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Unread 10-12-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question Ibanez Xiphos 7 string question

hey ppl, im looking for a new 7 string and i love the xipho's tho it kinda frustrates me that ;here ibanez make a guitar primed for metal... and then go and give it a sparkly finish.. is it me or is this the only finish ibanez make for the 7 string xiphos??
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Unread 10-12-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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The sparkle is metal as .....
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The sparkle is metal as .....
lol maybe so, but im not a huge fan of it
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EDIT:Reread it a few times, now I think I understand it.

Anyway, I think sparkle finishes are ....ing metal.

Ever seen a sparkle purple finish guitar? That's one of the most metal of them all!
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EDIT:Reread it a few times, now I think I understand it.

Anyway, I think sparkle finishes are ....ing metal.

Ever seen a sparkle purple finish guitar? That's one of the most metal of them all!
no it is not actually, hence my poor grammar
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no it is not actually, hence my poor grammar
I had assumed it was, since you put your location as Australia.
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eh, the xiphos looks a lot better in person IMO.
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eh, the xiphos looks a lot better in person IMO.
Even the 6 string chamelion counterparts look nice in person.

The Xiphos 7 only comes in BC finnish.
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If this doesn't look METAL I do not know what will...
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Nothing will ever be more metal than the pink sparkle finish!!
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theres a pink sparkle finish?????
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If this doesn't look METAL I do not know what will...
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that does actually look niice, i need to c one in real life, is it me or is that an extra switch in place of the tone? killswitch? that wouldent be stock?
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^That one is modified. Not only the killswitch, but every Xiphos 7 has a hardtail as well.

As an Xiphos 7 owner myself, i can assure you that it only sparkles slightly under direct sunlight. Most of the time it is dark gray, and while highlighted it jumps between green and red depending on how you turn it. I just have to add that the neck is extremely comfortable for fast playing. Neck-thru, 19mm thick at first fret and 21mm at the 12th. The radius is 400mm.
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The Xiphos 7 only comes in gray chameleon. However I can honestly say having owned one that there is no way to capture the true characteristics of the finish in a photo.

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theres a pink sparkle finish?????
Sadly no, but every axe I've seen with pink sparkles looked AWESOME!!



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just remember to move the strap buttons
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that does actually look niice, i need to c one in real life, is it me or is that an extra switch in place of the tone? killswitch? that wouldent be stock?
It switches the neck pup from series to single to parallel.

The color is more greenish than grey irl. And it does not change color like the red/green 6 string. The sparkle is subtle.
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In person, that finish mostly looks black anyway. Unless you are standing outside in the sun with it. Which may or may not be metal...
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In person, that finish mostly looks black anyway. Unless you are standing outside in the sun with it. Which may or may not be metal...
lol man
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Never said the Xiphos was the ultimate metal axe. Just that it is unmistakably a metal axe.
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Never was that fond of the stealth shape. I've seen a lot and the shape varies a lot even between the old handmades. Even more so with the imports. That is really a bc rich thing. There is littlle consistency in keeping the designs right. The Rizzo seems a very good one.
Did you move the strap pins for better balance?

To ME the ironbird is the ultimate metal shape. The mark-I shape that is. Not the Class-axe redesigned one.
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I'll take the one on the left. (even though it's pink)

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I think the sparkle should be the least of your worries, there are ....ing hello kitty guitars to christ sakes.
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