Ibanez AR620

Ibanez AR620

Postby Recycledsole » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:00 am

Is this a good choice?
http://www.ibanez.com/products/u_eg_pag ... color=CL01

edit: also is it that much better than the ar325, which is $400 less? The pickups (58 vs 80) and a bubinga/ mahogany mix is the only difference it seems like?
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Re: Ibanez AR620

Postby Lephty » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:22 am

I don't know the answer to your question specifically, but FWIW I have an Artcore AS8 (a "cheapie," in the neighborhood of $400), I replaced the stock pickups w/ Duncan "Seth Lover" pickups, and I freakin' LOVE the guitar. Probably not what you want if you're looking for a "Jerry" sound, but it's a great guitar, especially for the money.
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Re: Ibanez AR620

Postby lovetoboogie » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:22 am

If you have the Ibanez bug and are looking for an Artist, this is one of several that I have and is sonically superior to any new Ibanez stuff;

Price is flexible...

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Re: Ibanez AR620

Postby mkaufman » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:58 am

I've said it before: I'd much rather spend a little more for a vintage model. You'll be getting a better guitar.

Of course, I respect that you may not have the funds.

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Re: Ibanez AR620

Postby flyingheelhook » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:54 pm

I'd much rather spend a little more for a vintage model. You'll be getting a better guitar.


Me too - I'd put my '82 AR 305 up against any of the recent models any day.
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Re: Ibanez AR620

Postby flyingheelhook » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:54 pm

I'd much rather spend a little more for a vintage model. You'll be getting a better guitar.


Me too - I'd put my '82 AR 305 up against any of the recent models any day.
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Re: Ibanez AR620

Postby Recycledsole » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:56 pm

thanks for the answers

can u get the "out of phase" tone with that guitar nicely?
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Re: Ibanez AR620

Postby JDB30 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:16 pm

Recycledsole wrote:thanks for the answers

can u get the "out of phase" tone with that guitar nicely?


If I understand correctly, it's really impossible to get that sound without installing a middle single coil pickup and also coil-splitting the humbuckers. there are several other factors, as well, including how they're wired. Michael Kaufman is pretty-much the expert here---he has the wiring diagrams.
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Re: Ibanez AR620

Postby hippieguy1954 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:23 am

You need the out of phase/series-parallel/coil split switch and you can get the tone with two pickups. I got great Bobby tone like that for years with a two humbucker Vantage. It might not be exactly period correct, but ya can nail Bobby tone pretty easy. The technique is the biggest part.
You do not need the vintage guitar although it would be nice just to have.
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