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Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:18 am
by Matwey
OK, i got B.C.Rich Warlock Platinum Blue Matallic 8) ....But i am going to exchange it for one of the Ibanez RG series, 270 or 370. So here we go, folks -- i need your advice, can't really choose between both. From the first sight, RG370 got better sound, the neck feels good... but i kinda don't like that shark tooth neck inlay -- pretty unusual to interact with it, and that plastic stripe over the lower neck edge doesn't feel good. RG270 has a standard dot neck inlay, no plastic decoration, and the fretboard is a polished rosewod, which feels good) against the bound rosewood for RG370 particular one i saw. And the 270 one is a blue body, 370 is a dark green. The rest(body, frets, floyds, pickups, etc) seems to be the same.

So, guys, any opinion would be good to hear! :)

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:55 am
by badhorsie
just go for a jem, rg on steroids with great sounds... 8)
but i think more expensive :roll:

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:18 pm
by Matwey
badhorsie wrote:just go for a jem, rg on steroids with great sounds... 8)
but i think more expensive :roll:
well, yes, i'm up to some extra $$$, of course i am! :D but it sounds like it worth it! 8)

thanx for the input, badhorsie 8)


Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:50 pm
by 962
I don't think a Jem is just an RG on steroids. It's way more than that.

I think if you get a 7V, especially the white one, you're laughing. You can't go wrong. Yes it's expensive,but you get everything you pay for.

I've played a lot of RG's recently and none of them were worth trying to compare with my Jem. I don't say this because I think the Jem is the best thing in the world, just because it's Steve's.

In all honesty, I found the JS1000 more playable, but didn't discover this until after I got my Jem. nevermind, just have to save up a grand.

The other Jem's, especially the 555, aren't, in my opinion, quite as a standard as the 7V but are still better than the RG's.

I thoroughly recommend the Ergodyne guitars - they're heavy, but sound great and are well equipped, hardware-wise. Check 'em out. At the end of the day tho, we can only provide an opinion - you gotta try out a bunch of guitars and decidewhich most suits you, your playing, and your bank account.

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 9:52 pm
by Matwey
Well, thanks for such a comprehensive info, 962 :) My heart&soul definately say that i would buy all the guitars Steve and Joe made at Ibanez(and even those of Munky&Head guys from KoЯn ;) ) ....but my bank account says that i'm going for RG at the moment :roll:

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:35 pm
by shredace
hey Badhorsie, maybe you can be like the Lance Armstrong of the guitar world, and beat your wrist problem to go off and shred the crap out of Yngwie Malmsteen. Anyways, I own:
'72 Telecaster
'92 Jem DSY
'98 S
Ovation Celebrity
Jazz Bass
Brand New limited Ed. Tele
Hamer Strat knock off
DeArmond X

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:31 am
by greg
How about looking for a secondhand rg which is better than the 370, or a secondhand jem555? More guitar for your bucks that way.

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:55 am
by Matwey
here, btw, what Steve says about JEMs and RGs:
Oh, the Jem came first and then the RG followed as a more affordable model of the Jem. They may have been released at the same time I really don't know. It's extraordinary how out of the loop I am with these things. I'm still really facinated with the sounds they can make though. ... ht=#176195


Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:58 am
by Matwey
greg wrote:How about looking for a secondhand rg which is better than the 370, or a secondhand jem555? More guitar for your bucks that way.
Greg, 962 said "especially the 555, aren't, in my opinion, quite as a standard as the 7V but are still better than the RG's". Also someone else at some other place suggested RG570 instead of 370/270.

Now i think it is all the matter of spare cash you have, so probly i gota collect some more of it, hehe ;) :D


Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:28 am
by Matwey
oh, and here's about JEM333 by Steve; the price is just amazing :shock: :
Now when people in those territories want a Jem style guitar but only have the equivalent of $112.00 USD (I need to check that too… I mean Anthony does, (As soon as he gets his head out of my ass, just kidding) they can actually get a half way decent guitar. It will never be available at retail in the Western Hemisphere, trust me. ... ht=#155902

$112 ??? :shock: For a JEM ??? :shock: :shock: :shock: I wish i was able to check 'em out somewhere.... :roll:


Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:21 pm
by nyr40x94
Carvin DC200T (white)
Ibanez RG421 (Black)
Ibanez RG7321 (Black)
Gibson Les Paul Classic (Cherry Sunburst)
Ovation Acoustic

Carvin Rules

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2003 10:17 am
by Mike
Ibanez SCA220.... Great guitar! Anyone tried one? I'm gonna get some new pickups for it this month though... should make it even better!

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 2:52 am
by Nilsefix
Damn , all you guys have so Many guitars :P
hehe ., i have 2 electrics and 2 acoustic ... well , maybe just cus im just 16 :P
I want money to buy more. ;) hehe

And for the "jem beeing more than...." discussion ..
I agree with the people (if there are any HERE) that the JEM isnt worth its price . . The stock jem´s strong side , is its looks ... I played a 7SB .. and i was dissapointed . it was almost 4000$ and ive played MANY better guitars ... even RGs ... and i hate rgs ... So , JeMS are not more , than fancy Rgs with EVO\BREED\PAF PRO Pickups and Tigerclaw floydrose ...
thats my opinion ...


Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 10:21 am
by Matwey
ok, guys, what do you think about Alder vs. Basswood(sorry,had to correct) body sound? :?: Also polyshed rosewood against bound rosewood for a fretboard -- how it feels like to you? :?:

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:23 pm
by PipeT
I´ve got an Ibanez RG570 with Evolution pickups. It's great for live playing. But the greatest thing is its comfortable freatboard. You get pretty fast in it, yet sounding clearer. I'm actually a great fan of Ibanez guitars, but now I´m having a custom guitar made. I think that´s the better way to get exactly what you want and most of all, you don´t throw away money.