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Join date: Nov 2011
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Guys I'm thinking of buying an Ibanez s420 and to go with it a roland cube 40xl. Well, I would be replacing the stock pups with Seymour duncan distortion sh-6 in the bridge as I play mostly heavy metal and duncan jazz sh-2 in the neck for neat clean solos as I also play blues, really love Clapton. I really like the Ibanez ZR trem and think it's better than LFR, that's why I have chosen it over Ltd mh 50. Please help me out, is it a good choice along with the amp. If not, please suggest better guitars or amps. I dont see myself doing gigs in the near future, so will be using the amp at home for atleast a year. Budget - under or slightly above 500 $ on the guitar and 300 $ on the amp. I am also thinking of getting the Boss mt-2 for distortion.And I prefer floating trems over fixed bridges. Is this a good idea.?
I play heavy metal, thrash, thrash death, grindcore, nu metal etc. favourite band - Iron maiden, judas priest, megadeth, slayer, death

Thanks in advance.!
Join date: Feb 2011
170 IQ
i'm not a huge fan of the way the s series play. just never really cared for them. rg feels a little better to me but i prefer esp of ibanez.

your amp is fine so i would take the total of that $800 and put it into a nice guitar. (**** that pedal btw, prepare for a shit storm over it)

here are a couple suggestions: (i know that one is a little flashy but they actually play pretty nice) (i personally own this and love it)

that should be enough to get you started. your gonna have the active vs passive debate as well. i dont mind actives and i think they are great and versatile, but for the iron maiden/priest kind of stuff you'll be more on the passive end. megadeth/slayer is more active. but, both work and sound great so i wouldnt worry too much about it