This guitar is a small Korean if my memory is good but I was told that it was possible that my model have been done in France (if it goes back an Asian level for once).
- How many frets, what kind of micro as well as their configuration?
Channel 22 frets, the pace seen in the nose is 24.0 (measured across the Channel, I know not the measure in millimeters sorry). The pickups are two humbuckers unmarked.
- What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
Bridge in two pieces: a first part with the mechanical type bridges tune-o-matic and a second part which is a stop bar which passes through the ropes.
- What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?
Humbuckers are selected using a small 3-position switch that will distribute the following way: 25%% chevalet/75 sleeve chevalet/50% 50% 75% round and round chevalet/25%. After we have a common tone and two separate volumes, I think they are 250K ohms (but I'm really not sure, right ear compared to my Jazzmaster who have the tones and volumes to 1M Ohms).
- What type of race?
A nice handle C thin enough, the table is rosewood. The little trouble is the varnish, it had to be redone after only 2 years old and in a hurry because the wood to start eating a little too much sweating.
- Your score on this?
Frankly very well made at first for Asia (see: the quality of Ibanez new generations that are horrible at violin, here we are very far away). The config is SIMPATIE microphones too, and the two volumes are a real plus, the unique tone is not really a problem for my taste. Basically at first sight for € 260, nothing to blame, or it would really be very, very bad faith. For the glaze that makes the € 80 in a good luthier to have a varnish like a lifetime and that turns your handle highway, it remains well below the level of other guitars quality / price after the refinishing.
10/10 very very deserved and this little Lag RX100.
- The handle is it fun?
A C-shaped handle is always very pleasant to my taste, but this is pretty late, really nice, it fits nicely in the palm of the hand when playing with the thumb is very well done. My own little hands are banding it. The frets do not exceed in contrast to a pair of Ibanez tested in this range and average ranges. The frets are very low and very fine, very close to the frets called "vintage" but a bit wider, I find it particularly enjoyable.
- Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy?
Form dual horns is well established, only the bodies are better offset. Notice the slight heel dug "for the beauty of the gesture" which gives a more simpatoche look when viewed from the back than anything else. I know of no guitar before € 1000 (view more) without heel virtually nothing to complain again.
- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
The weight is minimal, being a lightweight and as it was my first guitar and I often wandered with her without the whole house, I often find it difficult to shoulder that said when I tested other models I realized it was extremely light. Level ergonomics nothing wrong for the body to where your right arm passes to reach the ropes, the jack plugs on the edge slightly downward so once more we talk about connected until it is disconnected.
- Gets it easy to sound good? ...
Once properly adjusted, it is stunning for a guitar of this price! It argues well and you be quiet a couple of times (about 2 years it has been around for the guitar begins to buzz buzzer and it was very tolerable).
- Your score on this?
A handle to the envy of many other guitar even though higher-end with a perfect shape, access to acute fairly good, excellent ergonomics and especially good mechanical tuning to a precise and reliable (I ' did it set in a luthier, it has 2 years to start making some small buzz, despite the change of rope at a rate of 1 set of line per month).
Again the guitars of much higher prices have often shown less convincing, it would be really very hard to blame him for a price of things like that. Well deserved 10/10.
- They are suitable to your style of music?
I play everything and also so we get along . If not more seriously I love all styles of music in general, I am more access pop / rock / rock soloist. Originally from the pop / rock is not too sound rock soloist. The trouble was quickly resolved by a PAF Pro who was passing by and ended up in the bridge position. I was as I thought he had a friend who is a p'tit Air Norton in neck. Rock sound is the soloist was immediately reached more easily. It is definitely versatile.
- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
She has known my Peavey Blazer 158, my Marshall MG100 DFX, and lately my Mesa / Boogie DC-3 with whom she gets along very well. Level effects, during my transistor I played only with a Zoom GFX-8 which made it possible to explore a lot of genre and therefore use up my guitar (distos very strong, heavy fuzz, are more funky ect ...) . When I switched on my Mesa / Boogie I stopped using my multi effects because it was eating quality of the lamps, I started to do my rack. For now I have a Vox Bulldog Distortion and a Whammy.
- What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
With microphones it's all origins quarrel is not top, fans of rock rhythms, pop and grunge appreciate. With my current config I do a good rock / rock solo (although the PAF Pro slight lack of power) and it supports very large distortion (my cranked Mesa does not scare him). In config I get with my clean sounds very clean, very well balanced with clicks and my PAF Pro. For the Air Norton sound is warmer, a little less precise, but very colorful, having said that had the quality of the guitar and had the fact that the Air Norton is not for soloing, I never used very rarely alone. Thus prepared, I get sounds as Van Halen, Led Zep, Muse, Paul Gilbert (bah yes he uses it so it's normal ) Sounds so fine as in Steve Vai Powder Blue (the pinch harmonic least) goes on ... (I'm a fairly comprehensive test of the sounds I got with my amp in the notice for the DC-3, click on my profile if you want to see any details, feel free to send me mail also questions it does not bother me)
- What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
The more it's really a quality guitar for this price, well above the quality of the current S520, it is really the road and it's versatile. Bah least there are no miracles, it is a skyscraper at 260 €, it lacks precision, dynamics are a little puffs of low-end electronics when playing with volume and tone.
- Your score on this?
A guitar "to start" for which I was not expecting much, for what it has to be found in its quality line of years. She held the beautiful S520 to my MGF to the point that I sold my S and I kept my RX100. It continued to be my main guitar until the recent purchase of a 62 Jazzmaster American Vintage.
I put 10/10 for even by the time she still serves. It can really make a straight between the purchase of this guitar and a real guitar (luthier or very high end ESP) without the need for change.
- How long have you use it?
I use it for almost 6 years old when I post my opinion (on 13/02/2008). Use almost daily.
- What is so special that you like most and least?
What I like most is probably its reliability and quality for a guitar of this price. Of course the design of the body I was also immediately eye-catching and it was love at first sight. The lifts are impressive too.
The least? frankly for that price I could find no more advantage in competition, for cons I found lacking in a lot of competition that did not RX100 (mechanical fair game, bad frets, bad neck ...)
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
I tried an RG in the same price, type a Squier Stratocaster and a Epiphone SG (much more expensive). This is the RX100 me the most confident and more as the years go I said that I did the right thing because since I tried a lot of Ibanez and Fender and I say it's worth really start to blow.
- How would you rate the quality / price?
The RX100 is a taste in my Ibanez in the area of € 700 to see a tiny bit more for the same good violin and the same good mechanical properties. If we're talking long term, once the veneer of the handle again, the pickups changed with installing a push-pull for split microphones and a good setting, one must enter the € 300 if you buy the pickups in nine ( that was my case) or € 200 if the tankards OCCAZ shortly be even less if we do everything well (installation and adjustment). In total there are 500 to € 600 for this guitar and thorough preparation, with its really more than adequate and what really really fun. Some people see a more expensive guitar with microphones installed directly to most popular would be more interesting to buy, except that here we must look to the € 800 or more and nothing tells you that the pickups will suit you and the guitar will mean violin / Mechanical and sooner or later you will have to buy a high end guitar maker or the calculation is so quick.
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
With the experience I would do without a doubt the choice if I was sure to have the same quality, it seems that LAG is increasingly cheap to run, like Ibanez, Squier and Jackson. What is certain is that I'm going to use as the basis for my guitar luthier.
- Your score on this?
Lutherie and mechanical truly significant for the award, which takes its road once the pickups changed, possibility to play tube amp without a blush to the friends who play with medium ranges. A guitarist friend is also exceptional compared to Ibanez / Squier / Cort and other brands. If many people were skeptical when they saw me take me back with an RX100, found little to reproach him when I left (and I speak here of the time it was not changed, as you say that since she is unanimous). It's a perfect guitar to start with and get your feet up buying a real guitar without defects.
Definitely perfect for this award, as with almost 6 years of life together, despite Lâg JV 200 and S520 changed my RX100 is the only guitar that I so when I have a few minutes of free play as well as in unplug my Mesa / Boogie, only my 62 Jazzmaster American Vintage rivals so much to tell you that I am more than satisfied.
10/10 for the guitar in context, only when compared to a guitar can be any price to find blame, but in which case it would really lie about the quality of this guitar. I compose all my songs on the guitar giving it to me a little more feeling level compared to other guitars of any kind.