#1
Hey all

I'm planning to buy a new guitar soon but i'm doubting between 2 models, namely http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_stdstrat_fr_hss_rw_bk_2009.htm and http://www.thomann.de/be/ibanez_s470bk.htm .

I've spent hours thinking about what i should get, and still i haven't got a clue xD

To help you guys decide what might be best for me i, i like a diversity of bands (Iron Maiden, Metallica, 3 Doors Down, Poets of the fall, ...)

Could any of you help me decide on what might be best for me, considering the bands i mentioned?:p


Thanks in advance^^

Edit: When it comes to pickups, don't mind the stock ones cause i'll end up replacing them down the line
Last edited by Gego at Feb 15, 2009,
#2
Personally, I would chose the Ibanez. They are great guitars and extremely versatile. As for the Fender, also a great guitar, it would not suit your styles of play as well.
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#4
The Ibanez. As explained above ( a few posts higher)
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#5
I'd get the Fender personally. I prefer Alder for those kind of tones and I think the S470 is pretty ugly. You play Maiden and look what they use.
Get it in red though. Red is awesome.

The obvious answer: Play both and don't let a bunch of possible retards on some internet forum decide your next guitar for you.

EDIT: Washburn X50 Pro? Better than both IMO.
Last edited by Horlicks at Feb 15, 2009,
#9
from what i can remember all those bands may have used fenders in their time, metallica and iron maiden did anyway

but that ibanez is really nice and pickups are good for heavier music
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#10
I'd say get the S as it seems more suitable.
Although, I do love Fender Strats as well.

I say go to the shop and try them out first.
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#12
Fender...

use them for anything, Maiden included. Strats are usable for literally anything, ibanez tend to be more heavy rock/metal.

Plus personally that Ibanez is god damn ugly.
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#13
Play both and don't concern yourself with the people here (including me). See which one YOU like better.

I mean, if you get a high end of either company, you'll have a good guitar. The rest is preference.
    #15
    if you can, i would try to play them both and see which suits you better. but i would go with the ibanez. it looks much better to me, and is just as versatile as a fender.
    #16
    Play on each first.. but the neck humbug on the Ibanez will sound pretty good for rhythm playing.
    #17
    Play them.
    Find Which one you like.
    Then buy the strat.
    =D
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    #18
    [quote="'xjosheex :['"]Play them.
    Find Which one you like.
    Then buy the strat.
    =D
    That made me lol:p

    And i doubt i'll be able to play both i'm afraid
    #19
    I personally like the ibanez a lot more but if you get a chance to try either it'd be helpful
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    #20
    i would choose fender

    but for your music style, the ibanez seems more appropriate
    #21
    [quote="'xjosheex :['"]Play them.
    Find Which one you like.
    Then buy the strat.
    =D

    lol I agree
    #22
    Quote by Horlicks
    I'd get the Fender personally. I prefer Alder for those kind of tones and I think the S470 is pretty ugly. You play Maiden and look what they use.
    Get it in red though. Red is awesome.

    The obvious answer: Play both and don't let a bunch of possible retards on some internet forum decide your next guitar for you.

    EDIT: Washburn X50 Pro? Better than both IMO.

    +1 Washburn X50 is great for all genres and best for you. Definetly get that one.
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    #23
    Quote by dwmacfar2
    +1 Washburn X50 is great for all genres and best for you. Definetly get that one.

    The thing is tho, i really want a HSH or HSS setup for versatility sake
    #24
    Get the ibanez s470dxqm, it's a quilted maple top and looks buch better than that s470. It's a really good guitar.
    #25
    Quote by Gego
    The thing is tho, i really want a HSH or HSS setup for versatility sake

    It's got coil-split. Far more versatile than either of them.
    #26
    Quote by Horlicks
    It's got coil-split. Far more versatile than either of them.

    Thing is tho, i'd prob replace the pickups along the line:p
    #27
    Quote by Gego
    Thing is tho, i'd prob replace the pickups along the line:p

    So just get a 4 conductor pickup instead of a 2 conductor. It's not even that hard.
    Last edited by Horlicks at Feb 15, 2009,
    #29
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    niether get an ESP! haha if not stick with the ibanez



    lol concur'd.
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    Holy **** tits. Is that what I think it is? HSS Strat with a Floyd Rose?

    I WANT IT.

    It's liek the fender of metulz!