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AmirZino
post Jul 20 2011, 10:11 PM
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Hey guys

I need your help!

I was offered to sell my Ibanez SV5470f Prestige guitar for 2350$ or exchange it for Ibanez Prestige RG2550z + 1200$.
I really don't know what to do!@#$%^&*
My guitar is great but my amplifier sucks and if i'll get the RG2550z (which is also a great guitar) I'll be able to get a new tube amplifier.

My guitar -> http://www.ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/model-SV5470F
RG2550z -> http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/ele...550z/index.html

I paid 1800$ (the original price was 2200$) for my guitar and today it's not possible to get another one like that in Israel.
The RG2550z costs 1750$ in Israel.

Further more, The RG2550z was bought 4 months ago and it's still in warranty for another 8 months.

What would you do if you were in my situation?

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post Jul 20 2011, 10:15 PM
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try both guitar and see what makes you feel better, but i would keep the SV and work this Summer to buy a new amp!

HOW was the gig >:o did they play Space Dye-Vest, i hear rumors that they are playing the song, since Portnoy left

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post Jul 21 2011, 01:09 AM
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Looks like simple math... ekk confused! unsure.gif ohmy.gif

A great guitar needs a good amp, else your just wasting it's quality... however if it's got good feeling to your playing axe and your got attachments, it might be hard to fine something nice or better to fit it's hole. So, be careful before trading it away, but it does look like a good deal, if your not attached to it.

I personally wouldn't give up my axe unless something special could replace it. Saying that i did just save up a bundle for a new amp to go with it and it's the sweetest sounding thing I've ever heard now (worth forking the dosh)!

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post Jul 21 2011, 01:28 AM
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Money wise it looks to be in your favor, but I would not do anything unless you play the other guitar. If you cannot before the transaction, save up and buy the amp in a few months.

Just don't make any rush or emotional decisions...

Keep us posted on the outcome!
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post Jul 21 2011, 01:48 AM
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play the other guitar ,if you are looking for a metal guitar ,the one you have is not- IMO,if you need a metal guitar and if it feels good ,I would trade
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post Jul 21 2011, 03:48 AM
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You have a very nice guitar there. If you like how it plays, wait and collect money for a good amp or play through Line 6 products in the mean while. Otherwise, you will regret your sell. Nice guitars doesn't come again and again.


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post Jul 21 2011, 09:19 AM
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Hey mate! I say, try the guitar, see what comes naturally to your hands and ears (if you have the possibility, keep it for a few days and put it to a strong test to see if it's really what you want)

Otherwise, don't rush smile.gif analyze all the possibilities and if there's any chance you might have on saving money for a new amp and the guitar you are offered is not what you want/ need, then don't make the trade. wink.gif

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post Jul 21 2011, 09:33 AM
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Thanks for your comments!

As far as i've read on the web, the RG2550z is great for metal and rock which are my mostly played style.
I mostly play Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, John Petrucci, Vinnie Moore and stuff like that and i'm sure the guitar will satisfy my needs.

Unfortunatly I won't be able to buy a new amp for at least 6 months due to lot of expenses
My current amplifier sucks and kinda not working properly right now so getting a new amp will be a great option.

Of course i'll try the guitar but I think i'll might go for the exchange.
In the future I can change the pickups to the Crunch Lab or LiquiFire (or both biggrin.gif ) by DiMarzio and guitar will be much better with amazing sound.

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post Jul 23 2011, 05:14 PM
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I've been reading for hours about the guitars and I've found something very interesting.



As you can see, the differences are the body, the pickups and the bridge.

I'm pretty sure that DiMarzio's pickups are better but it doesn't matter since I am planning on replacing them in the future.
The body is different, therefore i'll have to do alot of tests till i'll be sure which sounds better.
The RG2550z's bridge is much more flexible than the SV5470f's and I think it's a great advantage.

Do you know how the difference between the bodies will effect the sound?


- Amir

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post Jul 23 2011, 08:04 PM
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I have tried only RG model in the store, so I cannot comment on a comparison. From what I've seen, it's a fine instrument. Making that much money with the trade is something that you should consider, but as people said, don't be impatient. Try the RG thoroughly. If you suspect anything, don't push the trade. Remember, if you loose your guitar, and get a second one that you don't like, you haven't done yourself a favor, even if you buy an amp.


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post Jul 23 2011, 08:20 PM
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I asked the guy if I can borrow the guitar for couple of days to see if it fits right and he agreed so the minute i'll receive it (probably tomorrow's eve) i'll record both guitars and share the results with you so you'll help me to decided (:

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post Jul 23 2011, 08:23 PM
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So the guy is playing fair, that's good to hear. Examine the guitar, record both of them. I somehow think (although doesn't have to be that way) that your guitar will have more richer tone and better low end. Let's wait and see smile.gif

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post Jul 23 2011, 08:32 PM
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Basswood can give you a heaver sound, I personally would change the pickups. Evos pickups can sound killer in basswood for heavy metal/rock.

Your original axe I believe would be a lot smoother playing, taking that and the bridge into consideration. So it really comes down to your style of music?

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post Jul 23 2011, 08:35 PM
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If I won't like the guitar I have another option which is to sell my guitar for 2500$ which will allow me to buy a new guitar at the same level as mine

At this budget I can buy the following guitars:

- Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash
- Fender American Vintage Hot Rod '57 Stratocaster
- Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster
- Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS
- Ibanez JS1000 ( Joe Satriani )
- Ibanez AT100CL-SB ( Andy Timmons)

And many more

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post Jul 24 2011, 06:42 PM
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Hey guys!

I just got a call telling me that the guy has bought the same model as mine from another guy at a bit lower price.

Cons: I won't get a new amp \=
Pros: I am keeping my guitar (:

Thank you all for your advices!!!

- Amir biggrin.gif
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post Jul 24 2011, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE (AmirZino @ Jul 24 2011, 07:42 PM) *
Hey guys!

I just got a call telling me that the guy has bought the same model as mine from another guy at a bit lower price.

Cons: I won't get a new amp \=
Pros: I am keeping my guitar (:

Thank you all for your advices!!!

- Amir biggrin.gif


Hey - I would consider that as a good sign. You have a good guitar and you should definitly keep it.
Amp will come in the future smile.gif


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post Jul 24 2011, 07:09 PM
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There will be more of these in the future too, don't worry. You keep your guitar, which is important too! smile.gif


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post Jul 24 2011, 10:23 PM
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i still regret selling one of my old guitars, so I think it's better this way for you smile.gif


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