Poll: which guitar to get
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RG370 DX BK
3 10%
RG350 EX BK
4 14%
SAS32 EX BK
2 7%
S470 BK
20 69%
Voters: 29.
#1
If everything goes right, i should buy a new guitar next year. Budget will be around 450€ but i can stretch it to 500.
I want to buy a Ibanez guitar, and im down to 4 choices:

RG370 DX BK (407&euro

RG350 EX BK (435&euro This is the one i have intention to buy

SAS32 EX BK (465&euro

S470 BK (500&euro

Can anyone recommend which one to buy?
I want to play mostly metal, alternative rock and use alternative tunings without having to worry about the guitar detuning itself or to have any broken strings.
A guitar with a good sound for recording would be good.
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#2
what amp do you have
Gear
Guitar

Ibanez Art100
Amp
Peavey Valveking 212
Effects
Dunlop Slash Wah
EHX Metal Muff
#3
The only Ibanez's I like are the hollowbodies and the Jetking Series (I actually own one). thats just preference. ive played the 370 and didnt like it, but my buddy says its great, and he plays metal.
GUITARS
Burswood Acoustic
Squier Affinity Strat
Fender Tele Deluxe
BASS
Ibanez Jetking bass
AMPS
Marshall MG30DFX
Peavey max 158 bass amp
Fender Bassman 250
1979 Carvin of some sort
And some pedals
#4
If you are going to change tunings a lot do not get a guitar with a trem, as they do take a lot of adjusting when you change tunings, you have to adjust bridge tension, bridge height, and intonation everytime you change tunings which all in all is a royal pain in the bottom.

It also depends on what tone you want also, basswood guitars are very transparent and i find your other gear matters a lot more when it comes to tone when playing with a basswood instrument, they are also very middy sounding.

Mahogany is warmer, has a nice bass response and again has plenty lower mids, it is one of the preferred tone woods for heavy metal.

If you are dead set on one of those 4 i would say go with the Ibanez s470, the bridge is a ZR Bridge which are a lot less of a pain than an edge 3, they dont tend to wear out, and are easier to adjust as the tension adjuster is a wheel on the back of the guitar, so if you want to change tunings its one less job for you. Its also mahogany bodied and they are very comfortable guitars to play, that being said i absolutely love the S series Ibanez guitars to bits so i am a little biased
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#6
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what amp do you have


Right now im stuck with a fender frontman 15 to practice at home.
But i usually record guitar playing with toneport.
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#7
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If you are going to change tunings a lot do not get a guitar with a trem, as they do take a lot of adjusting when you change tunings, you have to adjust bridge tension, bridge height, and intonation everytime you change tunings which all in all is a royal pain in the bottom.

It also depends on what tone you want also, basswood guitars are very transparent and i find your other gear matters a lot more when it comes to tone when playing with a basswood instrument, they are also very middy sounding.

Mahogany is warmer, has a nice bass response and again has plenty lower mids, it is one of the preferred tone woods for heavy metal.

If you are dead set on one of those 4 i would say go with the Ibanez s470, the bridge is a ZR Bridge which are a lot less of a pain than an edge 3, they dont tend to wear out, and are easier to adjust as the tension adjuster is a wheel on the back of the guitar, so if you want to change tunings its one less job for you. Its also mahogany bodied and they are very comfortable guitars to play, that being said i absolutely love the S series Ibanez guitars to bits so i am a little biased



Yeah, i heard the 350EX is a pain in the ass regarding alternative tunings.
So you say the s470 is a better choice?
What about the sound of it?
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#8
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Yeah, i heard the 350EX is a pain in the ass regarding alternative tunings.
So you say the s470 is a better choice?
What about the sound of it?


The S470 will be easier than the RG to change tunings, but not easy, it will still be a pain in the rear end, i would advise a fixed bridge Ibanez RG to be honest.

Stock pickups on all ibanez guitars leave a lot to be desired, so its just down to tonewoods really, the S series will have more bass response, it will be warmer and fuller sounding. Whilst the RG will have a boosted mid range and a bit more bite to it.
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Stinnett M7 in the works
#9
S470, of those. If you can find it, an RGA42FM would work pretty well, as would a used RGA Prestige RGA121.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#10
I'd take the S470 myself, but as it has been said before... changing tuning and strings will be a pain.
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#11
Hmm... im starting to think a fixed bridge one is better for me...
I use alternative tunings alot, so i think i wont have much patient with those guitars bridges...

Can someone tell me a good Ibanez guitar that has a fixed bridge?

edit: these 2 guitars below are any good?

RGR321EX or RG321MH?
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#12
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Hmm... im starting to think a fixed bridge one is better for me...
I use alternative tunings alot, so i think i wont have much patient with those guitars bridges...

Can someone tell me a good Ibanez guitar that has a fixed bridge?

edit: these 2 guitars below are any good?

RGR321EX or RG321MH?

Sure. RGA42FM, RGA121 Prestige (used).
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Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#13
A fixed bridge would be a better idea if your using alternate tunings, why not go jackson they have a lot of great guitars for metal with/without FR's. As for Ibanez's i have the S520EX which is fairly similar S470. I'm guessing it will have Ibanez's Infinity pickups, if its new, which you will more than likely wanna change out. But you've still got the FR issue with alternate tunings...
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#14
NONE! Get a real guitar... JK. I'm a huge fan of the S series although that's possibly out of your price range if you'd liek a really nice one. Good Luck
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Yea thats what i thought.
#15
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Sure. RGA42FM, RGA121 Prestige (used).


This all the way, constantly changing tunings and floating bridges aren't always a match made in heaven. Not too mention the other downsides with floating bridges that you have.
#16
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This all the way, constantly changing tunings and floating bridges aren't always a match made in heaven. Not too mention the other downsides with floating bridges that you have.

Plus RGA's are just awesome - Gibraltar bridges are amazing.
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Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#18
go play the guitar yourself somewhere.

its all about the personal connection with the guitar.
You can't do that off a picture.

not all guitars are the same...even the same models.
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#19
Thanks for the answer guys.
I could only find a Ibanez RGA32 and a Ibanez RGA42 (not the FM one).
Is the RGA42 any good?
on UG: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/electric_guitars/ibanez/rga42/index.html
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#20
THe RGA42 always has the EQ switch and the flamed top. If it doesn't have either of those, it's not an RGA42.

And yes it's quite a nice playing guitar. I want one quite badly.
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Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#21
^ Yeah im thinking of buying it... i guess its better them the RGA32 cause its more expensive but still...
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