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I really need a new guitar...for under £300 (around $380). I want something good quality that suits my style (shred, metal, lead). I want the action to be as low as possible. The tone I'm not so worried about, as I seem to be able to shape that well enough using my amp and effects (compression, distortion, eq etc.). Ideally I would be more concerned about this, but for under £300 this is one of the things I'd rather cut back on. I want 24 frets or more...and I prefer the look of the Ibanez RG's to gibson/strat/les paul styles. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance for any responses.


Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:22 pm
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Totalimmortal wrote:
I really need a new guitar...for under £300 (around $380).


Just so ya know... £300 is more like $540. Infact, at this point in time, it IS $540.760 :P

And I've offered you that Kramer for £200 already ;)

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This has been refered to as the poor mans Jem.

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem. ... odaythanks

I played it at the store and the action was excellent, and with some fine tuning it could be even better . Only gribe about it was the floating trem ( I dont use em)

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welcome back total. U were gone for a lil' while. id recomend a lower end ibanez or maybe an ESP pricewise.

But if you want to save up a little more id go for a hammer or a jackson.

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Yankeeabe wrote:
This has been refered to as the poor mans Jem.

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem. ... odaythanks

I played it at the store and the action was excellent, and with some fine tuning it could be even better . Only gribe about it was the floating trem ( I dont use em)


Hey I have that. And yeah, I guess you're right. I wanted to get the a Jem, but it'd take years till I could afford one, so instead I bought the RG350. Har Har! :o

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big tom wrote:
Totalimmortal wrote:
I really need a new guitar...for under £300 (around $380).


Just so ya know... £300 is more like $540. Infact, at this point in time, it IS $540.760 :P

And I've offered you that Kramer for £200 already ;)


haha, yeah I just found out that $1000 was £554, which made me instantly think of this post...so I came back to edit it, only to find you'd corrected me already :oops:

I have thought of that as its about the best Ibanez I can afford, but I tried out a few RG's not so long ago, cant remember exactly what models they were, but one was £300, and one was £600. The fretboard on the cheaper one felt much rougher and gave the whole gutiar a cheap feel...although they both sounded great and had similar action...I couldnt settle for the cheaper one after playing the more expensive one, but I couldn't afford the more expensive one. :roll:

ty kerplunk, I feel a posting spree coming along soon.. 8)


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Fatty-Woo wrote:
Hey I have that. And yeah, I guess you're right. I wanted to get the a Jem, but it'd take years till I could afford one, so instead I bought the RG350. Har Har! :o


There was an even more Jem-like RG at one point ;)

A limited edition RG1550GX came with gold hardware...

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you can get older model(different trem) rg 550s and 570s (high end models) for 600$canadian and less here. you should be able to get one, for awhile www.music123.com had some. or check ebay amazing guitars at very good prices

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how about the RG320FM...
http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-RG320FM-i90344.music


Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:14 am
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I could stretch to this in 2 weeks...
http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-RG1570-i90328.music


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I'd definitely suggest the Ibanez RG350DX.

It's a great looking guitar, doesnt look cheap at all. If you dont like the sounds, you can switch the pickups for some DiMarzios! That's what I would do! :twisted:

http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-RG350DX- ... ic?match=1

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very strongly considering it now...but I prefer the look of the 1570, and I really dislike those shark tooth inlays, they seem tacky.


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look for a second hand maverick F1.

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or even better, a second hand korean wolfgang.

imo both are better than the lower range ibanez's

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ah sorry, you said 24 frets ... the wolfie is 22

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Totalimmortal wrote:
I could stretch to this in 2 weeks...
http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-RG1570-i90328.music


do

trust me, get a japanese Ibanez.. they are leagues better than the korean ones.

the trems are much higher quality too, as are the general construction.

i think the 1570 has the prestige neck as well.

have you checked out www.musiciansfriend.com also?

they usually have good deals too.

i think theres a schecter with a real floyd on it for about $500

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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/518187/

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with duncans as standard!! (uh oh i'll probably get flamed on this board)

its hardtail (which i prefer) dunno if you'd like that though.

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http://www.music123.com/Schecter-C1-FR-i116232.music

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i think the pups are duncan designed on that. not as good as real duncans or real dimarzios but leagues better than the majority of stock pups

or this

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usa carvin, real floyd.

[quote=www.chrisguitars.com]13. Carvin DC-127C, super USA Carvin with pro features at an import price. Features neck-thru construction, genuine Floyd Rose tremolo, Sperzel locking tuners, 3-way selector with coil splitter for each pickup. Has a few minor finish flaws but has seen very little actual playing time and is in overall nice shape. Logo is non-original but is a pro job with raised gold paint and serves to make this a unique piece. Pickup rings changed to chrome, but I can switch to black if desired. Priced less than ½ of new at $399 with Carvin gigbag.

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second hand..

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I'd recommend the Ibanez RG350DX (White), or the Ibanez RG370DX (Black). And they're right, it is the poor man's JEM! :D

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thanks for the suggestions, I think i'm gonna go for the 1570. I dont know if I can trust a make Ive never played before. I can't actually try out any gutiars I would want as the stores here don't sell ibanez and have a very limited selection.


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You're gonna buy a guitar you've never played??? :shock:

For the sake of your hardearned, go find one even if its a bit of a drive..

Ibanez wizard necks are extremely skinny and a bit of an aquired taste. I have an old 570, the guitar sounds alright with the duncan i stuck in it (got it mainly for trem abuse) but the neck is like paper :lol: now i'm getting a new one made to a larger profile...

agh, broke again. 8)

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