Ibanez 2018 models announced(teased) :O

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  1. cardinal

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    As for the fret end treatment, with the wider modern Ibanez necks, the rounded fret ends are fine. But when the necks get a bit narrower, I HATE when the fret ends are heavily rounded. I pull the strings right off the ends of the frets and it sucks.
     
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    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    So is that Tim Henson model gonna happen?
     
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    They did bro read the catalog
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Arkansas TechDeath

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    Yeah I literally seen it right after I posted, hahah
     
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    couverdure No Gear Day

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    I don't think there's any plans for any Polyphia sig at the moment. Strange because they're more popular than Martin Miller yet he was the one who got a signature model instead of them.
     
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    i'm really hoping it's in the us release. that pink az with white pickups is lovely.
     
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    Damn, no AX7s. Was really hoping for one for sentimental reasons
     
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    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    That electric upright bass is a bit of a surprise, especially at that price. (It's already popped up from one dealer for under a grand: https://www.dawsons.co.uk/ibanez-2018-ub804-upright-electric-bass-mahogany-oil-burst)

    However, I'm only really interested if it's full upright bass scale, and neither the catalog nor that dealer listing give the scale. Given that those strings seem to be same D'Addario flats that came on my Ibby Portamento 4 (you can even see the skittles on the body shot), I suspect it's probably just electric bass scale.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I wouldn't discount it if it's only 1/4 Bass scale.

    Those old Dean Pace basses could sound awesome, even low tuned, with the right strings and technique.
     
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    I had that problem with my E-II. The frets were rounded (not as much as some J customs I've tried but still) and they slipped off the fingerboard a lot, having he ebony fingerboard didnt help though either. I like flat frets more because there isn't a whole lot of that.
     
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    Just checked the catalog for Europe. Nice AZs, but why Ibanez do we still need string trees that fonk up tuning stability when there are even HAP Gotohs used... :nuts:

    And a fanned 6 RGD w/ Fishman Fluence. Didn't see that coming.
     
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    That is kinda weird given how proud of themselves Ibanez was when they made the angled locking nuts to rid the trem'd stuff of string bars. :lol:
     
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    soooo acording to the video the back of the guitar is stained darker, or I think theres an extra wood that makes the stain looks darker almost black. (as the 3 wood layers of the BTB basses).

    seriusly ibanez? whos the one in charge of colors over there?, why would you leave the bevels at a different shade than the back of the gutiar. Why not make the whole thing black instead of grey/brow thing of those bevels and the back darker.

    also I never saw the 3+3 headstock coming, donno what to think of it, kinda love it, but kinda no. Wish my Iceman had one.... stupid dragon force dude asking for 6 inline hehhee

    oh Ibanez you never stop to amuse me. Lucky I got my Ormsby in order with the right colors
     
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    Yeah, ESP/E-II is one of the brands I was thinking of. Their 7-string necks are a bit narrower than Ibanez and Schecter necks, and once the frets are heavily rounded, there are some techniques that I physically have trouble doing without more room.
     
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    I personally dont get why people fawn over rounded fret edges so much but that's just me.

    The E-II I used to have was only 6 strings but I did have more slippage off the frets on that guitar than any of my Ibanezes or Carvin/Kiesels.
     
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    If a guitar has strings slipping off the fretboard then something is amiss.

    I've only run into non-technique-related slippage on poorly done frets relative to neck thickness.

    You can have slippage with non-rounded frets. Sometimes they bevel the ends too steep when working the edges after fretting.

    The rounded ends shouldn't be any bigger or extend further to the center of the board than they have to.
     
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    Anyone knows when the US selection will be released?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Depends on who leaks it first.

    Usually someone manages to post up the catalog a couple days before NAMM.

    Most of the US dealers are too afraid these days to leak them too far in advance, like they used to.

    The US Market 2018 catalog has been available to distributors and dealers for some time now.
     
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    I don't even know who Martin Miller is or why he has a sig. :coffee:
     
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