Ibanez vs Yamaha vs Fender-help!!

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by Anchit7, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Anchit7

    Anchit7 New Member

    Hi guys...i am Anchit...
    i am about to get my first ever electric guitar..i usually play all sorts of songs
    i am into blues,rock,metal...
    i have a budget of around rs-10,000..and have to make a choice b/w:
    1.Yamaha pacifica 012
    2.ibanez grg170dx
    3.fender squier stratocaster
    plz suggest any other guitar that u think is better....
  2. flood

    flood New Member

    pacifica. squiers are not too good, and the GRGs are horrible.
  3. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    pacifica no doubt.. but i donno why 170dx is so underrated? i find it pretty ok for beginners..
  4. subha_99

    subha_99 New Member

    Hello Anchit....

    First thing let me tell you that if ur looking for original stuff of this brands than ur budget is very short.....u can get them too as per ur budget but they are all china made so don't go for it.....an original fander stat's entry lavel is from 5-6k.....but there is also an alternate choice u can go for SAMIC....thats also a good one I hope u will wont loose...and thats too within ur budget.....so decide and have ur first ever rocking demon....bye..\m/
  5. flood

    flood New Member


    where the hell did you see that? are you talking about *the* fEnder stRatocaster? Made in USA?

    if yes, you are gravely misinformed. for 6k a piece, i'll buy 10 right now :D

    edit: if you're talking about SQUIER by fender, those are made in china too and the quality is very very inconsistent.

    @rr: the GRG has notorious stability issues.
  6. metal_fan69

    metal_fan69 To Live Is To Die

    I dont agree

    GRG 170dx is an awesome guitar for a beginner at this price

    I own one and it is kickass.......

    the only problem it may give is the tremelo but my guitar doesnt get as much off the way it is described on many forums....and gives a very good sound.....
  7. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Play all and get whichever one you are comfortable with. All three are about the same in quality. I dont know if the ibanez is the one with the floyd rose. If it is, i advice you to stay away from them. Just but one with the regular tremolo. Odds are you may never want a tremolo and you can know if you do if and when you start using the regular more non distressing tremolo.
  8. flood

    flood New Member

    my point exactly. no point getting yourself a guitar - ESPECIALLY as a beginner who hasn't developed his intonation properly - that can't stay in tune.

    all the G-series ibanez guitars i've played so far (some of them new at the store!) were plagued with this problem, and unfortunately, so is my RG (that's an exception though, most RGs are pretty decent guitars).

    from the three, i think the PACs i've played were extremely consistent and gave me the best bang for the buck. squier is a hit and miss affair; i think their teles are pretty decent, but the strats are a bit iffy.
  9. metal_fan69

    metal_fan69 To Live Is To Die

    My GRG doesnt give much problems..... you need to check while buying.....

    and plus I really like the shark-tooth inlay it has..... i know it is totally a noob point.... but still shark-tooth inlays cheer a metalhead(beginner)

    \m/ \m/
  10. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

    Subha's probably talking about some fake copy... Notice it's fAnder not fender and samic not samick in his post.

    Anchit: All three guitars you mentioned are decent. I personally feel the Pacifica and Squier California are both pretty decent guitars if you're looking for a strat. Didn't much enjoy the grg170 but then again it's just my opinion. Get to a store and try them all out. Also look at Greg Bennett AV1.
  11. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    He's talking about the Fander Stat. Get your facts straight n00b.
  12. flood

    flood New Member

  13. Anchit7

    Anchit7 New Member

    thanks guys...so i have researched a lot and have clearly cut out the squier from my list...but i m still confused with the grg and the pac012....i need a n allrounder guitar...both for metal and old indian songs...i have noticed that although the pac has a great versatile sound.....but the grg also has a very good clean tone..besides havin a metal feel....guys help me out!!!!
  14. ibanezer

    ibanezer New Member

    Hi Dude,

    I own an Ibanez GRG170DX and lemme tell you, I love it. Except for the Tremolo (Which I dont use much anyways), I love it. Its got a great sound and the 5 way switch gives you considerably different "tones"...

    One more important thing to consider is the AMP.

    Ok kinda Guitar+ Neat Amp = Real Good Sound

    Neat Guitar+ Ok kinda Amp= Not so good sound....

    This is my opinion and someone else may have a different one......

    I connected my guitar to a Marshall Amp, a Line 6 Spider Amp and couple others and each time, my guitar sounded quite different.....
    If you have heard a song called "Fade To Black" from Metallica, when I connected my guitar to the Line 6 Spider and my friend (Who owns the amp) did some changes to the settings, it sound almost exactly like the real one....I mean atleast the opening chord sequence....

    So consider that fact too dude.

    IMHO GRG170DX is a good buy for a beginner....

    I had also checked out a GRG270DX but it was about 20K or something...way outta my budget.... :(
  15. Reuben-Metal

    Reuben-Metal New Member

    again....if you buy an ibanez....thats the biggest mistake you will ever make in your life..
    The Bridge ( Edge Zero ) Is Horrible...Its made up of tin foil
    better go with a yamaha...its really good...and it never fails you...
    squiers are good too....but yamaha's are better :D

    Ps: Ibanez Aren't to comfortable while playing chords...and if your a beginner...buy the yamaha...and also..it has a humbucker bridge..which doesnt mess up the tuning...

    Ibanez= Shit=Mess= Dont buy= Money Saved
  16. gpt

    gpt New Member

    i havent tried any of the above guitars , but i can tell you one thing from my experience ... if your a noob , go for a fixed bridge or something close to it . it will save you a lot of trouble coz if you have a floating bridge, things get pretty complicated and setting it up yourself is a total gmd.

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