#1
Right now I am playing a Fender Mexican Strat with a Seymore Duncan Hotrail in the bridge position. I'm probably upgrading my guitar soon, but I'm not really sure what to get yet. I've gone to Guitar Center a bunch this week and I really like their Ibanez RG5EX (Guitar Center exclusive) but I heard the pickups weren't that great (I haven't tried it with my set up). The pickups are the new Infinity 3s, and it is humbucker single humbucker. I was thinking about getting the guitar and replacing all the pickups, any recommendations? or, any recommendations for a different guitar?
#2
Don't get that Ibanez. It's pretty much just a starter guitar. If you're looking for something new, you'd be much better off upgrading to something significantly better.
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#3
like what? i was kinda leaning toward Ibanez cuz i play a lot of Satriani, Vai, and Petrucci stuff
#5
price range isn't really an issue right now. if the 1570 has nice enough pickups where i don't need to replace them, than that sounds good, i'd need to find somewhere to play one though...
#7
ya, i just looked up the RG1570, and i would have to try it, but it doesn't seem a lot different than the RG5EX. i also found a link to the page in the magazine with the RG5EX on there:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/buyersguide/page24.cfm

its at the top, the one shown in the large picture is the RG4EX, but the 5 is in the upper right, theres really no difference exept for color and headstock
#9
ok, thanks, i'll definitly check that out. but either way i'm probably replacing the pickups, and they both have the same configuration (H-S-H). i play some metal like Iron Maiden, a lot of instrumental like Satriani, Vai, and some stuff i've composed myself, and i also play a little blues, but i don't need a pickup that will give me a blues sound because i could just switch to my strat for that. any pickup recommendations (probably replacing all of them)?