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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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ICT700 Iceman Vs. XPT700FX Xiphos

I need a guitar thats fixed bridge that I can leave in drop tunings all day and use solely for heavy rhythm playing.

In Ibanez's X series both the ICT700 and XPT700FX look good to me.. They're very similar they're just shaped differently.. Which one do you guys think is better?

Any other suggestions for a good rhythm guitar? They would be much appreciated. I need heavy crunch but NOT screamo or death sounding.. System Of A Down or Evanescence are two bands I would play a lot of with this guitar... That's the kind of sound I'm looking for.



(Yes I know Daron Malakian from SOAD uses an iceman, but I'm not gonna make a decision based on that. )
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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Re: ICT700 Iceman Vs. XPT700FX Xiphos

from what i here there exactly the same just different shape, personaly id go for the iceman looks nicer, but then i like the xiphos aswell cus it has that mean look
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ICT700 Iceman Vs. XPT700FX Xiphos

Yeah I was looking through their specs and I was like.. Uh these are the same guitars... I agree the iceman looks nicer but the xiphos looks meaner. But I've had very little experience with either of them, and I want to make sure I get something that will do it's job. And do it's job well. Any other rhythm players around... What do you use? And what music do you play with it?
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Re: ICT700 Iceman Vs. XPT700FX Xiphos

All of the X Series are the exact same guitar. Just different body shapes (well all the ones at the same price point anyways). They are also pretty much the exact same as the RGT42.

If you have a store who has them in stock go try them out. One might be a dud or somesuch thing. Or one might just feel better on you.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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Re: ICT700 Iceman Vs. XPT700FX Xiphos

i use either my les paul or my esp ltd es-300,both are GREAT for rythems.the paul is better though.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ICT700 Iceman Vs. XPT700FX Xiphos

I love the way les pauls sound... Led Zeppelin is who planted the seed of rock in me and I still love classic rock but lately I've just been craving hard rock... I need something with a metal sounding crunch for rhythm.. a les paul wouldn't work for me. Plus a gibson les paul is out of my price range.. I just need something I can drop tune and get heavy crunchy metal tone with.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 10:25 PM
 
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Re: ICT700 Iceman Vs. XPT700FX Xiphos

Does Muhammad use an Iceman? Go with the Xiphos. It is the most martial metal one of the two.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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Re: ICT700 Iceman Vs. XPT700FX Xiphos

you can always just block the tremolo on a floyd rose guitar...
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ICT700 Iceman Vs. XPT700FX Xiphos

I could block a trem on a floyd rose guitar but I want something made just for crunchy rhythm.
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