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    Default 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!

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    Default Re: Which one to choose and why?

    Find an old used Japanese Ibanez like an RG520.

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    Quote 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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    The ESP or LTD M-series are also worth a look, and many of them have a reverse headstock.
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    Or Schecter Banshee Mach.

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    Steinberger headless
    Those are the most travel friendly guitars available
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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanhead View Post
    Yes, but are ugly as a foot as well.
    well your original post didnt specify that
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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanhead View Post
    Yes, but are ugly as a foot as well.
    A woman once told me I have beautiful feet.

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    Quote 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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    I really like the necks on Charvels. Maybe check out their 2 humbucker 24 fret pro mods.
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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by TMD View Post
    A woman once told me I have beautiful feet.

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    No matter what you get, remember: A good set up by a pro should be considered. Pickups are easily replaceable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanhead View Post
    Yes, but are ugly as a foot as well.
    I think this foot is pretty dang good looking....


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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    I really like the necks on Charvels. Maybe check out their 2 humbucker 24 fret pro mods.
    I've looked at those and to me they're incomplete: if they have floating tremolo and decent colors, they have only 22 frets; if they have floating tremolo AND 24 frets, they have funny ugly colors; if black AND 24 frets, no floating tremolo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    No matter what you get, remember: A good set up by a pro should be considered. Pickups are easily replaceable.
    +1 about the set up. But the idea is to have decent pickups right from the start, SD, DiMarzios, Fluence, etc.

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