#1
I am stuck between an Ibanez S740 and a Kramer Striker Custom FR-424CM I have messed with both like the way the both feel. I am able to get them for about the same price. I play a variety from classic rock to blues, jazz and then some alternative stuff. These both seem nice but this will probably be my last guitar purchase for a while with gas getting so expensive. Which do yall think is a better guitar overall.
#2
i didnt even know kramer was still around, unless its used......
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#3
Kramer...but i've never been much for Ibanez especially the s series...so this is a somewhat biased opinion but i've also heard many good things about Kramer
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#4
It depends I would say the S, but if it has a lotrs it may not be good, and im also not sure about the lisc floyd on the kramer
#5
it is a used kramer but its been taken care of.
I mainly like Ibanez because its what ive known. They are reliable and versatile atleast all the ones i ever had.
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Quote by jake911
It depends I would say the S, but if it has a lotrs it may not be good, and im also not sure about the lisc floyd on the kramer

lotrs? lisc? sorry im not catching ya there
#7
the floyd on the kramer, im not sure if how good it is because I believe it is a licensed tremolo.

And for the s470 does it have a lo-trs or a Zr Tremolo.

The latter is a better tremolo than the lo-trs which isnt very good.
#8
Quote by miller89
lotrs? lisc? sorry im not catching ya there

Lo-TRS = name of an Ibanez trem, crap.
Lisc = not made by Floyd Rose, some are good, some are sh!t.
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#9
the s has a zr trem and the kramer has a licensed floyd the guy wont sell me his real floyd
#10
i had a kramer focus circa 1989, and it had a ofr but it was not recessed. i wish i still had that guitar.
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#12
I-BAN-EZ ftw
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#13
For more info on Ibanez tremolo systems... read here.

But to cut it short, the ZR trem is pretty good, feedback generally positive. As for the Kramer, I'm unsure.
#14
Quote by mig-29
i had a kramer focus circa 1989, and it had a ofr but it was not recessed. i wish i still had that guitar.

I have a Kramer Focus circa 1984 and it has an OFR that isn't recessed... and it's for sale...
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#15
get the kramer. mine used t go outta tune a bit in the beginning, but the springs just needed to be stretched... now it stays perfectly. had it a year and a half now. no issues whatsover
#16
Thanks everyone, knowing a little more about that zr trem and that this isnt one of ibanez's crap jobs i think i will go with it. plus im starting to think about gas prices i would prob end up using another 8 gallons going out to the kramer guy than my friendly neighborhood pawn shop.
#17
If anyone looks at this ever again I ended up getting the Ibanez.... AND I LOVE IT. It feels awesome, ultra light and just very solid. It was made for me.
#18
Hey man its totally up to you. Guitars are a personal preference. Some people love Les Pauls, I don't like them at all along with pretty much all Ibanez guitars. You love your Ibanez and thats cool, enjoy it, play it. Don't worry what others think. Once you develop a taste of what you like, neck shapes, weight, tone blah blah you wont have to ask anyone what to recommend....especially UG
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#19
have any of you guys even looked at the kramer hes talking about... its a very cheap and low end model. The trem on it isn't very good at all. Go with the ibanez s470. The ZR bridge is one of the best bridges out there right now. Plus the S series are super thin, light, and very comfortable
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Quote by miller89
the s has a zr trem and the kramer has a licensed floyd the guy wont sell me his real floyd


go with the ibanez.
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#22
When i first started playing guitar i had my heart set on a Gibson SG after id saved up enough for it id decided to play around with a few other makes to check i was making the right choice, picked up an s520ex bought that and ive been playing Ibanez ever since. They are fantastic guitars.