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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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should i buy an xpt700?

im looking for a 6 string and im sick of looking at superstrat bodystyle guitars so im going for a xiphos. i want the blue chameleon or white finish. i know the edge III sucks and the wizard II neck is decent (not as thin but slightly more comfortable). just wanna see your comments and opinions on the guitar

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 11:25 PM
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

Get a PRS
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 11:55 PM
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

I owned one for about 2 years.

It's a great guitar. Pretty much everything about it but the bridge is class. Some people(me included) prefer the original wizard to the Wizard 2 but it's still better than most necks out there. The pickups just scream. Tight low end, singing high end, powerful mids. Just crunchy and ballsy as all hell.

The Edge 3 isn't even all that bad for what it is. It's the low end bridge and I'd take it over other companies low end floaters. Mine stayed in tune fairly while but needed to be tweaked fairly often. Compared to my Original Edge which needs to be tuned about once every month or 3 it was getting tweaked up 2 or 3 times a week but really that's not bad.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

well as my name suggests i have an rg1527 (not bragging) and im used to an edge pro 7. i dont know what experiance you have with it but will i have to change the way i play or anything like that? ive only played en edge III for about 2 days. it was my friends and he wanted me to put it in drop c. it was easy to set and got there fine but i dont really have good experience with one
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

and id love a PRS but i dont have $3000. i dont even have the $750+ needed for this one haha
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

QC is about the same as any other Indo Ibanez. Might need some work if you're used to just Prestige quality. The frets might need leveling, etc.

The Edge III is a giant POS, IMO, and I couldn't get rid of it fast enough. Others here might like them, or think they're decent, but all my other guitars have high quality trems.

If I could go back in time, I would probably pick up a used RR24 instead. I mean, I think mine is a good guitar now, but it took a lot of work.

Might want to consider the bolt neck model w/trem, so you could get a better neck for it down the road.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

yea i was considering waiting for them to send out (unless they did already) the rg350m in starlight blue, replacing neck, pickups and trem. ill probably try to find a super wizard prestige neck bein sold somewhere then itll be a decent guitar but all that work and money, id rather just get an rg1570 and i cant afford it. i hate the edge III as much as you do but i think im ganna deal with it on this one
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-30-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

Get an ICT700 or a DTT700, same pickups (actually the DTT has the D Activator X), same neck, but fixed bridge
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-30-2010, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

i dont like the iceman at all and i want a trem otherwise id get the DTT
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 12:13 AM
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

I know its been a couple moths but did you buy it??
I just bought one and am waiting to get it. How are you liking yours??
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

no sadly i didnt :/ im still VERY undecided on what i want. but ive heard very good things about it sense ive started this thread. and with people starting to realize that the edge III isnt so bad id say you made a really smart choice getting that guitar. i just wish they didnt have reversed headstocks, but thats just my preference. im sure youll be happy as hell! what color did you get?
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

I got a black one, Chameleon Red was first choice but none available with case
and shipping to my location for anywhere close to 400 bucks. My plan is to have
a friend that owns a body shop do some kind of graphics on it to make it stand
out a little. Was thinking something 'eddie'esque maybe,ghost flames,something
cool and retro metal. I will be posting a review of it soon though.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

sounds awesome. if you really want to get peoples attention (or at leasy ibanez junkies attention) send it to a seriously experienced luthier (cant spell it, but guitar builder) and get a black lo-pro edge put in. now THAT would be a quality xiphos. it would cost a little bit more but just say its your pickup money (which doesnt need to be spent on pickups obviously). but thats just me, i always want my gear to be a little bit different than everyone elses.

cant wait to see it, happy early NGD!!!
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 12:58 AM
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

get the fixed bridge version.
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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Re: should i buy an xpt700?

Too late for me to get the xp300fx (fixed) as I already paid and am just waiting for
the xpt700 to arrive. I really like IBZR's idea of the black lo-pro. I did look at the fixed but a guitar that looks this aggressive should have a bar IMO. I was at my local shop
a couple days ago and I also may get an ART420 in Honey Amber with a fixed bridge
for more general use. If they can hook me up for about 650-675 I think I will get it.
The ART420 is GORGEOUS !! Neck inlay very nice and neck only 1mm thicker than
a wizard II.
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