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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Which Guitar?

Hey
I was just wondering which of the following two guitars would be better for me

IBANEZ RG2570


ESP LTD M-1000


i mostly play metal (slayer, chimaira, slipknot etc etc) but im not trying to branch out into shred. im starting to learn how to sweep, and im starting to do speed building excercises.

which one of those would be better for me?

i would also like to know, if possible, out of the two guitars, which has the thinnest neck, and i would also like to know if a bolt on neck joint would be better or worse than a neck through joint.

thanks a lot

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 11:29 AM
 
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Re: Which Guitar?

I think the Ibanez has thinner neck and Ibanez aajn is the best bolt on neck joint, very comfortable. But neck thru is really comfortable and with neck thru it's really easy to reach highest frets. But the Ibanez neck joint is the best bolt on neck joint. Difficult to choose.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 11:47 AM
 
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Re: Which Guitar?

i vote for ibanez
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 01:45 PM
 
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I don't think you'd go wrong with any Ibanez RG.
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Re: Which Guitar?

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I don't think you'd go wrong with any Ibanez RG.
Get the RG2570. It has a better feel with the Prestiege neck than the ESP. Haven't played the ESP, but I've played an RG2570 at Guitar Center.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 03:37 PM
 
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Re: Which Guitar?

i'd go with the rg... i think nothing can beat those prestige necks... you will think it's made only to fit your hands.
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Re: Which Guitar?

On a website called "Jemsite" you are not likely to get an entirely unbiased opinion on the relative merits between the RG and the ESP LTD!

But, the LTDs are, at the high end of their range, very good guitars. I just think that they are overpriced. In terms of value for money and playability, go for the RG.
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Re: Which Guitar?

I'd go for the Ibanez, but only just. Those ESP's are very nice.
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Re: Which Guitar?

If for me will go for the ibanez
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Ibanez over ESP anyday...
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Ibanez over ESP anyday...
If it would be a real ESP i would say, no way.... but for the LTD i say maybe
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 08:54 AM
 
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Re: Which Guitar?

I say think about your needs 1st. WIll you be playing alot of songs with alternate tunings? New metal is full of alternate tunings on every song.
A floyd trem isnt easy to change tunings on the fly. As far as the 2 choices you have here Id say get the Ibanez. Just remember if you want to change tunings fast, it wont happen unless you block the FLoyd.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:18 AM
 
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every esp ltd guitar i have ever tried has played badly and felt very stiff and 'plasticy'. the 2570, however, is a great guitar. so it gets my vote.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 02:25 PM
 
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Re: Which Guitar?

I'd personally go with the Ibanez, but I think for the kind of metal you play you might really like the ESP.... or the Ibanez. Play them both and decide!
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