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10-22-2002 05:16 PM
Zeek
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Originally Posted by MADWELL
I find Shecter and LTD Esps (not real ESP's) are overall nice guitars but they all remind me of Korean Ibanez's.
I've played a couple of ESP LTDs and thought the same thing. I actually liked them, but they did have that certain "cheap" feel to them. I've never gotten to lay hands on a Schecter yet. I love the looks of the C1 Elite... I'll be disappointed if it has that cheap-o feel, especially for the price they get.
10-22-2002 04:17 PM
ChrisReedSmith I find Shecter and LTD Esps (not real ESP's) are overall nice guitars but they all remind me of Korean Ibanez's.
10-22-2002 12:01 PM
Globbits R.E. position 4. Sounds much like the equivalent single-coil strat position, but with a bit more sparkle and cut to it. Very good for Hendrix, and country rock. (unusual combination from 1 pickup )
10-10-2002 06:35 AM
Polaris20
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Originally Posted by Zeek
My main draw to the 421 is my 520 that I so dearly love. I've gotten completely used to handling the Floyd but it is still there, nonetheless. I realize the WII grip is a wee bit chunkier but that's fine. I wonder how that compares to the 'U' neck on my SC420? Hmm... hadn't thought of that.

I also like the neck PU in parallel sound a lot. I use it quite a bit. It does indeed add that nice bit of snap. I like that and the split coil sound better than normal single coils any day.
The RG421 and SC420 necks are totally different in feel. different scale, different shape. I know, I have both guitars.

I'd stick with an Ibanez, the fit and finish are better than the Schecters.
10-10-2002 12:05 AM
Zeek As much as i like the idea of the 421, I must say i'm still lured by the Schecter C1 Elite. It's about twice the money but dang... it's sharp. It's the ****es living out here in hicksville... can't just pop down to GC (yikes) or somewhere and play both of 'em.
10-09-2002 05:13 PM
Zeek My main draw to the 421 is my 520 that I so dearly love. I've gotten completely used to handling the Floyd but it is still there, nonetheless. I realize the WII grip is a wee bit chunkier but that's fine. I wonder how that compares to the 'U' neck on my SC420? Hmm... hadn't thought of that.

I also like the neck PU in parallel sound a lot. I use it quite a bit. It does indeed add that nice bit of snap. I like that and the split coil sound better than normal single coils any day.
10-09-2002 02:00 PM
darren wilson I really like the sound of a neck humbucker wired in parallel. On my Dean Evo 7, i just installed a Duncan '59-7 neck and JB-7 bridge, with series/parallel push/pull pots on each, and the '59 in parallel just adds a bit of snap and sparkle to it, but not as overwhelmingly twangy as a split option. In series, it's got that full-blown humbucker sound.

I really like the JB in parallel as well, but so far, i'm having difficulty getting mine wired up right. I'm going to pull the switch on the weekend most likely and wire it up right again. (I mistakenly wired the switch backwards when i installed it, so it's in its normal series mode when the switch is pulled up.)

I think if more of you guys tried out parallel wiring, you might find it to be a much more useable and interesting tonal variation. I find it fits really nicely between the humbucker and the split/single sounds. It's really cool that Ibanez includes it on their dual-humbucker models with the 5-way switch.
10-09-2002 01:36 PM
Polaris20 yeah I think that's parallel.
10-09-2002 11:44 AM
stratoskier Glad to hear you think they're confusing too. That same sort of gif is used for other guitars too and I never figured 'em out. It's also weird the way the inside of the bridge PU gets colored a little bit for position 4. But that's got to be some artifact of how they created it. There aren't any capacitors in line with tone filters or something are there?
stratoskier
10-09-2002 11:38 AM
jemsite
that is the neck PU in parallel i believe. those animated GIFs are very confusing
10-09-2002 11:10 AM
stratoskier I've been curious about the RG421's for awhile. I'm still trying to find the perfect fixed or vintage trem Ibanez, and so far nothing I've tried is exactly right for what I do. Can someone tell me what the Ibanez animated pickup selection dealy (on the web site) is trying to convey for postion 4 (second position from neck)? I don't quite get the meaning of the faded color for the neck pickup. Also, are the Wizard IIs on these actually made in Japan? (I had thought all the W-IIs were Korean).
stratoskier
10-08-2002 11:04 PM
Rich Nothing with a Bunker neck, ever.
10-08-2002 10:58 PM
Zeek
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Originally Posted by Rich
Glen's right, I'm a nitche market, only Prestige and above. Matt's probably has them in stock though if you want to keep it in the family
Got a nice USRG10 in stock? 12 easy monthy payments?
10-08-2002 10:48 PM
Rich Glen's right, I'm a nitche market, only Prestige and above. Matt's probably has them in stock though if you want to keep it in the family
10-08-2002 09:14 PM
Zeek
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Originally Posted by Zeek
Elderly has 'em for $405... has anyone beat that price?
Sorry... you must have gotten that before my edit... My bad... Elderly doesn't have 'em at all.

Well, good. I kind of gathered from the review that it was pretty darn decent for the price. I'll have to start finaggling the finances now...
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