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post Jul 11 2008, 04:01 AM
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Hello, I've been playing guitar for about a year and a half now and i think its time to upgrade.
I currently own a Ibanez rg 321 mh. Its a great guitar but I bought it used and the person before me really screwed up the paint job( and got a grass stain on the neck huh.gif)

So I've been looking for a replacement guitar for awhile now that is good for shredding and all that good stuff. I really like Ibanez guitars because of the 24 fret necks and the're just plain good guitars so i really would like to stick with them but lately I've been looking at the Schecter C-1 classic which looks amazing and has a 24 fret neck( which i like). the only problem I have with it is that i havent played it myself and all the guitar stores around here dont have one in stock. I'm not sure if it plays fast like an Ibanez. And if the Vine-of-life inlay will make finding frets confusing ..I was wondering if anyone here has played it?
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post Jul 11 2008, 04:09 AM
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Had one...great guitar....stupid vines wrecked it...very confusing to play....sold it.....pass.

Dont shy away from schecter, They make great guitars for the money.

If it were me id go for Ibanez but thats just me...can anyone say rg770dx reissue.


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post Jul 11 2008, 04:19 AM
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Yeah, I would go with a bigger.. badder RG. My teacher has a PGM, that might be what you are looking for. I think it's around the same price as the Schecter you were looking at, and it plays similar to a Jem. They are pretty under-rated as well. I doesn't hurt to look for some older guitars on Ebay either...
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post Jul 11 2008, 10:49 AM
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Schecter have some nice guitars, but I would not recoomend to get a guitar that you have never ever played yourself.


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post Jul 11 2008, 01:12 PM
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If you liked the Ibanez rg 321 mh, I recommend the Ibanez RGA321.

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Better pick-ups, AMAZING neck (imo), just note you can get it cheaper than the above link.
But yeah, always try out the guitar first.
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post Jul 11 2008, 01:17 PM
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If you can manage to get a limited rg550 reissue, you'll have the best ibanez for arround 1000$ you can get. Edge 1 tremolo (the best Ibanez trem) and the thinnest neck ever (wizard 1 is 1mm thinner than todays necks:18mm). All you'll have to do is replace the stock Ibanez dimarzio's (they are in every prestige ibanez and they suck worse than hell). I have a 550 reissue loaded with and Evolution in the bridge and a Paf Joe in the Neck and it's a shredding monster!


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post Jul 12 2008, 05:24 AM
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QUOTE (Déjà vu @ Jul 10 2008, 07:19 PM) *
Yeah, I would go with a bigger.. badder RG. My teacher has a PGM, that might be what you are looking for. I think it's around the same price as the Schecter you were looking at, and it plays similar to a Jem. They are pretty under-rated as well. I doesn't hurt to look for some older guitars on Ebay either...



I looked up that guitar and it looks great and I'm sure it plays great too but I'm not sure if I'm spending all that money for the guitar or for the fact that paul gilbert plays one that (looks the same).

thanx for the suggestion though.

Thanx for all the advise! this helped a ton. I think I'm going to check out some stores around here and try out some guitars and get an idea of what i want or at least get a feel for what the different models play like.

Rock on! cool.gif

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post Jul 13 2008, 03:15 AM
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QUOTE (Jmguitar64 @ Jul 12 2008, 06:24 AM) *
I looked up that guitar and it looks great and I'm sure it plays great too but I'm not sure if I'm spending all that money for the guitar or for the fact that paul gilbert plays one that (looks the same).

thanx for the suggestion though.

Thanx for all the advise! this helped a ton. I think I'm going to check out some stores around here and try out some guitars and get an idea of what i want or at least get a feel for what the different models play like.

Rock on! cool.gif


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post Jul 13 2008, 03:17 AM
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The schecter guitars are very good and versatile guitars - at least that's my experience. I used to play a Schecter at a school I went to for one year. Though we mostly played funk and pop and soft rock.

But of course, the best advice is to go and try some guitars out - don't make your choice on the very day of the try out. Go try a few and think about it - unless there's one that's just THE ONE guitar. smile.gif

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post Jul 13 2008, 03:18 AM
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I like Ibanez but I LOVE Jackson guitars


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post Jul 13 2008, 03:47 AM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Jul 12 2008, 06:18 PM) *
I like Ibanez but I LOVE Jackson guitars


yea I have to say Jackson makes some very unique guitars. I'll be sure to try some out
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post Jul 13 2008, 03:49 AM
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QUOTE (Jmguitar64 @ Jul 12 2008, 09:47 PM) *
yea I have to say Jackson makes some very unique guitars. I'll be sure to try some out


You cant go wrong with a Jackson specifically a Jackson Kelly or a Jackson RR24


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post Jul 13 2008, 10:10 AM
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Schecters are excellent guitars, made in Germany.
They used to be a costum shop, so the quality is surprisingly high, even for their low price products.
They are primarily metal guitars.
I'd say go for it - after you've tried it at a guitar centre. smile.gif


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post Jul 13 2008, 04:29 PM
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I really like RGs and Stratocasters smile.gif
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