#1
at the moment i have a jackson dkmgt which is a very good guitar imo, but for my band i am needing a guitar with a tremolo system, now i could just sell my dkmgt and buy a dkmg but i want something a little different and was looking to ibanez. the best i found was a s570dxqm, this guitar seems perfect apart from the fact many reviews have said the pickups arent so good and i really dont want the hassle of changing them (i'm a noob) so basically i want the s570 but with better pickups but i cant afford a prestige, so are there any guitars out there similar to the s570 with good pickups? i'm having trouble finding anything else. thank you
#2
http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-IBANEZ-RGT42-ELEC-GTR-METALLIC-PEWTER-106939370-i2106992.gc

I got a used ibanez RGT42 from GC and I love the thing. They come stock with some "so so" inf pickups that I don't care for. Mine came with EMGs installed, and it's incredible. The guitar on that link looks like it has some Duncans but I can't tell because GC doesn't give a description on their used gear. Regardless, I can tell that those aren't stock ibanez inf pups.
#3
link says its sold :P but i could look for second hand ones with changed pickups but i dont really like to buy used guitars, are there any guitars you know of similar to the s570 but with good pickups? (doesnt have to be ibanez)
#4
Something different? Then why not just avoid strat shapes entirely and get something not so common.
http://www.rondomusic.com/reapercustomerwhite.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/ghostpro625dncwhite.html Seymour Duncan Blackout.
http://www.rondomusic.com/hawkerprotribalpurple.html">http://http://www.rondomusic.com/hawkerprotribalpurple.html EMG 81/85 combo on thisone.
http://www.rondomusic.com/hawkerprotribalpurple.html Cepheus Active
http://www.rondomusic.com/ghostpro625whtpcep.html Blackouts again.
http://www.rondomusic.com/ghostpro625ebcephpblackflame.html Cepheus Passives.

Generic Passives on both of these. Not great for metal but they dont sound bad.
http://www.rondomusic.com/al2000goldfbt.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al20002tsflamefrt.html


Heres something similar to the S570 only these are neck through and with how cheap they are you could find some good pickups to toss in it. Its actually pretty easy to change out pickups.
http://www.rondomusic.com/WRL590BK.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/WRK590na.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/product2074.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/wrl590tbl.html
Last edited by Darkdevil725 at Dec 24, 2011,
#6
Quote by Darkdevil725
Something different? Then why not just avoid strat shapes entirely and get something not so common.
http://www.rondomusic.com/reapercustomerwhite.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/ghostpro625dncwhite.html Seymour Duncan Blackout.
http://www.rondomusic.com/hawkerprotribalpurple.html">http://http://www.rondomusic.com/hawkerprotribalpurple.html EMG 81/85 combo on thisone.
http://www.rondomusic.com/hawkerprotribalpurple.html Cepheus Active
http://www.rondomusic.com/ghostpro625whtpcep.html Blackouts again.
http://www.rondomusic.com/ghostpro625ebcephpblackflame.html Cepheus Passives.

Generic Passives on both of these. Not great for metal but they dont sound bad.
http://www.rondomusic.com/al2000goldfbt.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al20002tsflamefrt.html


Heres something similar to the S570 only these are neck through and with how cheap they are you could find some good pickups to toss in it. Its actually pretty easy to change out pickups.
http://www.rondomusic.com/WRL590BK.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/WRK590na.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/product2074.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/wrl590tbl.html



There are some killer guitars there. I think that Darkdevil has this situation handled lol


EDIT: I don't see how they can sell some of these guitars this cheap. So beware, because the craftsmanship and quality may not be that great. I can't say though, I've never used any of these brands or that site.
Last edited by MonsterMetalMus at Dec 24, 2011,
#7
Ive owned douglas guitars and I have played Agiles, they are pretty good for the price. The craftmanship is pretty good though some times you can get a lemon but Kurt who is the owner of rondomusic.com is very nice and usually quick to deal with returns. He will even refund the return shipping cost. In extreme situations I know that at least once he replaced one guitar with a new one that he said he inspected himself and refunded the total cost of the guitar, if I find the thread on the agileguitarforums ill link it.