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post Aug 20 2007, 11:06 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Aug 20 2007, 05:22 AM) *
That's what I found Hardtail. The Strat was amazing...don't get me wrong. The tone of it was just beautiful. I will have one eventually but the particular one I played (American Strat) compared to the Ibanez...I believe the Ibanez was a RG42FX...just didn't feel right. With the Ibanez I was running through the fret board with ease. Scales up and down and some different riffs. It was like pressing buttons so smooth. The neck was a thinner profile than the Fender so I felt like I had better control. With the Fender I felt like I was stretching more and my hand got tired quicker. Ibanez would have been so far down on my list of guitar to get before this experience. I'm still in the market for a new guitar but want to research Ibanez more before deciding on a model. Totally changed my opinion of Ibanez.



Cool! I'm glad the Ibanez worked out for you. I have a lot of respect for Ibanez but the funny thing is... what everyone really loves about them (the thin necks) is actually the one thing that bothers me about them. When I play an ibanez I feel like the neck is too thin and my hand cramps up on me after an hour or so. I did however like using my thumb on the E string much more with the ibanez but all-in-all I like the way my Fender plays better.

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post Aug 21 2007, 07:53 AM
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QUOTE (Hardtail @ Aug 20 2007, 07:06 PM) *
Cool! I'm glad the Ibanez worked out for you. I have a lot of respect for Ibanez but the funny thing is... what everyone really loves about them (the thin necks) is actually the one thing that bothers me about them. When I play an ibanez I feel like the neck is too thin and my hand cramps up on me after an hour or so. I did however like using my thumb on the E string much more with the ibanez but all-in-all I like the way my Fender plays better.

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Yeah I had never really looked at Ibanez as an option before as I felt they were for shredders...and I'm no shedder smile.gif But I was pleasantly surprised I must say. I have a Gibson LP right now with the 60's neck and I LOVE it but for some techniques such as legato for example I find it hard to play. But she's a dream other wise.
I was really just looking for a thinner profile neck for practice and someone had told me Fender necks were a bit slimmer. The one I played was actually about the same, maybe the tiniest bit slimmer which is why I tried some other models. But she sounded beautiful and felt pretty good. Sound wise the Ibanez is OK, not really what I'd normally go for but I do like it. So we'll see what happens I guess. I will add a Fender to my collection eventually as the tone and feel of them is great....just not what I'm looking for right now.
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post Aug 22 2007, 05:49 AM
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Baught (or bought?) my new guitar today...
It's an Ibanez!
And the model number is VBT700.
It's a very nice axe!


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post Aug 22 2007, 06:04 AM
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QUOTE (Davidian @ Aug 22 2007, 12:49 AM) *
Baught (or bought?) my new guitar today...
It's an Ibanez!
And the model number is VBT700.
It's a very nice axe!



Congrats! biggrin.gif

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post Aug 22 2007, 06:17 AM
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QUOTE (Davidian @ Aug 22 2007, 01:49 AM) *
Baught (or bought?) my new guitar today...
It's an Ibanez!
And the model number is VBT700.
It's a very nice axe!


Congrats!

You should post a pic and show her off.
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post Aug 23 2007, 02:14 AM
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I'll take some pics now and I'll put 'em here later in the evening ^^


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post Aug 23 2007, 06:36 AM
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QUOTE (swingline @ Aug 18 2007, 07:23 AM) *
I personally prefer Deans. I picked one up and it was like magic. You see you have multiple opinions so it is impossible to choose. Go to a Guitar Center (Or a similar store) and spend 3-5 hours trying out guitars. Find a nice amp (Or one that is similar to the one you own) and test many guitars. Try to use at least 2 to 3 different guitars from each company before counting it out. Guitars are highly personal so you have to make the call.


Glad you got what you wanted, I hope you have it for a long time and it brings great sound whever you play it.

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post Aug 28 2007, 04:54 AM
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In his case...


The back...


The front...


That is one kick-ass guitar!
I really like it!

Pavel and Andrew are right: Ibanez rules!


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post Aug 28 2007, 05:02 AM
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QUOTE (Davidian @ Aug 27 2007, 11:54 PM) *
Pavel and Andrew are right: Ibanez rules!


laugh.gif laugh.gif

Its a little sad to see your old axe (RG350 looks like) just shoved around the corner - you have to promise to play her sometimes or she will get lonely smile.gif

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post Aug 28 2007, 05:05 AM
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Nice buy, how much did you pay for this one?


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post Aug 28 2007, 05:32 AM
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It is a nice V smile.gif
hope it works out for you.
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post Aug 28 2007, 05:35 AM
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@ Andrew: It's a Washburn X-10 Starter package. But if she's restrung, I promise I'll play her wink.gif I won't let her rot in the corner! She is standing there, because that's the only place in my room I can put her. (Note to self: Tidy up your room.) But I'm looking to buy something so I can display it on the wall.

@ZakkWylde: Thanks! I payed 735€.

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post Aug 28 2007, 08:22 AM
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Very Nice man! I can't wait until I get mine...I've decided on the RG1570. Now to get the best price. Tha saga continues!!!
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post Aug 28 2007, 08:39 AM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Aug 28 2007, 03:22 AM) *
Very Nice man! I can't wait until I get mine...I've decided on the RG1570. Now to get the best price. Tha saga continues!!!


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post Aug 28 2007, 08:43 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Aug 28 2007, 04:39 AM) *
Ahh, good pick smile.gif


Thanks Andrew. I like it alot actually....I'm getting the mirage blue. Just waiting on some price quotes for shipping and stuff so hopefully soon. Until then I'm inpatiently waiting. biggrin.gif
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