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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2002, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Guitar Time! - need some opinions u guru's

Hey guys, thanks to the inefficiency of the un employment office, ill be getting right around 800 bucks all total. so of course, i used my tax returns for bills, and oh yes, its guitar time.

I ALMOST sprung for a MIM Strat, and a 4 track tape recorder for my band. but now ive decided that i want to spend as much as i can get away with on an axe ill truely be happy with. *Im trying to limit myself to 5 or 600 bux. *so far ive come up with an RG570, an RG421, an S-470, an SCA220, or an AR250......hell even an IC300 (iceman). Ive pretty much ruled out non ibanez guitars. the only other brand i would play is peavey or fender at this point.

one by one..
the 570 is a really nice guitar, but i have a 270, is there really a need to not own a guitar with a fixed bridge? tuning them is a bastage!
the RG-421 looks really attractive at this point, but then i would have 2 guitars, SAME guitar, one with a trem one without. thats pushing neurotic.
S470. VERY nice guitar, but again, thicker neck, and it has a trem, might as well go 570.
SCA220. only S classic i can afford not a bad guitar, but ive only played the 420. and it had diff electronics.
the AR250 ive never played but ive heard rave reviews. same neck a the S classics, and its mahogany with maple. and less than 600 bux. *but with tax it seriously pushes what i wanted to spend
the Iceman.......well it looks cool for 500 bux. but ive only played the millenium one and that cheap POS had an intollerable balance problem.

Option #3 is a slightly cheaper guitar and a 2x12 cab. a nice carvin is only 220 bux *shrugs*
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2002, 03:56 PM
 
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Ken,
sell the 270 and get the 570 (with a nice couple pick-ups on)

OR

replace the pick-ups on the 270 and get the 2x12"


what do you want to play?
do you need both trem/non trem?
what's wrong with the 270, since you replaced the TRS with an Edge?
don't you like her pick-ups?
don't you like her neck?
also, why are you considering guitars that you don't like (because of the neck, or the balance)?

the choice is yours.

your ol' buddy
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2002, 06:26 PM
 
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i'm with nuno, get rid of the 270

if you consider used, you can get a USA custom for 500~600 of ebay, i think.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2002, 07:28 PM
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I'd go for an RG570 and then spend the change on some DiMarzios.

You might also want to check out some used guitars (on eB*y, for example), there're always some bargains around.

-Bill
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2002, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Welp, i love my 270. i really dont want to part with it, and besides, after my bad routing job id be lucky to get 50 bucks for it. it sounds n plays awesome, ive just got the incurable need for more guitars *shrugs* im sure you all know what i mean hehe
its got all after market pups in it, and im happy with them all. it plays nice, feels GREAT since i cleaned up the knife edges. I just need somthing else. Im leaning more towards the fixed bridge guitars, so when we are jamming or have a small show and i break a string, i just swap guitars, and not stand there like an idiot for 15 minutes tuning it back up. but thats more of a really minor thing.

Nuno, i like all of those guitars, i have no complaints with any of them, the debate is just if i SHOULD by them at this point. again its RG 570 vs S -470 *the RG would probably win, then 570 vs SCA220.....never played one, so 570 vs 421.....and its there i get lost. once i get into fixed bridges theres far too many choices!! the 421, SCA220, the AR250, ect

I just dont know! i went to the music store today and my head almost exploded!
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