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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3

Hey all,

Glad I found this site. I was hopeful I could get some expert advice on my ARTIST series guitars. I have both the ART500e and the ART700EQM. I love both—they play beautifully, and the action is amazing. But here’s my question. The only differences between the two is that the ART700 has a quilted maple top and the Ibanez tight-tune bridge. They both have the same shape, dimensions, and EMG pickups. And yet…they sound quite differently. The 500 has a thicker, muddier, low-end driving sound. The 700 has a crunchier, brighter, high-end drive to it. Same amp, same settings, and same pickups. So why is this? Is it the bridge?

Thanks in advance!
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