Here we have the RG2570Z. The main thing this guitar has going for it is the binding and ghost inlays. Aside from that, this is pretty much the exact same guitar as the RG1570Z that was released. The guitar features a basswood body, a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 24 extra jumbo frets with ghost shark fin inlays, binding, an Edge Zero tremolo, HSH configuration, one volume, one tone and a five way switch.
The fretwork on this guitar was top notch, and that's to be expected from the Prestige factory. I tend to find Ibanez and ESPs to be very consistent when it comes to overall fretwork. It's kind of ironic how 30 years ago everybody hated Japanese products as they were "inferior" to the US counterparts, but today, they destroy the regular production US guitars at a fraction of the cost. The bridge on this is the new Edge Zero tremolo, and it's really a great tremolo once you disable the ZPS system that it has. It also has its own built-in intonation tool which I find to be crazy slick. You can replace the locking studs this has with the LoPro/Edge locking studs for a little bit better tuning stability, but it's only needed for those who use the trem heavily.
The sound is actually where this guitar features its biggest downfall, and it has NOTHING to do with the woods that are used in this. In fact, these guitars are generally fairly resonant sounding. Basswood obviously isn't for everyone as there are lots of mids and some chopped treble, but it works great for leads. That said, the pickups that this guitar comes with are awful. They're super cheap IBZ pickups made in conjunction with DiMarzio, and I just can't stand them. The regular production DiMarzios just sound way better to me in these guitars than the stock nonsense these come with. Once you swap in something like the Breed set or what have you, this guitar really comes alive.
Replace the pickups in these guitars. After that, you'll have an awesome playing guitar that's put together nicely and works awesome for leads. The bridge on these models is nothing to be afraid of, and they perform just as well as all the other bridges once you disable that stupid ZPS kind of thing. Buy used if you want to save a good chunk of change.
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Exxi3's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Channel Ibanez Wizard Prestige 5-type coins maple / walnut with rosewood fingerboard and slim.
What type of body?
Body shape RG basswood Japanese.
The handle is it nice?
The neck is what one might call a highway. Very thin, ergonomic and pleasant to the touch, this handle is the most advanced and worked I could see. It is rather wide and has a very high radius, which means that the face is very flat rosewood.
Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?
Extremely easy. The heel is rounded and greatly facilitates access to the 24th fret.
Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
The guitar has been the subject of a very good weight distribution so that its light weight is perfectly distributed. The cuts are very well thought out and is very simple to solve because of its manual very clear explanation and ingenuity that engineers have demonstrated Ibanez.
Do you get a good sound easy? ...
It is very versatile because of its configuration and quality of its microphones. She is very docile and the sound that it only depends on the amp and your fingers.
Are they suitable for your style of music?
I play mostly rock it is progressive, alternative or more traditional and I must say that the ease in which this Ibanez demonstrated whatever the style is brilliant.
With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I have long played a Randall RG50TC giving him a very warm sound that eventually get tired. When I bought a Tiny Terror Orange it was a slap fenomenal as this Ibanez groovit a max on this amp vintage grain. I dare not look at the complex a good strat-level twang in clean and I do not even crunch and distos ... a massacre.
What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?
I generally do not cover more than half of the race knob gain rhythm tone with the 4. The sound is precise, incisive but keeps it real real heat. In clean, groove it singles or doubles with a potato and a very musical roundness. With the tone set at the bottom and a middle-level microphones she released a twang of the fire of God. For solo I boost the amp with a Boss GE-7 and it gives the best of himself, do not bother to report that Ibanez loves it and sings literally. Ultimately, microphones and high-flying violin delivers impressive sound.
What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
For how long have you been using it?
It's been a year and a half that I am the proud owner.
What thing do you like most/least about it?
Its versatility and build quality leaves me speechless. To his perfectionism, he may be accused of a switch and medium quality the abscence of a second volume knob or killswitch (for fans).
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I tried the U.S. and Mexican Stratocaster, a Carvin Standard, a Gibson Les Paul Studio, a Music Man Luke Signature Americaine a Telecaster and a Epiphone Les Paul Custom. Ibanez is this that has proven not only above the crowd but also the best value for money.
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Perfect: 1000 € new, unbeatable. It is the antithesis of brands like Gibson or Gretsch who live by their reputation by posting prices to insane guitars sometimes poorly finished.
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
Yes, without hesitation. There I found a guitar exception I will not let up for anything.