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#1 badddboxer

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:04 AM

I bought an Ibanez Rg series guitar new from guitar center here local the end of October. I just started learning to play. Well I cahnged the strings on it three days ago and realized that the low E was buzzing every time I played it. I took it back to Guitar Center and they told me the nut was bad in it and they would replace it with a new guitar. I was very reluctant to buy another Ibanez, so I had them order me a Schecter damien-6. Can anyone tell me if this is as good or better than my Ibanez was. Or if this is a common this with Ibanez.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:09 AM

I'd rather have the Schecter. Pretty suprised that they didn't just make a new nut for the guitar. In the future if you want to get a new nut any decent guitar tech can do it for cheap, I've had a few bone nuts made for me for about $20 each.
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:15 AM

i changed the strings on my Fender Starcaster for the first time and i noticed the low E buzzing a bit myself, i figure i will take it in to get "Set Up" after x mas. A friend of mine that plays the guitar says the set up fixes the action, intonation, and adjusts the truss rod. It really doesn't matter whether it's an expensive or cheap guitar, they often need a set up when you first get them. Also, it's a good idea to get them set up every year too to make sure it's in good working order, i just figured thats what it needed.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:48 PM

I personally haven't ever had a problem with my Ibanez, but I've been looking into getting a schecter. I don't think you can go wrong with either of the two. But it surprises me too that they just ordered you a new guitar... but Guitar Center doesn't have guitar techs do they?

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE (Paperlantern @ Dec 7 2005, 01:15 PM)
i changed the strings on my Fender Starcaster for the first time and i noticed the low E buzzing a bit myself, i figure i will take it in to get "Set Up" after x mas. A friend of mine that plays the guitar says the set up fixes the action, intonation, and adjusts the truss rod. It really doesn't matter whether it's an expensive or cheap guitar, they often need a set up when you first get them. Also, it's a good idea to get them set up every year too to make sure it's in good working order, i just figured thats what it needed.


Remind me again why you would adjust the truss rod? unsure.gif

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 05:01 PM

QUOTE (OriginalSin99 @ Dec 8 2005, 03:48 PM)
I personally haven't ever had a problem with my Ibanez, but I've been looking into getting a schecter. I don't think you can go wrong with either of the two. But it surprises me too that they just ordered you a new guitar... but Guitar Center doesn't have guitar techs do they?


i believe they give their employees a basic knowledge of how to fix basic problems, and have 1 real guitar tech per shift

but i'm not sure how well they really train their employees (i've seen some weird fixes to their gear before)

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 05:18 PM

I love my Ibanez. I have an RGA. No problem whatsoever.

I had an old acoustic that was messed up a bit and had it set up by my local music store. It plays like new. I'll get it done every year. It was worth the $40.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 06:42 PM

Schecter's are beautiful guitars compared to Ibanez. I had the opportunity to play one of Schecter's new C-1 Exotic, it was probably the best guitar I have had the opportunity to lay my hands on. The action was great, not too low but not uber high, and the tones were just amazing. The neck was really smooth and easy to play on, and for 2000 US, it isnt a bad guitar by any means. I wouldnt mind a Schecter some day.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:28 PM

if someone is going to charge you $2000 for that, your ass is getting ripped off...

http://www.schecterg...m/spec.asp?id=1


edit: that wasnt supposed to mean that it isnt an awesome guitar, i personally really want one. but they dont cost $2000

Edited by masterofpuppets56, 08 December 2005 - 08:29 PM.



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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE (masterofpuppets56 @ Dec 8 2005, 10:28 PM)
if someone is going to charge you $2000 for that, your ass is getting ripped off...

http://www.schecterg...m/spec.asp?id=1


edit: that wasnt supposed to mean that it isnt an awesome guitar, i personally really want one. but they dont cost $2000


$2000 Canadian, I'm sure. Even though the exchange rate isn't that bad for us anymore, prices haven't dropped at all.

Nevermind, I just re-read his post and he has $2000 US. Sorry tongue.gif

Edited by Derek5272, 08 December 2005 - 09:52 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:58 PM

Personally, I'd take a classic over an exotic.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 02:52 PM

QUOTE (TenaciousMe @ Dec 8 2005, 08:58 PM)
QUOTE (Paperlantern @ Dec 7 2005, 01:15 PM)
i changed the strings on my Fender Starcaster for the first time and i noticed the low E buzzing a bit myself, i figure i will take it in to get "Set Up" after x mas. A friend of mine that plays the guitar says the set up fixes the action, intonation, and adjusts the truss rod. It really doesn't matter whether it's an expensive or cheap guitar, they often need a set up when you first get them. Also, it's a good idea to get them set up every year too to make sure it's in good working order, i just figured thats what it needed.


Remind me again why you would adjust the truss rod? unsure.gif



Well like i said, this was a friend of mine who said this, BUT, i would assume you would adjust it if it needed to be, and you would leave it alone if it was fine? unsure.gif i always thought of it liek a tune up, you dont change the spark plugs in the car if they arent worn, or if they dont need to be changed, but if you see the washer fluid low, fill it up. Truss rod counter acts the pull of the strings, i'm still new but i would assume if something sits under tension long enough it may need to be adjusted, or say it gets used alot, or bumped or what have you, normal wear and tear could cause anything to need adjusted? dry.gif

Edited by Paperlantern, 09 December 2005 - 09:57 PM.


#13 masterofpuppets56

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE (matt_theripper @ Dec 9 2005, 12:58 AM)
Personally, I'd take a classic over an exotic.

my friend has a classic and i've played exotics at stores, i'd take the exotic over the classic.


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Posted 10 December 2005 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE (Sluffer @ Dec 8 2005, 09:18 PM)
I love my Ibanez.  I have an RGA.  No problem whatsoever.

I had an old acoustic that was messed up a bit and had it set up by my local music store.  It plays like new.  I'll get it done every year.  It was worth the $40.



i missed this post before somehow, thanks for the info man, its good to know that the set up makes a big difference guitar.gif

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 02:50 PM

I think ibanez is better than schecter but thats just my opinion. I'm waiting for my Ibanez Iceman to come. They make some good guitars
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 02:55 PM

I own a shecter c1 plus and it is the best guitar ive played. Its got a great feeling to it and i just really like the overall playability and the look. IMO you cant go to wrong with a schecter.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 03:11 PM

Get a vintage Ibanez.
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE (masterofpuppets56 @ Dec 9 2005, 04:52 PM)
QUOTE (matt_theripper @ Dec 9 2005, 12:58 AM)
Personally, I'd take a classic over an exotic.

my friend has a classic and i've played exotics at stores, i'd take the exotic over the classic.




Just out of curiosity, why? What do you like more about the exotic?

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE (Derek5272 @ Dec 9 2005, 01:51 AM)
QUOTE (masterofpuppets56 @ Dec 8 2005, 10:28 PM)
if someone is going to charge you $2000 for that, your ass is getting ripped off...

http://www.schecterg...m/spec.asp?id=1


edit: that wasnt supposed to mean that it isnt an awesome guitar, i personally really want one. but they dont cost $2000


$2000 Canadian, I'm sure. Even though the exchange rate isn't that bad for us anymore, prices haven't dropped at all.

Nevermind, I just re-read his post and he has $2000 US. Sorry tongue.gif


No thats US. 2000 bucks MSRP for a brand new Schecter C-1 Exotic. There is a review of it in a Guitar Player magazine that I have. Its expensive yes but would be well worth the money, to hell with a crappy Les Paul too, not to mention its lighter.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:34 PM

$2000 for a C-1 Exotic? Unless my eyes have played a trick on me, I've seen them new for $800.



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