Ibanez GRG121 dx vs Jackson JS22

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  1. MetalSG

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    I know, it’s a question of playing both and see which one I like best, and I will do that next weekend. I just wanted your opinion. Both have Mahogany bodies (natural finishes), bolt on Maple necks, and the same price. The Jackson has a sincronized tremolo and a rosewood fingerboard, while the Ibanez has a fixed bridge and a New Zealand pine fretboard (a first for me). Which one do you think would be better for Metal through an Orange Micro Dark?
     
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    As much as I love Ibanez, I have 17 of them, I wouldn't own a GIO.
    The Jackson is a cheap superstrat, another thing I wouldn't own because of the crappy trem system.
    Save your money and get a REAL Ibanez. You wanna play metal, find an RG350 or a S470. Both can be found used in the 200-300 range. Spend some REAL money, and get the Iron Label series. Life is too short to play a crappy guitar.
     
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    Anything in the LTD range you like?
     
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    An EC256 in special offer
     
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    That looks like a nice guitar! Not an active pickup guy?
     
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    Actives are very good for metal: clear and focused. Passived are a bit more chaotic (in a very, very good way). No preference in this respect.
     
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    Yes it’s nice. Mahogany with maple cap sunburst (I guess). And at a very good price. If it plays well and sounds good, I might end up taking it home. As long as it has a Mahigany body. Alder can be a bit too bright and Basswood is kind of meh.
     
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    Really? Basswood is "meh?" Talk to any Ibanez player of the "meh" factor of their RG, and JS series.
     
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    I know, I know. Gilbert, Petrucci, Satriani, Vai. I just like Mahogany better.
     
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    The type of wood only affects the weight of the guitar. It does nothing to the tone.
     
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    Well, on acoustics probably has a much more noticeable effect. I put two DiMarzios in my Basswood guitar and the improvement is unquestionable.
     
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    Sorry, anything with pickups :)
     
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    Really.... Hmmmmm... Interesting....

    So, going by your logic, any guitar with the same pickups, strings, parts, will sound exactly the same as another. So a plywood Paul copy will sound just as good as a maple capped mahogany one. Or a basswood SG sound exactly the same as one made from mahogany, maple, alder, or any other wood..... So in essence, you believe all guitars with the same parts mind you, sound the same. What school of Luithery did you go to?
     
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    Let's not let this derail into a tonewood debate... The guy was asking whether you think he should get an Ibanez or Jackson.

    In my opinion, he should get the Jackson because I'm a sucker for vibratos. I'd prefer a Fender over one of those though.
     
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    Did someone put acid my coffee? Metal heads talking tonewood? LTD EC-256? (Nice enough axe, I played a purple one recently)
    Too many variables, but we'll talk when you can explain how the magnetic coils sense the wood.
    Apprenticed Szabo Esterhazy, maker of Gypsy instruments. Now in an acoustic, with a real sound board, wood matters, a little.
     
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    I would choose the Jackson, preferring the their pickups and the the pointier headstock, a must for metal...............
     
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    Again, I would choose neither, since he would only be spending more money on them, then getting a real guitar later on.
     
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    I have been playing guitar fo 32 years, I am not a fan of any of those models. I would save a little more and get an Ibanez RG450 or S520. You will thank us fo it.
     
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    Oh come on. We haven't had tonewood wars in months. We've been too busy with neck dive...:D
     
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    Jackson is currently owned by Fender:D And Jacksons look so nice!. I remember when they were very popular in the 80’s. A schoolmate went to a concert where the guitar player had one, and no, it wasn’t in Sunset Strip. He told me he drooled through the concert over that guitar.
     
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