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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Question NGD S2170SE

I don't post here on Jemsite much, I guess because I didn't have an Ibanez. I just won a S2170SE on ****. I have played S540's, S470,s and have owed a JS1000 that I loved. What is the general concensus on the S2170? I was looking on the Ibanez forum and it was getting slammed? Please discuss.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 11:00 AM
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Re: NGD S2170SE

Firstly Congratz on the new Ibanez, nice guitar that. Why was it getting slammed? Probably because of the ZR trem or pickups I'd guess. Bear in mind it's how the guitar plays and sounds to YOU that matters. I was always of the opinion that it's the player that makes the guitar not the other way around.

Remember to post pics of your new Ibby when you get it. Cheers!!!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Re: NGD S2170SE

What is wrong with the ZR trem? I don't have any experience with those, plenty with OFR's though.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 01:12 PM
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Re: NGD S2170SE

Some don't like the ball bearings instead of knife points and the ZPS-system isn't everybodys cup of tea.. Oh, and the inferior trem arm socket, which brokes down very easily.. at least in the first version of zr. (i broke mine almost instantly after getting my s470, which has 1st version of zr.)
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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So far I'm loving my new S. I put a PAF Pro/Fred in and left the single. It sounds great. I wasn't sure how the Fred would sound, but it isn't bad at all. I have a Custom 5 that may go in if the Fred doesn't pan out, but so far I'm liking it. The ZR has been torn apart a few times and aside from the cheap trem bar collar. I love it. I took out the ZPS and replaced the trem bar collar with an OFR collar. That is an easy upgrade! The neck is great and I love the shape. Not too thin. My fave is a JS 1000 those necks are soooo nice. Anyhoo I'm rambling. That's all for now.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2010, 12:02 AM
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Re: NGD S2170SE

I have an S2170FW with a wonderful burl poplar top. The neck is not 100% my taste, nor is the build quality. But somehow it's a very sweet sounding guitar for clean tones and light overdrive. Even unplugged the guitar resonates quite well. Maybe the huge ZR trem cavity does that, kinda like a semi-hollow, lol. I'm constantly torn between keeping it and letting it go.
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