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  1. #1

    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec
    ME: Blackwater Double II
    Rig: Axe fx 2 > Ibby TS15a

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    Doubley Ibanez NGD ;)

    Hey folks, thought I'd share my two latest acquisitions with you all and get a bit more active over on this forum.

    I've been especially gear-whorey as of late and over the last little while I've acquired these two beauties.

    An RG721RW and a RG3XXV CAR.

    Honestly for the longest time I just couldn't jive with Ibanez but I bought the RG721rw locally on a whim for pretty darn cheap and I fell in love. The RG721rw isn't nearly as 'new' of a guitar as the RG3XXV is but I figured I'd add it in for delicious double NGD pics.

    Review then pictures


    Basswood Body
    Rosewood Top
    Rosewood Fretboard
    'Tightend' fixed bridge
    CAP-VM N/B Pickups
    5p Maple/Walnut Neck

    I got the RG721rw locally for a pretty good bargin because it had some uneven frets, after filing them to level and giving it a proper setup its been an absolute dream to play. This has been my go-2 D standard axe for the last few weeks and I've definitely been giving it the full workhorse treatment. I can understand why people dig this model so much. It's also nice that it doesn't have a tremolo. It may sound a bit hypocritical because I have a guitar in this post that has an edge tremolo but usually I REALLY hate floating tremolos which leads me to staying away from most ibanez guitars. The pickups are alright, they're decently versatile for stock ibby pups but I've got a set of BKP Blackhawks en route to replace them. Also, normally I hate rosewood fretboards but the rosewood top is just so juicy with the fretboard.

    Also I'm a huge Rick Graham whore and his playthroughs gave me horrible RG721rw gas


    Basswood Body
    Maple Fretboard
    'Candy Apple Red' finish
    Dimarzio Air Norton (S)/D-activator(H) pickups
    3pc Maple Neck
    Edge-Zero II Tremolo w/ZPS3Fe

    I also bought the 3XXV on a whim, I've been meaning to give Tremolos another go and the aesthetics of the 3xxv series just get me everytime. Originally I was looking into getting an rg550 or an rg565 but I saw this one on the sweetwater website for 350$ and pulled the trigger. My only complaint is that sweetwater mailed it out missing pieces to the locking nut and sans of the trembar. Luckily my friend who is more trem friendly had some pieces laying around for me to borrow while sweetwater sends me replacements. For the price Im totally blown away by this guitar, the pickups are fantastic and the neck plays fantastically. Aside from the missing parts and the nut not being 100% secure when it arrived I'm extremely pleased with this purchase (And I haven't been totally annoyed by the tremolo yet.) Would definitely recommend this model to anyone looking into a non premium/prestige ibanez.


    As you can see I'm using a third party chrome piece for the nut here

    Shred Thy Fretboard

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

    iTrader: 16 (100%)

    Holy shit. Best two new Ibby NGD thus far!

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    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec
    ME: Blackwater Double II
    Rig: Axe fx 2 > Ibby TS15a

    iTrader: 0

    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    Holy shit. Best two new Ibby NGD thus far!
    Much appreciated

    I consider myself an EXTREMELY picky person, I was pretty pleased with these two guys.

    Tough call between getting the 3xxv, an rg550, or the rg565 though. Love all three of them and they would have been great pairs to the rg721rw in my books.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Location: Vegas

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    Oh man that rosewood top is sick as hell, nice!

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    Join Date: Nov 2013
    Location: Berks, UK
    ME: Ibanez RGD Prestige
    MB: LTD Surveyor
    Rig: Diezel Einstein

    iTrader: 0

    Wow! Always loved the look of the 3XXV!
    The above comment may or may not be about Morbid Angel.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Montreal / QC. / CAN.
    ME: ESP Maverick
    Rig: 6505~(some pedals)~Orange

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Very nice combo right there!
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    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: New Orleans
    ME: Elysian Custom
    Rig: Bias Desktop

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    that RG721RW is hot!
    I play Suhrs, not poor people guitars. -Chris

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