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what is your fastest guitar

  1. PRS

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  2. Jackson

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. Ibanez

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Fender Strat

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. Other

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    62.5%
  1. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer >>> Fridgerator <<< Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    I'm mostly a Les Paul & Strat guy, but messing with Strat bridges is a PITA. They never stay in tune past a small wiggle, and I just get tired of dealing with it. Anyway, I voted for Ibanez. I wanted a guitar with a wiggle stick that stays in tune, so I found this 2019 a week or two ago, like new, for not a lot of cash. I've only had to tune it twice since I bought it, and I've dive bombed it from here to China and back. It's an RG 420 model. If I was gigging, I wouldn't hesitate to buy two and use one as a backup. The build quality, tonal versatility, looks and playability are great.

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  2. Ken Ops

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    ^ Yep, my RG stays in tune like a boss, but then again, it’s a fixed bridge beastie. Doesn’t surprise me that their whammy axes do too though. Based on my experience, their guitars are just put together extremely well in general, especially for the money. The only thing that might get in the way for some players is that skinny-ass neck. I’m fine with it, even if I prefer a classic Strat neck, but it could be a factor.
     
  3. Snoogans

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    I don't have it any more, but the fastest guitar that I ever owned was an early USA BC Rich Gunslinger. Hardly the most versatile guitars, but those things damned-near played themselves.
     
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  4. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer >>> Fridgerator <<< Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    The neck was a definite concern for me, I've got some Gibson fatties and an acoustic with a Redwood tree trunk. But since skinny necks are typically what you'll get with any locking-type whammy guitar, I decided to give the Ibanez Wizard III "wooden ruler" neck a shot, if only for something different. It ain't too bad to be honest. It's a big difference for me, but it's not uncomfortable like I expected.
     
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  5. LeftyGtrPlr

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    Same here. Go with the EVH Wolfgang Standard USA. You can find some lefty, but cost about $3,600.
     
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  6. justDoug

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    My son's a lefty, so I know the pain of searching for left-handed guitars. Even here in Los Angeles they are few and far between...
     
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  7. AlvisX

    AlvisX Garage Guerrilla Gold Supporting Member

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    Of topic but, @Chrome , what pickups are you runnin' in the Firebirds ?
     
  8. PelliX

    PelliX Well-Known Member

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    The Eagle is a clear winner. Lightning bolt is nice and all, but we all know racing stripes are faster. :thumb:
     
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  9. John Stedman

    John Stedman Active Member

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    My fastest is an LTD KH-602, and they make a left-handed one. I have a Malmsteen Strat, but that's a different animal, really great for blues soloing. I don't think they make a lefty Malmsteen.
     
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  10. groovenev

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    Try an Ibanez DT-250 X series.... perfect fit for 70's 80's fast hard playing ...
     
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  11. StrummerJoe

    StrummerJoe Well-Known Member

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    Once you get a Strat dialed in it's great. Most likely the issues with tuning stability are at the nut. I replaced the bone nut on my 2012 thinskin with a Tusq self lubricating nut and cut the slots at the right angle and depth. Stays in tune pretty darned good now...and I'm a wiglle stick wanker. Also, I have it set to float so it gets a good workout in both directions.

    Find a good tech. They "should" know what to do.

    Or just say screw it and get out your wiggle stick frustrations on the Ibby.

    EDIT : While there are a few good techs working at various GC's, your odds aren't good. Go elsewhere. I'd hate to see your "GC screwed up my strat" thread.
     
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  12. Chrome

    Chrome Firebird Freak Gold Supporting Member

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    At the moment I’m just running the stock minis in both of them
     
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  13. Chrome

    Chrome Firebird Freak Gold Supporting Member

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    Yea I don’t use GC techs for nothing..

     
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  14. Phony iommi

    Phony iommi Well-Known Member

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    You got that right.
    Anything relevant from the 80s is a tough get.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    folks are realizing bang for the buck finally.
     
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    They tried to recruit me when I attended Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, so I know some techs are good.

    They aren't a friendly work enviroment from what I've been told from fellow alumni...and they work you like a dog for a fraction of what your work is worth, that's why it's a crapshoot. They can't hold the really good ones.
     
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  17. Wildeman

    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Yep, i used to find Ibanez Roadstars all the time, not too long ago i bought a '83 RS 440 for 125 bux off CL , don't see none of those deals anymore.
     
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  18. Wezie Guitar lover

    Wezie Guitar lover Well-Known Member

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    I do my techs are great. And smart so it depends on their skill level. I seen to many so called experts hack job on the internet. they show their pictures with pride.:2c::drunk:
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    we got one in Atlanta that has an amazing tech. they pay him his worth too, which is good.
     
  20. Chrome

    Chrome Firebird Freak Gold Supporting Member

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    Guitar center is at least an hour and a half from me, I have a local luthier 2 miles down the road plus a buddy/fellow musician is a guiatar tech he does excellent work.
     

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