Ibanez Xiphos 7 string question

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  1. cafadeon

    cafadeon \m/(..)\m/

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    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??
    thx :metal:
     
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  2. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    The sparkle is metal as fuck.
     
  3. cafadeon

    cafadeon \m/(..)\m/

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    lol maybe so, but im not a huge fan of it :hbang::metal:
     
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    Hemi-Powered Drone Dragonblade629

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    EDIT:Reread it a few times, now I think I understand it.

    Anyway, I think sparkle finishes are fucking metal.:hbang:

    Ever seen a sparkle purple finish guitar? That's one of the most metal of them all!
     
  5. cafadeon

    cafadeon \m/(..)\m/

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    no it is not actually, hence my poor grammar :yesway:
     
  6. Hemi-Powered Drone

    Hemi-Powered Drone Dragonblade629

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    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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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    :agreed: 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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    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    Nothing will ever be more metal than the pink sparkle finish!! :tmm:
     
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    Static Metal Meister

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    theres a pink sparkle finish?????
     
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    cafadeon \m/(..)\m/

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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?:metal:
     
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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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    Frey SS.org Regular

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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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    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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    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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    Tysonimmortal Beers and Gear

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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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    I'll Raise Your metal one Ultimatetron

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    lol man
     

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