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    ARZ800 vs EC-401FM

    Hi guys, i need to change my guitar I'm really hating my shitty ibanez giņ, so i'm looking at these 2 model I can't decide which one to choose need your help, so:

    Tight Tune bridge vs TOM
    ARZ woods vs EC woods
    What about the necks and the action? (I hate gibson like necks...)
    25" vs 24.75" (i play from E standard to A drop)
    Overall quality

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    Thanks for your time and please help me choosing

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    IMO, the LTD looks better, but the Ibanez has the edge with the extra scale length. Also, I can name the amount of good LTD's I've played on one hand, whereas, I'm an Ibanez whore Also, if you're getting it from Thomann, the Ibanez is slightly cheaper.


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    From specs, I would go for the Ibanez for having the longer scale but, it's only .25 inch bigger so that's not much better. The woods are pretty much the same apart from quilt top or flame top so depends what you prefer as far aesthetics.
    I would just go and try them both at some guitar shop and see what you prefer.

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    Im not sure if its a problem with the bridge on that ibanez but on my arc with the gibralter the saddle doesnt move very far back meaning you need some thick ass strings to tune down.

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    Thank you guys... what about the body? The ARZ's seems lighter. And which neck is more comfortable?

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    PRS SE Tremonti would slay either one of those, IMO.
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    so arz or ec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danyuhuh View Post
    Thank you guys... what about the body? The ARZ's seems lighter. And which neck is more comfortable?
    Can't you go and try them? You're the one that's gonna be playing it, you know? People have different tastes ans buying a guitar is like buying a pair of shoes : you need to try them to know if you're confortable with it.
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