#1
So I am selling my Ibanez s470. I should pull about $350+ of her to buy a new seven string.

So I go to my local shop just to fiddle around on some of the sevenstrings. Looking around for a seven I see none. So I then move on to just look at some six string Ltd's and Ibby's.

First let me say how awesome this shop is , Ibanez-wise they had 2 Xiphos, 1 SZR720,and abunch of other new goodies, but what got me was their Ltd's, they had: a MH400 in bright blue quilt, a MH-1000 in DBSB, a EC-500 in white, a Viper 400 in red, a FX-260, and FX-400.

So I played the viper and ec500 and disliked both very much, they were uncomfortable at best.

I tried the mh400 next, it is a beautiful guitar, the comfort and sound of it was equally beautiful, but I am not comfortable with a non-zr trem (especially LFR).

So then I tried the MH 1000, and may I say it is a ASTOUNDING guitar. Comfortable, beautiful, and WAY to expensive for me.

Moving right along after having my hopes dashed,I decide to play the FX-400 , I picked it up and I was astounded, sheer brilliance, This guitar not only looked cool but played like a dream, it was way better than the mh1000, and the looks are all I could ever want. Unlike some guitars this looks awesome and is awesome to play (I AM TALKING TO YOU MR.XIPHOS)
Then I see the tag, 600$. Not too bad but my parents will kill me if spend that much on "ANOTHER DAMN GUITAR" lol.

I was crushed, but then a ray of hope popped into my mind FX-260. So I grab the FX-260 off the wall. It looks just as amazing but it's neck feels the same (excluding the neck heal which is not smooth, but no big deal), but there was a noticeable amount of fret buzz. This really disappointed me, but I think it could be fixed with a good setup/ if I played through a amp this might have also resolved it.

The 260 is only 389$ so my S470 should cover it, but I have my doubts about the 260.

So is the extra ~200$ worth the real EMGs and perfect setup, or should I just go with the 260 if I can cure the fretbuzz. ( I probably won't be able to buy the 400 either way, do to the parents :/)

Thanks,
CR
My Gear :
LTD Fx400
Ibanez S470dxqm w/Tone Zone
Buz Mcgrath's S7320 w/ emg 707s
Boss Gt-8
EHX Metal Muff with top boost for sale!
Crate V32 palomino for sale !
#2
well the EMGs alone should make up most of that price difference.

I personally would stay with the Ibanez.
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#3
This guitar out played my 470 by leaps and bounds(not my 470dxqm though).
And I really need a fixed bridge for changing tuning
My Gear :
LTD Fx400
Ibanez S470dxqm w/Tone Zone
Buz Mcgrath's S7320 w/ emg 707s
Boss Gt-8
EHX Metal Muff with top boost for sale!
Crate V32 palomino for sale !