Stratabound manufactured in Indonesia if I recall correctly:
- Basswood Body
- Maple neck 24 frets, fairly flat, but thicker than a RG eg
- Rosewood fingerboard with shark teeth marks in
- 2 humbuckers, PSND1 in neck and bridge in PSND2
- Bridge Wilkinson type
- Tone common set of common volume, 3-position selector
- Finish with white blood spatter
This guitar has excellent grip. The handle a little thicker than the Ibanez I've tested (mainly GR) provides more comfort my taste. on the other hand, plan a little bit of lime on the freight ...
Good access to acute stratabound forces. It is relatively light and the balance is correct. on the other hand, finishing "bloodstains" relief makes the guitar very slippery in the sitting game, so if you press a little too much with his right forearm she has a tendency to go on the leg.
Level and shift knobs, I contat on mine a certain hardness. It is both an advantage (no unwanted adjustment) and a disadvantage (not he change the little finger).
In any case, I repeat excellent grip (which raises the note one point).
Playing mainly rock / hard rock / metal 80's, it is plugged into a Roland Cube 30 "drive".
The pickups in both neck that bridge, lack of bass. Although not a fan of bass at 11, this is obvious, and it requires regular review of the amp settings under penalty of having a loud sound, despite a background tone in the bass.
This is the biggest weakness of this guitar: its microphones (PSND1 and PSND1). The regular users of this guitar will make a wise choice by purchasing a set of microphones in order to transcend the instrument. This is something not to omit the purchase price.
Living abroad, I needed a cheap guitar in order to keep the hand during my stay in France. So it's not my main guitar, it does serve a year and a half months at best. I was looking for a guitar with humbuckers, I found this Ibanez (brand I already know my RG) that stood out for its looks and incidentally its immediate availability.
An excellent grip, its only major problem is therefore to change the pickups at one time or another under penalty miss low.
The value price is right (paid 200 euros), without more, but the side "limited" gives an exclusive hair to play guitar.
Alas, I could not try moult patterns on the one hand because of the poverty of the park on guitar Orleans, and partly by the lack of time. Repeat this choice ... or in the same context, not necessarily with more time at my disposal.