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RG470FM, STC-Shaped Guitar from Ibanez in the RG Standard series.


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Ibanez RG470FM tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ibanez
  • Model: RG470FM
  • Series: RG Standard
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/29/2013

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Ibanez RG470FM user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 12 reviews )
 7 reviews58 %
 4 reviews33 %
 1 user review8 %
MGR/Matt02/14/2004

MGR/Matt's review"Ibanez RG470"

Ibanez RG470FM
i have been playing guitar for about a year and half, my first guitar was a squier bullet guitar so i needed a new one, i called around and found an Ibanez RG470 used for $250, with a retail of $600 i figured somthing had to be wrong with it, i was wrong..

i love the feel of the guitar and the locking tremelo system is really nice, i love it a lot, i dont have the standard pickups, the person who had it before me replaced all of them all i know is that the neck and bridge pickups are dimarzio and the middle pickup is a fender lace sensor red. I wouldnt trade this guitar for anything.

The low E string buzzes, but that might just be because i bought it used, other than that i have no dislikes.

It has great quality to it, nice sound and the construction is amazing as well

If you are looking for a new guitar and want a great guitar for a fair price then buy this guitar, it is handsdown the best guitar i have ever played.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Mark 02/12/2004

MGR/Mark 's review"Ibanez RG470"

Ibanez RG470FM
I was looking for a new guitar that was gig worthy and to replace my old guitar. I didnt have a lot of money and was looking at around £300-£500. My local guitar shop had this unit in special and had been custom tuned to fit steve vai style playing, Perfect! I purchased it brand new for £400 after having £50 knocked off because it had been sitting in the shop for about 3 months.

The neck is extremelly slick, very easy to play on and the fretboard is superb for tapping, legato, sliding, bending etc etc It also helps that the action is lowered just right so pulling off these lead techniques was a sinch! For the price, the pick-ups are superb, excellent sound quality when playing lead and traditional metal. Perfect for live gigs but may need some tuning for studio recording. The weight of the guitar is nice, not to heavy and not to light so the natural sustain is great. Its small and doesnt get in the way when moving towards the 24 fret and the selecter switch and knobs are out of reach when doing these solos with your playing hand (but you can easily get to them with your picking hand) The locking tremelo system is also great, it takes about 3-4 attempts to get the tuning in place once new strings have been put on, since i purchased it back in september 2002, i have had 3 new string replacements and only ever had to tune it when i replaced the strings. Also the body is tough as hell, i have smashed it many times (hitting walls by accident etc) and only little chips of the body work have come off.

Things i dont like about the guitar are just the fact that you cant down tune it without having to change the action setup. Because i have my strings on a low action, dropping to D would cause the system to mess up and lower strings to vibrate against the fretboard. This is not the guitars fault, its because its been changed to suit standard tuning and solo'ing.

The body is tough and built to last. Its taken many hits and only scratches and chips have appeared, none of the hits have effected the sound, fret board etc etc

Everything stays in place as it should

I love this guitar, i would like to down tune it but you cant have everything. If you want to down tune, get a guitar without a floyd rose or change the action on this one before you do. i have had fun using this guitar and would recommend it to anyone who wants to start gigging or learn lead guitar

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Mark 02/12/2004

MGR/Mark 's review"Ibanez RG470"

Ibanez RG470FM
I was looking for a new guitar that was gig worthy and to replace my old guitar. I didnt have a lot of money and was looking at around £300-£500. My local guitar shop had this unit in special and had been custom tuned to fit steve vai style playing, Perfect! I purchased it brand new for £400 after having £50 knocked off because it had been sitting in the shop for about 3 months.

The neck is extremelly slick, very easy to play on and the fretboard is superb for tapping, legato, sliding, bending etc etc It also helps that the action is lowered just right so pulling off these lead techniques was a sinch! For the price, the pick-ups are superb, excellent sound quality when playing lead and traditional metal. Perfect for live gigs but may need some tuning for studio recording. The weight of the guitar is nice, not to heavy and not to light so the natural sustain is great. Its small and doesnt get in the way when moving towards the 24 fret and the selecter switch and knobs are out of reach when doing these solos with your playing hand (but you can easily get to them with your picking hand) The locking tremelo system is also great, it takes about 3-4 attempts to get the tuning in place once new strings have been put on, since i purchased it back in september 2002, i have had 3 new string replacements and only ever had to tune it when i replaced the strings. Also the body is tough as hell, i have smashed it many times (hitting walls by accident etc) and only little chips of the body work have come off.

Things i dont like about the guitar are just the fact that you cant down tune it without having to change the action setup. Because i have my strings on a low action, dropping to D would cause the system to mess up and lower strings to vibrate against the fretboard. This is not the guitars fault, its because its been changed to suit standard tuning and solo'ing.

The body is tough and built to last. Its taken many hits and only scratches and chips have appeared, none of the hits have effected the sound, fret board etc etc

Everything stays in place as it should

I love this guitar, i would like to down tune it but you cant have everything. If you want to down tune, get a guitar without a floyd rose or change the action on this one before you do. i have had fun using this guitar and would recommend it to anyone who wants to start gigging or learn lead guitar

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Tom12/10/2003

MGR/Tom's review"Ibanez RG470"

Ibanez RG470FM
I bought the guitar from axemail.com, based in colchester, a great shop to do business with, must be about 5 years old now. I think it was about £400.

I've played it practically every day for the last 5 years, gigged it too, and it still looks amazing, the odd scratch but nothing for the amount of use its had. Its sounds great, plays awesomely, the neck feels great, and I use it for everything from blues and jazz to punk and metal. I absolutely love it, and I'm not sure I'd ever get rid of it.

One problem is that my floyd rose sometimes has problems staying in tune nowadays, and tuning it is a bit of a hassle, but the pro's of a floyd rose outweigh the con's, but I'm looking at getting a tremsetter, so all that should improve anyway. Also, I've thought about changing the pickups for Dimarzio Tone Zone's or PAF Pro's for a fatter sound, but for the money I think it couldn't be better.

Its really built solidly, everything's really tough and the finish (Mine is Jewel Blue) is excellent, and still polishes up really nicely (A bit of Auto Glym Super Resin Car Polish works like a dream!!) The electrics are great, no hum or noise, all in all excellent built quality

An awesome guitar at an awesome price, I don't think you could find better for the money. I've just ordered an Ibanez SZ520QM to have along side it to offer a guitar with more tuning flexibility, and a warmer sound. Can't wait till it arrives!!!!

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