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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question S470DXQM 2005 versus 2004?

I was just about to purchase a S470DXQM and I just saw at musician's friend where they are listing a NEW veriosn for 2005 that is about 40 bucks cheaper. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...se_pid/519985/

I dont care about the 40 bucks, but what changes, if any, were made for 2005, adn why is it 40 cheaper? I cannot seem to get any info on this.

Could someone please fill me in so I can make the purchase one way or the other. The 2004 are getting hard to find and if they are "better" in some way, I want to move on it.

Thanks in advance....
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 09:27 PM
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Re: S470DXQM 2005 versus 2004?

I saw some new 2005 modles wif just 2 humbuckers w/o the middle single coil.

That could be the reason?

Why not save up for a prestige? guitartrader is having a closeout at 900+.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Is there anyplace where I can see a picture of one of the NEW 2005 s470DXQMs in charcoal brown or similar finish? I see they are using alot of "weathered mahogany" finishes, which are very cool. I know what the current model looks like.

I like not having the middle pickup, since I was going to lower it to get it out of the way anyway. I hate the middle pickup, always have.

I am not going ot go nuts with an artist cause I am a strat man and have a ton of guitars. I just want one "hot rod" guitar and I am very interested in all the "zero" tremolo improvements as I am an old school floyd rose guy.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2005, 05:21 PM
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Re: S470DXQM 2005 versus 2004?

I've got a great looking '95 S470FM in teal I'm looking to sell. In excellent shape, 97% mint, plays great, feels great. I'm building a custom guitar right and need to unload one of mine. This one's on the chopping block as I can't keep them all. I have a Seymour Duncan (yeah, sacriliege to some in an Ibanez) in the bridge position and it screams, overall, a great guitar, if you're willing to consider flamed maple instead of quilted ... and a used guitar, but the price is better than new.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-20-2005, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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Bump this message to the top.

Any answers here? I still cannot get any answers, but they did NOT do away with the mid pickup. its still HSH. so why the $40 savings. this makes me nervous...
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-20-2005, 01:45 AM
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Re: S470DXQM 2005 versus 2004?

From what I know the s470 is being replcaed with the s520

and here is a pic of the S470

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Re: S470DXQM 2005 versus 2004?

That S520 is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Too bad I just bought an S540LTD.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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hmm, that's odd, because they are selling 2005 versions of the S470DXQM with the quilt tops and everything. So maybe MF has the wrong guitar listed. and without a pic, you can't tell what you're getting !!

I like the new model in terms of subtracting the middle pup, but that's about it. The S470DXQM is a much classier looking instrument IMHO.

So should I buy a "2005" S470DXQM or last year's S470DXQM ? The question is still up there... and it still doesn't answer the $40 price difference. Does anyone have the 2005 Ibanez catalog?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-20-2005, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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I just thought I would post an update. I bought an S470DXQM in charcoal brown from MATTS MUSIC, a sponsor of this site.

First off MATT is amazing, and put up wiht alot of questions and kept in touch with me while he was at NAMM. Just a bad-ass dude. If I buy anything again, I will call him first...

On to the guitar. It's amazing. I removed the trem-stop to make it full float, but it was set up ok. I will tweak to taste as i dial it in...

The stock pups are ok, but I will replace them at some point. It just plays so nice. the neck is awesome, and the looks are killer. I must say that I was disappointed with a lack of finish around the input jack (inside). It seems as if Ibamez should have plucked this one out of assembly adn refinished it. It's really kind of ugly, but I play guitars, not look at them, so I think I am keeping it.

The ZR trem is fantastic, adn once you stretch the strings, rock solid.

I am very happy with the guitar and it is everything I thoguht it would be, I just wish SOMEONE would have caught that finish problem at the input jack.

Now I have to wait until the guts of the sustainer shrink down. I would also like special push/pull and or button pots instead of those ugly little switches. ugly.
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