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View Poll Results: Rg2550z or s5470
Rg2550z 4 28.57%
s5470 9 64.29%
other (please state in post) 1 7.14%
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2008, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

Looking to buy my first nice guitar, was given a squire long time ago as a gift and now want something better. I want an Ibanez prestige, Which of the two would you reccommend and why?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2008, 05:57 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

It depends... S is a Mahagony body guitar and has a different trem... Go and try em out, that's the only and the best way...
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2008, 06:33 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

An S is an S...and a RG is an RG, 2 different guitars, I have an S-540 LTD and i love it, and i would love to have one RG...why canīt we have both...?

I think that they have different profiles...try them, abuse them...buy them! :-)
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

i really like the s5470 in red viking. but im leaning towards the rg2550z because of the price difference of $500 between the two.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

Get the RG. You will love it compared to a squire.
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Re: Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

Having played both RG and S guitars, I like the S more...so given the choice, I would go with the S5470 in TKS
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

Go play both and make your own decision. Some guys are Ford guys, some guys Chevy guys. Same deal here. Some guys are into RG's , some prefer S's. Totally a personal choice and you'll be much happier finding out if you're an RG guy or an S guy.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

Aye, try both. Ironically, when I thought I had the money, I was gonna choose between the two.

Once you're at Prestige level, it's a matter of preference. I'm guessing though, by virtue of my S320 being so nice, the S5470 should be lovely.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

I will do just that soon at guitar center, but seeing how the S is alot more exspensive than the RG, I think i'm going to get the RG. I bet ill like any of the two I buy. I have to buy an amp as well and after a couple months new pickups. That's why i opt for the cheaper of the two.

Thanks for all your input
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez s5470 vs rg2550z

Now that i have decided on the rg2550z. I was looking into some pickups. I read really good reviews on the air norton in the neck and the tone zone in the bridge. I'm 'supposed' to get the f spaced for the bridge. what about the neck? am I 'supposed' to get f spaced in the neck too?

I've read some people said there isnt that much of a difference whether it is f spaced or regular but i want to do it 'right'

Eric.
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