hey guys and gals, the guitar i have now is absolutely amazing, i love it, but it has drawbacks, like it only has 21 frets and it constantly goes out of tune (im getting that sorted out), and i like to do whammy bar stuff and its floating trem isnt up to it.

so i thought because ive recently got a job, i might be able to afford a nice new one. My price range is preferably under £1000 but i might be able to save about a hundred more if i find one thats perfect. i want a strat shaped guitar (loosely strat shaped, such as the RG's or ibanez S's, doesnt have to be exact strat) i want 2 humbuckers, a floyd rose of some sort, and im very biased towards dimarzios, sorry but ive tried out all other makes and i just love em the most (most of em), so if it has dimarzios on it then thats great, if not id like to have pickups i dont mind changing for the dimarzios in my other guitar. i play mainly satriani style stuff, with some blues and lots of heavy rock (Dream theater and alter bridge stuff).
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck norris

A lot
This should probably be in the electric guitar forum... but I'll try to help anyway. What you just said sounds exactly like an Ibanez RG to me... maybe an S series. Look into the prestige series and try them out. Some of them are neck through and I'm sure some come with dimarzios
Ibanez RG/S Prestige series seems like a good bet.

Either a higher end one, or get something like a RG1570 and swap out the P/Us etc (thats my plan, when i get round to it/have some money...)
have you tried a PRS SE Custom with the whammy bar?

I think it is a great guitar and it stays in tune fairly well. Add locking tuners and it'll stay in tune with any kind of whammy bar abuse.
My Gear
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52
sounds good, ill check out the PRS.
I have had my eye on an Ibanez j custom, but i dont like the idea of spending so much money without trying it first..

EDIT: sorry if its the wrong forum, maybe i shoulda checked that...
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck norris

A lot
Last edited by tubey69 at Jun 27, 2008,