Ibanez vs well.. Ibanez

Discussion in 'Beginners/FAQ' started by Sogradde, Feb 28, 2018.

RG652AHMFX vs RGR652AHBF

  1. Dat green one

    25 vote(s)
    59.5%
  2. Dat black one

    17 vote(s)
    40.5%
  1. Sogradde

    Sogradde SS.org Regular

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    So, I need a relatively cheap and reliable guitar for live and managed to narrow it down to the Ibanez RG 652AHMFX and the RGR 652AHBF.

    Possible mods for the RG652AHMFX:
    - Gold bridge + gold tuners
    - Maybe white or zebra pickups

    Possible mods for the RGR652AHBF:
    - Dying the fretboard black (depending on how dark the rosewood actually is)
    - White tuner heads
    - Those oldschool black plastic knobs with white markings on them.
     

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  2. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups

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    I vote the black one because I am currently lusting for one myself(the one with the edge trem), and also because reverse headstock best headstock.
     
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  3. The906

    The906 Hella rad Contributor

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    Maple FTW
     
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    stevexc Contributor

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    Maple > All
     
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  5. silverabyss

    silverabyss

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    Questions for you:

    -Will you like touching the finish on the black one vs the gloss on the AHMFX?
    -Do you like maple more then rosewood and are aware that Ibanez has had fret end issues on some their maple boarded guitars for the last couple model years? Since the RGR has binding there's less chance of there being fret sprout.
    -Do you want more of a straight ahead metal look (RGR) vs something that could easily pass in a prog/shred setting? (AHMFX)

    I wouldn't mind either
     
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    The green one because it's not black.
     
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  8. Sogradde

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    Cheers for your replies so far.

    I don't mind gloss vs the satin/wood type that much. I had both in the past and I'm fine with either. I'm aware of the maple fretboard issues and I am well prepared to make merciless use of my 30-day-money-back offer.
    I like the look of both for different reasons, that's why it's hard for me to come to a conclusion.

    But for the records: This is purely about the aesthetics. I don't have a guitar with maple fretboard, neither do I have a guitar with reversed headstock. Both are pretty sexy tbh.
    Only problem about the greenish one is that my main player is already blue and I would like some diversity among my instruments.
     
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    Type_R3387 SS.org Regular

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    Strong vote for the Ibanez RGR652AHBF, but then again, being an owner of one may make me biased :D. It is an all around solid guitar for the money and plays beautifully. Fretwork is excellent, as is to be expected with it being a Prestige. The Rosewood on the one I recieved is plenty dark enough and has beautiful grain. However, if the ESP “Blacker than Black” ebony is your style, then yes, dyeing may be the suitable choice.
     
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  10. DarthV

    DarthV SS.org Regular

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    Tough call. I'd go all in on the green if it had the reverse headstock!
     
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  11. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    The black one!
     
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  12. myrtorp

    myrtorp Jiggywiggy

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    Im kinda tired of black ibbys. I have 3 of them but that black one is so damn sexy!!!
     
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    BMO Geetarist

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    Goth here, please choose black
     
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    Sogradde SS.org Regular

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    Wow, that poll is horrible, I didn't expect you guys to be so indecisive. lol
     
  15. teqnick

    teqnick The only person that liked the new Faceless album

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    There, I put you at an even 50/50. Green would look awesome with gold hardware and white pickups. If i'm not mistaken, one off the guitarists in polyphia has something akin to what youre trying to pull off.
     
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    Dayn silly person

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    I prefer rosewood to maple, but I voted green because I've actually played that one. It was silky smooth.
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    Maple and green = instant win
     
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    I voted dat black one, but only because dat green one looks more like dat blue one, and I don't like blue.
     

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