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The new Ibanez RGD Series

Discussion in 'Backline' started by johnb757, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. egan.

    egan. daylightdies.com

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    @cyril. I dunno man. I set it up and then took it to a tech figuring I messed it up. It felt smooth but wouldn't give the full grand flutter. You would be hard pressed to convince me you don't get a nasty clank if you just let go in in dive only. At the end of the day though it doesn't really matter to me b/c it just isn't that hard to deal with a floyd.
     
  2. Ola Englund

    Ola Englund Only gay in the village

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    Fools... these guitars are awesome...the tremolo rules all...
     
  3. wutzington

    wutzington massive member

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    My white RGD320 should arrive any second... I'll post some Clips/DIs/Pics if anyone is interested!

    EDIT: Arrived a few hours ago. Fuck yes Drop B! This thing growls like no tomorrow through my SLO and the lead and clean tones are more than just usable, too! Just have to get used to the trem but hey - It was still in tune after I took it out of the box and played it for about half an hour. And it's fucking cold down here (southern germany). Just made the mistake to take off all the strings at once to change them to DR DDT's. Fuck that!
     
  4. cyril_v

    cyril_v ♪-♫-♪

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    ^congrats! definitely post when you get a chance.

    Yeah, I agree it's not that hard, this was my second guitar with a trem though and the first gave me such a headache that I switched to hardtails for about 5 years, nowadays I've got three other guitars with trems and I now that I know how to set them up properly and I'm used to the now so I don't have them blocked or tremol-no'd. I do miss it though when I change strings as it made the process a breeze.

    Anyways, OT. These guitars are killer and if I happen to find one cheap I'm definitely picking it up. I actually like the design so much that I got a replacement body for my 7620 along the same lines as this, lol.
     
  5. midget donkeys

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    How is it getting used to the longer scale length? RGD's are 26.5 scale instead of ibanez's standard 25.5 scale. I have been thinking about getting a 7 string for a while now, but worry about what scale length to get.
     
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    I played an RGD Last week and fell in love with it. I have BIG fingers so the extended scale made it a pleasure to play!!

    The Silverburst is sexy as fuck!
     
  8. locus_coeruleus

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    for low tunings get 26.5, it'll save you a lot of money and time on trying to get higher gauge strings (specially if you don't live in countries with a big strings market)
     
  9. cyril_v

    cyril_v ♪-♫-♪

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    I've gone from 24.75 - 28.625 and have had no problems myself, but the other guitarist in my band had issues from 25.5 to my 28.625.

    I'd recommend trying out a schecter hellraiser 7 if you can't get your hands on the RGD to try out to give you an idea of what to expect... it's the same scale length but with a thicker neck, so bare that in mind.
     
  10. colonel_claypoo

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    yes, please do so.
    i was thinking about pulling the trigger one one of those as well.
     
  11. wutzington

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    Here's a pic for a start:
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    I'll follow up with some clips tomorrow.
     
  12. colonel_claypoo

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    thanks.

    what's the finish on the neck like? does it feel sticky or something?
    how's the fretwork?
     
  13. wutzington

    wutzington massive member

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    The finish on the neck feels everything but sticky, it's a matte finish and in the lower registers it even feels a bit rougher than on the higher frets. Great for shredding.
    Fretwork is good, my guitars fretboard seems to have shrunk a little bit, but the frets don't really stick out, you just feel them a bit.
    The overall feel of the guitar is quite utilitarian and chunky despite the wizard II neck. This is a guitar for grown men. Had to get used to that switching from a well played-in stratocaster which has a very smooth and fat feeling neck. But it suits the guitar and feels very satisfying for hammering out carcass riffs and hear the low b string growl.
    It is a balanced guitar tonally, a bit on the bright side. Bridge PU is good and tight, lacks character though (it kinda sounds like an EMG), neck pickup sounds awesome, split positions have a nice chimey character. Everything you play gets a modern touch when you play it on this guitar.
     
  14. Benny H

    Benny H Degenerate

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    On the topic of 6 string baritones... today I ordered a Agile AL-2800 Baritone Camo
    I will most likely put my bill lawrence 500xl's in it..

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    .. they also do a 28"

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    There was a plain black one of that but that must be out of stock
     
  15. iekobrid

    iekobrid Authorized XSr™ Dealer

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    It's worth noting that this thread's original post is a year old, and Ibanez does now offer two RGD models with fixed bridges.
     
  16. wutzington

    wutzington massive member

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    So, it took me some time, but here is a clip I just threw together. Ibanez RGD320, Stock PUs (I really like them!) -> TSS -> LeXTAC > 2off-Preshigh -> Bricasti M7 Small Room IR -> Sneap Forum

    Warning: Horrible Playing and Noodling ahead!

    Drop A# by the way.

    I switched through the pickup positions and messed with the volume to give you an idea of the basic character of the guitar.

    Start -> 1:10 : Bridge PU
    1:10 -> 2:00 : Bridge PU Split
    2:00 -> 3:00 : Both PUs in Parallel
    3:00 -> 3:46 : Neck PU Split
    3:46 -> 5:12 : Neck PU
     
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  18. jherman

    jherman I lurk, A LOT.

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    saw the words "Basswood body" and closed the window.
     
  19. Ruins

    Ruins is zayebated

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    you simply make fool out of your self with such statement.

    there is nothing wrong with basswood, it is fine tone wood just like any other tone wood out there. granted there are guitars that sound better with it and there are that sound worse but the same logic apply to any other tone wood out there.
    get over this kiddi idiocrisy bullshit people.
     
  20. cyril_v

    cyril_v ♪-♫-♪

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    theres nothing wrong with it and it definitely has it's place, but that doesn't mean that people cannot have a preference.

    /2 cents.
     

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