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  1. #1

    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    ME: RG1550m, UV70P
    Rig: Axe FX 2

    iTrader: 0

    NGD: Ibanez Genesis RG670

    Full album:

    Ok review time!

    I'll start from the headstock and work down,

    Gotoh tuners: They're sturdy, accurate and don't seem to have any play in them. Plus they're so sparkly!

    Fretboard: This is the single nicest fretboard I have ever owned on an RG, it's so consistant, the grain is really uniform
    and the colour almost makes me wonder if it's been dyed.

    Frets: the fret ends are super tidy and smooth, the wire has been nipped back and the fretboard has been puttied up with
    colour matched filler to conceal everything. You can see this in my pictures, it's been done really nicely and
    is a really classy touch.

    Neck joint (Square joint w/tilt): The pocket is super tight,I can't even get a sliver of paper down the sides.
    The square joint is a little more obtrusive than an AANJ but it's still pretty comfy, access is good.

    Controls: The pots are noise free and turn super easily, they feel way better than any of the pots on my other guitars.

    Trem: This edge trem is spectacular, I put it through so much abuse last night and it returned back to pitch
    perfectly every time. This also has the locking studs so many like to mod onto their Ibbies. The trem arm bushes
    created such a tight fit that I thought I might have the wrong trem arm, just took some careful patience and force...

    I'm not sure if the forearm contour is different on these, but I feel that it's more comfortable than I'm used to.
    Maybe I'm just still in the honeymoon phase too much and starting to imagine things.

    I've saved the pickups till last, they're versatile and great for medium gain tones. For high gain metal they're adequate
    but not awesome. I'm thinking about grabbing a gold covered d-activator set to pimp this badboy out.

    As far as playing goes, I lowered the action a little when I got the guitar. Neck and trem setup were perfect though.
    This thing blows me away. I've owned lots of Ibanez guitars from Korea, Indonesia and Japan (including a 1990
    RG550 rfr) and this outplays them all. It's so effortless that I'm finding myself playing with less tension in my arms
    and hands. This is making me try to outplay my abilities and I'm really starting to see my limitations more clearly.
    This guitar is definitely going to force me to play better! ;p

    It came with a soft case, I'll probably end up buying a moulded Ibanez case for it.
    The trem arm is also black, I want a gold one for the pimpage.

    If you have any questions just let me know!
    I tried to cover everything I could think of and be as un-biased as possible during my honeymoon stage,
    but I'm definitely new to reviewing so feel free to critique away!

    Oh and expect sound samples at some point over the weekend.
    Last edited by theo; 10-04-2013 at 07:30 AM.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

    iTrader: 16 (100%)


  3. #3

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Edmonton
    ME: Kramer Proaxe
    MB: Ibanez SR605
    Rig: Mark V/5153

    iTrader: 9 (100%)

    Holy shit that's nice.
    Learn to be quick anyone can be slow

    Do you look at the toilet paper after you wipe?

  4. #4

    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    ME: RG1550m, UV70P
    Rig: Axe FX 2

    iTrader: 0

    Just wait until the weather fines up and I can get outdoor pics!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jun 2010
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    ME: Ibanez RGs
    MA: Cordoba Custom Flamenco
    MB: Ibanez SRs
    Rig: XXX / 5153m

    iTrader: 0

    To hell with outdoor pics, just play the damn thing!

    Congrats dude. Seriously considering a Jewel Blue one myself...

  6. #6

    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    ME: RG1550m, UV70P
    Rig: Axe FX 2

    iTrader: 0

    Okay, Just had a brief fiddle and oh wow. The neck feels better than my 1990 RG550!

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Austin, TX
    ME: 90 RG570
    Rig: Digitech GSP2101

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    That's pretty amazing.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Awesome man. Definitely get some good pics and hook up a review.

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