NGD - 121 Prestigeness

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  1. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    [​IMG]Untitled by Lord Funktfied, on Flickr
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    Got a wrist issue.....don't know WTF, but all my guitars are killing it lately after about 30 minutes. I have the GT and a few LTDs and a Horizon, and they're all either too thick or too medium sized, I guess. Wanted to try something thinner, so enter this.

    J Craft, MIJ, mahog body, maple top, 5 piece neck, Gibraltar bridge (these things rule hard) Deactivator bridge and PAF Pro neck. Nice and light at around 7 lbs, sounds like a monster. It's in drop B, and the Deactivator is tight enough but got some sludgy grit to it that I dig. From everything I've read, I was prepared to change it out for something tighter like a Black Winter immediately, but no need. I'm not super picky on pickups, I just know if I like them or not. This one stays. See what happens with the guitar...neck is a .... ton thinner than I'm used to so it'll take some time. If no good, it goes and I'm onto the next.

    Far as the sticker/paint go, the sticker is already gone and I'm unsure about the paint. I don't know what it is or how long it's been on there, if it's UV resistant etc.....so I don't know if I remove it there might be a massive clean patch that doesn't match the guitar. It's a lot better looking in person, the camera can't capture it. Undecided, but anyone got any ideas? Acetone maybe?

    Same old same old clip:

    https://app.box.com/embed/preview/5iyzg96m2kn0j2l7y7k25uze07ztxlfv
     
  2. noise in my mind

    noise in my mind SS.org Regular

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    awesome guitar. I miss mine. That paint job lol. I hope you got a good deal. But seriously why would someone paint that? lol
     
  3. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    No idea, man. Must have meant something to someone lol. No worries, doesn't effect the tone.

    I got a SMOKING deal, so there is that.
     
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    silverabyss _(:3 」∠)_ Contributor

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  5. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Nice find! I had the DA/PAF Pro pair in an RG for a good while and only changed it recently to dual PAF Pros since I had a spare lying around. Not that the DA didn't kick ass; I was just bored and curious :lol:

    Weird that your wrist is cramping up on thicker necks and a thinner one is helping you :scratch: most people have the opposite problem, myself included. Glad it's seeming to help, though :yesway:

    HNGD! I've been curious about these for many years ever since I saw ABR's "Meddler" video
     
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    Nitrobattery SS.org Regular

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    Try some nail polish remover on a small spot on the back of the body to see what it does to the finish. If it doesn't eat through it, a little nail polish and some light rubbing may take the paint off.
     
  7. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Right? Dude kept staring at me. Who knows what his intentions were? Better safe than sorry.
     
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    Shask SS.org Regular

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    Glad it came off easy! Looks like a slick guitar! How do you like the neck on it?
     
  11. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Been playing off and on since about 3 and it's almost 10. So far so good, see what happens.

    I thought about what you said about rounding the neck off, as you were right about the shape. It's a really shallow D....you got a pic of what you did?
     
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    Such great guitars - too bad Ibanez discontinued these. Congrats on the score! :yesway:
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Dude that bugs me. Anybody know why? This is pretty much the best Ibby I've ever played.
     
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    ibanez4lifesz @TheGuitarRack

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    I joke with myself that they were simply too good, so Ibanez needed to discontinue them to give any of their future models a chance :lol:
     
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    Awesome guitar man. I love the look of a plain top. Glad to hear the guitar is working for you so far.
     
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    Looks awesome! RGA's have the most comfortable body shape and they look super sexy!!! :pops:
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Can only power chord

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    They weren't selling very well. Apparently people only seem to like these at killer second-hand prices, when they got discontinued stores were blowing them out the door for like $600 brand new. Kind of makes sense when you stop and remind yourself that a major chunk of Ibanez's fan base seems to be trem or bust guys, the hard tail models always seem to be 'cult classics' but have rather poor sales.

    And those fabulous sparkle finishes probably didn't help, either :lol:
    The vintage violin and natural finishes like this one looked so damn good though.

    I've been dying to pick one of these suckers up, I just can't ever find these killer deals you guys always do. Something else always pops up that's just a slightly better buy.
     
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    i missed the chance of buying one when they were still available. and i've been kicking myself ever since. such great playing guitars! hope you hold onto it, injury or no injury. once you recover, i'm sure it'll be your best player

    hope you have a speedy recovery
     
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    Rachmaninoff Amateur porn actor

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    Now that's one classy look.

    Great instrument, have fun.
     

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