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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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S470, edr170ex or edr470ex?

what is the main difference between these models? which one should i buy (and yes, i have fell in love with the cool colours!)

http://www.guitars.co.uk/acatalog/On...831.html#a3371 (down the bottom in blue and black - £379)

http://www.guitars.co.uk/acatalog/On...eries_827.html (down the bottom edr170ex (£299) and the EDR470ex (£359))
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 11:29 AM
 
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Re: S470, edr170ex or edr470ex?

Well, the S470 is made of wood, for one. The EDRs are made out of some kind of funky synthetic. Also, the S470 has a quality bridge. The EDRs seem to come with three different bridges: Edge Pro II (don't know anything about it) Lo TRS II (generally considered a poor bridge) and a non locking one.

Looks like the S470 is a better quality instrument. I don't know what your skill level or your budget is, but I'd go with the S470. You'll quickly outgrow the EDR.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 12:25 PM
 
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Re: S470, edr170ex or edr470ex?

The Lo TRS II is the bridge Ibanez had on their Korean guitar (the ones that had a locking trem) before 2002. In 2003 Ibanez changed all their bridges and Edge Pro II. The Edge Pro II is quite an upgrade compaired to the Lo TRS II. Get the S470 it's got the ZR bridge (ball-bearing not knife edge).

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 12:27 PM
 
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Re: S470, edr170ex or edr470ex?

I'd go for the S470 for the same reasons as Moro says.

I would recomene buying from Regent Guitars I bought an RG from them and they were really helpful and set it up well before I picked it up.

I was in the shop a couploe of weeks ago and they had a purple S470 in - certainly a different colour, I'm not sure if its cool !!!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 01:21 PM
 
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Re: S470, edr170ex or edr470ex?

Yes, definitely go for the S470 over that other guitar. The S470 is a great instrument to own and I just don't trust that other guitar.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 09:36 PM
 
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Re: S470, edr170ex or edr470ex?

I want an S470 myself. After looking at various things in the catalog, it seemed the best value for the money.
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