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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need Help: Ibanez prestige vs jackson

Hey guys this is my first post

I am planning to buy a new guitar and I have narrowed it down to three guitars.I need your opinion on which one to buy.please

Jacskon demmelition king v

Ibanez RGD2120z prestige

Ibanez s5470 prestige


I havent played any of these guitars so can you guys tell me which one is the best?quality,sound,how it feels etc.

if you are going to suggest please see that it meets these requirements

price:1000-1300 $
must have great quality
made in japan(or USA)
EMG's or SD's are better
I mainly play metal


thanks in advance
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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Re: Need Help: Ibanez prestige vs jackson

Well welcome keep in mind our an ibanez family and we are going to be bias. there are a number of things to consider, are you swapping the pickups out? The S is made of mahogany and the RG of basswood. Ibanez usa's are only able to be brought second hand and have you consider a 2nd hand guitar for your price range?
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Re: Need Help: Ibanez prestige vs jackson

Dude, the best way YOU can tell which is best for you, is to try them all and then make up your own mind!!
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Dont aussies have the best common sence
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Re: Need Help: Ibanez prestige vs jackson

I am thinking of swapping the pickups out sometime later if i buy the ibanez...what about the RGD's has anyone played the RGD?is there a big difference in basswood and mahogany?I am buying this guitar to keep it for like 5 years so I need a good quality wood that does not get scratched or dinged
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Re: Need Help: Ibanez prestige vs jackson

IMHO Jacksons and Ibanez' are very different in feel and playing style. None is "better" in any sense, it is just that some people dig the Ibanez Necks and Harmonics more and some the Jacksons. For me obviously the Ibanez Necks are better, but you have to try for yourself.

Same with the Sound. Jacksons you can get with EMGs or SDs, most Ibanez have DiMarzios. Again preference, as all are great pickups. I find the DiMarzios best as they (to me) sound more alive and dynamic. I also prefer the D-Activators over EMGs.

As for wood: Of course Mahagony sounds very different from Basswood.
For your choice in wood please refer to this site: http://www.jemsite.com/jem/wood.htm
You get the general idea there.
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I tried the 2570 something and i really liked the neck.....i also played the jackson rr5 and frankly it was quite hard playing sitting down....I am really interested in the RGD but for 1299 is it worth?
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I would consider surfing **** and looking for an 03ish model, eg 3120 its in perfect for your price range, and were the glory days of ibanez.
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Dont aussies have the best common sence
Yes...yes we do!!
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Re: Need Help: Ibanez prestige vs jackson

If you play down tuned Metal,then the RGD is a good choice because that's what its for.
It has a longer scale length.Its made of Basswood to help with giving lower tunings some cut through a mix.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yryA0vpYwKQ

The Demmel model is nice,but not as nice quality as the two 'Prestige' Japanese Ibanez's.
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Re: Need Help: Ibanez prestige vs jackson

how about the rg1570 and rg2550 ?i've been hearing pretty bad things about the edge zero...the rg1570 has the edge pro right?
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Re: Need Help: Ibanez prestige vs jackson

thanks man I ve cancelled the demmel off my list
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