RG370DX review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 1
  • Reliability & Durability: 1
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 1
  • Features: 3
  • Reviewer's score: 2.4 Junky
  • Users' score: 8.2 (1,398 votes)
Ibanez: RG370DX

Price paid: € 400

Sound — 6
Ok sound, very hard-rock and metal oriented but still quite versatile. I can play almost any style with this guitar, but I can notice that it sounds a bit bright and loud, so you lack the mellow sound on cleans, on clean it sounds cold and aggressive.

Overall Impression — 1
For the price paid, you could get a better Ibanez with a fixed Bridge or for less a Yamaha guitar. Please note that I'm not talking about pickups tone, which is a purely subjective debate, I'm talking about staying in tune which is I guess one of the most important aspect when playing an instrument in a band.

Reliability & Durability — 1
Everything is in the look and finish, the material itself is cheap.

Action, Fit & Finish — 1
Really bad Edge III tremolo because: 1) It will never return to it's original point after usage. Videos out there showing that the tremolo is stable only show that each strings stay in tune relatively to the others, but not absolutely when measured with a tuner. Therefore this guitar would never stay in tune whatever setup you've made without any modification on the original material after using the tremolo bar. 2) In Standard tuning, strings size and tension of a typical D'Addario's EXL110 set is the maximum you can go because the springs won't hold a heavier gauge without ending up with a bad Bridge angle setup 3) I doubt the tremolo could bear abuse. Anyway as it won't never return to tune it's useless.

Features — 3
Made in 2008 in Indonesia, Basswood, INF pickups, black finish, Edge III tremolo. Feature wise it's correct, I won't comment on the pickup tone which is purely a matter of taste. The wood is of wood quality in my opinion. Common, Yamaha makes cheaper guitars using Alder! Bought it with a nice gig bag and strap.

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    Its a well known fact the edge 3 is junk. Just wait. You'll see. I still use mine and its decent. But it goes out of tune well before my Original Floyd Rose.
    It's a good thing for the first reviewer that we don't know who he is.
    rv_phoenix wrote: These guys know nothing about guitars and music, generally speaking. They count the plastic bars on the guitar and, if the result is 5, they think the axe has 5 pickups: the difference between a single coil and a humbucker means nothing to them (many Ibanez show up a 2-1-2 construction). They also think that USA is the only existing country on the planet, using the same kind of deduction as used for pickups: I can't locate any other country on the map, hence, there are no other countries but the USA. If I buy a guitar in the USA, it should be made in USA, since no other country exists etc. etc. etc. In fact, most of the finest guitar companies are not located in the sacred USA. Most of the custom-made guitars and luthiers' workshops are located in Europe or Canada, even in small remote countries like Hungary or Romania (have you heard of a brand named Grosmann, for instance? it's much better than any custom-shop Fender). Big companies like Ibanez or Yamaha have nothing to do with the States, while old respectable American brands have relocated the production in Asia. Even Fender and Gibson, the core of the American pride, have moved 90% of their production to China, Korea or Mexico. Let's not talk about bands neither: there is no American band among the All-Time Top 30. Such reviews just make me laugh.
    + 1 USA blabla kids.
    hey no fair i want a guitar with 5 pickups and can make people speak fowl languange...and also to make pussys wet.
    i'm pretty sure bolenti's edge III tremolo is just faulty because it came like that or he ****ed something up. mine works perfect every time.