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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Ibanez :. sz :: SZ320MHWBR

Ibanez :. sz :: SZ320MHWBR .... I've recently played one of these in the store I work in and I'm about (8% sure I'm going to buy it. I'm just intrested in what you guys think about it. I think I would change the Pick ups and tuners if I got it, because the one in the store went out of tune sometimes, and it was a little annoying. Any ways, I'm just curious as to the always insightful Jemsite opinions.

This is probably what I'm selling my 570 for, because with my wrist in pain lately, I just need something with a thicker, rounder neck.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 01:55 AM
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if i were you, i would consider the SZ520 first
my local Sam Ash has 3 of those and i play them everytime i go to Sam Ash! they feel so good and looks great too! you can't go wrong with the SZ520... especially for the money...
try one and you'll agree
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Wouldn't having the nut checked, possibly refiled or replaced, be a better bet for tuning stability than new tuners?
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Hi bro! I recently bought the SZ320WH, after trying both the 520 & 320 (black version with finished neck). IMO the WH version has a very nice, unfinished neck, it’s a joy to play. I had the bridge humbucker replaced with a Duncan Custom Custom, waiting for a Duncan Jazz neck to arrive at my dealer’s…

If you are turned on by the SZ series, chances are you are attracted to its tone, sustain & playability. It’s a very different beast from its other siblings namely the RG. I hear you on the wrist pain- the reason I bought this guitar. But I still keep my RGs & other S-series…

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If only you could have the unfinished or oiled neck with a coloured top... it does look a lot like the MMM1, in a good way.
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GermX, how well does yours stay in tune?
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Very well. I have a set of .0095s in there & the tuning’s good. I’ve lubricated the nut too…
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GermX, how well does yours stay in tune?
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Considerring it was on the floor unless you did it it's probably never had the strings stretched. First thing to check on any guitar that runs flat.
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I love the raw oiled Mahogany. Very cool. And a killer guitar for the money.
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My mind is pretty much made up, and I'm pretty sure I'll have it within the next week. I'll probably set it up with .10's even though every guitar I've ever owned has been set up with .09's. This is also the first non- floyd/edge guitar I've ever bought, hence the higher gauge strings (if that makes any sence). it plays really well, and I kind of like the P/Up's but think i'll throw in some EMG's or something (another first, all my other guitars have DiMarzio's). I'm just worried about not having the locking nut... I'm so used to have the double locking trems that allow me to abuse the guitar and still be in tune lol.


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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2004, 07:40 PM
 
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Hey man, good luck. I had reservations with non-locking nuts too especilly when I’ve played one of the locking nut type for 10yrs. But that didn’t stop me from getting this SZ. Ibanez got it right with this guitar-the set neck/ string through body combo is impressive.

Like I mentioned before, I have .0095s in this one, the slightly thicker strings’ll make up for the slightly shorter scale length. If you prefer .010s then stick to it.

Also, if the tuner runs, make sure you check the screws- it may not be tightened well…
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If you do have tuning problems, it's a relatively quick and inexpensive mod to swap out the stock tuners with a set of Gotoh Magnum Lock tuners, which should be a direct replacement for the Ibanez units.

I'd hold off on putting EMGs in the guitar. It seems a shame to me to have a nice oiled mahogany guitar and then put in very sterile sounding pickups like EMGs in it. I like hearing the wood, myself. If you want to try something other than DiMarzios, give Duncans or something else a try.
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