is there a big difference in sound..


The pickups are fine, but without the right amp to play them through the difference won't be as big as you might want it to be. If you want to get the most out of them, get a nice, responsive, tube amp. In terms of quality these pickups are way above the ones found in the GIO series.

Quote by Rokkec
Not the sense of quality..Cause unfortunately I cannot try the guitar before I buy it


Keep in mind that:

-every guitar is different, even if you happen to try and like one at a local store, the one you order might not be as nice (or vice versa)

-whether or not you like the thin Superwizard neck and the Velvetouch finish on the J. Custom is all down to personal preference and can only be determined by actually playing it.


Quote by Rokkec
cause I have to order it from Japan so I need your opinion=)..


While the Yen has slightly depreciated against the Euro during the last few months, ordering a guitar from Japan still isn't cheap. At all. I hope you realize that you're going to have to pay import duties, tax and shipping as well.
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Last edited by Bonsaischaap at Aug 1, 2008,
#13
Tnx "Bonsaischaap" for your great reply..you`ve been a great help=)
Actually I`ve arranged everything with Ishibashi(the guitar seller) so I know about shipping costs and other details..although I admit I have to dig in for some info regarding my country`s taxes and import duties..etc..But overall I got the idea what It`ll cost me
Regarding the LFR...I read in alot of places that high-end ones can be equally good if not better then OFR..but still thx for the heads up=)
Regarding the amp bottlenecking the sound..Of course I`ve taken into consideration I need to buy a new one(tube) as soon as I get the guitar in my hands..I`ll start looking soon..of curse I have to save enough for the guitar first:P
Actually..this type of neck really adds up to it being my kind of guitar=)..But of course I`ll find out when I`ll have it
#14
how much do j customs cost?? like a couple thousand? haha, where can you order them?
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how much do j customs cost?? like a couple thousand? haha, where can you order them?

americans (well everyone actually, but it's easiest for americans) can get them from http://www.ibanezrules.com/

and they'll cost around $2500 maybe a bit less.
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#16
They usually cost 2k dollars and up..in new/mint condition..You can order them from Japan via a couple of Japanese companies or some private "retailers"..or if you are lucky you can by a solid used one from other people near you..but chances are close to 0..unless you are from Japan of course

EDIT:You beat me to it lol
#17
+1 on what bonsaiischaap said.
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