#1
So guys...I've been playing since around october and i dont want to brag but I've advanced pretty quickly compared to some of my friends. I also pwn them in the ways of managing money lulz. So, I play mostly grunge, alt. rock, classic rock, and some more modern stuff and metal. Bands like:
Nirvana, Foo Fighters, White Stripes, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Chili Peppers etc...

So which of these guitars should i buy???

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-JTK2-Electric-Guitar?sku=519731

or

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516037


So just post what you think because its greatly appreciated.
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#2
the ibanez is ugly as sin ,but those humbuckers would be much better for the tones your after.. a standard strat HSS isnt a bad idea.. id say it offers best of both worlds
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#3
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the ibanez is ugly as sin ,but those humbuckers would be much better for the tones your after.. a standard strat HSS isnt a bad idea.. id say it offers best of both worlds

Agreed 'bout the Ibanez.
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#4
Get the Strat. It'll be better for what you're looking to play, and would be a lot more versatile.
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#5
also agreed about the obanez. the strat also has so many aftermarket products you can modify to your specific tonal needs
#7
same, ugly ibanez, with decent pickups
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Quote by xander307
the ibanez is ugly as sin ,but those humbuckers would be much better for the tones your after.. a standard strat HSS isnt a bad idea.. id say it offers best of both worlds



I thought this too. You get the humbucker for Zep and White Stripes, but the single coils for Hendrix and RHCP.
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I thought this too. You get the humbucker for Zep and White Stripes, but the single coils for Hendrix and RHCP.


With a trebly middle-singlecoil, you can emulate a bridge singlecoil extremely well too, so HSS really is the most versatile pickup configuration.
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#12
There's quite a price difference between them. I'd say get the strat, I've played both of these and the ibanez felt cheap, tacky and I didn't like the sound.

Though if you're willing to spend a fraction more, you could start looking at the decent epiphone models. I bought the sg-400 and it's great for hard rock and grunge.
#14
i dont think the Ibanez is all that ugly? wheter it plays any good is a different story. but an HSS strat would be best probably
#15
get a john petrucci Music Man. then youll advance faster as that guitar comes equipped with the blessings of God.
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#17
yeah...but i already have a squier Obey HSS strat and im just not a big fan of the weight,thats one of the reasons i chose a standard strat instead of an HSS.
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With a trebly middle-singlecoil, you can emulate a bridge singlecoil extremely well too, so HSS really is the most versatile pickup configuration.

On most, if not all fender HSS strats you can split the humbucker with the selector switch anyway.