Ibanez dimebag darrell prototype?

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  1. Kornfann1024

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    They made mention of this mythical beast in the new Ola video of him and Grady going through dimes guitar vault and they showed a hammer and a bcrich ml prototype . They MENTIONED an ibanez ml prototype...anybody got eyes on this beast? Is this the precursor to the xiphos?
     
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    he had a ML with a Ibanez neck/headstock that Dean released under its brand, the primal concrete sledge version, grey with fluo graphic, IIRC ?
     
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    After he left Dean in the 90's, a bunch of guitar companies made him prototypes trying to convince him to play their stuff. Washburn eventually won out, but Hamer, B.C. Rich, and a few others apparently sent him guitars to try out as well. The original Primal Sledge ML from what I've heard was a real Dean ML body, with the Dean neck steamed out and a modified Washburn neck with the reverse headstock glued in its place.
     
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    ^^^i know, but Grady said specifically an ibanez prototype and they showed the hammer and the bc rich and only MENTIONED the ibby
     
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    was hoping they would show it
     
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    The black stained textured one at 19:00 is just awesome...
     
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    Yeah can't believe Ola and Grady didn't show the Ibby prototype, especially after mentioning it as if it was literally just off the the left of the camera... instead they just wanted to laugh at that B.C. Rich
     
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    To be fair, the B.C. Rich was worth the laughs. That thing was fucking awful
     
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    Yeah it was....look how mad he was download (2).jpeg
     
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    The Ibanez was probably something they considered the least back in the day if they didn't even feel it was worth grabbing and opening up.
     
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    Still wanna see it, im curious how much like the xiphos it is, or if it was the precursor to the xiphos
     
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    I can't help but imagine it was a DT350 with a mahogany body instead of basswood.
     
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    I’d be interested in the neck specs they sent him. Was it an RG or did they try and replicate dimes preference....hmmm
     
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    I watched Ola's video earlier and was wondering if there was any pics or info on the Ibby.
    I thought the Hamer was absofuckinglutely GORGEOUS!!!!! I'm a big Hamer fan anyway but even if i wasn't i couldn't deny how amazing that guitar was.
    The sheer amount of guitars in that room was mind-blowing. Guit-Heaven!!!!! :)
     
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    hey, how about a link to the video? yeah, I'm lazy...:D
     
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    Pretttyyy sure it would have been a Star shape since that's pretty much all he used.
     
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    I can't help wondering if the Ibanez is a kinda' Xiphos prototype of something ?
    I love the super fucked-up Eddie style ML (on the far right in the Video still here). As well as the intended EVH styling it gives me a bit of a vibe of Chris Holmes' barely holding together yellow Charvel Star.

    As a personal taste thing i never really dug the 'Stealth' Washburns at all. Some of the Dime Washburns were great guitars but i'd take an old school Dean ML over any of them, any day of the week.
     
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    I had to go and watch the 'I'm Broken' video to see if Dime really did just gaffer tape the guitar back together to finish the video and you can see the difference in some shots compared to others.
    Would imagine that he must have given the guitar more than just a mild bash against a cab to obliterate it to that degree! Either that or it must have been a real dud of a guitar.
    I don't imagine that Dime's heavy drilling of the body did much for its integrity either. ;)
     
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    I like both. I loved his orange and red camo damage plan Washburn but my favorite is the flamed green dean with the vw sticker
     
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