Ibanez GRG170DX
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Ibanez GRG170DX

GRG170DX, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Ibanez in the GIO RG series.

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Audiofanzine FR 30/12/2010

Ibanez GRG170DX : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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Originally written by ragnarx on Audiofanzine FR.

Good features considering the price. The guitar doesn't stay in tune when you use the tremolo bar, so avoid it ^^

I bought it one year ago and it is already in a pretty bad shape... Both pots fall down and they don't turn very smoothly. The toggle switch is becoming more difficult to use every time.

But, it's a cheap product. 7/10


UTILIZATION

Perfect for beginners! The neck is pretty fast.
Easy access to the upper frets.
The guitar is not too heavy and it's quite ergonomic.

9/10


SOUNDS

I'm a metal freak but I play clean sounds sometimes.
My amp is a Behringer V-Ampire.

- Clean sound:
Absolutely no sound character. The sound is not unpleasant, but it's totally neutral. ^^ 6/10 for clean sound

-Distortion sound:
OK for fat distortions, in spite of a lack of precision, power and personality. I later bought an ESP M-II (with SH-4 bridge) and it makes a huge difference, even though the GRG is OK for the price.
8/10 for distortion sound

Average grade: 7/10



OVERALL OPINION

I used it for about 10 months. I don't play it anymore but I won't sell it because it brings me good memories ^^ It helped me a lot during my first steps as a guitar player. I recommend it to beginners who want to play heavy metal. Excellent value for money.

Based on my experience, I wouldn't buy it again because it's a guitar for beginners.

8/10