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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez S-Series questions.

Considering getting myself an S series for the first time (always been an RG player).

Just a few questions to you Ibanez veterans who have or have owned one.

Does the neck drop when playing standing (like a gibson SG) due to the light body?

Also does that input jack on the front of the body get in the way or cause any issues?

Thanks in advance for any help you might offer!!!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

The body is thinner, yet heavier than my strats. No neck drop.

No, the jack doesn't get in the way.
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

The body is still mahogany, so it's not that light. The few I've played in stores seem well balanced.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

Sweeet thanks guys!!! How do you find they compare to RG's? This is of course your personal opinion im curious to hear!
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

I've just bought an S.
It feels more comfortable to me because there is less body in the way, not that there is a lot of body in the way on the Rg, there's just less of it on the S.
Balance is fine.
I think I actually prefer my S over my Rg despite the S being bottom of the range and the Rg being nearly top!
The jack socket, while not being in the way is a bit of a concern. The plug is a tight fit and I'm a bit worried about catching the paint on the front of the guitar when I pull the lead out.
It's not happened and I could be worrying about nothing.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

The RG cut away is lower than the S and I prefer the RG neck compare to the S. Also, try playing the S sitting and standing. On the S series very comfortable playing it while standing up but couldn't get use to sitting and playing it because the body is so thin.
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

Another thing on the S is only 22 frets, compare to 24 on the RG.
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

Depends on what S he is looking into...latest models are all 24 frets.
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

oops just said what he said!

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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

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Depends on what S he is looking into...latest models are all 24 frets.

Good to know, I might take a look at the new S1XXV. Really like the S series Mahogny body. Is that also 24 frets?
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

Yes, they are 24 fret guitars too. They are great guitars for the money. I love my S420.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

I love my S470, the only issues i've ever had with it that the input jack hole is a pretty unique cut. So if you buy something like a Vox Amplug or a wireless unit that uses a "bug" instead of a "pack" they usually don't fit (cause they were made to fit a gibson or stratocaster jack).

I think the main difference is the tremolo system (unless you buy an old S).

Hope that gives you a bit of insight, i guess the best thing is to just play for yourself in-store and see how it goes.

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I love my S470, the only issues i've ever had with it that the input jack hole is a pretty unique cut. So if you buy something like a Vox Amplug or a wireless unit that uses a "bug" instead of a "pack" they usually don't fit (cause they were made to fit a gibson or stratocaster jack).
Yes, I can't use my george L's cause I can't get them out! I'm going to have to buy a new, decent, cable rather than the rubbish one I'm using at the moment.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

No neck dive ! the mahogany body is an answer to the thin neck you can't discuss !
And I never had any issue with the jack barrel (I'm not a professional with a lot of stage experience though ! but I play a lot seated, and when I stand up with the foot on the cable....)
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Re: Ibanez S-Series questions.

My S is also very balanced as well as dense. Very comfortable to play in any position. In fact she is almost as heavy as my Lester Custom!!

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