#1
About a year ago I was in NYC at some random music shop and decided to try out this absolutely striking Ibanez that was on the wall. I played it and absolutely fell in love with how it looked, sounded, and played, but unfortunately had to dismiss it because of its one major flaw (in my mind)....it has a damn Floyd Rose!

So I forgot about it until the other day when I was at Sam Ash and they just happened to have one hanging high up on the wall in the same finish and AGAIN it struck me as a stunning guitar, then I remembered it was that same one that I had played. I couldn't resist, so I had them pull it down and I sat there for about an hour with it. I must say that even with the Floyd Rose, I'm seriously considering buying it because it is without a doubt the nicest looking, sounding, and playing guitar I've EVER encountered, HANDS DOWN. And the look would fit in absolutely perfectly with my band's image.

http://www.ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=S2170SE

If they made this exact guitar with a fixed bridge, I would have had a few of them already for my current band and as backups, but I just can't get myself to buy another guitar with a Floyd Rose after hating the Floyd Rose I already have. What a horrible situation. Damn you, Ibanez.
#3
It doesn't have a FR.

It has a ZR!!!! Ball bearing instead of knife edge - can play in tune if a string breaks..
It plays EXACTLY like a fixed bridge.

From experience, BUY THAT GUITAR.
Sunn O))):
Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#4
Quote by thefrigginbob
You could always buy a tremol-no for it.

http://www.tremol-no.com/

Interesting, I've never seen this before. Does anyone have any experience with this product? If it works like it's supposed to, it just may solve my problem. Thanks for posting up!
#5
Quote by Simsimius
It doesn't have a FR.

It has a ZR!!!! Ball bearing instead of knife edge - can play in tune if a string breaks..
It plays EXACTLY like a fixed bridge.

From experience, BUY THAT GUITAR.

Interesting, I'll have to do some more reading up on it. Thanks for the info!
#6
Quote by PSM
Interesting, I'll have to do some more reading up on it. Thanks for the info!


Yeah - people say a Floyd is pain.
The ZR is NOT a pain. The bridge only moves when you move the bar - if a single string goes off, NO CHANGE IN TUNING. Thus you switch to and from drop D.
It's a LOVELY piece of equipment - some say it is better then the Floyd!
Sunn O))):
Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#7
Just to clarify, the ZR trem is a great thing to work with. I've had my S (ZR equipped) for two years, it's lasted me that time and it'll last me many years more.
If I get another S it'll definately be that one you're after, I love that swirled ebony finish.
#8
Aye TS, Both the ZR and Tremol-No are wonderful pieces of equipment. There is a cool demo of the TN on youtube, you should check it out. Im buying one later this month for my Ibanez RG.

BUY BUY BUY! haha
#9
Thanks for the info, guys. I'm seriously considering going down and picking this guitar up tonight, but I really should wait the weekend on it. I just bought my Les Paul Standard Plus not too long ago and I really can't afford both. On one hand, I don't really play the LP and should probably sell it and buy TWO of the Prestiges for that price (one as a backup), but even still the LP is SUCH a nice guitar I have a hard time putting it up for sale.