#2
The ESP is good for metal with the active EMGs, but the Ibanez S series guitars are known for being very versatile.
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#3
ESP pickups > Ibanez Pickups
Ibanez Neck/Body > ESP Neck/Body

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#4
id say ibanez in this case mostly because you say that you play blues. the esp is pretty much a metal machine. plus the ibanez has an edge zr tremolo so that will be fun
#6
i would choose the ibanez as the pickups will play the blues better than the emgs although i would rather prefer the esp as i'm not a fan of tremelos
#7
I would say the Ibanez if you want a trem, as the S has an especially good trem. If you dont need a trem, then the EC is the one to buy. Personally, I would go for the S, as it seems like it would be more versatile. It has passive pickups and it (likely, dont take this as fact) has a slimmer neck, both of which seem to make the guitar more versatile than the ESP.
#8
Haven't you got your guitar yet? Anyway if you will be changing tunings alot then get the LTD or use a backup guitar but you may as well just get a new amp while you're at it though the Ibanez can be made to sound good as well through any good enough amp.
#9
I have been looking at the 520ex as well, I really want a guitar with 24 frets, but I am still just learning and I havnt really encountered any songs involving the 24th frets yet, but Id like the ability in the future.

The 520ex is $755 new in store here, but some guy is selling one used with a case and a strap for $450, im thinking of checking it out and seeing if I can talk him down to $400, would this be a good deal?

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#10
anyone? :x:

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#11
Yes. Ibanez.
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#12
Quote by glenthemann
I have been looking at the 520ex as well, I really want a guitar with 24 frets, but I am still just learning and I havnt really encountered any songs involving the 24th frets yet, but Id like the ability in the future.

The 520ex is $755 new in store here, but some guy is selling one used with a case and a strap for $450, im thinking of checking it out and seeing if I can talk him down to $400, would this be a good deal?

You won't necessarily will, 24th frets aren't used too often in songs, occasionally someone will bend a full step on the 22nd fret. It makes the neck a little more comfortable IMO so if you're used to it, get it.

In all honesty an ESP EC-1000 Sunburst model sounds better than both to me.
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#13
wait are you saying 22 frets makes the neck more comfortable?

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#15
ESP and Ibanez are seriously overpriced in Europe. I would recommend you a Washburn X50PRO.
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#16
hminh87 is right get a washburn but when i got my first upgrade i got the ibanez and the floyd style bridges are good if you stay in a single tuning otherwise get the esp ltd
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#17
Quote by glenthemann
wait are you saying 22 frets makes the neck more comfortable?

No. It is my personal preference that 24 frets is more comfortable. I just like it because I hate having to bend on the last fret, and the 24th is barely used so...
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#18
So would you say its a pretty good deal for the 520ex for $450? thats in canadian dollars by the way, like I said its new in store for $755, and the guy is offering it with a case (not sure if its hard or soft)..

Im thinking im gonna message him and go see if I can check it out, and if its in mint condition I think I'll probably buy it, I think the s series guitars are puresex

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#19
Quote by hminh87
ESP and Ibanez are seriously overpriced in Europe. I would recommend you a Washburn X50PRO.

Come on, what's not overpriced in Europe? If you think like that, the only things you could buy is a Vigier, RAN, or some other expensive high end **** that is made in Europe. Besides that, Europe is more like an amp region than a guitar region. Marshall, Vox, Orange, Engl, Laney, ... But guitars? ............
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#20
Ive yet to find an Ibanez I liked, but the ESP I know is a good model.

I think it'll come down to if you want the tremolo or not. If so, go for the Ibanez. If you prefer the fixed bridge, get the ESP.
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