RG370DX review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 8.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.2 (1,398 votes)
Ibanez: RG370DX
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Sound — 10
I play metal. Pretty simply. It has really great tone for metal and rock, and it has decent cleans. I use it with a Line6 Spider III 15, and it sounds fine with that. On occasion I have used it with a friend's Marshall MG, and it sounds amazing through that. On the Insane (hi-gain) channel on my amp (which is the only one I use) it is very crunchy and chunky on the bridge pickup, but I avoid using my neck pickup as it sounds fuzzy and muddy. Good for stoner, but I don't play stoner. It's tone can be controlled loads by the tone knob/pickup select and the volume knob can change from death metal distortion to dirty cleans. It suits my style very well.

Overall Impression — 7
I love this guitar for playing metal. However this has the wrong feature set for my playing, as it has a vibrato system I cannot retune easily, and virtually no modern metal bands use Standard or drop D, which is all I can coax from it. I have been playing the guitar for about 8 months now, and after playing friend's guitars, I still like min the best. I wish I had chosen a different guitar though, one with a fixed bridge for the alt. tunings. If it was stolen/lost I would buy a similar one, but with different features. I love the way it plays really well, especially the speed/thin-ness of the neck. I hate the neck pickup tone (apart from cleans), and my favourite feature is the neck. I wish it had a fixed bridge, and better pickups.

Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar seem very durable. I would and have used it live without a backup, and it has stood the test. The hardware is still flawless, and I don't need strap locks at all (but use them just in case). The finish is still solid, if prone to fingermarks.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar came pretty much perfect. Everything was adjusted pretty much the way I want it. The action was stupidly low, how I like it, and everything was in perfect working order. When I bought it, it has a slight nick in the paint on the back, but I didn't/don't mind as I can't see, no-one else can see it while I'm playing.

Features — 7
This guitar was made in Indonesia in 2007. It has 24 XJ Frets on a Wizard III neck. It has a basswood body, with a black finish. It has a superstrat body shape and a Floyd-Rose copy bridge. It has 3 passive pickups, the INF3, 3S and 4, which are in H, S, H formation. It has a volume knob, a tone knob, and a 5-way Switch. It has Ibanez locking tuners. I only give this a 7 because it is the wrong features for me.

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    MaDaL96
    I Havn't Got Long To Chose A Guitar As Christmas Is Coming Up Soon So Please Come I Have Some Advice I Don't Know Weather To Get An IBanez OR A Bc Rich Or Maybe Even A JacksonWell The Thing Is I Have About 12 Days To Chose And I'm Really Having A Hard Time Looking For The Perfect Guitar I'm Into Metal And Play Rhythym And Lead ( Mostly Lead ) But I've Heard Some Bad Things About Bc Rich's So I'm Thimking Of Buying The In Red For Around 260 Should I Get This Guitar? As It Has Really Good Reviews And Comments And Are Supposed To Sound Really Good They Also Look Really Nice! Thankyou!
    MaDaL96
    I Havn't Got Long To Chose A Guitar As Christmas Is Coming Up Soon So Please Come I Have Some Advice. I Don't Know Weather To Get An Ibanez Or A Bc Rich Or Maybe Even A Jackson. Well The Thing Is I Have About 12 Days To Chose And I'm Really Having A Hard Time Looking For The Perfect Guitar, I'm Into Metal And Play Rhythym And Lead ( Mostly Lead ) But I've Heard Some Bad Things About Bc Rich's So I'm Thinking Of Buying This Guitar In Red For Around 260 Should I Get This Guitar? As It Has Really Good Reviews And Comments And Are Supposed To Sound Really Good They Also Look Really Nice! Thankyou!