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post Jan 25 2008, 01:35 AM
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I've been strongly considering buying an ibanez 2550e for my new hard rock/metal guitar. I have read plenty of reviews and i really like Rg's but i was wondering if anyone had other recommendations i should check out before investing my hard earned cash. (Money is hard to come by when your 15, so $1,200 or less please tongue.gif ).
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post Jan 25 2008, 01:44 AM
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QUOTE (Manny @ Jan 24 2008, 07:35 PM) *
I've been strongly considering buying an ibanez 2550e for my new hard rock/metal guitar. I have read plenty of reviews and i really like Rg's but i was wondering if anyone had other recommendations i should check out before investing my hard earned cash. (Money is hard to come by when your 15, so $1,200 or less please tongue.gif ).


You know what I'm going to say, Jackson DK2 or DKMG tongue.gif


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post Jan 25 2008, 01:50 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Jan 24 2008, 04:44 PM) *
Jackson DK2


Thats what I got and I love it.


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post Jan 25 2008, 02:10 AM
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are jacksons good for shredding? Or are Ibanez better?
I've heard Jacksons are best for rhythm guitar
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post Jan 25 2008, 02:48 AM
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QUOTE (Manny @ Jan 24 2008, 08:10 PM) *
are jacksons good for shredding? Or are Ibanez better?
I've heard Jacksons are best for rhythm guitar


Absolute shred machine! Fastest action i've played, But then again , my experience with other guitars is limmited. I'm sure others will beg the differ!


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post Jan 25 2008, 02:49 AM
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QUOTE (Manny @ Jan 24 2008, 08:10 PM) *
are jacksons good for shredding? Or are Ibanez better?
I've heard Jacksons are best for rhythm guitar

Jacksons (Depending on the model) are great for shred. However, Ibanez Prestige models have the uber fast necks and I can tell you from experience, playing an Ibanez with a Wizard (Prestige) neck is simply a pleasure. It's silky smooth and effortless to play on. Unfortunately, about 5 months ago I needed cash and didn't want to take out a loan, so I had to sell my RG 1570 Prestige. I miss that guitar. sad.gif

Now if you ask someone who's used to playing on say a Les Paul neck, they'll say playing an Ibanez feels like you're playing a toy guitar, but then again, how many "shredders" do you know that play a LP?

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post Jan 25 2008, 02:55 AM
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QUOTE (Sabbz @ Jan 24 2008, 01:49 PM) *
Jacksons (Depending on the model) are great for shred. However, Ibanez Prestige models have the uber fast necks and I can tell you from experience, playing an Ibanez with a Wizard (Prestige) neck is simply a pleasure. It's silky smooth and effortless to play on. Unfortunately, I needed money about 5 months ago I needed cash and didn't want to take out a loan, so I had to sell my RG 1570 Prestige. I miss that guitar. sad.gif

Now if you ask someone who's used to playing on say a Les Paul neck, they'll say playing an Ibanez feels like you're playing a toy guitar, but then again, how many "shredders" do you know that play a LP?


Zakk Wylde, Slash, Jeff Beck (yes he shreds), Buckethead and pleeeenty of others are enough for me wink.gif

Not to discount Jacksons and Ibanez, but I'm one of those guys who feels like they're toys in my hands (and I'm not a very good player even tongue.gif) But thats mostly because I'm used to thicker necks. Just not for me. I can attest after having tried them that if you do find one of those guitars to your liking, they're great guitars. Even though I didn't really like the feel of the ibanez guitars I tried, I could tell they're well built, solid machines that'll serve any axeman faithfully smile.gif

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post Jan 25 2008, 03:01 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Jan 24 2008, 08:55 PM) *
Zakk Wylde, Slash, Jeff Beck (yes he shreds), Buckethead and pleeeenty of others are enough for me wink.gif

Not to discount Jacksons and Ibanez, but I'm one of those guys who feels like they're toys in my hands (and I'm not a very good player even tongue.gif) But thats mostly because I'm used to thicker necks. Just not for me. I can attest after having tried them that if you do find one of those guitars to your liking, they're great guitars. Even though I didn't really like the feel of the ibanez guitars I tried, I could tell they're well built, solid machines that'll serve any axeman faithfully smile.gif

I guess that depends on your point of view. I definitely don't consider Slash or Jeff Beck (Who I thought played Telecasters?) as shredders. I can sorta see Zakk, but I still don't really consider him a shredder, either. I'm not saying he can't or doesn't, but the vast majority of his playing is more bluesy, pentatonic minor stuff. Buckethead, yes, definitely.

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post Jan 25 2008, 03:48 AM
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QUOTE (Sabbz @ Jan 24 2008, 02:01 PM) *
I guess that depends on your point of view. I definitely don't consider Slash or Jeff Beck (Who I thought played Telecasters?) as shredders. I can sorta see Zakk, but I still don't really consider him a shredder, either. I'm not saying he can't or doesn't, but the vast majority of his playing is more bluesy, pentatonic minor stuff. Buckethead, yes, definitely.


Beck plays a strat these days. I'm sure he's played a telecaster before, but he's definitely not known for it. His guitar of choice in the 60s-probably around sometime in the 80s, which was most of his best stuff, was a les paul.

However I can agree with you that he's probably not a shredder by your standard, but he's about in the league of slash technique wise. If you want others... eric johnson recorded cliffs of dover on an es-335 (gibson). How about Gabriel biggrin.gif


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post Jan 25 2008, 03:52 AM
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Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai come to mind when I think Ibanez. Plus I love the feel of them. I chose the 2550e. I am not disappointed and will also have a Les Paul soon.


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post Jan 25 2008, 03:59 AM
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QUOTE (preownedguitar @ Jan 24 2008, 02:52 PM) *
Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai come to mind when I think Ibanez. Plus I love the feel of them. I chose the 2550e. I am not disappointed and will also have a Les Paul soon.


Yeah thats the way to go, is to have both biggrin.gif If you have the money.


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post Jan 25 2008, 04:05 AM
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Dang guys, I thought we were talking a grand or so. If we were to broad'n the spectrum, then well, Parker, Dean to name a couple. I alwys thought the LP was the ultimate shredder ( never played one ) but have heared many.

The kid has 1200.00 to spend. what do you recomend?


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post Jan 25 2008, 04:23 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Jan 24 2008, 10:05 PM) *
Dang guys, I thought we were talking a grand or so. If we were to broad'n the spectrum, then well, Parker, Dean to name a couple. I alwys thought the LP was the ultimate shredder ( never played one ) but have heared many.

The kid has 1200.00 to spend. what do you recomend?

$1200 will definitely buy a good guitar. Personally, I'd recommend saving $$$ and getting one of the better Schecter models. For the price (around $6-700) you simply can't beat the quality and they're perfectly good for shredding. I love the neck profile and the action on my CS-1. In fact, out of all the guitars I've owned and played over the years, it's easily my favorite guitar. And I've owned some damned nice guitars over the years including Jacksons, Ibanez, and even a custom Stratocaster.


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post Jan 25 2008, 04:26 AM
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I have 2550e and could not be happier. smile.gif


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post Jan 25 2008, 04:36 AM
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Yeah $1200 is more than enough for a great guitar. Especially if you buy used though O_o But you probably don't want to so I think I could agree on a schecter as Sabbz said. I had a bad experience with one once (horrible setup, really old strings that needed to be changed at guitarcenter, dirty neck etc) so I couldn't judge for a while but maybe a month or two ago I tried one again and I found they were pretty nice.


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post Jan 25 2008, 04:38 AM
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Although I play/have 2 Ibanez's and a Les Paul Standard and love them all, I have to say that I am also very impressed what Schecter has to offer at a very reasonable price point. 600-800 bucks gets you what generally costs over 1000 bucks from other manufacturers. They look awesome to boot. Play a few and decide.

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QUOTE (Sabbz @ Jan 25 2008, 04:23 AM) *
$1200 will definitely buy a good guitar. Personally, I'd recommend saving $$$ and getting one of the better Schecter models. For the price (around $6-700) you simply can't beat the quality and they're perfectly good for shredding. I love the neck profile and the action on my CS-1. In fact, out of all the guitars I've owned and played over the years, it's easily my favorite guitar. And I've owned some damned nice guitars over the years including Jacksons, Ibanez, and even a custom Stratocaster.

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post Jan 25 2008, 09:51 AM
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QUOTE (Manny @ Jan 25 2008, 01:35 AM) *
I've been strongly considering buying an ibanez 2550e for my new hard rock/metal guitar. I have read plenty of reviews and i really like Rg's but i was wondering if anyone had other recommendations i should check out before investing my hard earned cash. (Money is hard to come by when your 15, so $1,200 or less please tongue.gif ).

I think you're doing the right thing aiming for guitars abow low end since you can afford it.

Ibanez guitars are mostly made of Basswood, which cheddars like because it brings out the frequencies they prefer in order to make their shred heard. However, Steve Vai has his signature guitar made our of Adler instead, same wood that Charvel and Jackson are made from.. and Fender for that matter. So it it works for Mr Vai...


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post Jan 25 2008, 10:48 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 25 2008, 09:51 AM) *
Ibanez guitars are mostly made of Basswood, which cheddars like because it brings out the frequencies they prefer in order

Are you, in a subtle way, trying to tell us that shredders are cheesy? wink.gif

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post Jan 25 2008, 11:42 AM
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Go for the Ibanez RG 2550e smile.gif
I'm 15 too and I bought it 2 months ago, it costed me al my money but I couldn't be happier smile.gif
It really plays like a dream, and has a supper fast neck, the pick ups sound really good, for both metal riffing and shred smile.gif
An alternative would be the RG 1570, but that one hasn't got the dimarzio pick ups tongue.gif

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