Although my main players are higher end 90s Ibanez Universe models, I wanted to grab another Ibanez to experiment with Drop C tunings. I also didn't want to spend a ton of cash. The one that caught my eye was the newer RG350M. I love the old school RG550-ish styling, along with the maple fretboard, wild color scheme & slick Wizard III neck. For some reason, the green one (RGM) has the Edge Zero II trem with the Zero Point System & the other colors (SLB & YE) have the less-than-spectacular Edge III. The Edge Zero II is a fantastic trem that let's you go nuts, yet has excellent tuning stability. Ibanez should definately consider ditching the Edge III all together. And I will say that the pickups are pretty nice as well, but throwing in a nice set of Dimarzio pups will be my next investment.
For $429 via American Musical Supply (where I got it & excellent service), the Ibanez RG350M (RGM in particular) is an absolute steal for what you're getting. It's a solid gig worthy axe & can accomplish a ton of styles & flavors. I'm really hoping Ibanez will add the older RG550s back into the lineup & keep going with the wilder paint schemes. Black is cool, but it's not the only color guitarists dig. And honestly, the RG series is geared for those of us who like our brand of music heavy, so I basically stuck to that.
Anyway, I have this strung up with 11-49 in Drop C. This is mainly a quick review to describe the features & provide a little bit of off-the-cuff metal wankery for you to hear what it's capable of. From one wanker to another, so to speak.
Anyway, ENJOY! Subscribe, comment & feel free to ask any questions.
Ibanez RG350M specs:
Ibanez.com | Electric Guitars | RG350M
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