#1
I've been looking to buy a 6-string lately, and right now I'm looking at the Ibanez SR506. Has anyone had any experience with these? I've played around with one at Guitar Center a few times, but never really enough to get a good feel for it. I'm not too picky with the tone of it, as long as it's fairly versatile (for comparison, I have a Schecter Stiletto 5-string, and I love the tones I can get out of it). Any input would be appreciated, and if you have any other recommendations for a 6-string in the same price range (around $600), feel free to suggest them to me.
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#2
My ex-girlfriend/now good friend owns an SR506 and they're pretty solid. I don't like the Ibanez neck, but it's got the (almost) always-there Ibanez electronic goodness. And if I recall, all the SR50(0,5,6) series have Bartolini pups installed. Maybe not their flagship range, but great pups nontheless.

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#3
Yeah, I actually remember liking the neck when I played it. It was pretty small and thin, which is good for me, since I have small hands. And yes, they do have Bartolinis, which I've heard can get you a great tone, but I've never had any hands-on experience with them.
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Yeah, I actually remember liking the neck when I played it.

Actually, in the six-string arena, I can appreciate the Ibanez neck profile. I still don't like it, but being an inexperienced 6'er, it did help offset the "woah, shit, extra half a mile of fretboard width" feeling.

And the Bart's on the SR506 are extremely versatile and clear. I'm still a split or singles man, but they're very nice.

FWIW, I don't own this, have no intentions of owning a six string, but I played it a lot when I was with the owner of the one I did play, and then intermittently for a few years after that. My experience with it is quite good.
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#5
Played it once or twice in store

overall playing time maybe 90 mins??

not that long, but 6'ers really dont suit me, sounded nice though, and yeah I'm a fan if the Ibanez SR range, I say go for it
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