|Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 9:12 pm: |
Of the LP copies that were made by Ibanez, what are the top 2 or 3 that I should look for? This would be based on quality, playability, sound, and collect ability.
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 1:03 am: |
2650 and 2651.
I am a sucker for 2350 though......
|Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 5:02 pm: |
I've got a 2650 and a 2651 both... and both sound amazing (both of mine have switched bridge pickups though prior to my purchase). So I'll second P@ul on that one. I've also got some strange hybrid Cherry Wine Standard with all the appointments of the 70's Professional model... Super 80's pickups, fancy tail stop bar, bridge, etc. although unlikely to find many more like this, it also sounds fantastic, the Super 80's are wonderful pickups. I've seen another similar on ebay that was a different color that had all the same extras mine does, and it wasn't super expensive either.
|Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 11:44 pm: |
I have preferred the 2386 more for comfort simply for the body contour on the back. I can't deny that the solid bodies are first preference because the sound is far better with the extra wieght.
|Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 3:55 pm: |
I'm new here guys but have a few questions. I have an LP Gold Top. Where do this fit in the heirarchy? Upper middle lower level? I also have a Roadstar bass and have no idea what it is worth if anything. How do I know what model it is. The only thing on the neck plate is Quadra? Any help would be appreciated. I also have an little black beauty razor body I think is an S 440II
|Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 5:50 pm: |
Where do I find the serial #? My father in law gave me his old Deluxe 59er that has been in the basement for about 20 years. Any help?
|Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 7:49 pm: |
If it's a goldtop, then it's a 2351 model. What is the "Quadra"? The neck plate should have "made in Japan" and a maybe a seriel no on it.
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 5:46 am: |
|Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 4:30 pm: |
The Quadra Lock was a short-lived system of attaching neck to body. I see a reference to it being used on 1980 Studio And RoadstEr basses. Check out page 22 of the 1980 "Step Ahead" catalog.
|Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 12:15 pm: |
as for quailty, that goes wthout saying really. they are all pretty much spot on good. collectable? that is what the market will bear. set-necks are a liitle more sought after. will this be a player or a wall hanger? playablity has always been solid. sound...you can always change the pick-ups (please no hate mail. players often want more punch, with the same feel) but they all sound great to me.
|Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 5:09 pm: |
IMO, there's nothing wrong with changing pickups, as long as you keep the original pickups with the guitar.
If you're really fond of the sound of the replacements, reverse the mod before you sell, because buying new ones for each new guitar is costly and you will get a better price.
|Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 11:16 pm: |
Are these Les Paul copies lighter than the gibbies?? and how would you describe any differences in sound, is it a big deal?? ps what do the models mean, ie, custom, standard, gold top, etc etc, jazzz
|Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 11:17 pm: |
i mean 2650, 2651. etc etc
|Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 8:51 am: |
Please rephrase your question(s).
What I think you want to know is:
The solid body, carved top, set neck models (2650(custom) & 2651(standard)) are about the same weight as are Gibsons of this era. They have the typical Les Paul sound to me.
The bolt on neck, arched tops (f.i. 2350(custom) & 2351(standard)) are quite a lot lighter if compared to Gibson Les Paul models of the same era. These models sound different, likely caused by the semi hollow construction.
There are a lot of models Ibanez produced which were never made by Gibson.
The Ibanez model numbers are followed by two letters, indicating the finish. 2350BL (black) 2350 wh (white)
There are some other letters, like 2350L (lefty) or 2351DX (deluxe=mini humbuckers). In some models DX stands for set neck (2337/2337DX) Les Paul special bolt on/Les Paul special set neck).
Hope this helps.
|Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 12:04 pm: |
jazz, the weights are pretty close. my '66 gibson is about 14lbs. if you are used to playing a les paul, the ibanez is no problem. plus the ibanez will garner more attention.
|Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 8:01 pm: |
Tbplayer, are you saying you have a 1966 Gibson Les Paul? Must be some kind of mistake since Les Paul's were not build by Gibson between 1960-1968.
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