GRG150 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 3
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 5
  • Features: 4
  • Reviewer's score: 5 Decent
  • Users' score: 7 (60 votes)
Ibanez: GRG150

Price paid: $ 11

Purchased from: audio phile, philipines

Sound — 6
It's just fine I used it before for thrash metal, now for variety, I use a Marshall MG 10 at home while on practice at the gigs any blasted amps and no choices at all! It has good + 10 pickups.

Overall Impression — 7
I play genre like Steve Vai, playing oldies favorites hits like 70s to 80s rock with a touch of Steve Vai's style. I've been using the guitar for about 2 years nos almost 3 favorite feature is the pickups.

Reliability & Durability — 3
Yeah, it's for live playing, just done use the trills technique and volume technique.

Action, Fit & Finish — 5
Great guitar - only thing with this guitar is first the springs on the floyd does not hold the tension that strong I have to add another spring (well good thing it has options for additional springs not like the RG series only be for 3 springs that's it! W/c makes it harder for my tension can't create trill on the whammy bar and the whammy bar is loose it makes this awful sound when you make trills!

Features — 4
I think it was made in china? Never was disclosed to me, it has 24 frets no scallops, Body is just the standard size, it has a way selector which easily being damaged it has static now.

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    Love this guitar. Have been playing it for over two years now and for the price you can't beat it.
    theflyingbarney wrote: Some people really need to be able to place reviews into context. Yeah if you're Matt Bellamy or Herman Li, for example, this guitar would look and sound pretty crap to you, and yeah you'd feel justified giving it one out of ten in every category. But if you've just started playing and you wanted to give a decent indication to other beginners out there as to whether BY THEIR STANDARDS this is a decent guitar to have, then by all means give it 9s and 10s etc. I can't understand the people here who are mouthing off at this review or stupidly comparing it to guitars like Les Pauls etc, because it's never going to compare and that's not the point of the review...
    Yeah, but it's still good to compare to a bit higher end guitars. Then you'll know if it's worth it to buy the more expensive guitar. Of course you don't compare this to Gibson Les Paul, but maybe you could compare it to Epiphone Les Paul. People should never buy the cheapest guitar available because you will get much better guitars for only 100 more. Of course your first guitar won't be a Gibson Les Paul but IMO you should buy so good guitar that you will use it at least two years. So you should spend at least 300 on it. There's much bigger difference between a 200 guitar and 300 guitar than 300 guitar and 400 guitar. What the guitar costs is not everything that matters but it will give you a good picture of how good the guitar is. And if you see a guitar that costs 100 you'll know that it will sound like crap.
    Good sound, but the pieces are too cheap. Have a problem with the bridge, it keeps breaking my strings.