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gibson
27 37%
ibanez
46 63%
Voters: 73.
#1
so im looking for a new metal/shred/Jazz-fusion guitar and i found these to used guitars

a Ibanez rg560 with dimarzio fred and a seymor duncan pickup

and a gibson U2 from the eighties with a Kent Armstrong pickup


i have a les paul so really love the sound of gibson... but it have a big neck and is not that playable so was looking for a great neck whis one would you think is the best choice?
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Parker Nitefly with SD Hotrails and JB Two Tone

Amp
Marshall dsl 401

Effect:
Boss DD-6
EHX Big Muff
#3
For metal/shred fusion stuff, it's hard to go wrong with an Ibanez.
Plus, the Dimarzio FRED is a very nice pickup.

The Gibson U2 is meant to be great for that 80's hard rock/metal stuff (Motley Crue, Dokken, Winger etc) but not really for full on shred metal brutal stuff (Necrophagist and what not)

So, it depends on your personal style.


-Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#5
JaykeSucks: Shred does not mean brutal. It just means fast. 80s metal was where shred got saturated.

...and the genre has nothing do do with the guitar.
#6
I'd say the RG is probably the better choice, but if they are local listings then I highly recommend that you go check both of them out and decide for yourself.
Heads will roll. Throats will be slit. Blood will flow like springs of water.
#7
Whichever you feel most comfortable playing mate. They're both solid guitars but I'd say try them both. I've seen people shred on semi-hollow's because that's what they're comfortable with, so there's no hard and fast rules.

Although Ibanez's are generally the go-to guitar for this sort of thing.
Ibanez PGM301
Ibanez GRG170DX
Fender Telecaster MiJ - 1986
Swing T-Through

Ibanez TS9DX
Sovtek Small Stone - c.1985
EHX Big Muff
Kimbara Wah - c.1974
Boss GE-7

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#10
Quote by Rev. V!




No. He's talking about the Gibson U2, which is a discontinued superstrat.

A little off topic, I think it would be awesome if they brought the U2 back. But I still say that for all intents and purposes, the Ibanez would probably be better.
Heads will roll. Throats will be slit. Blood will flow like springs of water.
#11
I say Neither, go with an ESP LTD.
Setup:
-Currently BC Strat (CUSTOM): HSH
-Peavey Tube Amp 200 watt 1x12 Celestion (4 ohm half stack cab as extension)

Kona Dreadnot Acoustic Guitar

Electric Strings: GHS Rockits- 11's
Acoustic Strings: Diaddario Mediums
#13
its a supertrat and price is the same ca. 800$
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Parker Nitefly with SD Hotrails and JB Two Tone

Amp
Marshall dsl 401

Effect:
Boss DD-6
EHX Big Muff
#14
Quote by Pikka Bird
JaykeSucks: Shred does not mean brutal. It just means fast. 80s metal was where shred got saturated.

...and the genre has nothing do do with the guitar.


Well aware of that, I just commented that if he was wanting to play brutal shred as opposed to the 80's shred.

He said metal as one of his genres. A lot of people on here who say they like metal listen to those really angry bands that scare the hell out of me.
I was just saying if he wanted that kind of crazy as shit shred/death, he might prefer the RG.
If he's playing 80's shred, the U2 would work.


-Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#15
no i maent 80 shred metal like.... Jason becker. megadeth, iron maiden and dio and stuff like that
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Parker Nitefly with SD Hotrails and JB Two Tone

Amp
Marshall dsl 401

Effect:
Boss DD-6
EHX Big Muff
#18
Shred like Al Dimeola? A black Les Paul worked just fine. Shred like Joe Satriani? An Ibanez worked really well.
The solution is to buy both, and see which one you own a couple of years from now.
#20
I have heard the most impressive solos in guitar center coming from
players testing out Ibanez guitars. Im not a fan of Ibanez guitars..
but to be fair..they have proven to me that they are one of the best
around as far as function goes. Even some of the lower end models
can blaze. Zakk Wylde can tear a Gibson up..but hes an anomaly.lol..
Ibanez all the way. Can't stand them..lol..but I honestly can't take
anything away from them. Two thumbs up.
I bet Charlie Brown's teacher's name was Mrs.Hammett
#21
Quote by Washburnd Fretz
I have heard the most impressive solos in guitar center coming from
players testing out Ibanez guitars


I have heard ham-fisted douchebags playing every guitar hanging on the wall there. There have been so many impressive players who have played the Les Paul (including Les Paul himself) who have run one. I would never rule one out, and I'm a total BC Rich fanboy (who happens to own a Les Paul).
Reb Beach let me play his prototype Ibanez "S" series backstage when he was playing for Winger back in the late 80's. One of the nicest guitars I have ever played.
Once again, get both.