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1989 Ibanez EX 350
tripleb
#1 Posted : 2/12/2007 7:51:49 PM
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<P>I'm getting this guitar! just wondering if the replacement 43 mm locking nut set that ibanez sells will fit this guitar, and if i can replace the floyd rose bridge with an edge type trem?</P>
<P><A href="http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q275/tripleb_2001/ibanez/?acti&#111;n=view&amp;current=ibanez_3.jpg" target="_blank"> http://s138.photobucket....275/tripleb_2001/ibanez/ ?action=view&amp;current=ibanez_3.jpg </A></P>
<P><A href="http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q275/tripleb_2001/ibanez/?acti&#111;n=view&amp;current=ibanez_3.jpg" target="_blank"> http://s138.photobucket....275/tripleb_2001/ibanez/ ?action=view&amp;current=ibanez_3.jpg </A></P>
<P><A href="http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q275/tripleb_2001/ibanez/?acti&#111;n=view&amp;current=ibanez_2.jpg" target="_blank"> http://s138.photobucket....275/tripleb_2001/ibanez/ ?action=view&amp;current=ibanez_2.jpg </A></P>
<P>anyone help me out with this?</P>
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Dee
#1 Posted : 2/12/2007 7:59:22 PM
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My guess is you can only replace the trem with an Original Floyd, the Edge models won't fit on cheaper guitars. <br /> <br />I'm not sure about the lock nut. Measure it and see, if possible. <br /> <br />The EX series wasn't very good. Are you sure you want this guitar?
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tripleb
#1 Posted : 2/12/2007 8:13:06 PM
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<P>well yeah Iam! <IMG src="smileys/smiley5.gif" border="0">&nbsp;&nbsp; </P>
<P>&nbsp;I was planning&nbsp; to drop a set of dimarzio&nbsp; F- spaced Evo's in her and&nbsp; a HS-2 in the middle, change the volune and tone pots for some dimarzio 500 and&nbsp; try to do what&nbsp;I asked&nbsp; above! </P>
<P>and some other things&nbsp;I had in mind were a trem stop in the back, replace the pick guard! its going to be my little project! </P>
<P>its only going to cost me a couple hundred bucks&nbsp;&nbsp;( case incl.)</P>
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Marc_Maiden
#1 Posted : 2/12/2007 11:39:40 PM
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i think shes a beauty..if you like her and treat her right, she will give you back even more love and respect :) good with her
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Dee
#1 Posted : 2/12/2007 11:43:53 PM
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I'm sorry tripleb, I think you are wasting your money. If you want the truth, the EX series was utter crap. You'd be better off buying an RG350.
Regards, Dee
Aussie_Rockerrr
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 4:18:21 AM
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Dee wrote:
I'm sorry tripleb, I think you are wasting your money. If you want the truth, the EX series was utter crap. You'd be better off buying an RG350.
<BR><BR>and the Rg lineup atm isnt??
Total pickups installed:1 <br /><img src="http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c33/tomtom1234/7jj.jpg" border="0">
fettsnextbounty
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 4:39:46 AM
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Dee wrote:
I'm sorry tripleb, I think you are wasting your money. If you want the truth, the EX series was utter crap. You'd be better off buying an RG350.
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<P>What's different about them? Just looks like an Rg to me.</P>
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<P>*edit* nevermind I found out.</P><edited><editID>fettsnextbounty</editID><editDate>2007-2-13 4:44:48</editDate></edited>
Is this your salvation? Is this all you can give?
Dee
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 9:39:22 AM
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Aussie_Rockerrr wrote:
Dee wrote:
I'm sorry tripleb, I think you are wasting your money. If you want the truth, the EX series was utter crap. You'd be better off buying an RG350.
<br><br>and the Rg lineup atm isnt??
<br><br>Not really, the RG range goes from low-budget RG's to high-end Prestige models. Newer RG350's and such are better than the old EX series. <br>
Regards, Dee
RG_FANMAN
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 4:28:23 PM
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That guitar looks really cool! I'd buy that if i could.
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LonePhantom
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 4:38:37 PM
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The EX series look pretty cool, but they definitely aren't a guitar that was build to last. Dee is right, you'd be better off sinking your hard earned cash in to something that will last. <br><br>I believe the EX series had issues with very weak necks. You don't want to buy this now and 6 months later (for example) have the neck snap on you. The bodies weren't built out of the best quality timbers either. <br><br>Get a lower end late model RG if you are working on a budget. You will end up buying yourself a much better guitar in the long run.
Dee
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 5:00:10 PM
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RG_FANMAN wrote:
That guitar looks really cool! I'd buy that if i could.
<br /> <br />How it looks is less important than it performs, and anyway, I disagree, the EX didn't look nice at all. The inlays are especially cheap looking, like a poor man's sharktooth inlay. The EX was like the cheapest Squier guitar compared to a Fender Strat. I wouldn't be saying this if I didn't know for sure and trying to put anyone off if the EX was worth upgrading. It isn't. Lone Phantom knows. Would you really put high-end pickups such as Evolution's in a GIO? <br /><edited><editID>Dee</editID><editDate>2007-2-13 17:1:42</editDate></edited>
Regards, Dee
Mike570
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 5:02:55 PM
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Avoid this guitar. It's evil.<img src="smileys/smiley15.gif" border="0"><br>Buy a new 350 or a used 5 series.<br>
Dee
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 5:10:16 PM
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Word. The 350 is not a bad guitar and is worth upgrading, much more so than a Korean-built guitar from 17 years ago. The Korean stuff still isn't up to standard, but it's improving. However, Korean guitars certainly weren't anywhere near up to standard 17 years ago. If you have any sense you'll avoid it. <edited><editID>Dee</editID><editDate>2007-2-13 17:10:42</editDate></edited>
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tripleb
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 5:10:45 PM
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<P>&nbsp;after much thought and close inspection of the pics of EX, I've made up my mind, and going to pass on her! I think i'm going to get a new Ibanez RG 350 DX!&nbsp; </P>
<P>&nbsp;I was going over the pros and cons! and as far as I can add up, all the repairs and upgrades&nbsp; plus the price&nbsp;I would have paid for the guitar will cost more than a brand new 350 DX&nbsp;would cost!&nbsp; so&nbsp;the 350 DX it is <IMG src="smileys/smiley36.gif" border="0"></P>
<P>but I'm still putting Dimzios Evo's in her! cause&nbsp;I wanna!<IMG src="smileys/smiley4.gif" border="0">&nbsp;</P>
<P>thanks everyone for ur opinions, and helping me with this choice! I really appreciate it!</P>
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Dee
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 5:15:12 PM
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Good man. Seriously, I am glad you didn't buy it. The 350 is worth upgrading for sure. Please post here when you've got it and let us know how you get on. <img border="0" src="smileys/smiley32.gif" border="0">
Regards, Dee
Salami
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 5:41:43 PM
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<P>im absolutely loving my RG 350 </P>
<P>the edge3 is much improved over the the TRS and TRS II trems they used in the older lower end guitars, its still not the same caliber as the edge/lo pro/pro class of hardware but its a nice facsimile of a decent floyd rose system </P>
<P>everyones opinions are different though and YMMV of course but from my standpoint so far its been nice to finally have a guitar where I can actually start experimenting with the trem and have to retune it every 20 mins like I had to with my old strat, I did have it setup and honestly if you dont know how to have the shop do it for you</P>
<P>good luck</P>
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Salami
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 5:48:19 PM
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<P>oops, theres no option for me to edit, I mistakenly said retune it every 20 mins and I meant to say with the edge 3 properly setup so far its been nice NOT to have to retune it, in fact after a couple of weeks now its still basically in tune, with as much as I have been playing it the strings are already getting dull from play time :D</P>
<P>my only concern are the knife edges on the edge3 and how long will they last??? i bought mine for pure fun and personal amusement, if i were to actually be gigging/recording taking things super seriously etc.... I would probably opt for a higher end model</P>
<P>seriously, I think you will find it to be a good investment, once again good luck</P>
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RG_FANMAN
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 6:28:52 PM
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Dee wrote:
RG_FANMAN wrote:
That guitar looks really cool! I'd buy that if i could.
<BR><BR>How it looks is less important than it performs, and anyway, I disagree, the EX didn't look nice at all. The inlays are especially cheap looking, like a poor man's sharktooth inlay. The EX was like the cheapest Squier guitar compared to a Fender Strat. I wouldn't be saying this if I didn't know for sure and trying to put anyone off if the EX was worth upgrading. It isn't. Lone Phantom knows. Would you really put high-end pickups such as Evolution's in a GIO? <BR>
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<P>It's a Gio?? And yes, I would if it looked good and sounded good, just to -- people off&nbsp; <IMG src="smileys/smiley15.gif" border="0"></P>
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Dee
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 6:42:00 PM
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LOL. It's not a GIO, but it's somewhere around the same kind of quality. EX series was bottom of the pile.
Regards, Dee
RG_FANMAN
#1 Posted : 2/13/2007 6:44:32 PM
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LOL. It's not a GIO, but it's somewhere around the same kind of quality. EX series was bottom of the pile.
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<P>Oh...still, i like the looks. Hopefully the EX wasn't agathis bodied...was it???????</P>
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