#1
Hey,

Ive been thinking about getting a new guitar for a while now....

Basically, I bought a Benson (****) guitar and got used to playing the basics, but I wanna improve onto better stuff but I got told to buy a better guitar and amp so it sounds and responds better, makes it alot easier to learn the better stuff like solo's and hammerons etc...

So I asked about and got told Ibanez was good for me to get, so I found this:

http://www.musicstreet.co.uk/ibanezsa120electricblack-p-1911.html?osCsid=d559424a3c30cbe7063e8aba81255329

Now ive been told Ibanez S series are great, I even heard Herman Li uses it but I doubt its alot better one than that lol...

So can someone give me some guidance, a push if you will if I should go out and fork £200 on guitar gear to learn better..

Im not in a band or anything, I just play in the house and wanna learn as a talent or hobby etc.

Thanks

.Rowan
#2
Quote by .Rowan
Hey,

Ive been thinking about getting a new guitar for a while now....

Basically, I bought a Benson (****) guitar and got used to playing the basics, but I wanna improve onto better stuff but I got told to buy a better guitar and amp so it sounds and responds better, makes it alot easier to learn the better stuff like solo's and hammerons etc...

So I asked about and got told Ibanez was good for me to get, so I found this:

http://www.musicstreet.co.uk/ibanezsa120electricblack-p-1911.html?osCsid=d559424a3c30cbe7063e8aba81255329

Now ive been told Ibanez S series are great, I even heard Herman Li uses it but I doubt its alot better one than that lol...

So can someone give me some guidance, a push if you will if I should go out and fork £200 on guitar gear to learn better..

Im not in a band or anything, I just play in the house and wanna learn as a talent or hobby etc.

Thanks

.Rowan


Getting a new guitar can give a great boost in your playing.

The Ibanez SA is a nice guitar, like many Ibanez guitars, but the most important thing is to try it.

If you like it, why not get it?

Also, by trying it out you can see for yourself if there are any quality-related issues with the guitar.
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#3
go to your local guitar store and try a few diff brands ESP/ltd Dean B.C. rich, ibanez jackson, fender , gibson find what you like your the 1 who is paying for it dont get what someone tells you too find what you like what feels right for you
#4
What kinds of music do you play?

Ibanez guitars are GREAT for rock, hard rock and metal. Some are even good for bluesy stuff.

But if you want a clean, bright tone, you're looking more toward a fender.

If you don't know what you're going to be playing just yet, get a fender. They're way versatile. I used to have one (wish I still did, most comfortable guitar I ever owned.)
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#5
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What kinds of music do you play?

Ibanez guitars are GREAT for rock, hard rock and metal. Some are even good for bluesy stuff.

But if you want a clean, bright tone, you're looking more toward a fender.

If you don't know what you're going to be playing just yet, get a fender. They're way versatile. I used to have one (wish I still did, most comfortable guitar I ever owned.)



Fenders are a lot more expensive than the SA, and the SA is also one of the most strat like Ibanez models available.
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#6
True, but in my honest opinion, fenders are a LOT more comfortable to play.
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Great list Rutch. On re-reading this one I'd have to say Solid State means not liquid or gas.

I figured it out.
#7
Well I do like Rock/HardRock/Metal etc..

aka, Maiden, Metallica, BFMV, Atreyu, Trivium etc...

Like I said im pretty new so going into a guitar shop could look completely n00binated lol...

I do like Ibanez's and I was told they were great, I just dont wanna fork out like £200 to find out it still sounds **** as the Benson Pack I got, but im 99% sure it wont... It was a guitar starter pack for £80.

Also, I found that site, but if anyone knows any other great UK based cheap guitar sites let me know
#8
Guitarguitar and the Guitarampkeyboard center (GAK).
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#9
Thanks man,

I found these on your sites:
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ibanez-sa-120/11089
(think thats the same one as above.

Also, not trying to be a pain, but is there any videos that show you the difference from like starter pack guitars and Ibanez type guitars, so you can see for yourself if it sounds and comments alot better?

Does anyone know around the £150-200 mark if that Ibanez I keep looking at is best to get or is there something around same price thats better?

And should I also buy a new amp if so is this good?:
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/marshall-mg-15-cdr/321
#10
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/

http://www.guitar.co.uk/ - (They have shop in Garth Street, Glasgow City Centre. Good shop!)

http://www.thomann.de/gb/index.html - (European shop)

I would also recommend the following guitars...

Ibanez RG321MH
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ibanez-rg321-mh/67798

Solid intermediate - beginner guitar, can be upgraded with new pickups, tuners etc. to make it an good gigging guitar.

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Epiphone G400
http://www.guitar.co.uk/guitars/electric/171-epiphone_g400_electric_guitar

Great beginner / 2nd guitar to get, pretty well priced and plays pretty well.

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Yamaha Pacifica 112V
http://www.guitar.co.uk/guitars/electric/1639-yamaha_pacifica_112v_electric_guitar

Great guitar to have as well, many people begin with this then mod it in the future because it is easy to mod.
#11
Thanks alot... ok im planning on going into Town to buy the guitar today..

I think after having alot of help from here and on MSN by Mwoit that im gonna get the :

Ibanez RG321MH

I would need a new amp so can someone show me a good cheap amp thats gonna sound good but aint pricey?

Im going in soon so asap if possible...
#12
I have an SA120 and it's great, the stock pickups aren't too bad either, AH6 and AH5, but if they don't suit you , you can always change them, the great thing about this guitar (other than it's thin and light and good for playing anything) is that you have a 5 way switch for 2 humbuckers, the neck pickup can either be in series or parallel. if you plan on using the tremelo (non locking) just put some Big Bends nut sauce in the nut and you'll stay in tune.