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Ibanez GRX 170 (Ibanez - GRX170)

By MGR/jon, 11/09/2004
Got this as a second guitar for gigs/teaching from amazon. I'm on a fairly tight budget (which i seem to spend all of on musical stuff), and paid 160 quid for it.

Fairly good sound for the price. Good neck - easy to play. The wilkinson style bridge is a little better than the trashy strat copies that most super strats have. The colour ("jewel" blue, allegedly) is rocking!

The standard machine heads are horrendous. Kluson style budget copies that cost about 3 pounds from most instrument shops. Swapped them for some grover locking tuners that i had lying around. The tuning stability and intonation had to be set up properly when i got it, because the thing just wouldn't stay in tune, and the 12th fret octaves were totally out, but a bit of adjusting at the bridge sorted that out.

The guitar has a solid agathis body, which, although not the best, is a whole lot better than most cheap electrics. The hardware (apart from the machine heads) is all pretty sturdy. The neck is great - standard Ibanez 42mm width, which makes it easy to fret - especially when you're playing quicker stuff. The output jack has a tendency to come loose, but that happens to my schechter too, and that was a ot more expensive.

A pretty good guitar for the money. Don't expect it to be perfect, but with a little work, it'll be just as good as something 50 quid more expensive.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Ibanez GRX40 (Ibanez - GRX40)

By MGR/irishguitar, 13/11/2004
I got this guitar with a dean markley 8 watt amp for 120 bucks from a friend. i don't know how old it is. It is my first guitar, and i was too poor to get anything else, and i wanted something with a humbucker and 2 single coils, just to see what i would like. It was a great deal, and i still consider the guitar awesome, even though i consider myself an intermediate, self taught.

the humbucker is awesome. I play anything from
celtic, to Klezmar(believe it or not), to green day, to harder stuff. The humbucker with heavy gain on the high E string, can sound like bagpipes to a violin, interstingly enough. On the other hand, the humbucker is awesome with distortion. on clean, it has a very hard bright sound, which is a little too sharp. The single coils are good for the clean sound, and they sound very jangly on chords. Very versitile. The neck is very fast and slim. I played a very expensive PRS Tremonti at a friend's house and the neck was like a baseball bat. I prefer my guitar to his.

I do not like the single coils with distortion. they are very muddy. The strap also comes off a lot because the guitar strap pins are in bad condition (see below.) The humbucker is a little too sharp on clean.

The guitar is built very well. the only thing i don't like is the screw that holds in the strap on the bottom has come out, and i have to glue it in. The strap comes off a lot of the guitar. Fortunately, i always can grab it before it hits the floor.

It is a great first guitar! i have playered it for 9 months, and i still consider it a great guitar to play. I will upgrade when i can to a marshall 15 watt amp, as my amp is very poor, but i will continue to play my ibanez until i get enough money to get a epi les paul.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Ibanez GRX 70 (Ibanez - GRX70)

By MGR/Anonymous, 01/12/2004
I got this guitar second hand off e-bay and paid £110.

This guitar is a really good Starter guitar it has a nice neck,i now have a EDR which i have paid £500 for an the neck aint that much better!The pickups are quite good to considering they are only standard. Nice shape nice action to.On the single coil it has a absolutly lovely clean sound GREAT for funk/jazz.

Well for starters when you get down to the lower frets eg 20/21 and you try and bend the notes the guitar just carnt take it but after all its only a starter guitar. It dont sound to bad on over drive but on clean the majority of bends dont sound nice(i have raised the action nothing works it is just the neck rises).

This is a tuff little guitar the amount of times i dropped it bangged it and it sounds the same and looks the same as when i bought it.

Great starter guitar! Especially for those up and coming shredders but for the more experienced players spend that little bit more.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Ibanez GRX 70 (Ibanez - GRX70)

By MGR/Baz Barrow, 01/12/2004
I got this guitar second hand off e-bay and paid £110.

This guitar is a really good Starter guitar it has a nice neck,i now have a EDR which i have paid £500 for an the neck aint that much better!The pickups are quite good to considering they are only standard. Nice shape nice action to.On the single coil it has a absolutly lovely clean sound GREAT for funk/jazz.

Well for starters when you get down to the lower frets eg 20/21 and you try and bend the notes the guitar just carnt take it but after all its only a starter guitar. It dont sound to bad on over drive but on clean the majority of bends dont sound nice(i have raised the action nothing works it is just the neck rises).

This is a tuff little guitar the amount of times i dropped it bangged it and it sounds the same and looks the same as when i bought it.

Great starter guitar! Especially for those up and coming shredders but for the more experienced players spend that little bit more.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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