Split decision

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  1. Shadows

    Shadows New Member

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    Hey guys!
    Long story short: I have a seven-string guitar that I use to drop tune to B. Since I am about to graduate, I thought about buying myself a new guitar (it has been my motivation throughout the past few weeks lol). So, to finally use my seven-string as I used it some time ago (tuned to A) I thought about two possible candidates:

    Jim Root Squier Telecaster (love the teli) Fender SQ Jim Root Telecaster FW - Thomann sterreich
    -the local guitar store had one and it felt really great, nice tone and awesome action!

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    Ibanez RGA42-BK
    Ibanez RGA42BK New - Thomann sterreich
    -didn't have the chance to try one, but i dont expect bad quality from ibanez

    -they both range from 360-400 euros, cant go higher than that atm.

    I'm planing to use heavier gauge (.56 or even .60) and tune to drop B, probably even change pickups. Are there any other alternatives?

    EDIT: my 7-string is an ibanez

    Peace!
     
  2. mustache79

    mustache79 I like to play

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    For the price I'd go for the RGA42. I love the bridge on those. Nice overall guitar for the cost.

    Maybe look at Schecter. Sorry I can't be more help..
     
  3. silverabyss

    silverabyss _(:3 」∠)_

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    The RGA. But try both first to see for sure.
     
  4. Horizongeetar93

    Horizongeetar93 maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

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    I dont trust anything squier so my closed minded mind says rga. i played a few at my guitar center and they are great instruments for the price. i've owned an rga prestige and it was great too. If you can find a higher end model of either of these used, go for it!
     
  5. Shadows

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    I'd have to order the rga. The folks from the local guitar center are gibson and fender fanboys, so they have probably 8-10 ibanez guitars in total...

    My exact thought, but the way the squier sounded kinda changed my mind. The only bad thing was, that the neck wasn't really tight enough for drop B. It was in standard tuning when I took it off the wall. They tuned it then to drop B and the strings were loose as hell. I guess a bit of screwing around with the neck will resolve that.

    Gibson fanboys^^ same shit like above : (
     
  6. bob123

    bob123 Banned

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    I have a squier you need to play :)
     
  7. Horizongeetar93

    Horizongeetar93 maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

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    It better be a hello kitty strat
     
  8. engage757

    engage757 Banned

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    Squiers can be hit or miss, but I bought two Vintage Modified Jazz Basses when an airline decided my bass cases didn't need to be on my flight right before a fairly large, televised event. Those basses performed AMAZINGLY well for the money. Sometimes you find a Squier that is special! Same as lower-end Ibanez though, can be very hit or miss.
     
  9. Shadows

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    Well I guess a 370 euros expensive squier is more of an upper class squier. Apart from the loose strings, the frets were really nice, none of them was sticking out and overall it seemed like a quality guitar.

    As I said, I didnt have the chance to find an rga. Ordering one would be the only way though...
     
  10. GXPO

    GXPO SS.org Regular

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    The strings are bound to be loose if you drop them a few steps. If you get the gauge right it should do fine. Try it in drop D and see how it feels with the style you plan to play it in.. If it feels comfortable then I'm sure you can get it where you need it with the right strings and a proper setup.

    Also, I've never been on TV :lol:
     
  11. engage757

    engage757 Banned

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    You should just go play a bunch of guitars in your price range before making a decision IMHO man.
     
  12. GXPO

    GXPO SS.org Regular

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    That's much more fun at your price range :lol:

    But yeah engage is right. Just camp out in a local store all day. You'll find something you love.
     
  13. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    Buy the squier and restring it.
    I've got a squier and it's great.
     
  14. Shadows

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    I'm taking your word man. Sounds like roadtrip lmao^^
    I'll be able to review a few guitars and post haha
    Funny thing was that I grabbed the headstock to down tune the guitar and this guy from the guitar shop meant, that I would destroy the guitar without having the neck adjusted. Never thought I would literally break the thing like that. Its a beauty though^^
     

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