The Ibanez RG Tremolo Series guitars are a whammy bar lover's dream machine. The combination of the hard core metal RG sound and Ibanez's best tremolo bridges can make anyone feel like they're Steve Vai. The RG Tremolo Series consists of a number of models with great features and Ibanez's best tremolo bridges for fantastic tremolo effects as well as superior tuning stability. Combine that with Ibanez's Wizard neck, flat fretboard and jumbo frets and you've got a Metal machine that will totally satisfy even the most demanding Metal player. I've had my hands on a many a Metal guitar but these things just flat SMOKE!
For 2011, the Ibanez RG Tremolo Series consists of 9 guitars: the Ibanez RG7320, the Ibanez RG470MH, the Ibanez RG470AH, the Ibanez RG370DXL, the Ibanez RG370DX, the Ibanez RG350MP, the Ibanez RG350M, the Ibanez RG350EX, and the Ibanez RG350DX.
The Ibanez RG Tremolo Series guitars all share the Wizard III neck with the exception of the 7-string RG3720 which sports the Ibanez Wizard II-7 neck. In addition, each guitar in the Ibanez RG Tremolo Series boasts either the Ibanez Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge or the Ibanez Edge III tremolo bridge. The RG Tremolo Series guitars also sport two different pickup configurations: humbuckers at the bridge and neck(HH) and a 3 pickup configuration with humbuckers at the bridge and neck and a single-coil in the middle(HSH). They all provide 5-way switching for different combinations of the pickups allowing a tonal variety that's just flat out amazing. Before we get to the individual guitars, take a look at the switching so that you will have a clear picture in your mind when you're looking at the specs for each guitar. HH Switching HSH Switching
Before we move on to the guitars, I want to talk about the pickups used in the Ibanez RG Tremolo Series. All the pickups used in the Tremolo Series are designed not only to be blazing rock pickups but are also voiced to give you wonderful tones all the way from completely clean to face-melting distortion. Believe you me - they don't disappoint. The only guitar in the series to use the HH configuration is the RG7320 which uses Axis Seven humbuckers. Let me tell you - this thing puts out some SERIOUS tone. The other guitars in the series use variants of Ibanez's Infinity(INF) series of pickups. They basically use two configurations: INF2 and INF1 humbuckers with an INFS1 single-coil or INF3 and INF4 humbuckers with an INFS3 single-coil. The tonal variety that these pickup configurations are capable of is mind boggling. Again, you should hit the links and read up on the pickups so that you will have a clear idea of the sound of the configurations when you're looking at the individual guitar specs. And now, without further ado - ON TO THE GUITARS!
If you want tremendous 7-string tone, great looks and lightning fast shredding, the Ibanez RG Tremolo Series RG7320 is everything you could possibly ask for.
Starting with a basswood body for rich tone, the RG7320 continues with a 5-piece Maple/Walnut Wizard II-7 neck which sports a bound rosewood fingerboard adorned with pearl dot position inlays for even richer tone.
Blistering sound is provided by an AH17 humbucker in the neck position and an AH27 humbucker at the bridge. In order to shape your sound however you want it, the RG7320 provides you with master tone and volume controls and 5-way pickup switching.
For great tuning stability and totally radical whammy bar gymnastics the RG7320 features the Edge Zero II-7 bridge with the ZPS3Fe spring system.
If you want to truly unleash some Heavy Metal thunder the Ibanez 7320 is ready to step up to the plate.
The Ibanez RG Tremolo Series RG470MH is one serious rock machine.
The RG470MH gets great heavy tone from a mahogany body mated to a 3-piece Maple Wizard III neck. Featuring a bound rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets and sharktooth inlays, the Wizard III neck is a lightning fast shredder's dream.
Hardcore Metal sound is provided by Ibanez's own Infinity series pickups: an INF1 humbucker at the neck, an INFS1 single-coil in the middle position and an INF2 humbucker at the bridge. Controlling the Metal Mayhem are master volume and tone controls as well as a 5-way pickup selector switch.
Like all of the guitars in the RG Tremolo Series, the RG470MH is a whammy bar lover's dream. The Edge Zero II bridge with the ZPS3Fe spring system lets you go from in the basement tones to screaming stratospheric wails without going out of tune.
The RG470MH is available in two great looking finishes: Blackberry and Mahogany Oil. Personally I prefer the Blackberry.
Anyway you look at it, The Ibanez RG470MH is a lean, mean Metal machine. Grab one today and start melting eardrums.
The Ibanez RG Tremolo Series RG470AH is another screaming Metal machine.
The specifications of the RG470AH are nearly identical to those of its stablemate, the RG470MH, with the exception of a Natural finish Ash body and Ibanez's Edge III bridge. The Ash body gives the RG470AH a slightly brighter tone with more mid-range punch than the RG470MH provides.
The Edge III tremolo bridge provides all the tuning stability and whammy bar gymnastic goodness of the Edge Zero II, but has a lower profile for players that like to go at it hard and not tear up the palm of their picking hand in the process.
Pick one of these up today and TEAR IT UP!
This one's for you lefties. The Ibanez RG Tremolo Series RG370DXL is a great buy. Not only do you get massive Metal sound but you also get features of a guitar that would cost you a good bit more than the RG370DXL will.
The RG370DXL starts with a basswood body for rich tone. The body is mated to a lightning fast 3-piece Maple Wizard III neck that sports a bound rosewood fingerboard for even more rich tone. The fingerboard sports jumbo frets and sharktooth position inlays.
The RG370DXL gets great sound from a combination of of Ibanez's own Infinity series pickups. In this case you get an INF3 humbucker at the neck, and INFS3 single-coil in the middle postion and an INF4 humbucker at the bridge. Practically infinite(no pun intended) tonal variety is provided by master tone and volume controls and a 5-way pickup selector switch.
Like all its stablemates, the RG370DXL is built for whammy bar pyrotechnics. In this case, the fun is provided by the Edge III tremolo bridge.
Just think what Jimi Hendrix could have done with this baby. Snag an RG370DXL for yourself and let your inner Jimi out.
The Ibane RG Tremolo Series RG370DX is another great value for the money. It's more or less the same guitar as the RG370DXL with a few differences.
Where the DXL is available in only one finish - Black - the RG370DX is available in three finishes and two bridge choices. You can get the RG370DX in a Roadster Orange Metallic finish with the Edge Zero II bridge or you can get it in a White or a Black finish with the Edge III bridge.
Whichever way you go you're going to get a great Metal guitar at a bargain price.
The Ibanez RG Tremolo Series RG350MP is one sweet guitar. Combining great looks with Ibanez sound, quality and playability the RG350MP is a honey of an instrument.
The RG350MP gets great tone from a basswood body mated a 3-piece Maple Wizard III neck. The shredder friendly neck sports a Maple fretboard which adds brightness to the guitar's tone. Adding to the guitar's look, the fretboard sports black dot position inlays and the headstock is equipped with black tuners.
Rounding out the look, the body and headstock are both finished in a bright white, all the hardware is black and the body of the guitar sports a pearloid pickguard. Sweet!
Of course, this baby isn't just all about looks. It gets great Metal sound from Ibanez's Infinity pickups: an INF3 humbucker at the neck, an INFS3 single-coil in the middle position and an INF4 humbucker at the bridge. As with all the Tremolo Series guitars, the RG350MP provides you with master tone and volume controls and a 5-way pickup selector switch so that you can shape your sound any way you want.
Like all of the guitars in the RG Tremolo Series, the RG350MP is a whammy bar lover's dream. The Edge Zero II bridge with the ZPS3Fe spring system lets you go from in the basement tones to screaming stratospheric wails without going out of tune.
Killer looks, scorching sound and awesome trem effects all at a very affordable price. What more could you ask for?
The Ibanez RG Tremolo Series RG350M is pretty much the same guitar as the the RG350MP. The only differences are the available finishes and different bridges depending on the finish. The RG350M is available in a Roadster Metallic Green finish with the Edge Zero II bridge and also in a Starlight Blue finish and a Yellow finish, both with the Edge III bridge. All the finishes share a black pickguard. My favorite in this case is the Starlight Blue.
Once again, killer looks, scorching sound and awesome trem effects all at a very affordable price. What more could you ask for?
I really love the way the Ibanez RG Tremolo Series RG350EX looks. Its specifications are the same as the other RG350 models, so you're going to get the same sound and playability but its looks definitely set it apart.
The RG350EX comes in a gorgeous black finish with chrome hardware and a chrome pickguard. This baby just screams METAL!
Of course, it is a Tremolo Series guitar so you get one of Ibanez's great tremolo bridges, in this case the Edge III.
If you want totally sinister looks combined with killer Metal sound, the Ibanez RG350MP is waiting for you.
Rounding out the Ibanez Rg Tremolo Series, the RG350DX is one honey of a Metal guitar. Take the RG350MP, slap a rosewood fretboard on it for a darker sound and swap the Edge Zero III bridge for an Edge II bridge and you've got the RG350DX.
Again, what more could you ask for?
Well, there you have it. If you're a whammy bar fanatic the Ibanez RG Tremolo Series has a guitar for you. Grab one and let your inner Steve Vai out.