I've recently decided to switch gears and play a different type of music, basically the "shred" type stuff ala vai, satriani..etc. Since I've decided so, my strat (crappy one at that) simply will not do so I'm looking to get a new guitar.
I've done a fair amount of research and I've narrowed it down to these two.
Or the JS
I like them both and am not sure which one I should go with. I like the feel of the JS
, and the weight of the wood, but I'm it reminds me a lot of a strat and thats sort of a turn off. As well as the lacking of 24 frets, which isn't a huge deal, but still.
I like the 24 frets of the RGT42, the neck through, but it's a bit uncomfortable because I'm not used to it's thinner neck, but everytime I play it in the store, it's gets better and better. It also might be capable of more shred type stuff because of the thinner neck, but I really have no clue about that stuff. This is one the I'm leaning towards right now.
I have read through a bunch of the posts here but I don't feel I got enough info so I'm posting this.
So if you're still with me after all of that (sorry it's so long!), here are my questions.
1) Obviously: which one do people recommend? Any arguments for or against these?
2) I've been told by a friend the Edge Pro II has a lot of problems when setting up the string height and is not to user friendly. Anyone have a similar experience? Are they good?
3) If you have a suggestion for another ibanez model, I'd like to hear about but these are what I'm looking for:
A) I'm looking for something like these guitars. Basically they are (i'm assuming) pretty decent guitars in the $7-800 range. I'm obviously flexible, but i don't want to be going very far outside that range.
B) Must have a locking tremolo system, and be a solid body.
C) Must have a single coil pickup or coil splitting configuration. I *think* all Ibanez's have this, for example I know the middle positions of the RGT42 spilts the humbuckers, but I could be completely wrong.
I think thats it.
This would be the first guitar I've bought that Ibanze, or locking system. Any guitars I've used in the past have all been fenders, with a fixed (or blocked) bridge.
Any/All advice would be VERY VERY appreciated!
Thank you in advance!!!