Ibanez RG2570E
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Ibanez RG2570E

RG2570E, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Ibanez in the RG Prestige series.

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Hatsubai 06/09/2011

Ibanez RG2570E : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"The new 1570...kinda"
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The RG1570 is back...kinda. This is really the same as a 1570, but it has some different inlays. Aside from that, it's really the same exact model. The guitar features a basswood body, a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 24 extra jumbo frets, sharkfin inlays, an Ibanez floyd rose, HSH configuration, one volume, one tone and a five way switch.

UTILIZATION

The guitar had a nice weight to it. It wasn't too heavy, and for someone who has a bad back like myself, that was a great thing. I hate heavy guitars, and I find that they tend to hinder tone as well. The fretwork on this was solid, and I didn't notice any major issues. There was some wear on them as this was a used guitar, but it was nothing major. It was very light wear. The bridge on this is the Edge Pro, and it's a solid bridge. Some people like to hate on it because the previous Edges were amazing, but it's still a very solid and great bridge. The biggest issue is that it's a bit stiff.

SOUNDS

The guitar had some aftermarket pickups installed in it. It had the DiMarzio PAF Pro in the neck, Blue Velvet in the middle and Steve's Special in the bridge. The Steve's Special works awesome for these guitars. Basswood tends to be pretty midrange heavy, and the scooped SS works awesome for delivering some super clear and tight tones. It's like a match made in heaven. The Blue Velvet worked great for split tones, although I'm not a huge fan of it on its own. The PAF Pro is very cool for that new school PAF sound, but it can be a bit sterile and bitey at times. I tend to prefer pickups a bit warmer than this in the neck.

OVERALL OPINION

The guitar is great, and if you replace the pickups with something from the DiMarzio line up (which I find works best with basswood guitars), you'll have one hell of a player on your hands. The guitars are great buys on eBay and other places like that used. You can get a really good deal if you look around because they're so plentiful.