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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need some advice

Hey Everyone,

Just found your website while searching for some info on my guitar. I bought it from my brother about 7 months ago and he told me it was "very good" playability-wise . Its an Ex series 270 with the floyd rose licensed tremolo. I know that it was somewhere in the entry level models but I would like to know how it would compare to some of the better, more expensive ibanez's. I am just a begginer ( 1 1/2 years) but what would be a good step up that I could grow with? I want to be able to play/learn rock and metal but some off the faster leads are really frustrating. Which I am sure is mostly my abilities but I know this guitar has something to do with it.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 08:44 AM
 
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I wish I had a guitar as good as an EX series electric when I'd been playing only 1-2 years

Anyway, you're right about your guitar being a beginner instrument, and you'll surely grow out of it, but barring any actual defects or breaks in the instrument or its hardware, it should be capable of playing anything - Steve Vai would sound just like he always does if he was playing your guitar...

One important thing to understand with any instrument is that it's only so good (ie: playable) as its set up. Investing in getting your guitar properly set up (yes, it costs money) with a good set of strings is the best thing you can do in the short term and learning how to tweak and set up your guitar yourself will save you money in the long term, but you have to let the pro's do it first so you know what you're aiming for. Changing your strings regularly is also important - if you play a lot, you should change them at least every month, though the amount of time people are comfortable with their strings seems to vary from player to player...

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thats some good advice, I think i'll go have my guitar professionally setup as soon as I can. Whats a reasonable price to have someone setup a guitar? How long does it take?

Thanks for the help
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 03:19 AM
 
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Reading this - Setup for Great Action - will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Besides, you would be able to experiment with different setups until you find the one that works best for you.
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