#1
Hey, I know you guys must get alot of these threads coming up to christmas, so I'll try be the least pain in the a** I can be

So anyway, current guitar is Ibanez SZ520FM, sounds good- just isn't very comfortable to play. I like the nice solid feel it has to it, it's been my first sort of... non beginer guitar And yeah, I like that it doesn't feel cheap to play. But I don't enjoy playing it much haha, and as I said, sounds good- no problems in that area, but I don't really like how it plays.
(there's a set of Dimarzio in there.. should it be any concern to anyone lol)

But yeah, I prefer the feel of my Ibanez Rg370Dx (stock pickups), however it feels very cheap, and sounds pretty sh*t. So I was thinking if I maybe got a Prestige RG or something along the lines of?

But I was thinking, maybe its the basswood of my Rg that takes away from the tone?
And the mahogony of my SZ that gives it a bit more tone... or maybe its the pickups I dunno, whatever

Anyway, I play mostly what I guess you would call 'classic rock', everything from Clapton to Page, Hendrix to SRV, Peter Green to Rory Gallagher, etc.

However I do enjoy playing some other stuff, from Steve Vai to Satch, I also really like Paul Gilbert, but normally fail pretty miserably at his songs lol.
I do sometimes play metal also, just the sort of basics from Megadeth to Testament, Pantera, Black Label Society etc also.

So, I guess that gives you all a fair enough idea, I was looking at some Ibanez Prestiges, but I'm not really sure where to start? Also had a look on the Jackson site, and the Schecter site. Although I once tried a Schecter Temptest (don't remember which one) and it felt horrible... so

Thanks!
#2
Budget? Jackson SL3 or Ibanez RG1570 springs to mind. Both are versatile, well built guitars, though if you don't like Ibanez because they feel cheap, or Schecters, I would highly suggest Jackson (I have similar complaints about modern Ibanez or schecters and love Jacksons).
#4
Hmm I did say that my SZ doesn't feel cheap, is what I like about it :P
I was looking at the Rg2550Ex i think it was, seemed pretty decent.
Basically the 1570 with a scratch plate haha.
Nah but, the thing is I dont really use the floating Trem, my Rg370 has one and I don't remember ever using it.
#5
No real budget, just within reason. Obviously can't afford like a high end Prs or Les Paul, but I'd say I've got enough for a reasonably high end Ibanez/Jackson.
#6
I would highly recommend a Jackson DK1, and then getting a Tremsetter or Tremolo-No for it. If you can afford one though, look into an SL2T.
#7
i would highly recommend getting down to a couple guitar shops and trying out everything in your price range, then just buying whichever one you like best
#8
See I do that, that's how I've bought all my guitars so far, but none of them seem to have worked. For example the RG370, that seemed like an amazing guitar first time I tried it, really cheap too, and it didn't work out too well.

So I thought i best seek some assistance this time:P

What do you all think about the RG2550?
#10
Quote by Shabalaba
A nice guitar, ive never played one but it gets good reviews. Do you want a floyd rose? (Edge/EdgeIII), personally i would get this:
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/country/frame_uk.html
except i wouldnt get it in that colour, ive seen it unpainted in just a natural effect and its quite nice


That didn't bring anything up? just to me to Ibanez UK, which model is it?
#12
Hmm, I dunno. I often use the middle singlecoil on my rg370, so I figured if I'm spending this much on a guitar it may as well have it rather than not. I don't s'pose it's essential but I enjoy using it

What about these Rg550 re-issues? Whats the deal with those?