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post Apr 26 2007, 02:58 AM
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whats your favorite type of guitar?mine is my epiphone les paul custom.


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post Apr 26 2007, 09:46 AM
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All of the RG types of bodies - no matter what manufacturer - Dean, Ibanez, Jackson - but i am more of a sharp edge fan like Ibanez RG and JEM's bodies.


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post Apr 26 2007, 09:52 AM
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Jackson Rhoads V! In ivory colour with gold pinstripes. My dream guitar.
But the Epi LP plus top I have is very nice as well.


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post Apr 26 2007, 12:00 PM
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When i first joined here I was a Les Paul only guy. Now i like Ibanez superstrat shaped guitars, and Les Pauls biggrin.gif


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post Apr 26 2007, 01:13 PM
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I have 6 electric guitars and I like all of them, but if I had to pick one guitar I would want these features:

Double cutaway (ESP Viper, Ibanez RG, Dean Vendetta, for example)

24 frets (all 3 of the above)

Humbucker style pick-ups (all 3 of the above), but the Ibanez allows for coil tapping thru a 5 position selector so you can get single coil Strat style sounds.

Also, you need to decide if a tremolo is important to you.
If I were picking just ONE guitar I would go fixed bridge such as the 3 guitars above, if I were to do a tremolo I would want a simple strat type system for ease of tuning.

Just my opinions, hope this helps.

I am actually looking to buy another guitar that incorporates all these features plus HOT pick-ups, coil tapping, and a tremolo bar, but I don't want to mention the Brand or Model until it happens. tongue.gif

If it happens, it will definitely be my FIRST CHOICE if I could have only one guitar that does it all.

Also, scale length of 25.5 or 24.75 is another consideration.
Ibanez and Fender use 25.5 which provides a brighter sound compared to Gibson and my ESPs that use 24.75 for a deeper sound which might be important to you.

As for wood types, I like Mahogany for its full sound, but I don't demand it.
The NEW guitar I am looking at is not Mahogany, it is a lighter wood, basswood I believe.

Lastly, looks are not the most important thing to me, I believe FORM follows FUNCTION (my Faded Black Les Paul for example), you will often pay more for quilted, flamed, and/or maple tops and you have to decide if that is important to you.

The NEW guitar I am looking at only comes with the fancier style tops, but I might be able to skip a maple top and still go with a fancy sunburst type of color to save a few $$$.

A bit more than you asked for, but there is my answer.

For now, I would say my Ibanez Prestige RGA121 is at the top of my list.

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post Apr 26 2007, 10:55 PM
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post Apr 27 2007, 01:56 AM
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laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif There is something about this site....after a couple months of regular attendance, even die-hard Les Paul players end up loving Ibanez shred machines!! laugh.gif laugh.gif

I love 'em too. biggrin.gif

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post Apr 27 2007, 08:34 AM
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Is that my fault?? tongue.gif unsure.gif huh.gif biggrin.gif

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post Apr 27 2007, 08:45 AM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Apr 27 2007, 02:34 AM) *
Is that my fault?? tongue.gif unsure.gif huh.gif biggrin.gif



haha im a BIG ibanez fan also...im gettin a new 1 also in the next month or so...its an rgr 521 ex2..2 bad i couldnt afford the JEM..sad.gif


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post Apr 27 2007, 08:51 AM
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Btw guys - talking about guitars: i have a huge doubt and any info is more than welcome.

So here it is:
I am planning to buy a 7-string guitar! The doubt is between Ibanez UV777 (Steve Vai signature) and Dean RC-7 (Rusty Cooley Signature).

I played UV777 and it's AWESOME! I have never played a Dean guitar but i am a huge fan of Rusty and i love all those "shred" elements they incorporated in that guitar - HUGE cutaways, thin neck, etc. The problem is RC-7 cost double the UV777 price.

Should i collect money and get RC-7 or buy UV777?? RC-7 is $3200 and UV777 is around 1700$. Any opinions?


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post Apr 27 2007, 02:05 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Apr 27 2007, 03:34 AM) *
Is that my fault?? tongue.gif unsure.gif huh.gif biggrin.gif


Heh, well you've got me lusting after a Jem just like yours smile.gif

QUOTE (Pavel @ Apr 27 2007, 03:51 AM) *
Should i collect money and get RC-7 or buy UV777?? RC-7 is $3200 and UV777 is around 1700$. Any opinions?

I have no experience with either, but I would say this - both are artist models, so both are designed to be played by extreme players with different styles. Given this, they are probably quite specialized in the way they play, so do you play more like Steve Vai, or Rusty Cooley? Ignore me if I am making no sense ...


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post Apr 27 2007, 02:18 PM
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Well i am pursuing more of Rusty Cooley style. I guess than i should wait for money for Dean.


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post Apr 27 2007, 05:19 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Apr 27 2007, 02:18 PM) *
Well i am pursuing more of Rusty Cooley style. I guess than i should wait for money for Dean.



I've never played either guitar, but that sure is a huge difference in money. Maybe too much to justify it? (IMO). Especially if you already think the Ibanez is awesome! smile.gif

My guess is that you would be completely happy with the Ibanez and the extra $$ in your pocket to use for other things - like putting it in the bank or taking a trip somewhere! biggrin.gif

Which ever you decide though, don't give another thought to the other one - and make a cool video for us when you get it! wink.gif
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QUOTE (jeff @ Apr 27 2007, 06:19 PM) *
I've never played either guitar, but that sure is a huge difference in money. Maybe too much to justify it? (IMO). Especially if you already think the Ibanez is awesome! smile.gif

My guess is that you would be completely happy with the Ibanez and the extra $$ in your pocket to use for other things - like putting it in the bank or taking a trip somewhere! biggrin.gif

Which ever you decide though, don't give another thought to the other one - and make a cool video for us when you get it! wink.gif



I guess you are right about that. That's a huge difference in money and i definitely need a new amp also! Thanks for your opinion! Very appreciated! smile.gif


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QUOTE (wheeler @ Apr 27 2007, 01:56 AM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif There is something about this site....after a couple months of regular attendance, even die-hard Les Paul players end up loving Ibanez shred machines!! laugh.gif laugh.gif

I love 'em too. biggrin.gif



Yeah that happened to me! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Apr 28 2007, 02:39 PM
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OK, I finally bought the guitar that has all the features I could want:

Elegant looks and set-neck/double-bucker bigness with a trem!

One of the sweetest-looking Fender designs ever is bumped up a notch with a carved brilliantly figured flame maple top. Superb resonance from a 24-fret maple neck set into the deep-cut basswood body translates into serious sustain from the American-made Seymour Duncan SH-1nRP '59 Reverse Polarity humbucker at the neck and SHPGP-1b Pearly Gates Plus humbucker at the bridge.

Fender Showmaster FMT HH Electric Guitar Features:

Carved flamed maple top
Basswood body
Set maple neck
Rosewood fretboard
Seymour Duncan SH-1nRP '59 Reverse Polarity humbucker at the neck
Seymour Duncan SHPGP-1b Pearly Gates Plus humbucker at the bridge
Locking tuners
Smoked chrome 2-point synchronized trem
24 jumbo frets
5-way pickup switching
Master volume and tone controls
25-1/2" scale

Here are a couple of links, scroll down on the pages to read reviews if you would like.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fen...itar?sku=511943

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fen...itar?sku=511943

I ended up getting a NEW one for $400 with a gigbag for $400 on ebay.

Some of the older ones have Flamed Ash tops and only 3 position switches, they can be modified to 5 position, but I wanted the Flamed Maple Top in Cherry Sunburst.

Here is a link to the older one:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/produc...p=10&page=2

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Hey a while back i was looken at sum ibanez, im a jackson player and wont stop giggen em for anything but i picked up this 1 ibanez and loved it, its thin as anything but im not sure what model it was, about $900 canadian, 22 frets, great actions, anyone got anyideas of what guitar this was? it felt almost as good as that steve vai sig pavel's got going smile.gif i love that guitar too


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22 frets, ha? Must be some kind of S serie! S serie is the only model with 22 frets. They have rounded shape body, not sharp edges like RG and JEMs.


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QUOTE (Pavel @ Apr 28 2007, 05:03 PM) *
22 frets, ha? Must be some kind of S serie! S serie is the only model with 22 frets. They have rounded shape body, not sharp edges like RG and JEMs.


it definatly had sum sharp edges.. i really don't kno what it was lol smile.gif all i kno was i was ready to buy it right then and there had it had 24 frets but what can you do lol.. now that the opportunity has passed sad.gif


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I love the LP...but I just wish it would have better access to the upper frets mad.gif . Once I get around to buying a new guitar it will either be a good quality stratocaster or a good Ibanez (at the moment).


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