IRON LABEL SIX7FDFM VS. RGAIX7FM

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RGAIX7FM VS. SIX7FDFM (which is the more versatile modern metal guitar?)

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  1. zenithv99

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    Which guitar is the more versatile/better buy? I currently have a 6-string Ibanez S521 that's always tuned to Drop C, and I love the body shape and everything but was wondering how much thicker would the RG model be over the standard S? Already have a 7 (Dean Avalanche), but would like to step up from this.
     
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    specs wise both are the same. Same construction, wood materials, hardware, pickups, electronics.

    only difference is the positions of the switches, and that the S is thinner on the edges of the body vs the RGA

    Just go with the one that looks prettier to you :)
     
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    I have the S series, its not my number one but it seems pretty solid for the cost. It looks cool, plays fine, sounds fine with the stock pickups. Its a decent guitar, and regardless of my boring review i'd say its worth what it costs. Which is far better that alot of gear these days.
     
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    I'd go with the S model. No questions about it.

    EDIT: I previously have written "2 model"... if you have the cash, go with both.
     
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    I've got an iron label S (SIX27FDBG) and no real complaints about it.
     
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    They're both very similar in all departments (both have basically the same specs and cost the same). The S will have a thinner body than the RGA but the RGA still has a fairly thin body overall. At least its thinner than a normal RG.

    In terms of which is more versatile and which is a better buy, its almost a non-question because they're basically the same guitar, minus body shape. I personally prefer the body size of an RGA over an S but that's just my personal preference. At the end of the day you have two questions:

    #1 Which looks more aesthetically appealing?
    #2 Do I want to stay with the S body shape or try the RGA?
     
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    The RGA body is much similar to the regular RG body shape, in terms of feeling while playing. The S models feel so much more comfortable for me that it is a no question if I was with your dilemma.
     
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    My rga121 seems to be much heavier than my s5470, s470 and older s540, not sure the iron labels will be the same. The S comes with locking tuners, I'd probably go with that. Oh, and reverse headstock!
     
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    They both have locking tuners.
     

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