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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've worked out the S Series aint for me...

Can't remeber what the name of it was. It's a discontinued one with a sunburst top. I can't find it on the Ibanez site or Ibanez register so I'm somewhat at a loss.

Anyway, it cost £1299. Tried it out through a Marshall JVM and really couldn't get to grips with it. Mabye I'm too used to my RG but the guitar just didn't sit well with me. I play in the classic sitting position and without the wood from the RG, it just felt like there was air between me and the S-series and I couldn't play very well on it.

Wasn't massively fond of the neck. 22 frets aint for me.


One redeeming feature though. It had a great sound. It had 2 humbuckers, both Dimarzio and a Mahogany body with no piezo. I really liked the sound but couldn't play for **** on it. However, I am picking a very similar RG version of it from the classfieds section on Jemsite, so...

Does anyone know what model this guitar was and what pickups they were. I couldn't find the guitar on Ibanez's site, nor Ibanez register so I'm somewhat lost


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Re: I've worked out the S Series aint for me...

Aha that was shortlived! Call off the search! I think I may have found it.



Might have been an S3620FM.


I'm pretty sure that at the 12th fret they were 2 small dots and not the wave, and that it was a 5 piece neck rather then a 3pc with bubinga (?) So I'm still not sure


Looks like they were PAF pro's though!
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£1299!?!?! What a f*ckin rip off!!! Who the hell pays that kind of price?!
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Re: I've worked out the S Series aint for me...

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Or not, as he didn't buy it
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-05-2007, 11:24 AM
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Re: I've worked out the S Series aint for me...

The S3620FM is £1199 at GAK.It's a high spec MIJ model from 2003 but does sound a tad expensive.
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Re: I've worked out the S Series aint for me...

I like my S1220, it sounds great. I see Chud's point (it's completely different playing on the S and the RG, body/neck wise).
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Or not, as he didn't buy it
Whoops, just realised that he 'tried' it.
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The S3620FM is £1199 at GAK.It's a high spec MIJ model from 2003 but does sound a tad expensive.
Bare in mind postage and all aint gonna be cheap. In the shop it's £1299
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Re: I've worked out the S Series aint for me...

As far as S guitars go...that is a pretty nice one. I've seen it many times before.

The price is a little high...it's the Uk, what do you expect.

Sill it's a far better S series guitar than what is currently availble.

It has 2 paf pros and a 3 pc. super wizard neck, which is the same dimensions and spec as the original ANNJ Wizard I guitars.

In the end, it is one of the last examples of what the S series guitars used to be.

The Trem is ZR version one, I believe...it doesn't have the thumbweel adjustment for the trem springs. It has the allen key adjustment, which is prone to breaking.
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Aha that was shortlived! Call off the search! I think I may have found it.



Might have been an S3620FM.


I'm pretty sure that at the 12th fret they were 2 small dots and not the wave, and that it was a 5 piece neck rather then a 3pc with bubinga (?) So I'm still not sure


Looks like they were PAF pro's though!
IT would actually be 3 small dots and if it was a 5 pc.neck, it was a korean prestige guitar, which sucks by comparison. IMHO.

I don't think they ever made a 5pc. neck that wasn't a korean wizard II.

Someone prove me wrong.
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