Ibanez RGA42
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Ibanez RGA42

RGA42, Gitarre mit SC Form from Ibanez in the RGA Standard series.

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heads on fire 28/12/2011

Ibanez RGA42: Produktbewertung von heads on fire (content in English)

"Metal warriors, rejoice!"
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SPECS
Neck Material: 3pc Maple
Neck Type: WIzard III
Body: Mahogany body/ Flamed Maple top
Frets: Jumbo frets
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
Inlay: Pearl dot inlay
Bridge: Gibraltar Standard bridge
NeckPU: LZ3-N
BridgePU: LZ3-B
HW Color: CK
Finishes: TGB, BBB, TRB

NECK DIMENSIONS

Scale/Length 648mm/25.5"
a: Width at Nut 43mm
b: Width Last Fret 58mm
c: Thickness 1st Fret 19mm
d: Thickness 12th Fret 21mm
Radius 400mm
PICKUPS
Bridge Pickup
Name: LZ3-B
Model No: LZ3-B
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Active pickup. High-output fat sound, yet tweaked to produce a balanced clean sound.

Neck Pickup
Name: LZ3-N
Model No: LZ3-N
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Active pickup. High-output fat sound, yet tweaked to produce a balanced clean sound.

Active mid-cut EQ switch
Gibraltar Standard bridge for increased stability and sustain

UTILIZATION

Nice axe! This guitar has a great playability for this price range, and the balance is quite nice. The active EQ switch is an interesting feature, though I'd prefer to have a traditional tone pot on there as well. Also, the Gibraltar bridge has a great feel to it - no sharp edges to dissuade you from palm muting! Fretwork could have stood up to some more detailed filing, but it was decent.

SOUNDS

This RGA sounds very nice plugged in. The EQ circuit, when activated gives the guitar a neat "scooped" tone, boosting the lows and highs while cutting the mids. This makes a nice, palm-muted metal rhythm tone very easy to achieve, and for solos, one can kick the circuit back off to boost the mids. This is very cool stuff here!

OVERALL OPINION

Metal warriors, rejoice! While it is good enough to be used in many styles, this guitar is a fantastic rhythm or lead guitar for metal. The styling is distinctive enough to stand out, classy enough to be remembered, and functional enough to keep players happy. Recommended.