#1
I've been playing idk, a year electric guitars already.
I started out with a Squeir , then an Epiphone SG. I can play pretty decently Metalica solos, some Megadeth, rock solos like Led Zeps.

Tonight I played an Ibanez RG, and all I could say was F.UCK MAN! WHAT THE F.UCK DID I PLAY THIS LAST DAMN YEAR!
That RG enlightened meh: neither Squier or Epiphone, I need some "shred guitar."

So, tell me, which ones are good? Thin necks, nice pickups and good feel?
As thread's title says, I have laid my eyes on these:

EDIT:KV10*

Dean VX

And, for Ibanez, I have no idea of what model to choose.
Last edited by Fiire at Dec 11, 2009,
#2
Jackson>Ibanez>Dean

I love Jacksons, Ibanez is pretty good but do your self a favor and don't get a dean
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#3
Quote by DCarney9116
Jackson>Ibanez>Dean

I love Jacksons, Ibanez is pretty good but do your self a favor and don't get a dean


+1. I love Jacksons. I'm not a big fan of Ibanez but alot of people like them so maybe it's just me
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#4
Hmm I like Ibanezes better than Jacksons, but yeah stay away from Dean.

What's your budget?
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#5
Eh Im not to big of an Ibby fan either, but I can't stand deans
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#6
Quote by Guitar2theface
Hmm I like Ibanezes better than Jacksons, but yeah stay away from Dean.

What's your budget?

Christmas is coming, I'm selling a guitar, etc…
It can be almost high. $650
#7
You'll never get a USA Jackson for $650 unless you score a great deal on a used one.

If you're into shredding guitars, check out old Ibanez RG550/560/570/760/770.
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#8
+1 for the 500+ series Ibanez suggestion
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Quote by no.mop
You'll never get a USA Jackson for $650 unless you score a great deal on a used one.

If you're into shredding guitars, check out old Ibanez RG550/560/570/760/770.

Then how much? Also consider I live in Mexico, I don't know if they ship certain models.
#10
I've found that all 3 brands offer good guitars, but if you had a limited budget, Ibanez all the way. Their lower and mid range guitars slay the low/midrange guitars of Dean and Jackson. However i do love the Dean Vendetta 4.0 F model. Good floyd and finish with 24 frets. Deans factory pups are prettygood too.
#11
Quote by KillingMachine
+1. I love Jacksons. I'm not a big fan of Ibanez but alot of people like them so maybe it's just me


+1 to the jackson.....im not a big ibanez fan either......in fact I hate them. But what ever...
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#12
Come on, this time without fixing on the price (try not to go too high, like $1200 ) sugget some -models-.
#13
Ibanez RG and it's various forms. If you played one and loved it that much, I don't know why you are considering other brands.Basically, the higher the first number, the higher quality the guitar, (500 is a step up from 400, etc). I have a 400 series and it is great. If you want to spend $1000 or so you can look into the Prestige line which are made in Japan and offer better playability and usually better tremelos/pickups/hardware.
#14
Quote by potatohead_33
Ibanez RG and it's various forms. If you played one and loved it that much, I don't know why you are considering other brands.Basically, the higher the first number, the higher quality the guitar, (500 is a step up from 400, etc). I have a 400 series and it is great. If you want to spend $1000 or so you can look into the Prestige line which are made in Japan and offer better playability and usually better tremelos/pickups/hardware.

Cause I haven't tried the other brands, maybe I'll love em even better.
#15
How about ESP?
Anyone has tried one? For fast accurate?
#16
Ibanez>Jackson>everything else before>Dean

Anyways, you played an Ibanez and loved it. So get an Ibanez?

"I absolutely loved the feel of the Ibanez so I'm going to go out and buy myself a Jackson!"

$650? Do you need a guitar with a trem? If no then get an Ibanez RG321MH or an RG2EX1 along with some new pickups and stuff. My RG2EX1 is a fantastic sounding guitar that I find very easy to play for long periods of time.
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#17
Let's face it, ibanez is far superior bang for buck than Jackson and dean.
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#18
Quote by Holy-Diver
Let's face it, ibanez is far superior bang for buck than Jackson and dean.
Dean, yes. Jackson? I dunno there.

I love me a good Ibanez, but the good ones are expensive and the less-expensive ones are fitted with Edge IIIs. Now I know the Edge III isn't as bad as it's made out to be, I should know; I owned an RG350DX for a year and it was stellar, but compared to the LFR's that Jackson uses, c'mon. The Jackson bridges are better. I've picked up heavily abused 10 year old Jacksons, with LFRs, that still held tune like new. I've also picked up 2 year old Ibanez guitars and been frustrated to find that even the pressure of a palm-mute on the bridge was enough to bring the guitar out of tune.

If it's a fixed-bridge guitar though, Ibanez all the way.
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#19
Quote by ch0
Dean, yes. Jackson? I dunno there.

I love me a good Ibanez, but the good ones are expensive and the less-expensive ones are fitted with Edge IIIs. Now I know the Edge III isn't as bad as it's made out to be, I should know; I owned an RG350DX for a year and it was stellar, but compared to the LFR's that Jackson uses, c'mon. The Jackson bridges are better. I've picked up heavily abused 10 year old Jacksons, with LFRs, that still held tune like new. I've also picked up 2 year old Ibanez guitars and been frustrated to find that even the pressure of a palm-mute on the bridge was enough to bring the guitar out of tune.

If it's a fixed-bridge guitar though, Ibanez all the way.


This is true. The edge feels great at first but then...... Ugh
But I hate the tune o matic position in Jacksons. String thru, ibanez wins
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#21
Quote by Holy-Diver
Let's face it, ibanez is far superior bang for buck than Jackson and dean.

I wouldn't say that at all. This JAckson soloist is better than lower end Ibanez prestiges and it's cheaper too:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Jackson-SLSMG-Super-Lightweight-Soloist-Electric-Guitar-868335-i1445402.gc

Ibanez better bang for the bucks? Hell no.
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#23
Quote by Fiire

Jackson KV2

Dean VX

And, for Ibanez, I have no idea of what model to choose.


Christ, you got a bottom of the range Dean and a top of the range Jackson....

I dislike Jacksons, but hey people like them. Although, Jacksons have really wide necks, while Ibanez and Dean have midway...