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  • Which one to choose and why?

    Guys,

    I've decided to buy a decent Super Strat type of guitar because of comfort reasons; my main axes are all pointy but traveling with them makes things difficult (they take up too much space due to cumbersome cases). The criteria is: 24 frets, 2 humbuckers, floating tremolo, and any color as long as it's black (kidding, white, natural and purple are also options); I'm not picky if it's bolt-on or neck-thru. Inverted headstock is a plus.

    I've been considering these options, and I'd like to know if any of you have tried one of these:
    • Second hand Ibanez RG Prestige.
    • Second hand Jackson Stars Soloist.
    • New BC Rich Shredzilla.
    • Any other suggestion you can make; I'm all ears.


    I don't have the possibility to try any of those in person, since I live outside the US. If I'm going to buy anything it's almost impossible to return it if I don't like it, and that's why your input is so valuable to me.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: Which one to choose and why?

    Find an old used Japanese Ibanez like an RG520.
    What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

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    • #3
      Re: Which one to choose and why?

      Originally posted by TMD View Post
      Find an old used Japanese Ibanez like an RG520.
      Well, that was another option I've been considering. I've heard great comments about those guitars.

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      • #4
        Re: Which one to choose and why?

        The ESP or LTD M-series are also worth a look, and many of them have a reverse headstock.
        Originally posted by crusty philtrum
        And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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        • #5
          Re: Which one to choose and why?

          Or Schecter Banshee Mach.

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          • #6
            Re: Which one to choose and why?

            Steinberger headless
            Those are the most travel friendly guitars available
            EHD
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            RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
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            Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
            Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
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            • #7
              Re: Which one to choose and why?

              Originally posted by dystrust View Post
              The ESP or LTD M-series are also worth a look, and many of them have a reverse headstock.
              Great idea, and I've looked at some very nice options. That makes the decision process even more difficult, too many nice choices!!

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              • #8
                Re: Which one to choose and why?

                Originally posted by elelpe View Post
                Or Schecter Banshee Mach.
                I remember playing Schecters many years ago and didn't like their necks; too bulky. But I cannot deny that their current offerings are tempting: stainless steel frets, USA-made pickups, glow-in-the-dark side dots, quality hardware...

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                • #9
                  Re: Which one to choose and why?

                  Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                  Steinberger headless
                  Those are the most travel friendly guitars available
                  Yes, but are ugly as a foot as well.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Which one to choose and why?

                    Originally posted by Satanhead View Post
                    Yes, but are ugly as a foot as well.
                    well your original post didnt specify that
                    EHD
                    Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                    RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                    SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                    Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                    Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                    Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                    Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                    GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Which one to choose and why?

                      I have a used Ibby prestige although mine is an HSH setup.
                      Very nice guitar and quite possibly one of the most comfortable necks Iíve ever played.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Which one to choose and why?

                        Originally posted by Satanhead View Post
                        Yes, but are ugly as a foot as well.
                        A woman once told me I have beautiful feet.
                        What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Which one to choose and why?

                          Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                          well your original post didnt specify that
                          Well... now you know... no ugly guitar ideas

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                          • #14
                            Re: Which one to choose and why?

                            I really like the necks on Charvels. Maybe check out their 2 humbucker 24 fret pro mods.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Which one to choose and why?

                              Originally posted by Gtrjunior View Post
                              I have a used Ibby prestige although mine is an HSH setup.
                              Very nice guitar and quite possibly one of the most comfortable necks Iíve ever played.
                              That's why I've been considering Ibanez Prestige so seriously; this particular model looks like the ideal one:

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