#3
Omg i hear this kind of comment only from you..:S maybe you did something wrong but didn't notice. bcoz that's kinda impossible to happen even its a cheap pickup. EMG is a good company
#4
Quote by blind.quardian
Omg i hear this kind of comment only from you..:S maybe you did something wrong but didn't notice. bcoz that's kinda impossible to happen even its a cheap pickup. EMG is a good company

It doesn't matter, those pickups are ****.

Look into Schecter.
Dickless.
#5
ow why is it? EMG is **** or EMG HZ-H4 is ****? coz HZs were passive 81 and btw is Ibanez's PSND pickup "designed by EMG" is better? lol... why alexi laiho used it then..? is he **** too? I play metal with it
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#6
Grammar. Learn it.

Play a Cort ?

Play with V-Picks ?

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#7
i say look into schecter, i might be getting one and they look immense
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#8
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Grammar. Learn it.


+1
Also, the Schecter idea is one to follow

^ Your sig is awesome btw

EDIT: This is the wrong forum as well.......
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#9
Sorry im Turkish sorry for grammar and also we don't have a lot good price and good quality schecters so i will have to eliminate that choise just tell me about Cort i eliminated ibanez because of the floyd rose i won't use tremolo so i will buy a fixes bridge...
#10
Well, my Cort plays pretty nicely, although it's an older model (2003). I might upgrade the pickups in the future though. Not played the EVL Series so I can't comment.

Sorry about the grammar comment.

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#11
The Cort probably isn't that bad, but EMG Passive pickups suck majorly. Worst pickups I've ever used, period.
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#12
It matters what you play now. I have only played cort x-2 powersound pick ups so emgs would be veryvery good for me but if you play with something very good you may not like emg passives. its same but passive emg 81
#13
Actually, what amp do you play through at the moment?
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#15
I say buy a Roland Cube 30 first, then see how you feel about a new guitar.

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#16
^ +1
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#18
Quote by blind.quardian
ow why is it? EMG is **** or EMG HZ-H4 is ****? coz HZs were passive 81 and btw is Ibanez's PSND pickup "designed by EMG" is better? lol... why alexi laiho used it then..? is he **** too? I play metal with it

Ibanez pickups all suck too, and Alexi Laiho uses $5000 amps.

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I have a cort x-2 so i want to change all... btw cube 30 is too expensive here...:/


The amp is more important than the guitar.
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#19
Today i went to a music shop and asked for the roland cube amp and the guy there who was quite knowledgeable about these stuff said that rolands were fcking digital. He said it's not like normal amp. He said it contained a sound card and some chips to make the sound and i tried ibanez 15 watt TBX15R which was a nice amp... i tried it with Cort Evl K-4... if anyone knows truly how are the floyd roses of cort evls? cort has better pickups better body tree and if it has a better bridge so why is that fcking ibanez rg320ex is 100 dolars more ???
#20
Why is ibanez this much expensive someone tell me (prices may be different in USA. cort is more expensive)
#21
Quote by blind.quardian
Today i went to a music shop and asked for the roland cube amp and the guy there who was quite knowledgeable about these stuff said that rolands were fcking digital. He said it's not like normal amp. He said it contained a sound card and some chips to make the sound and i tried ibanez 15 watt TBX15R which was a nice amp... i tried it with Cort Evl K-4... if anyone knows truly how are the floyd roses of cort evls? cort has better pickups better body tree and if it has a better bridge so why is that fcking ibanez rg320ex is 100 dolars more ???


I'm sorry, but the translator you use failed you there
The Roland is a better amp that that Ibanez you played through...
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#22
But better in which way? It's digital and less digital is better isn't it? can you say that roland is digital? and btw you tried the ibanez? bcoz i liked it. i don't want to pay extra money for stupid useless digital effects and sound. as i said roland works with a card and some chips on it am not i right? its what the guy said there
#23
^^

TS, The Cort X-2 is a pretty decent guitar as long as it's set up properly. I can't see the Ibanez making as much difference as a Cube 30 would.

Edit- Just because the Roland 'works with a card and some chips on it' doesn't mean it's inferior to any amp that relies less on digital modelling. The 'digital' Line6 Flextone I tried was very very good.

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Play with V-Picks ?

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#24
Quote by Volta_91
^^

TS, The Cort X-2 is a pretty decent guitar as long as it's set up properly. I can't see the Ibanez making as much difference as a Cube 30 would.

Edit- Just because the Roland 'works with a card and some chips on it' doesn't mean it's inferior to any amp that relies less on digital modelling. The 'digital' Line6 Flextone I tried was incredible.


+1 The amp will matter more than the guitar anyway - try and aim for a Cube 30
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#25
Whatever if you use a gt-8 i can also be incredible but it won't be able to catch the quality of an analog pedal...when you get more experience you can understand better. I will buy a Cort Evl K-4 and an Ibanez TBX15R
#26
Quote by blind.quardian
Whatever if you use a gt-8 i can also be incredible but it won't be able to catch the quality of an analog pedal...when you get more experience you can understand better. I will buy a Cort Evl K-4 and an Ibanez TBX15R


That's the point where i don't really wanna help you any more...
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#27
Don't be so quick to jump on the analog bandwagon. In most cases, analog products probably do sound better than their digital counterparts (I am, in fact, looking for a valve amp once i upgrade from the Microcube). However, analog products are not always the best solution, especially in the budget amp market.

Did you actually try a Cube?

Play a Cort ?

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#28
Quote by blind.quardian
Whatever if you use a gt-8 i can also be incredible but it won't be able to catch the quality of an analog pedal...when you get more experience you can understand better. I will buy a Cort Evl K-4 and an Ibanez TBX15R

You think an Ibanez 15 watt is better than a Roland, you know absolutely nothing about gear.
Dickless.
#29
I have only tried Ibanez 15 watt maybe a 30 cube can be better than it but i dont have enough cash for both 30 or 20... and if i have a choice between roland 15 and ibanez 15 i will choose ibanez i think. All my comments about roland is what the owner of the shops said to me...
#30
Screw what the owner/salespersons say, they are just trying to convince you into making a sale (most of the time, but there are a few honest salesmen out there........somewhere.......).


I would go try out a Roland 20 or 30W Cube and let us know how you think it sounded compared to that Ibanez.
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#31
Quote by blind.quardian
I have only tried Ibanez 15 watt maybe a 30 cube can be better than it but i dont have enough cash for both 30 or 20... and if i have a choice between roland 15 and ibanez 15 i will choose ibanez i think. All my comments about roland is what the owner of the shops said to me...

The owner is wrong. For the price, you can get nothing better than a Roland Cube, except maybe gear off ebay.
Dickless.
#32
Quote by MetalMilitia212
Ibanez pickups all suck too, and Alexi Laiho uses $5000 amps.


I disagree, Dimarzio / IBZ (still Ibanez pickups) are pretty decent and the USA ones (I can't remember models, but I have tried them out before in a store) are pretty good. It was on an RG7xx series model I played and they sounded very smooth and leadtastic.

On the other hand, Ibanez IFN series pickups suck balls and the V / S series aren't exactly amazing but bearable.
#33
Ok i will try them both but i will probably use a distortion pedal and won't need the effect like chorus flanger tremolo etc. on roland so why pay 80 $ more? (gap may be different in your country)
#34
a couple of things most people dont know. i own a music store and i carry both cort and ibanez. other brands too, but just as a reference i mention those. a little known fact is that cort makes about 30% of the worlds guitars in a factory in indonesia. cort makes guitars for some big names such as ibanez and ltd. thats why you see such similar guitars sometimes for such different prices. its the difference between eating out and cooking at home. in my professional opinion cort is a great value and a respectable brand. most of their guitars come with a lifetime warranty as well.

the evl z4 is a sweet guitar for a shredder or metal head and comes ready to play out of the box with the exception of tuning it. as far as the emg hz pick ups go. i think they sound fine and they dont buzz. earlier in the thread i read a post saying the amp is more important than the guitar and i have to agree which brings me to the amps.

i am really impressed with ibanez amps for metal. however, i dont recommend the tbx15 or anything that small. they dont produce enough bass to even out the sound. theres an amp called the zt lunchbox that is 200 watts and weighs about 9 pounds. its around 9x9x6. 6.5 inch speaker and it really cranks out the db. if you want a small amp that sounds good i recommend the zt, but if you like distortion you will need a pedal. for the money its a sweet value. back to the ibanez amps, they are very nice and come with a 5 year warranty.

i hear alot of dispute over the difference between tube and solid state, analog and digital. it depends on the person and style of music. i would never buy an amp online unless youve already heard it. i hope this doesnt drive you to a music store to try it and then buy it online, thats so rude. most music stores will match any price you find online and its worth it to support local business.

anyway, the bottom line is do your research and do your own thing. thats why we started playing rock and roll in the first place.

god bless
#35
I own a Cort evl k4 and I'm glad I bought it... It's the best value for your money in my opinion. It has a mahogany body, 24 frets, cool flat black paint job, floating bridge and I think it sounds good...

The hz pickups are o.k, i don't think their that bad. They have good harmonics and sound good for heavy metal and hard rock. If you have the right gear (pedals, amps, etc.), you won't regret this purchase.

Try playing any epiphone and you'll soon find out that those are the worst garbage sounding pickups made. they feedback constantly and have a really weak thin sound...
#36
Quote by blind.quardian
Today i went to a music shop and asked for the roland cube amp and the guy there who was quite knowledgeable about these stuff said that rolands were fcking digital. He said it's not like normal amp. He said it contained a sound card and some chips to make the sound and i tried ibanez 15 watt TBX15R which was a nice amp... i tried it with Cort Evl K-4... if anyone knows truly how are the floyd roses of cort evls? cort has better pickups better body tree and if it has a better bridge so why is that fcking ibanez rg320ex is 100 dolars more ???


The Cort FR licensed trems are good quality, steel not pot metal & work fine/ stay in tune. EVL's are great ...I played one the other day. They have a model with active 81/85's as well. As for the Hz pups they are'nt as bad as they're made out to be. They get the job done.
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