I love this guitar. Love, love, love. I usually rotate through guitars as different moods strike me, and this one keeps popping back into my hands. Great looks, great feel, awesome sound. Go buy one. And then, go buy me another one!
Price: $600.00 (new)
This is a serious guitar. VERY serious. The neck begs for fast playing, and heavy-hitting chords. Yeah, it does take a bit of expert set-up, but once that's done, it's a really great, even inspiring, guitar to play.
This is a metal-esque guitar, but it really is pretty useful in other situations. Burning blues solos sound as great as metal lead playing. All the tones are musical, and can be adapted to almost any playing style.
Two words: Ultimate guitar!
Price: $450.00 Euro
Made in Japan
not shure about body and neck materials...
Very fast and easy to play. Must been best guitar that I have played(I have also played PSR, ESP, fender etc)
This guitar is very versatile... I mean sounds are suitable for everykind of gig, from small jazzclub jamsession to big outdoor arenarock events.
Very durable guitar, dropped it few times but no damage done...
.The colour of the guitar could be prettier :)
Model Year: 2000
Where Obtained: Rock Music (music shop)
.24 frets, 6 strings
Very good in all aspects (at least for me)
.Hughes & Kettner vortex model, Zoom GFX-8
.Hardcore, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Thrash metal, Popular (portuguese), Funk, Old school, New-metal, Flamenco(i'm trying)
This guitar has a great feel. It is versatile and sounds great. If this was stolen or lost, I would probably shop around a bit rather than instantly replacing it. I must stress that I love the feel. The worst thing about this guitar is the amount of adjustment needed to get it perfect. But this is a great guitar overall. Stays in tune EXCELLENT! One last thing: THIS GUITAR IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS!
Model Year: 2000
Price: $650.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend Catalog
Made in Japan. It has 24 frets, and six strings. The two basic knobs. H/S/H pickup configuration. They are Ibanez V7, S1, and V8 pickups. The finish on the Iron Pewter model is black with a slight gray glitter to it that looks sweet. Double cutaway body with great neck access. The bridge is a double-locking Ibanez Edge Tremolo, which is not quite as sweet as a Floyd Rose, but better than many other trems out there today. Trem has a range of about 2 whole steps in either direction. Jumbo frets. I love the Wizard neck.
It is possible to obtain a great low action on this axe. It was very hard for me to get the action low enough without buzz. The neck is thin and fast. Really warm feeling and real speedy. The only real flaw here is that it is really hard to set up, and if you jerk the whammy bar up while on frets 20-24 instead of raising pitch it gets really quiet. Also you may have to reset all your effects units because this guitar has some natural sustain and distortion. One other thing: Jumbo Frets make tapping hard!!!
I use this guitar with Marshall amps, Zoom, and Crybaby Wah. This guitar fits heavy metal best, but you can get a good sound for anything out of it. The sound is warm, but a little edgier and sharper than say a Fender. You can get good blues, ska, etc. sounds from it. It has almost no noise. The neck pickup has a nice warm rhythm sound, great for chords and bluesy rock leads. The bridge pickup is great and chunky for metal rhythm, funk, and scorching leads, buts tends to get a little jangly with weird squeals sometimes. I suppose when I become a better player that will go away.
This is a reliable live axe. Stays in tune EXCELLENT and sounds great after having the action and intonation set up. All hardware, strap-locks, and controls are holding up great. The two tiny problems I have are: Jumbo frets are bad for pulloffs/hammerons/tapping, and if you really crank on the trem it can't take it and doesn't sound good. Great axe overall!
I looked at many other guitars like a parker fly and an ibanez rg7420 but i chose this guitar because it has a very good bridge and a nice neck and a very good looking body. This guitar could be better if it had piezo technology in it, but then again it would cost twice as much :). Overall its a great guitar and i recommend it for any guitar player out there.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $650.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
This guitar has a wizard neck which is wider and thinner and longer, makes it very easy to play on. It has a volume and a tone knob, plus a 5 way pickup switch. It's a H/S/H guitar that has great pickups how they are. Mine has a grey nickle finish which is kind of sparkly and looks really nice. It has an edge bridge and it wont go out of tune even with the most intense whammy acion. It also has locking tuners.
I got the action I wanted with just a little bit of a buzz but that is ok. The neck is very good for playing fast leads and hard rythm because it gives u all the space u need.
I use a fender ultimate chorus (130 watts) and a toneworks AX100G multi fx pedal with my rg570. It is a very nice setup for metal playing, i get a nice deep distortion and the sound is full and dark, or it can be nice and warm.....u can have it sound like a lot of guitars. Ofcourse the guitar is very noise in the single coil position, but then again which guitar isnt....
The guitar is very good for stage playing because it will always stay in the position u have it on ur body since the weight is well adjusted and ive had it for a while and havent had the need to adjust anything on it that went out of adjustment or anything.
I think this guitar deserves a five because of its versatility. I also love the neck and the trem.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $699.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Rock City Music
Made in Japan. It has 24 jumbo frets. One tone knob, one volume knob. 5-way selector. H/S/H pickup configuration. They are DiMarzio V7, S1, and V8 pickups. Double cutaway body, with easy neck access. The bridge is a Floyd Rose licensed Ibanez Edge Tremolo. Very thin Wizard neck.
-When I bought it the action was high. I took it to a shop to get setup, and they got it nice and low.
-The wizard neck is very thin and fast. It takes some getting used to.
-Very nice trem. You can do some serious dive bombs, and the guitar will still be in tune.
This is guitar is used best for metal. However, the middle single coil and the neck humbucker can give a nice blues sound. Nice warm sound.