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MickeM
post May 30 2009, 11:47 AM
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Does anyone have experience with Ibanez ART guitars, with active pickups?

Comes at a good price imo. I was browsing for the ESP models, singlecut and also the Viper with EMG 81/60 but it's conciderably more expensive.

Anyone with experience with the ART? Comment on the 81/60 model aswell if you like, I havn't played an ESP with those pickups (well, I have but not through an amp, just acoustic braindead noodling). Never even touched an ART.

I'm aware ESP stands for quality, question is if it's worth the extra 1000€ ...


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AlexLion
post May 30 2009, 12:02 PM
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Hmm, I don`t even heard about them. Can`t help. But I`ll check them, looks like something interesting.
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post Jun 3 2009, 03:02 AM
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the guitar is pretty cool...i like the textures of the body....really cool in person...depending on which one you want, they can be really good mid level guitars for the price....keep in mind with art series, you mostly pay for colors or cosmetics than anything else

the ibz actives (i think called Lo-z) are pretty good....for actives i dont feel like they give off as much output as they should, they sound close to EMGs but not quite there.


if thats the kind of guitar you are looking for then the ibanez version is great for the price


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post Jun 3 2009, 12:18 PM
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I suppose EMG's is what I'd like so if the Ibanez actives don't reach up to their level it's not for me.
I went to the shop and played the ART500 (acousticly) and it responds ok, I also sat down with an ARG and that one had way better acoustic sound (reveals how it will sound plugged in)

Also felt a Schecter Tempest but that wasn't for me, had too small fretboard radius.

What I will do. I'm getting a set of EMG81/85 and put in my Epi Les Paul .


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