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mr piddu
post Jun 11 2011, 08:54 AM
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Hey guys wink.gif ,
I'm going to a buy a new eletric guitar, but I'm not sure which guitar is the one for me, so I'm asking your opinion and I'd like to share with the GMC's community the different options.
First, I'm interest in the following features for my new guitar:

Very good/top quality in general and sound versatility;
Floyd Rose bridge;
Thin fret board, to easy play - like the Ibanez Wizar fretboard series;
Light body;
Pick ups of good/very good quality.

My budget is about € 1.500 - € 2.000.

Now, I own a Fender american Strato and two different folk guitar.

I was thinking Ibanez guitars could be the right choice, especially the Steve Vai Jem /UV series, but I don't like too much the body shape.
Also the Ibanez EGEN18 could be the one, but it's a bit expensive.

Do U have any suggetion or another choice? I know you have!
So tell me!!!!
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post Jun 11 2011, 10:41 AM
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There are many good models in that price range,IBANEZ SV5470A - for example, which I personally tried..


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post Jun 11 2011, 10:55 AM
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try em out, you seem to have some knowledge already
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post Jun 11 2011, 12:46 PM
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Try an Ibanez prestige, has all you are looking for smile.gif

I suggest an RG4570. They are mind blowing!


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post Jun 11 2011, 01:56 PM
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If you don't like the RG style Jem and Uv bodies have a look at the Satriani Signature models.
Also, for that kind of price there are several other choices such as Mayones, Caparison, Jaden Rose, Tom Anderson, Tyler etc!!


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post Jun 11 2011, 08:32 PM
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QUOTE (mr piddu @ Jun 11 2011, 08:54 AM) *
Hey guys wink.gif ,
I'm going to a buy a new eletric guitar, but I'm not sure which guitar is the one for me, so I'm asking your opinion and I'd like to share with the GMC's community the different options.
First, I'm interest in the following features for my new guitar:

Very good/top quality in general and sound versatility;
Floyd Rose bridge;
Thin fret board, to easy play - like the Ibanez Wizar fretboard series;
Light body;
Pick ups of good/very good quality.

My budget is about € 1.500 - € 2.000.

Now, I own a Fender american Strato and two different folk guitar.


I was thinking Ibanez guitars could be the right choice, especially the Steve Vai Jem /UV series, but I don't like too much the body shape.
Also the Ibanez EGEN18 could be the one, but it's a bit expensive.

Do U have any suggetion or another choice? I know you have!
So tell me!!!!
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if you are into metal, then put a passive in the neck- that is what I just did with my hellraiser and it made it extremly versatile
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post Jun 11 2011, 09:21 PM
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Ibanez S Prestige series (http://www.ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/Series-s_prestige), but swap the pickups out for Bareknuckle Pickups (http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/main/p...?cat=humbuckers.


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post Jun 11 2011, 10:56 PM
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I would also suggest that you go into several stores and carefully try out as much Ibanez Prestige models as you can. Subtract something for the pickups, so you have enough money to change them (for some Dimarzio ones for example), and you will have awesome guitar.


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post Jun 12 2011, 07:29 AM
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Thank you, guys for your ideas!

I'll go into a guitar store the next week and I'll try out as much Ibanez guitar as I can.

Another question about pick ups.

Why some of you suggest the change of pick ups of the Ibanez Prestige series? Are the Di Marzio so good? The change is so sensibile?



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post Jun 12 2011, 08:13 PM
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Because pickups on those are not of best quality. If you get some Ibanez, try using the factory pups, and then try to switch them if you don't like them.
For better clarity and quality of sound, try some branded specialized pickups, like Dimarzio or Seymour Duncan. Other pickups like hand-wounded Bare Knuckle are great choice too.

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post Jun 12 2011, 08:18 PM
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The pickups that came with my Ibanez Prestige were pretty rubbish, had to swap out the bridge (will get around to doing the neck). They were named "DiMarzio/ibz", so don't be tricked tongue.gif


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