#1
Ibanez-http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1570-Electric-Guitar?sku=519965
Schecter-http://www.zzounds.com/item--SCEC1CL

I like to play alot of instrumental rock (Vai, Satriani...),
some metal (Dream theater, Metallica...), and a little bit of blues (SRV, Clapton)

I currently use a (modded) peavey classic 50 tube amp.

Which guitar would suit me best?

The ibanez is a little bit more expensive, but is it really that much better?

Which guitar has better stock pickups?

Which guitar has better cleans?
Not the telecaster like twang, but nice fingerpicking kind of cleans?
#2
Quality: Ibanez (MIJ)
Pickups: Schecter (Actual SD's)
Cleans: Neither, comes from your amp.

Doesn't really matter because they are two very different guitars. Do you want a trem or not?
Last edited by T!AN at Jun 15, 2008,
#3
Quote by T!AN
Quality: Ibanez (MIJ)
Pickups: Schecter (Actual SD's)
Cleans: Neither, comes from your amp.

Doesn't really matter because are two very different guitars. Do you want a trem or not?


I highly recommend trying them out, the neck dimensions of both guitars are wildly different!
#4
I haven't played schecter yet, but i'd have sex with my Ibanez 1570 if i could. I love it. Every aspect of it. Except the pickups, but you can change them, and get a JEM or JS for $2000 less, as i did. For the record, i tuned it, molested the floyd as much as i could for a month, steve vai/herman li style. Then plugged it into a tuner, and it didn't detune for a Hz.
#5
they will have completely different necks, better try them out first, or at least similar ones form those brands

i have the seven string version of the ibanez and i love it
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#6
Thanks for the quick replies.

I dont really care about the whammy bar. I like to use it sometimes, but I dont really care if it isn't there.

I really like the thick neck of the schecter, because i'm used to playing acoustic guitar,
but i could get used to the thin Ibanez neck pretty quickly.

I dont usually care about the looks, but the schecter looks way better than the Ibanez, so thats another plus for the schecter.

Also, if you know any other guitars I should try, please do tell! (700-1000$)
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Thanks for the quick replies.

I dont really care about the whammy bar. I like to use it sometimes, but I dont really care if it isn't there.

I really like the thick neck of the schecter, because i'm used to playing acoustic guitar,
but i could get used to the thin Ibanez neck pretty quickly.

I dont usually care about the looks, but the schecter looks way better than the Ibanez, so thats another plus for the schecter.

Also, if you know any other guitars I should try, please do tell! (700-1000$)

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I don't agree the schecter looks "way better", some of them look almost tacky in photos I have seen of them being used.

I like the way Ibanez RGs and S's look alot.
#9
I hear alot of good things about Carvins, but they are impossible to get in Europe
#10
Get the RG 1570, more versatility.

Because trust me, nothing sucks worse than wanting a trem and not having the option. There are very easy guides to stop it from floating temporarily so you don't have to deal with the bull**** of tuning.
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Quote by T!AN
Quality: Ibanez (MIJ)
Pickups: Schecter (Actual SD's)
Cleans: Neither, comes from your amp.

Doesn't really matter because they are two very different guitars. Do you want a trem or not?

Uh... If you've ever played more than one guitar, you wouldn't say things like "cleans come from your amp".

No guitar suits you better based on if you like playing instrumental or whatever. The guitar that you like the sound and feel of suits you better. That's it.
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Uh... If you've ever played more than one guitar, you wouldn't say things like "cleans come from your amp".

My point was, his amp would have a much larger role in shaping his clean tone than either of those guitars, so if he had something in mind he should focus his amp and not expect to plug in a guitar and achieve the tone he wants.

EDIT: I was saying that for this situation not an end all be all rule.
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#13
i'd probably go with the ibanez for what you want to play (assuming you're willing to switch pickups), but obviously try both to see which you prefer.
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#14
I wouldn't think about for more than two seconds. The C-1 Classic is way cooler, I personaly don't like trem , I prefer neck-thru, the wine-of-life inlay is awsome, SD pups are great. Everything speaks for the C-1 Classic.
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#15
They are very different sounding, very different feeling guitars. They both have strengths and weaknesses.

If you've been playing a bit, probably best to just go out and try everything, even stuff a little beyond your price range (you might be able to find it used, a really beat up electric guitar can still sound good), see what fits you better.
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I wouldn't think about for more than two seconds. The C-1 Classic is way cooler, I personaly don't like trem , I prefer neck-thru, the wine-of-life inlay is awsome, SD pups are great. Everything speaks for the C-1 Classic.


isn't the c1 classic a set-neck?

i disagree that everything speaks for the c1- certainly, you may prefer it, but the vast majority of things you've said which point you in the direction of it are personal preference.
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#17
I tried both guitars at the store today, and the schecter sounded
(IMO) better than the Ibanez, but i kind of liked the thinner Ibanez neck better.

How good are the V pickups on the Ibanez?
How much better would it sound with different pickups?
#18
Ibanez, because you mentioned Satch and Vai.

EDIT: the Ibanez pickups are okay. Some people actually like them, but everyone switches them out for Dimarzios later.
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Quote by iloveprog
I tried both guitars at the store today, and the schecter sounded
(IMO) better than the Ibanez, but i kind of liked the thinner Ibanez neck better.

How good are the V pickups on the Ibanez?
How much better would it sound with different pickups?


You could just change the pickups, i would say go with the one thats easier to play cos you can easily change the pups but it will be hard to change the neck and playability.
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Quote by iloveprog
I tried both guitars at the store today, and the schecter sounded
(IMO) better than the Ibanez, but i kind of liked the thinner Ibanez neck better.

How good are the V pickups on the Ibanez?
How much better would it sound with different pickups?


did you try them unplugged? most people change the ibanez pickups eventually, so if it's just the tone of the pickups, that can be changed, especially if you prefer the feel.
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#21
If you enjoyed the feel of the Ibanez more than the Schecter, I say go for it. If you do a pupswap, the difference in sound between the guitars won't be thaaaaaaat big either.


(the Schecter is a lot better looking though )
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(the Schecter is a lot better looking though )


100x better, but I try not to care about looks