#1
Hey guys. I just need advice/recommendations. I want to buy a guitar with ACTIVE pickups. I have:
1. Les Paul studio (replaced pups with BB Pros)
2. American Deluxe HSS Stratocaster w/S-1 switch

As for accoustics, I have been playing NOTHING but Ibanez Artwood Accoustic Guitars.

Being that I like Ibanez accoustics so much, I want to buy an Ibanez electric with ACTIVE pickups/or pickups that sound active. The reason for this is because I want sustain, and I want to use it mainly for learning/playing/practicing scales and for soloing. I really want to increase my speed, dexterity and knowledge of the fingerboard.

When I buy a guitar, I do NOT settle. I am a firm believer in the fact that you get what u pay for. Unfortunately I am on a tight budget so something between $400-$700 would be nice. Thanks!
#2
well i'm not good with actives but do u want a guitar with a hardtail or any other specifics?
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#3
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Hey guys. I just need advice/recommendations. I want to buy a guitar with ACTIVE pickups. I have:
1. Les Paul studio (replaced pups with BB Pros)
2. American Deluxe HSS Stratocaster w/S-1 switch

As for accoustics, I have been playing NOTHING but Ibanez Artwood Accoustic Guitars.

Being that I like Ibanez accoustics so much, I want to buy an Ibanez electric with ACTIVE pickups/or pickups that sound active. The reason for this is because I want sustain, and I want to use it mainly for learning/playing/practicing scales and for soloing. I really want to increase my speed, dexterity and knowledge of the fingerboard.

When I buy a guitar, I do NOT settle. I am a firm believer in the fact that you get what u pay for. Unfortunately I am on a tight budget so something between $400-$700 would be nice. Thanks!


Active pickups aren't going to increase your speed, dexterity, OR knowledge on the fingerboard. They just increase output, more distortion etc.

I recommend getting an Ibanez and just changing out the pickups for active ones.
#4
^ he's right definitely
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#5
What amp do you have? Active pickups are designed for valve amps, so they won't do through a transistor amp. And actives are (mostly) designed for heavier music aswell, so if you're gonna be playing metal, there's a good thing.

Not to say there are better guitars for the price rather than Ibanez; just because they're acoustics are good, doesn't mean they're electrics are. Maybe look at ESP/LTD or Jackson.
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Quote by cboisits
Hey guys. I just need advice/recommendations. I want to buy a guitar with ACTIVE pickups. I have:
1. Les Paul studio (replaced pups with BB Pros)
2. American Deluxe HSS Stratocaster w/S-1 switch

As for accoustics, I have been playing NOTHING but Ibanez Artwood Accoustic Guitars.

Being that I like Ibanez accoustics so much, I want to buy an Ibanez electric with ACTIVE pickups/or pickups that sound active. The reason for this is because I want sustain, and I want to use it mainly for learning/playing/practicing scales and for soloing. I really want to increase my speed, dexterity and knowledge of the fingerboard.

When I buy a guitar, I do NOT settle. I am a firm believer in the fact that you get what u pay for. Unfortunately I am on a tight budget so something between $400-$700 would be nice. Thanks!

All the wrong reasons. You dont want active pickups. You just dont know.
Active pickups are only a plus if you have 100miles of stompboxes, or if you have a tube amp that you want to crank and get a natural distortion from (not preamp generated). To boost that distortion, you need active pickups.
In all other cases, active pickups have ABSOLUTELY no advantages over passives.
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#7
Try it, I dare you!
#8
That ibanez neck is gonna be like 1/2 as thin as the strat and 1/3 as thin as the les paul.

I'd recommend a set bridge ibanez for that price or if you want a tremolo get an S series (with the ZR trem). Active pickups=/= more sustain necessarily. Also, ibanez's guitars (mainly the S series) are thinner which seems to tend to give them less sustain.