GRG270B review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 8.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.8 (279 votes)
Ibanez: GRG270B

Price paid: $ 420.9

Purchased from: Music 47

Sound — 8
This guitar is great for rock and metal. I mainly play metal and hardcore, for which the guitar is perfectly suited. I play through a 100 watt Vox Valveatronics amp, with loads of inbuilt effects, the guitar sounds brilliant with distortion etc for metal, but also sounds great on clean channels for playing softer stuff. You get very little or no unwanted feedback off the guitar. This guitar is capable of creating a rich variety of sounds.

Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar withstands live playing well, although if your guitar goes out of tune whilst playing, its a bitch to retune it as you have to remove the locking bridge with an alan key, retune it, reaply the bridge and then fine tune it again at the bottom, also not good if you need to Switch tuning types. This guitar seems very well made, and the hardware seems really reliable. I use anouther guitar at gigs for different tunings, as it's not practical to Switch during a performance.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was well set up when I baught it, although I was getting slight fretbuzz from the way the tremlo system was set up. The pickups on the guitar are slightly loose, but other than that, it came in perfect condition, with no flaws that needed any sort of repair etc.

Features — 10
The Ibanez GRG270B is made in indonesia. The guitar has a thin 24 fret neck, with perloid dot inlays. The guitar itself has an entirley black finish, including hardware, with solid black tone and volume controls etc. It has a cutaway style, pointed at tips. It has a locking bridge, and floyd rose style tremlo. Included with the guitar was a gig bag and a selection of alan keys for use with adding a spring for heavier gauge strings, and re-tuning the guitar and raising or lowering the tremlo system, there is one volume and one tone control on the guitar itself, with a 5 position pickup selector. it has two humbuckers and one single pickup.

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