Ibanez NAMM 2020

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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    You're definitely in the majority. They still have a hard time keeping them in stock everywhere but Japan.
     
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    Grindspine likes pointy things

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    I wish they would bring back Xiphos (7 string prestige version), the RGT (also 7 string), and maybe 8 string versions of the RGA and RGD.
     
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    not sure what you mean by really simple, but it's a fujigen-made prestige
     
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    so was Steve Harris
     
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    If I recall correctly, these were in dealers here in the U.K.!
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I know some made it to Europe and North America, but not exactly sure how. Distributors probably bought them at retail and marked them up.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    I wonder if Ibanez will ever give up on the Edge Zero, at least on high end models. Is there anyone out there that wouldn't prefer a OE/LP over the EZ?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    They have all three on J.Customs currently.

    The EZ kind of has a cult following, especially amongst folks who don't use the trem that much but still want locking stability.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I'm in that tiny minority of people that love the Edge Zero. I don't know if I'd say I like it more than the normal Edge, but I'd say I like it just as much and would miss some of the EZ features that the normal Edge does not have.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    You'd have to be in a cult to be crazy enough to prefer that trem. If only Ibanez wasn't so stingy with the backstop, then folks could have the best of both worlds.

    EDIT: and no offense Albake, lol.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I don't get the hate. It's not a bad unit, and definitely not something that would stop me from getting a certain guitar.

    The quality is good, it comes with locking studs, the intonation tool is handy, the arm holder is solid, and it feels decent under your hand. The complexity is annoying for teardowns, and I could take or leave the ZPS since it can be disengaged.

    Anyone could throw a Tremsetter on an Edge or Lo-Pro, and do the arm holder mod, and grab an intonation Key, etc, but can see how folks rather have certain features up front.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    I don't hate it, but it's a deal breaker for me on an MIJ Ibanez. I have the EZ2 on a RG370 and it works pretty good even for being the cheaper variant. For me the bells and whistles lean more towards gimmick than practicality, and i find the other 2 more aesthetically pleasing.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Let me ask you this though, with the stabilizer taken out (which I always do with every Edge Zero I've owned) why do you hate it? I never understood the hate it received. It's literally an Edge but with some very useful features that are optional to use.
     
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    Apparently it was very well received in Japan where the obsession with the Original Edge isn't as fervent.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    I said i don't hate it, just don't prefer it. The Edge/LP are bulkier and feel better under my hand, Gotoh made, and i'm used to 3 springs in the back. To me it's a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" scenario. Just my opinion, didn't mean for this derailment into a trem debate haha...
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    I could see that.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    All good, I was just curious to hear your opinion on it.
     
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    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Have both Edge Zero and Lo-Pro. Like both. However, I prefer the Lo-Pro in feeling, but I much prefer the screw on arm over the push in all day. How about giving me the Lo-Pro Edge Zero!

    Oh, and @MaxOfMetal - I kinda get what you mean on the JCRGs, but Japan still does get more than we do. Like the 7527, IIRC USA got less than 5, and that thing was super slick. Then the best finish on the 8527 (Rhondite Pink) isn't even in the US. But maybe it's because I've never owned a JC, I really like em :lol:
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    Your dream has come true already, in any color you want, and it's only $20. Here you go!

    https://redbishop.jp/EN_MAGIK-ARM_EDGE.html
     
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    one of these is going on my next floyd as the collar will most likely be garbage. if these perform how i think they will, they will be going on all my guitars at some point
     
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