#1
I was just wondering of other peoples thoughts of this guitar.....
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#2
prestige ibanez =

if you want mahogany and 24 frets and a very fast neck and don't need a trem go for it
#3
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I was just wondering of other peoples thoughts of this guitar.....


I think I'd kill for one of those.
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#4
It's pretty good, but the price jump from the RGA121 to the 321 seems a little unjustified imo.
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#5
^ agreed. i haven't tried the 321, but on paper it certainly looks like you're paying a vast premium for pickups and a figured top...
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#6
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^ agreed. i haven't tried the 321, but on paper it certainly looks like you're paying a vast premium for pickups and a figured top...


Not to mention Gotoh tuners but...its still a 300 pound/600 dollar difference.
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^ agreed. i haven't tried the 321, but on paper it certainly looks like you're paying a vast premium for pickups and a figured top...


An absolute rapeage of a premium.

Not sure what alternatives you could go for, hardtail and 24 fret guitar... (not thinking much today.)
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Not to mention Gotoh tuners but...its still a 300 pound/600 dollar difference.


the 121 doesn't have gotohs? i'd have thought it did, but i could be wrong. the rg1570 has gotohs, as far as i'm aware.

even still, you can get the 121 for about £500-£550... the 321 is more like £900. EDIT: i just checked gak and it's £1000- the 121 is more like £550-£600. that's some premium, as said above.

EDIT #2: the new coloured version also seems not to have the maple top- if you want the plain maple top you seem to have to go with the old natural or violin-finished one.
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#10
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how hard is it to get coil splitting for a guitar like this?


the 5 way switch on Ibanez's HH guitars gives you a pretty nice selection of options already, can't remember exactly but its something like:

-neck pickup
-inner to coils of both pickups
-both pickups
-bridge pickup in parallel
-bridge pickup
#11
^ yeah, something like that. i think it's the neck pickup in parallel, though, not the bridge.

coil splitting wouldn't be that hard to install- in a worst case scenario, you'd maybe have to buy new pots, switches, wire and pickups. most humbuckers are already 4-conductor though (the ones on that ibanez are, anyway).
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^ yeah, something like that. i think it's the neck pickup in parallel, though, not the bridge.

coil splitting wouldn't be that hard to install- in a worst case scenario, you'd maybe have to buy new pots, switches, wire and pickups. most humbuckers are already 4-conductor though (the ones on that ibanez are, anyway).


Yup:

1 Bridge
2 Inner coils from both pickups
3 Neck and bridge pickups
4 Neck in parallel
5 Neck

By the way, info on the wiring can be found on the Ibanez site under "support". For other diagrams, look at the Seymour Duncan site.


I never really miss a coil splitting option on my Ibanez guitars, anyway; the 5 way switch gives me all the versatility I need.


As for the 121 vs. 321; I'd go for the 121.

The different pickups and flamed maple top aren't worth the up charge (or premium as it seems to be called in this thread ) to me. The 321 is not better built and the neck will be the same as the one on the 121.

The money you save can be put towards upgrades like your choice of new pickups, new electronics, etc.
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Yup:

1 Bridge
2 Inner coils from both pickups
3 Neck and bridge pickups
4 Neck in parallel
5 Neck

By the way, info on the wiring can be found on the Ibanez site under "support". For other diagrams, look at the Seymour Duncan site.


I never really miss a coil splitting option on my Ibanez guitars, anyway; the 5 way switch gives me all the versatility I need.


As for the 121 vs. 321; I'd go for the 121.

The different pickups and flamed maple top aren't worth the up charge (or premium as it seems to be called in this thread ) to me. The 321 is not better built and the neck will be the same as the one on the 121.

The money you save can be put towards upgrades like your choice of new pickups, new electronics, etc.


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#16
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the 5 way switch on Ibanez's HH guitars gives you a pretty nice selection of options already, can't remember exactly but its something like:

-neck pickup
-inner to coils of both pickups
-both pickups
-bridge pickup in parallel
-bridge pickup


what does bridge in parallel do? ps i have a hsh guitar
#17
it'd drop the output a bit, and sound a bit thinner, while still remaining noiseless (unlike a coil split). can work quite well if you have a hot and/or thick-sounding bridge pickup, to let you get nicer cleans out of it.
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