Ibanez RG2610Z
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Ibanez RG2610Z

RG2610Z, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Ibanez in the RG Prestige series.

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Hatsubai 23/10/2011

Ibanez RG2610Z : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Old school 1 pickup guitar"
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For all you EVH lovers or people who just hate the neck pickup in general, Ibanez has FINALLY made a guitar for you. For all these years, they made guitars with either two or three pickups, but these one pickup guitars seem to be selling quite well in the store. Hopefully Ibanez will continue to take the hint that there's a demand for these... The guitar features a basswood body, a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 24 extra jumbo frets with ghost shark fin inlays, an Edge Zero tremolo, one humbucker configuration and one tone.

UTILIZATION

The fretwork on this was absolutely superb. The ends were beveled nicely, and the crowning was just perfect on these things. I was able to get 1/32'' action at the last fret without any fretting out with these guitars. The volume placement might not be for everyone. It's more in the strat position, and that might bug some people who hit it. I never had any issues, and I find that it helps for volume swells. I really like the sleek look of this, and the Edge Zero works great on this guitar once you disable the ZPS system. The inlays were also a very nice touch on this guitar.

SOUNDS

The guitar has a single pickup installed in it -- the Seymour Duncan TB-10 Full Shred pickup. This is a pretty cool humbucker that is gaining more popularity in the Duncan line up. It can be a bit bright at times, but it absolutely excels at that 80s style tone, and let's face it, this guitar was designed partially with the 80s crowd in mind. If you're looking for the utmost versatility in an instrument, this isn't really your cup of tea. However, if you're looking for a guitar that's awesome for metal, this could be very much what you're looking for. The pickup cleans up nicely once you roll down the volume a bit, and you can even get a clean tone going on. Combine this with a boosted Marshall, and you got yourself a very great setup.

OVERALL OPINION

If you like one pickup guitars, you really need to check this out. It's great for those 80s metal covers, and it's actually fairly versatile once you learn how to properly utilize the volume knob. The trems on these are very solid, and the necks on these are great for shredding. These are going real cheap on the used market, so buy used.