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post Aug 28 2009, 05:37 AM
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If you were me:

Both Ibanez

Would you switch from your S470, has a more rounded neck and mahogany body

To your RG570, which has better pickups,construction, and a thinner (wizard, 3 piece I think)faster neck.

I am comfortable on the both but the RG570 is tuned half-step down.

I am working on the "Vinnie Moore" lesson, I am at 80 beats and I am thinking about switching and practicing on the RG570

Should I go through the headache of fixing my bridge and do you think it would be overall easier for this at fast speeds?

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post Aug 28 2009, 06:09 AM
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QUOTE (iamblackmo @ Aug 28 2009, 12:37 AM) *
If you were me:

Both Ibanez

Would you switch from your S470, has a more rounded neck and mahogany body

To your RG570, which has better pickups,construction, and a thinner (wizard, 3 piece I think)faster neck.

I am comfortable on the both but the RG570 is tuned half-step down.

I am working on the "Vinnie Moore" lesson, I am at 80 beats and I am thinking about switching and practicing on the RG570

Should I go through the headache of fixing my bridge and do you think it would be overall easier for this at fast speeds?

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I know it is a dumb question but I guess I am just trying to get someone to tell me to go play the faster guitar. I can tell it would be more comfortable to play on this but I kind of wondering why.
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post Aug 28 2009, 06:21 AM
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Hey.

What if you think about the opposite? If you practice on slow gear, you should be able to do it also on the faster gear?
Of course if you are unable to do it at all, it is ok to move to the faster gear.

And by the way: if the reason you cannot change guitar easily tunning, just go to your sound options and use the pitch shift function (-1 half tone). In that way you can play along with the lesson in standard tunning in a guitar in Eb.
That should save you from changing the tunning of a floyd rose! Maybe I just saved you a couple of hours tongue.gif


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post Aug 28 2009, 09:49 AM
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Depends on what you want to play mate, for me faster is not better as I value the tone and sustain that denser materials and tonewoods give over anything made for speed. If you just want to shred then go for the wizard neck, if you like warmth and sustain then opt for something with a bit more substance.
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post Aug 28 2009, 10:54 AM
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QUOTE (iamblackmo @ Aug 28 2009, 05:37 AM) *
If you were me:

Both Ibanez

Would you switch from your S470, has a more rounded neck and mahogany body

To your RG570, which has better pickups,construction, and a thinner (wizard, 3 piece I think)faster neck.

I am comfortable on the both but the RG570 is tuned half-step down.

I am working on the "Vinnie Moore" lesson, I am at 80 beats and I am thinking about switching and practicing on the RG570

Should I go through the headache of fixing my bridge and do you think it would be overall easier for this at fast speeds?

Both of those guitars are shred machines if you ask me...... smile.gif I would play the RG570 just because of the 24 frets though...... cool.gif
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post Aug 28 2009, 10:55 AM
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I have a Gibson SG with a fat 50's neck and an Ibanez RG1570 with a thin Wizard neck. I like both of them, but I can play as fast on my Gibson as on my Ibanez. I actually never understood why people think thin necks are 'fast' necks. Anyway, you should practice on the guitar that you feel is the most comfortable.

But when you can play the lesson up to speed on your RG, I bet you can also play it up to speed on your SV.


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I think the thickness of the neck is not a crucial thing, just depends what neck provides best comfort. Try on both, see what works best for you smile.gif


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the rg570 for sure


here is why:

it is made in japan (the S470 is korean)

the trem radius matches the neck radius (the s470 does not)

the neck is even all the way through and thinner (the S470 is a baseball bat)

the rg570 has a better trem (either lo pro or original edge )

the rg570 has better fret work

those are statements of fact, not subjective statements to consider

oh and you can get lower action on the 570 vs the s470


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post Aug 29 2009, 09:51 PM
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QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Aug 29 2009, 03:31 AM) *
(the S470 is a baseball bat)

Hahah this comparison is really funny. I would actualy say the same for many Ibanez guitars. I am not a big fan of those but there are some good models


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