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bfg10k 2004-10-23 11:44

Ibanez RG vs. ESP LTD EX 400
 
Hey guys,
Ive narrowed down my guitar choices to

ESP LTD EX 400
http://www.espguitars.com/ltd_ex.htm

Ibanez RG 1570 (its in the same price range as the esp)
http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=RG1570

Which one should I get?

guitariste 2004-10-23 12:13

Esp Ltd.

Def 2004-10-23 12:25

^good argumentation there sherlock.

the Ibanez, at least it hasn't been made in korea but in Japan, has a better neck and plays fast as fuck.

if you want the emg sound, get the ltd. If I'm not juding the guitar on looks, I'de still get the rg for the neck, quality and trem.

ManOwaR 2004-10-23 12:44

I would without a doubt get the ibanez.

bfg10k 2004-10-23 13:08

SOUND, Playability and quality is much more important to me than looks!
But both guitars seem to be good quality, the ex simply gets a bonus for looks but I wont get it for that reason.

Its seems that the answers split up 50 50 so it would be great if you would give me reasons for your choices.
Thanks

bfg10k 2004-10-23 13:11

50 50 is also counting closed thread in gear forum ;-)

BTW is the RG 1570 a good choice for the RG Series. I just choose it because its in my price range...

Def 2004-10-23 13:17

if playability is more important, definetly get the RG, I allready mentioned reasons above.

that RG is fine, it has the prestige neck and a pretty decent edge floyd, those pickups aren't bad but you could eventually get dimarzio's or s-d's in it if you want it to be heavier, its an easy modification.

anyways, you played them yet or what?

h4x5k8 2004-10-23 13:23

fuck the LTD Ex, most of that is based on looks and just plain 'ol it shouldnt be bought since its a poser as explorer and the atreyu fag emo's with it. The RG looks pretty badass and shit, never played it or had any experiance with it but i would totally get it.

bfg10k 2004-10-23 13:38

Nope havnt played them yet. Thats one reason why Im asking ;-)
The thing is that I will hardly be able to try them out since theres only a pretty small music store around here which doesnt carry a large variety of stuff... :bawling:

Def 2004-10-23 13:40

well, before you buy a guitar, play it, it doesn't matter what we say, it's your guitar and you gotta try what's best for you.

try and find a bigger store and drive your ass over, I have to drive to germany for most of my gear, but that doesn't stop me from getting it ;)

BLS 2004-10-23 13:49

Those guitars are practically exact opposites... go play them and choose whihc you like.

Rapture 2004-10-23 14:08

Quote:
Originally Posted by h4x5k8
the atreyu fag emo's with it.


he recorded their 1st and 2nd album with an EX-50, which i find rather funny. he replaced the pickups, but still. its an EX-50.

yea, im an Atreyu fan. you'll get over it

h4x5k8 2004-10-23 14:22

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew1331
he recorded their 1st and 2nd album with an EX-50, which i find rather funny. he replaced the pickups, but still. its an EX-50.

yea, im an Atreyu fan. you'll get over it

I just saw his video and laughed at how he had his guitar 2 inches from his chin and flailed around emo kicking like some kung fu asshole. It amused me.

BLS 2004-10-23 14:26

Atreyu use EX-350's and EC-400's with EMG's in them and upgraded hardware.

Darkest Hour uses EC-300 as well.

If you got them for free you would too :D

G_urr_A 2004-10-23 14:31

I fit was me making the choice, I'd save my money.

ESP
+EMGs
+Knobs well out of the way
-22 frets (unplayable for me)
-Set neck (IMO the feel of a bolt on with the modability of a neckthrough)
-No floyd

Ibanez
+A trem bridge
+24 frets
-Pickups that I'm not sure I'd like
-Knobs hindering me if I try to palm mute the higher 3 strings
-Unplayable body shape (can't get it to hang where I want it)

So, I would not be anywhere near satisfied with any of those guitars. I'd rather buy a Jackson KE3 and put some EMGs in it, or something like that. I don't know what price level we're talking though.

DeathCS 2004-10-23 14:33

Atreyu is GHEY!

Rapture 2004-10-23 15:20

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLS
Atreyu use EX-350's and EC-400's with EMG's in them and upgraded hardware.


haha, NOW they do....

bfg10k 2004-10-23 15:47

Well thanks for the info!
Both of these guitars are already stretching my budget :-( But I think its worth it. I wont be able to go any farther though. If you don't think these are any good, which ones would you recommend in a similar or lower price range?

bfg10k 2004-10-23 15:50

BTW I like and play Black/Death Metal

bfg10k 2004-10-24 07:06

Could one of you post a sound sample of a guitar with emg 81 and something similar to a ibanez rg series. So I can hear the difference...

It would be really appreciated! Thanks


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