new to the board, let me know if I am doing something wrong.
I wanted to talk about this guitar (or the 6-string version) with someone who plays, due to several reasons:
- When you got the guitar, was thte action set really high? Was it a good or bad thing for you? I had to take mine down to the shop and have the truss rod and bridge adjusted to get a lower action. This has created some rattling, but it's worth it. I mainly use it for rythm stuff, so I don't really need the high action.
What do you think of the pickups, strings (which ones do you use), what do you use the guiar for (rythm or lead)?
Please chime in, then I'll ask you more questins
I just sold the 6 string trem (RGIR20E) version. It's sat behind me in a box waiting to go to its new owner. Mine was set up pretty nicely when I got it, but that's a bit of a rarity. Don't be surprised if this sort of guitar didn't arrive with the royal treatment.
It reads like you're new to guitar. If so, you should get comfortable doing your own set-ups. It's really not very difficult, and fixed bridge guitars like that are a good place to start (not that floating trems are particularly difficult). If you can figure out how to play a guitar, you can figure out how to set one up.
Typically, low action is associated with lead playing, not rhythm. But get (or keep) whatever action you like. Those bridges offer a bit of adjustment, so you should be able to get it where you like it without any rattling/buzzing.
Don't give any thought to the strings they come with. That's like worrying about what batteries came with your TV's remote control. Just put on a set you like. If you don't know what you like, buy a few sets of different gauges and figure out which ones you prefer the feel of. Lighter strings will feel easier to bend and fret, but will be a bit looser. Heavier strings the opposite.
The pickups are great. If you're looking to play metal on it, they'll do the job for you. If you are a beginner, don't give a second's thought to them. If you're not, you can swap them out for something else.