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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 06:01 PM
 
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Re: Strat recommendations for ibanez players

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Iíve found the easiest transition from Ibanez to Fender is getting a Strat with a 2- point bridge,
22 frets and the hotter pickups. I prefer rosewood boards with the single coils as itís not quite as harsh.
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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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I went to the local store to check out a few today.

Mex ones sounded great but necks felt rough. After 20 years of only playing prestige ibanez just felt rough. Sharp fret ends..

The maple board necks seem to have this thick clear on them. I feel I'd need to take some very fine sand paper to them to get that played in satin feel..

Didn't stock any MIJ..
Will try a few MIA or a G&L next visit.
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post #33 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-21-2020, 01:38 PM
 
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Re: Strat recommendations for ibanez players

My vote is for a 1986 rg430. It has 3 single coils that are on the warm side but still have some "spank" to them. I love mine.
http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1986/p08.jpg

Ibanez also made some strat copies in the 70s like this:
https://reverb.com/item/208755-ibane...-1970s-natural
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post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-29-2020, 09:34 AM
 
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Re: Strat recommendations for ibanez players

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I went to the local store to check out a few today.

Mex ones sounded great but necks felt rough. After 20 years of only playing prestige ibanez just felt rough. Sharp fret ends..

The maple board necks seem to have this thick clear on them. I feel I'd need to take some very fine sand paper to them to get that played in satin feel..

Didn't stock any MIJ..
Will try a few MIA or a G&L next visit.
I don't know about your budget and interests but if you are not too obsessed with the brand name i suggest to find out alternative Strat (or S type) guitar builders. For instance Nash Guitars.

Q&A: Bill Nash of Nash Guitars - Darth Phineas

I have one and it is the best strat i've ever had/have and one of the best strats i've ever tried.
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post #35 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-29-2020, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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I went to the local store to check out a few today.

Mex ones sounded great but necks felt rough. After 20 years of only playing prestige ibanez just felt rough. Sharp fret ends..

The maple board necks seem to have this thick clear on them. I feel I'd need to take some very fine sand paper to them to get that played in satin feel..

Didn't stock any MIJ..
Will try a few MIA or a G&L next visit.
I don't know about your budget and interests but if you are not too obsessed with the brand name i suggest to find out alternative Strat (or S type) guitar builders. For instance Nash Guitars.

Q&A: Bill Nash of Nash Guitars - Darth Phineas

I have one and it is the best strat i've ever had/have and one of the best strats i've ever tried.
Those look fun. I'm not big into the look of relic'ing. (I mean i like them. But i wouldn't pay extra for the aesthetic)
But the playability changes they make look great!

They change exactly the sorts of things that slightly put me off buying a new strat.
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post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-29-2020, 09:46 PM
 
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Re: Strat recommendations for ibanez players

I have traded my JS2450 for a Schecter Nick Johntson USA. The first model with Seymour Duncan Antiquity Texas Hot. And I do not regret of the change (I still keep my old RG550LTD that is a lucky piece of wood like no other super-strat I've ever played)

I can tell that it is an excellent Strat. Better guitar than my Fender American Deluxe Strat that I've been playing for 20 years

You could also try the cheaper "Diamond Series". Even NJ said that he cannot notice much difference.



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the neck is suitable for shredding!

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