Post by badpenguin on Jun 25, 2005 22:27:17 GMT -5
I picked up this Ibanez ex 1700 in a pawn shop for $70 (US). This is without a doubt, one of the finest guitars ever made! First off, the wiring is great. Using the superswitch, You can get strat tones, paul tones, and a sweet combination of both. 2 hums, and a mid single, you can get Neck hum, neck single + mid, mid, mid + bridge single, and bridge hum. After som mods, I can also get 2 singles and a hum, and 2 hums. Great neck, which is strange for me, since I hate maple fretboards.
All is not perfect however. The p/u's lose clarity in high gain distortion, and the body, being a soft jap maple, tends to be a bit on the bright side. I also think that the trem system, which is a hipshot kind of clone, is a pain to set it rtight, but once set, it's set! Oh Ibanez, why did you drop the line?
Guitar or cookies, guitar or cookies, decisions decisions!
You keep this up, and we'll make you our Official Historian!
But along with the honors goes the duty of kludging up a Master Catalog of sorts, showing links to common topics. The rest of the staff and I have threatened to do this, time and again, but having lived through it once already, none of us are willing to make the effort you're making now - that'd be like re-living it all over again!
Rule #1: All Lives Are Final. Make sure that the life you have just been issued is appropriate for your needs, before departing the womb.
Rule #2: In case you don't like the life you have, see Rule #1.