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    Ibanez Strat style guitar

    Are Ibanez strats any good? HSS pickups. Looks really nice. I have never owned an Ibanez so I don't know anything about them. He's asking $50.

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    I've never owned an Ibanez, so I can't say much from first-hand experience.

    However, at 50.00, you've gotta own this. The neck's probably worth that, and even if the Ibanez is nothing more than a parts donor, it would make your proposed Strat build economical.
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    I know someone who has one of the lower end Ibanez Strats--not the best, but hardly the worst--not a bad guitar--especially for $50

    It all depends on what you want out of it...
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    Really a question of what "good" means to you.

    Good enough to play at home or jam out with some friends? Probably, if it is set up right and the neck is not messed up.
    Good enough to take out on paying gigs? Probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Really a question of what "good" means to you.

    Good enough to play at home or jam out with some friends? Probably, if it is set up right and the neck is not messed up.
    Good enough to take out on paying gigs? Probably not.
    Whether it would be good enough to take on gigs would depend on condition and what kind of gig--and what sort of work you do with it.
    Some guys can get away with cheaper guitars--it works for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    Whether it would be good enough to take on gigs would depend on condition and what kind of gig--and what sort of work you do with it.
    Some guys can get away with cheaper guitars--it works for them.
    true, the more distortion you are using the higher the tolerance. In my case I use no distortion and no effects so what is acceptable is a very narrow range.

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    It's not just the factor for distortion, but some cheaper guitars sacrifice playability & durability.
    Cheap parts could affect tuning as well.
    But the cheaper Ibanez Strat style guitars I've tried aren't that bad at all in those regards.
    I know someone with one & depending on the condition--$50 is a great price for what you would get.
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    Ah yes the cheap tuning heads. I have bought guitars that were literally unplayable until the tuning heads were changed.

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    My Les Paul copy had machine heads that worked--until the plastic casing in some broke--then they wouldn't stay in tune----they broke inside the headstock so I didn't know it at first.
    But I later replaced them--and eventually some other mods (As I have shared) and it is a very nice guitar now.
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    I would think tuning heads would be one of the weakest links in many entry level guitars

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