GRG170DX review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (754 votes)
Ibanez: GRG170DX

Price paid: $ 256

Purchased from: Sam Ash

Sound — 10
I Play metalcore/deathcore msuci from As I Lay Dying to Parkway Drive to Cradle Of Filth.etc. So It Catches those tones quite easily with it running through a Peavey Rage 158 (Transtube) wiht a Danelectro Distortion Pedal. The EQ on my amp sounds amazing wiht the Low-10, Mid-2, High-10 which gives it a beefy edgy metal sond to it. And With the pedal giving just the right amount of high gain I want the 5 way selector catches the tones amazingly. It Produces the tones amazingly bright and hte Harmonics sound awesome.

Overall Impression — 8
It matches my Style of music perfectly with the right amps such as a Vox or a amrshall even better and a ML2 Boss... man sounds like heaven in your hands. I've been playing for bout 1 1/2 yaer now and it sounds great wiht a lespaul/fender/ibanez tones. I would have liked a Floyd Rose but for a guitar this much suits it perfectly. If It Was Lost I'll be sure to buy another hands down (maybein another color) but defenitly the same one.

Reliability & Durability — 10
fro some reason this happens wiht al my guitars there's a chiup in every single side and on this guitar it was quite easily chipped showing the wood of the guitar. but quickly covered it with sharpie:). The strap buttons are larger than my Squier and not easily falling off but I would recomment that you get strap loks just fro the security to do flips and shit on it. iI Have used it as my main guitar (siimply because I would never use my Squier for Live play come on... ), but there was no feedback or buzzing it was setup amazingly at so it sounds great.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Well since it was Sam Ash it was hanging there just staring at me (through the finish of course... ) And the setup was great, no tto low or to rpickups did not need to be lowered or raised they were amazing.Th only thing I don't like is that since it's a HSH setu guitar there's not much room to pick. But other than that it was amzing. The finihs was quite annoying since I gto black gloss. The fingerprints are quite easy to show up on it.

Features — 9
Mine is a 2008 model fairly new got it christmas eve. It was made in Indonesia, with everything coming amzingly how I wanted it. It has 24 jumbo frets wiht the cool Sharktooth Inlays on a Rosewood fretboard and a light weight basswood body. With a laminiated top, with a Black High Closs finish (which gets annoying by the way). Looks Sexy though)Featuring a double Cut away Body with Powrsound Pickups and a FAT 10 tremolo. A 5-way selctor Switch wiht the amazing HSH setup.

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