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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2003, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez SA220FM

Does anyone know anymore information about this guitar apart from what i provided below?
Also anyone have any reviews or know where there are reviews on this guitar?

-Flame Maple top/Mahogany body
-3pcs. Maple neck
-Rosewood fingerboard
-SAT30S bridge
-IBZ AH4 (H) neck pu
-IBZ AH4(H)bridge pu
-Chrome & Satin Chrome hardware
-Available in Nude Pink, Transparent Aqua and Transparent Purple
-Limited Edition Model

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2003, 05:50 PM
 
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amm... it looks very nice..
and a friend of mine got SA160qmam , and it feels great..
I got RG and his SA is a lot comfortable to me then my home-rg
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-24-2003, 01:10 PM
 
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I kind of like the SA220FM. I really don't need another model due to having every tone I need covered, but I did play an s-series a little over a year ago (that actually had a lo-trs II trem on it) and thought it was a fun guitar (it also had a pretty good tone variety as well). My vote? go for it. They are not that costly of an investment.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 08:35 PM
 
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Thumbs up Re: Ibanez SA220FM

I JUST bought one. The neck feels like a Wizard 2, but ROUNDER, no super-flat spot in center of the back of the neck. The SAT bridge is NOT LOCKING, so no wild trem work and expect to stay in tune without locking tuners. Also the back of the body is flat vs. the regular S series. Really comfortable feeling guitar. I am changing the Pups within the next week or so. Definately DiMarzio just dont know which ones just yet.
I got the "Transparent Lavender" as Ibz website names it. I call it more of a grey-purple blend than Lavender, but it might just be the one I got. Overall, I'd say its worth what I payed and expect great things from it after I do a pup mod, install locking tuners, and block the trem altogether.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 08:38 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez SA220FM

Just for reference, I own 30 guitars of various brands, but my other Ibz's are a S470fm and a RG 7620 which I just LOVE to DEATH!!
I've also been playing for 10 years and in bands for 9 of those 10.
Just to let you know I am not some idiot with his first guitar and just started playing with no idea how to give an informed opinion
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-18-2005, 08:24 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez SA220FM

Try this: http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Ibanez/ . There are reviews of SA220FM and SA260FM (with is the same as 220, only with HSS pickups). I've got SA260FMTR and it is amazing guitar for little money. I like it better than S series, they are not so thin and they have better sustain. If you set it up properly, the SAT30 stays in tune very well, even if you don't have locking tuners. Have a look on my baby: http://www.ibanezregister.com/Galler...al-sa260fm.htm
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-18-2005, 12:09 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez SA220FM

I have one of the first all black SA160 ones, no matter how much I have tried I haven't managed to find a better guitar. Pickups are something I would like to change though. I have been thinking of a hot rail, a SD SL1 and then a SD Custom Custom, both humbackers with split option.

What keeps me from doing this is that I am afraid this might ruin the balance. Also the CC seems to not be available in a wider "trembucker" option.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 02:45 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez SA220FM

I've just tried one at my local music store two days ago, and it feels and looks great, maybe it could be a great gift for me

Do you guys think i better buy it instead saving for a JEM555 (2004 with EDGE PRO 2) ???
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 07:16 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez SA220FM

Uggh, why would you save for a JEM555? They are a complete and utter waste of money. You can get a brand new Prestige Ibanez guitar for the same price or even save some money and buy one of those used RG550s or 570s that everyone on Jemsite loves so much.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 08:02 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez SA220FM

i already own an ibanez prestige rg2550ex as you may know i just want to buy another guitar, the jem555 looks pretty, but i tried an ibanez sa220fm and it was nice.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 11:33 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez SA220FM

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Originally Posted by extremist777
the jem555 looks pretty.
Really?

Lets look at the 555. Basswood, Evos, ugly inlay, cheaper trem, made in Korea. Lets take a look at a used RG 550, Basswood, V-series pickups (change them if you wish), normal inlay, top of the line Edge trem, made in Japan.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-12-2005, 03:10 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez SA220FM

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Originally Posted by Kamikaze_1
Really?

Lets look at the 555. Basswood, Evos, ugly inlay, cheaper trem, made in Korea. Lets take a look at a used RG 550, Basswood, V-series pickups (change them if you wish), normal inlay, top of the line Edge trem, made in Japan.
You guys are right, a was sick, maybe got GAS Fever and blind cuz i wanted a 555.... now i'm getting the sa220fm and switch pickups for FRED an Paf Pro or JOE maybe..
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-12-2005, 03:20 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez SA220FM

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Originally Posted by extremist777
You guys are right, a was sick, maybe got GAS Fever and blind cuz i wanted a 555.... now i'm getting the sa220fm and switch pickups for FRED an Paf Pro or JOE maybe..
Well, at least you were one of the lucky ones that realised that before buying one.

Anyway, I think that the Paf Pro and Fred combo is an excellent choice. I've tried it before on the JS1000 and it was oh so sweet . It may sound slightly different though (JS=Basswood, SA=Mahogany).
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