I've always loved the prestige line from Ibanez. Made in Japan. ZR edge bridge. Mahogany body and rosewood fretboard. 24 frets. Usual Ibanez pickups and control set. HSH pickup setup. The neck is your usual wizard shape. Obviously it has the typical thin S body shape.
As guitars go, these are probably the easiest models to play ever. The body and neck shape are made for maximum shred and mobility around the guitar. It has a pretty genius design and that's why I like them for playing in the studio and live. Ibanez is known for this but the prestige S series especially has this in spades. These are also very well crafted and very reliable as I have found out from a number of prestige guitars I've had over the years. The cost a bit but the japan craftsmanship is worth it.
The thing about these is they need a pickup change. The Ibanez pickups in this aren't awful but they aren't great either. A good set of Dimarzio or even Bare Knuckle pickups go a long way to improve the tone. I can't recommend that enough. The stock ones tend to try and cover too much ground and most players are better off getting a set that is more focused to their type of music. In my case this is prog metal. I suspect most people who buy these are of the metal persuasion.
The playability of these is amazing. That said I have some gripes. The finish isn't really my thing. It's a minor annoyance but still, I'm not a fan of the trans black color. Also, the front jack design is annoying for a guy like me who uses an angled jack. Beware of this. It's something that can be overlooked easily. Also, I don't love this version of the Edge trem. I think I like the edge pro better even though I can't point out why.
This is another version of the Ibanez S series that Ibanez is releasing. It's not much different from any of the other Ibanez S series out there, so there's not much new to say about it. The guitar features a mahogany body, a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 extra jumbo frets, offset dot inlays, an Edge Zero tremolo, HSH configuration, one volume, one tone and a five way switch.
The first thing you notice about this guitar is that it's crazy light. For someone like me who has a bad back, this is quite nice. However, I also noticed that it didn't seem to resonate quite as nicely as my RGs tend to. The super sleek body is great for stage work, and I'm a big fan of these when playing live. The fretwork was top notch, and it's about on par with the rest of the Prestige models, as far as I'm concerned. The bridge on this is kinda lame with the ZPS system or whatever in, but once you take that out, it's quite a nice trem. If you're going to keep it, I recommend replacing the studs with some real Lo Pro locking studs as they'll help improve stability.
The guitar had a D-Sonic in the bridge, a True Velvet in the middle and a Breed in the neck. The D-Sonic in this worked pretty well. In fact, this is one of the few applications where I think the D-Sonic works. I'm not entirely a fan of the D-Sonic in alder and basswood, but it's pretty nice in mahogany. One thing I should mention is that this pickup is pretty noisy. The True Velvet was great for clean tones and those single coil kinda funk tones. The Breed Neck was the perfect lead pickup. It had just enough power, midrange and fatness to get super thick lead tones, but it wasn't so muddy that you couldn't make out single note runs. It's one of my favorite neck pickups out there.
The guitar is great, but you have to be sure you like these super thin bodied guitars. A lot of people dislike them, and I can see why. It's almost like playing a toy at times, but they're still very solid guitars. I kinda recommend searching for an older S540 instead of buying one of these, but you should be satisfied with any of them, really. Be sure to buy used as you'll get a better deal.
Made in Jap. (That is the S5470Q-RBB ....). Vibrato clean model with locking bearings. Micro H / S / H. , IBZ/HG/D1 handle. Single coil middle IBZT2. Bridge IBZ / HG / D2. Channel Wizard 24 breaks with silet lock. Table / mahogany / quilted maple veneer Sunburst. settings 5 positions ... normal ...
Channel target (4) is the Wizard / IBANEZ with the quality that we are entitled to expect! no surprise again and again of the IBANEZ!. added a vibrato rare precision probably one of the best (like the handle, it is even more present). She is not afraid "crank." The bearings as this is what we do best with these adjustment knobs. Now we can not have everything, editing strings require the application and some mastery. And my God, if you break a string, it is changed. With locks holding agreement is something! Once having chosen his tie, adjusted his agreement, an agreement that's all.
Ergonomics-top is characteristic of this brand, very light ... ERGONOMICS! COMFORT! COMFORT AND MORE! designed for increased remarkably over the past focused frett (2 more than most of this type), thus some claim it lacks a bit of wood and legato shreed? I really found nothing alarming and the "sustain" either (I do not need 30 seconds "lol", I have come down to "good"? vacuum roundness was indeed present .. . p'etre that RBB 600 E '+ are + expensive + neat and efficient).
Complicity-general immediately appealed, I was left with an intent to purchase a SRTAT 'mine 35 years old will be kept but the handle is to change this ... 5740, I had already spotted store and tried once. Later I am knowledgeable about the "critical", its "profile" and of course at the sound H / S / H "everything you need, the Clean, Crunch and OV 'Needless steep. Of" s 'dwell'.
- Crystalline ... ... fat ... it's not quite a "FENDER" without blagues.C is a IBANEZ / mahogany / maple and party fulfills its role very good marriage! very versatile, testing near keen on jazz was surprised and delighted that register, he remained silent! . And of course from this "starts" it proves formidable in Rock. If it provides vintage unreservedly with this little tip in extra modernity has this key to register / Rock 90'S 2000 'til today ... And thanks to these mics and some additives can "harden until the metal. " But not heavy, it is not a "Métaleuse" far from it! luckily for me but to the "muscle". For blues it is to go with the rock. It is on these two records that I made the most critical and the micro / environment is very personal. And! I remember, even though it is a "IBANEZ" metal is not it # 1 specialty. amps can be VOX MARSHALL and "you'll see. But FENDER and "neutrality" of the PEAVEY.
Used for a peti'moment and yes I have tried other models but most of the IBANEZ.
-Very nice, Presentation and exceptional finish. With a little back no regrets. For the less I do not really see the criticisms that can be attributed to him. But as always know your need and expectation! try ... try it again rather than take time to change the pickups in "stride". The price? 1780th 'fully justified (This is the RBB' Regal / Brown / Burst "sublime" even 2000E 'I would have taken.) And SVP sold with hardcase especially as the seller gave me a little gesture.
Now, in "IBANEZ" it is a "indesciptible messy." So type scraped ', they change so often models, we did get confused, one is tempted to "throw in the towel" and go elsewhere (not sure it plays in their favor). Without wanting to give advice, it starts to 250E 'to finish at 3800 ... there is a "catch" ... Maybe "FENDER" made the right choice with its Mexican and especially in creating "SQUIER (also excellent) "we can see more clearly, (also with Gibson Epiphone, alas that teaches ex 'big / 50/60S the U.S. has eaten hot with relocation.).
-Too many "versions" too many custom / signatures, explanations and insufficient applications and recommended prices for each model.
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