#1
Hey, so yesterday, I went to the guitar store and I tried out ALOT of Ibanez guitars. I tried the RG Prestige, SZ Series, Artcore series and the SA Series. People have told me that the RG Prestige and the SZ Series are the best guitar that, but the SA feels ALOT more comfortable and it's alot thiner. Can anyone tell me the Pros and Cons of the SA Series? I'm planning to get the SAS36FM.

Thanks in Advance
#2
I have an SA and I like it but it's my first electric so I don't really have some to compare it with.
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#5
I own the SA160 but im sure its really similiar. The neck is super thin so metal=awesome on it. But it has a humbucker and 2 single coils. This is a veeery veristile guitar. Ive played sweet home alabama stuff on it, metal, rock, blues. The pickups make a nice variety together, but the signle coils give off a pretty fair amount of hum. Also the trem arm is pretty stable. For a begginer/intermediate guitar i give it a 8/10.
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#6
Ive got the SA260FM ( I think), and I really like it. Ity has a decent trem for the price, and a nice feature allowing you to use a humbucker as a humbucker or as a single coil if you wish. Overall, I'd recommend one, good guitar for the price
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#7
SHoudl I get teh SAS36 or the SA260? The only difference is cosmetics and set-neck
#8
Well, I Have the SAS36FM and i'm very happy with it, it plays wel and the sound is good! It also looks very good.
#9
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SHoudl I get teh SAS36 or the SA260? The only difference is cosmetics and set-neck


Get the set neck one.
#10
I have an SA260FM

Pros:

Comfortable
Mahogany and Maple (good woods)
Relatively lightweight
Decent tremolo (and mine is an older one, so the newer one should be even better)
Nice looking
Nice neck (Decent even for shredding)
Versitile (H-S-S)
Very nice cleans (Obviously, depending on the amp)

Cons:

Reletively expensive (In Ireland anyway)
Pickups could do with a change
Probably not the best quality guitars ever made

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Ibanez SA260FML

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#11
Pros:

Comfortable
Mahogany and Maple (good woods)
Relatively lightweight
Decent tremolo (and mine is an older one, so the newer one should be even better)
Nice looking
Nice neck (Decent even for shredding)
Versitile (H-S-S)
Very nice cleans (Obviously, depending on the amp)
Unexpensive in Canada
Can Change to Single Coil Strat sound

Cons:

Reletively expensive (In Ireland anyway)
Pickups could do with a change
Probably not the best quality guitars ever made


Here are the Pros and COns updates, shoudl I still get the SAS36?
can you change the humbuckers and still have it change to single coil?

EDIT: I tried out the S Series today, and I didn't like it.
Last edited by hckfrk38 at Jul 6, 2006,
#12
dude thanks for copying my exact post...anyway no I don't think you can
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Ibanez SA260FML

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Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

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Started playing May 28th 2005
#13
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dude thanks for copying my exact post...anyway no I don't think you can


I ADDED to it though
#14
i had one of them for my first guitar.

they're fine for when you start but i found that the stock pickups were very muddy.

with a pickup change it was quite a nice guitar
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#15
I would say go for the SZ series though, but if you want the SA series.

New pickups (screw ibanez and their pickups.)

Also, check out the S series.
#16
I have a SAS36FM, its great, except that the pickups arent the best.

Its a very comfortable guitar and at $580 its a great deal for its specs.

If you put some dimarzios in it you will be good to go!
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#17
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I ADDED to it though


Yes....yes you did
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

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Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#20
I'm not sure if you would be able to split the coils though, but I don't have it on mine, so I dunno
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

THD Univalve
Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005