#1
Well, I'd been looking out for an Ibanez Prestige for a few months, and after four failed attempts at various RGs and S', I just thought, '**** dis ****!' and bought a £95 something or other Ibanez off eBay.

Well, I got it today, and it's an RX170, oooh! I figured it would be a starter guitar, and this is reflected in it's tone, thanks to fridge magnet pickups and a plywood body, but the really cash thing about it is this super slim neck with a maple fingerboard..! I'm kind of worried about removing the block of wood from inside which is apparently keeping it in tune..

I had to sell my Bigsby Firebird to get this, and you're probably RAAAGE'ing for that little idea.. But to be honest, I'm sick of goddamn Epiphones. They're all the same!

I also got a load of random crap (tuners and strap and strings!) as well as a Canadian hardcase, so pretty good deal..

tl;dr I bought a cheapo Ibanez! With money left over for sweets!








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#3
idk how much a bigsby firefird gos for but im sure you could've gotten a lot better then that, but its your money
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#4
Looking pretty good, loving the maple fretboard. Nice buy
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#6
I guess if you like that's all that matters, but...

I don't understand your logic of wanting a prestige and then getting a random beginner guitar...
#7
Quote by T!AN
I guess if you like that's all that matters, but...

I don't understand your logic of wanting a prestige and then getting a random beginner guitar...


i agree, i mean, i like that ibanez, but for a bigsby firebird?
#8
all though guitars suck, man you shuld, play a A lP standard


I just wanted to shock someone.

Nice guitars BTW.
#9
So you sold a perfectly good guitar for a cheap, old Ibanez with a neck like a ruler.

Smoooooooth.
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#10
Quote by timi_hendrix
So you sold a perfectly good guitar for a cheap, old Ibanez with a neck like a ruler.

Smoooooooth.




Tim's on a roll today.


I just re-read the initial post and read about the Firebird being sold for this. Definately not the wisest choice but if you like it, good for you.

Are you drunk though TS? Just wondering.
#13
Bigsby Firebird? I don't even know what that is?
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#14
Quote by Graveworm
all though guitars suck, man you shuld, play a A lP standard

I just wanted to shock someone.

Nice guitars BTW.

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#15
replace the pickups with some bright colored ones, and it'd look sick! otherwise, nice buy.
#16
I dig the neck.Get a new sweet Ibanez and fix the neck there.
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#19
I...I'm sorry.

you shoulda sold the LP instead of the Firebird.

THAT THING HAD A BIGSBY!!!!

but nice buy =]

EDIT: Just noticed there is no Floyd Rose or edge or whatever so I ask you this.

Were you drunk?
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#20
Oh I see. Epi Firebird w/ Bigsby. I see.
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#21
Quote by mrvile
Oh I see. Epi Firebird w/ Bigsby. I see.


I can just picture you smashing your keyboard or something after typing that out...
#22
Quote by AngelOfHatred
I can just picture you smashing your keyboard or something after typing that out...


Yeah I'm a bit nonplussed myself.

But whatever, not my gear that's fo sho.
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#23
you should have gotten this .
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#24
Quote by adamrandall
you should have gotten this .

It's been awhile since someone did that. I thought that was dead after april fool's day and youtube went crazy with it, Whatever...
#25
hahaha, i had to do it.
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#27
Whoa whoa whoa! The firebird was ten years old! With ten years worth of dings and fretwear! This was virtually untouched.

It had a thick sticky neck, whereas the ibanez feels yum! But I can't help but feel I'm playing a Squier.. So I keep checking the headstock for reassurance. n___n

I might put some flourescent pickups in for the luls, do they exist other than on fake Jems? I may also install a Bigsby on this.. is this awesome?
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#28
I have never liked the necks on Ibanez guitars.
They just don't fit for me. And I always hit the pickups with my pick, when I play one one of those.

Anyway, how does it feel opposed to the Epi?
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#29
Quote by valdean
I have never liked the necks on Ibanez guitars.
They just don't fit for me. And I always hit the pickups with my pick, when I play one one of those.

Anyway, how does it feel opposed to the Epi?


More comfortable because of the Strat shape, a little lighter, and the neck feels smooth and has high fret access. The neck's also a lot thinner in width, the firebird had this really fat neck.
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#30
Nice. But if i were you, i would have sold the 3 pickup les paul. A Bigsby Firebird is just too cool to sell.
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#31
Take out the neck and put it in a decent ibanez. Awesome neck man.

Although how much did you sell the Firebird for?
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