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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-28-2004, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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What's better? GAX30 or GAX70?

What do you people think about the GAX30?

I've looked on the U.S Ibanez site and then the U.K one and it said that the U.K GAX30's have Agathis body and the U.S ones have Basswood. Is this true? Or is it just an error on the U.K site when it's suppose to be Basswood aswell?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 06:37 AM
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Agathis everywhere.
The GAX range is made in Indonesia in the same factory where Yamaha make their super budget Pacifica 012 and 112 (112 alder, 012 agathis) and to the same QC.
The budget Pacificas (012 and 112) are famous for their consistancy and playability (for 150 guitar) but they are nothing too great.........

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So the U.S.A Ibanez website is incorrect? Because it says the GAX30 has basswood body...
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-30-2004, 04:52 AM
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Indeed it is.

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Thanks for the confirmation Dex
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i own the GAX70 & it's one of the best entry level unit in the market, WRT tone & playability.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-02-2004, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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germX: Yeh i've heard good stuff and bad stuff on the GAX70, i guess it's a good guitar for beginners who are looking for something in their cheap budget.

I am on a tight budget too now and i don't know if i should get the GAX30 or GAX70, i just want a cheap guitar to play around with and save my expensive one for other times...

If i get the GAX30, i save 30
If i get the GAX70, i get better pickups (i think)

So another question is, are the pickups on the GAX30 similar or equally the same to the GAX70 pickups or different? If similar, i might aswell get the GAX30 and save 30.

The GAX30 has SHB's (standard humbuckers?) and the GAX70 has Powersounds.

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bro, in any case, it's self-defeating to believe that entry-level ibanez pickups do make a diff tone-wise. the price difference reflects more of the bridge hardware set-up which is less costly than the GAX70's tune-o-matic type bridge. also, the latter is devoid of a scratch plate.

good luck, tell us which one you finally acquire...
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bro, in any case, it's self-defeating to believe that entry-level ibanez pickups do make a diff tone-wise. the price difference reflects more of the bridge hardware set-up which is less costly than the GAX70's tune-o-matic type bridge. also, the latter is devoid of a scratch plate.

good luck, tell us which one you finally acquire...
Thanks for the reply germX

I shall go for the GAX30 because its 30 cheaper and the pickups are the same (If i get the one made in Indonesia).

I looked at the ibanez parts site and there are two types of GAX30 and 70's, if you get the ones from made in Indonesia, they come with powersound pickups, if you get the one made in China, it's the STHB pickups (standard humbuckers maybe?)
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