Ibanez 2021 models

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  1. Metropolis

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    Without parallel fret it's basically useless to have frets fanned that way.
     
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    It’s Ibanez.
     
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    I like the Ichika sig one

    Ergonomics?
     
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    Vegetta Pixel Farmer

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    DO NOT WANT

    wow i hope that is a joke those look really bad
     
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    These are very obviously fake.
    Hardly ergonomic when it makes chord shapes harder. Some stretchy chords with the low string being the lowest fret might be slightly easier, but it makes the opposite harder. That's why frets are perpendicular to begin with, because it's a compromise to make most chords reasonable.
     
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    Plus, you're able to tell from the pixels.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    I think frets are perpendicular because of laziness and poor math. I'd have to see how the body sits, but it could easily be an ergonomic improvement over perpendicular frets. On my franned frets I always like the frets near this angle, and sometimes hate what happens in the fret 1-3 range moving too far past angling the opposite way.
     
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    Dang those are disgusting lmao
     
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    Those are observations based on multiscale guitars. Obviously tritone and add9 type shapes will be harder on those low frets than normal, and easier when the frets are going towards the bridge. But flip those shapes upside down and you're going to have the opposite experience.

    Also all your experience of dramatic fanning towards the bridge is likely to be on higher frets and the narrow fret gaps will mask any negatives from the fanning.
     
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    Isn't the fan going in the wrong direction?
     
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    These sure seem about par for the course for Ibanez not gonna lie....
     
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    you can prefer to be straight at the 1st fret. but going in that direction is clearly wrong. You should never have your wrist like that. just try it.
     
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    EDIT: Misread
     
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    Randy Taste the Rainbow™ Super Moderator

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    Anybody got a price on these yet, out of curiousity?
     
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    Quiet Coil Only obsesses over guitars when not playing them.

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    That’s just it - they’re not fanned. They’re angled but still parallel to one another (hence the name “parallel wizard” for the neck).

    If they’re just testing out crazy stuff in the Japanese market (sort of like ESP) then more power to them. If not, huge swing and a miss...
     
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    Its like a monkey paw situation at this point. Ppl clamoring for Ibanez to try to make headless....they just don't know it is at the price of multiscale without parallel frets haha
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    These must be a joke, I'll believe it when I see an official release.

    Edit: also, what's going on with the AZS? Outside of that single Tom Quayle video, there's nothing. This is surprising as I would have expected the test guitar to circulate to endosees and youtubers for publicity and reviews by now. Even with COVID, shipping of a guitar or two for reviews shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    I kinda like the shape... reminds me of the Radius. Not sure what's going on with those angled-but-not-multiscale frets though. At this point I don't think these are real, but I wouldn't be too surprised if they are.
     
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    Ibanez, now's your chance to go haha j/k those were a joke and then make sure no one ever hears about these again.
     
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    The same thing happened with the 6 string multiscale bass last year. They didn't send it to anyone before general release. A couple of guys managed to get the models they had at NAMM but I don't recall any of the usual "influencer" crowd getting that model even Ibanez sent the other headless basses to them.
     
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