Ibanez 2018 models announced(teased) :O

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by lewis, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Rawkmann

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    I like that one too but wish there was at least one more finish option for them. The whole White/Blue burst thing is getting pretty played out and not really a big fan of burst finishes on burl tops.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I love everything about the AZ.....except what it is. :lol:

    The specs are amazing, I'm just not down for the neo-traditional thing. I want these specs in a 7 or 8 string RG or Saber with classic Ibanez neck proportions.

    If they get these AZs right they'll be legendary.

    All that said, if they had just thrown an extra string or two on those RG550s I'd have to buy one in each color or eat my hardhat. :agree:
     
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    I want to know more about this “oval” neck shape. If it’s more rounded it could be amazing. That solid blue one looks really good.
     
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    I just don't understand the need for a completely new model to accomplish this though. All they need to do is alter the specs of the RG and S series. Take a look at the RGV and SV series that are only available in Japan. They are aimed more at the 'traditional' player but are still distinctly Ibanez.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    That's exactly what I'm saying.
     
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    ya a ss fret S series that's not super expensive would be great.
     
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    Really like the looks of this. Not so fond of 22 frets, though. The HH models seems to come with 24 frets, though. I really like the AZ2402-TFF :)
     
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    The 2018 news were probably not that interesting for the metal players. The AZs seems to be the big thing, and seems more aimed at the fusion crowd.
     
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    I just want a mij destroyer with a original edge. I dont know maybe a DT6UCS or something like that.
     
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    I'd still prefer something like this over the AZs for non-metal playing:
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    Heck, that was the whole point of 'V' series. I just feel like Ibanez isn't doing enough with their core models to introduce something new at this point.
     
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    I do get that. Maybe they figured these adjustments would be too far off from a traditional S series and it just makes more sense to market a new model. But what you were saying is pretty much how most of us think, I believe. Just take guitar model X and changes yada, yada, yada and its perfect for me haha. Luckily, the AZ has been by far the closest thing Ibanez has that I could say is an ideal guitar for me. Only thing I could say is missing is a flatter radius (like most Ibbies) and possibly HSH. But we'll see how well this new dyna-mix switch works for the extra sounds.
     
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    Nice one!

    I guess the s-series was also aimed at the fusion crowd in the old days when Gambale was still with Ibanez.

    (Edit: this was in response to Rawkmann’s post)
     
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    I don't know why everyone thinks locking trems are "metal" and non-locking are "fusion". I'm confused. Since when is tuning stability genre specific?
     
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    I guess our metalesque colleages expect the mattest ever matte black and at least a 38“ scale... :eddie:
     
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    Nah Ill take a destroyer in LNG with a 24.75 scale and a lo pro. Dead serious.
     
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    Thats a really good point. Odd since so many bands use JPs.
     
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    if those non-locking trems are good enough for the guys in Polyphia, then they should be good enough for everyone. Their music is like 80% tremolo fluter wiggle-wiggle stuff
     
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    That's because they lube their nuts. You gotta lube those nuts. :lol: In all seriousness I would just rather nut binding be the solution rather than the issue, and for there to be no question to the tuning stability so I use locking trems.
     
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