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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello, I'm fairly new to playing guitar, (8 months of playing at the moment) and at the moment i have an Epiphone G-310. it's been good suiting me thus far, but I've been looking for a guitar with a better crunch and an all around better sound. I have looked at the RG350MYE and other RG's, and they seem to be nice. I also looked at the X series such as the XPT700XH, and im not sure what would be the best for my money. I can spend up to about 900 or so, but that would take a few years for me to save up. I play metal and rock, and I'm just looking for a good guitar really. Another thing I'd like in possible suggestions is for the guitar to have a tremolo, I would like to be able to dive. Looks are not as important as a good buy is. Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2010, 12:31 PM
 
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Re: Need help picking out a good guitar.

Hey there! Maybe the JS100? I would recommend a PGM301, but then you would lack a trem so...
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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Re: Need help picking out a good guitar.

My whole outlook on playing changed in 1989 when I picked up an Ibanez with the original wizard neck. It is so thin and easy to play. It made me a better player because it was easy to hold, easy to play, had awesome sound and so fun it made me want to practice more.
Using the right tool for the job is important. I had Les Pauls, Washburns... but they were all too heavy for where I was playing. It hurt to hold them that long. I've been advertising for Ibanez ever since.
There's a lot of good guitars out there, and you'll need to find one that fits you and your music style. I would recommend that you can find it in the Ibanez lineup.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Re: Need help picking out a good guitar.

any older ibanez really is going to be ten times better then the korean made crap that is being produced right now. I say crap because I've been spoiled with numerous ibanez musician models/Radius/saber/power models/roadstar/and even a 79 iceman, not to mention a couple of nice prestige models which aren't crap but are newer. If I were you I'd look for an old RG or saber...Also for better tone try to find something mahogany and neckthrough, just my personal fave for tone.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Re: Need help picking out a good guitar.

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any older ibanez really is going to be ten times better then the korean made crap that is being produced right now. I say crap because I've been spoiled with numerous ibanez musician models/Radius/saber/power models/roadstar/and even a 79 iceman, not to mention a couple of nice prestige models which aren't crap but are newer. If I were you I'd look for an old RG or saber...Also for better tone try to find something mahogany and neckthrough, just my personal fave for tone.
I agree totally. I didnt want to turn this into a classified ad, but I'm going to list a mint 1989 RG570 on that popular auction site tomorrow or Sunday. Five Alarm Red, original wizard neck- wicked thin and straight as an arrow, super low action, shark tooth inlays, Floyd Rose double locking tremelo, no paint chips, immaculately preserved and all stock. Five Alarm Red looks similar to a neon reddish orange, it nearly looks like it could glow in the dark. It's probably the finest guitar I've ever played.

I also have an Iceman but I'm going to keep it as long as I can.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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Re: Need help picking out a good guitar.

try js100
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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Re: Need help picking out a good guitar.

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any older ibanez really is going to be ten times better then the korean made crap that is being produced right now. I say crap because I've been spoiled with numerous ibanez musician models/Radius/saber/power models/roadstar/and even a 79 iceman, not to mention a couple of nice prestige models which aren't crap but are newer. If I were you I'd look for an old RG or saber...Also for better tone try to find something mahogany and neckthrough, just my personal fave for tone.
I hate to say this since I just got a new ibanez, but I agree. I have an old Japanese one and it's much different. Heavy, solid, and the tremolo feels like platinum compared to my Edge III. The only thing with the old one I have is that the color is outrageously girly now that the 80's are over. Ok, they were always girly but that was OK in the 80's.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 11:22 PM
 
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Re: Need help picking out a good guitar.

Believe it or not, RGs are pretty versatile. I'm in a band where I play Jazz Fusion and Iron Maiden in some setlists. The pickups are a balanced output, and the trem stays in tune about 85% of the time. (I'm not as much as a trem abuser as some.) They're great for many kinds of music. I have an Ibanez RG5SP2. It's a ltd. edition RG that's built like the EX1, but it has a silver finish and a silver pickguard.
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