#1
This is for a friend of mine. He is ridiculously loyal to Ibanez and I know nothing about them. So it must be an Ibanez, and he prefers it to be new.

Budget? $400 - $800

Favorite Artists? - Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Ozzy, Lenny Kravitz, Metallica, Van Halen, GnR, he plays a lot of different genres actually.

Preferences? Double cut body, maple neck (not a deal breaker), not white in color, tremolo (but not a Floyd)

Pickups? Passive, humbuckers

New or Used? New

Location? Iowa, USA

Current Gear? Ibanez electric from the mid-1980's and a small Line 6 amp. He is in the market for a better amp too, but he's much more focused on the guitar for now. We visited a GC yesterday and he actually played a Fender Strat and a Schecter and liked both, but I don't think he could bring himself to buy a non-Ibanez guitar. Which is too bad, as those other brands might be perfect for him.
Last edited by Mr.Koozie at Jul 5, 2014,
#2
there aren't actually that many ibanezes which don't have a floyd but which still have a trem. the sa series and the rg440 or 460 are about the only ones I can see (at least on the UK site, there might be some other US models), excepting maybe some signature models.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#3
id go with a different brand if you don't want a floyd. check out PRS SE models, ESP, and take another look at fender for sure. find the right one and you'll keep it forever. IMO
#4
I agree. I'm trying my hardest to get him to consider other brands. I don't know if he's going to find what he is looking for in an Ibanez.
#5
There's the Ibanez Darkstone? ( I think that's the name) everything he wants minus a trem
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#6
Your friend probably wants something with an Ibanez ZR tremolo. The S420 is a pretty common Ibanez that comes with that tremolo. The S570 comes to mind also and can be had for as little as $400 brand new on eBay but it has a single coil mid pickup.
Gear:
Ibanez RG2EX1 Gravity Storm(neck)/X2N(bridge) Drop Db
Ibanez S421 Air Norton(neck)/Super Distortion(bridge) Drop D
7th Heaven->ML-2->Dr. Boogie->Zoom G3->GE-7->NS-2->Mute
Line 6 Spider II HD150+foot pedal
Some 4x12 cab

#7
^ A zr is basically a glorified floyd with ball bearing pivots instead of knife edges (as far as i'm aware, anyway). If he doesn't want a floyd I doubt he wants a ZR either, though I could be wrong.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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