Ibanez NAMM 2020

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    At this point even if it’s spotty you just have to deal with it. If it’s really bad send it back for another, if it needs a fretjob try get reimbursed or just pay for it.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Eh, they are what they are: more fully featured Standard line.

    Are they terrible? No. Are they amazing? Also no.

    Are they worth the price? I think they're pretty fair. If it ticks all the boxes and you don't mind doing a real setup it should not disappoint too badly.

    Wouldn't be the first time they goofed the finish.

    I guess we'll see when they hit retail.
     
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    Quiet Coil Only obsesses over guitars when not playing them.

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    The only reason I settled on an Axion for my lone ERG (for the time being) is that the combination of specific design features - the “bones” of the guitar - were not available in any other tier (not even close).

    RGD body - check
    Multi scale - check
    4x3 headstock - check

    That said, it’s pretty dang solid. Had my luthier cut a new nut (which it didn’t necessarily need) and made a few other changes, but am otherwise happy with everything but the finish (which was also fine quality-wise, just a little too much for my taste).

    Like any low tier models - gotta try before you buy (or at least have the option of easy returns).
     
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    I just took a look at the website and it looks like there are no more Japanese made JEMs, all are premium.... that's disappointing.
     
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    No way, that's gotta be illegal.
     
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    Really feels like Ibanez is trying to slowly phase out Japanese made instruments doesn’t it?
     
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    New JEM, and possibly UV, slated for NAMM release.

    There are probably twice as many MIJ models in regular production now than a decade ago.
     
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    I guarantee this isn't everything. They have stuff they're holding back for NAMM. I'll bet new Jems/Universe is part of what they would want to hold back.
     
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    Praise Christ and Sing Halleluiah!
     
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    Waiting to see if NAMM headless reveal.
    Kinda like the RGD with the evertune. it looks like the one that Jari Maenpaa has albeit with Fluence instead of EMGs.

    Like the sea foam AZ and the red FR (wish it didn't have the block inlays)
     
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    Seven string headless please! :pray:
     
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    And if I'm doing the math right, string spacing can be pushed out to 17.6mm on that fanned 6-string bass. I probably could live with that.
     
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    Holy shit, they’re actually doing a lefty AZ prestige. I was 99% on getting a Kiesel spec’d our but this changes absolutely everything.
     
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    The HSH prestige is 2 painted f holes away from being a PGM, in a good way. The "cosmic shadow" one is cool as well.

    Now we get to wait 3 weeks to see the rest.

    EDIT: and also do y'all think the apex30 foreshadows an apex300 NAMM reveal?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Possibly, but I don't think so. The high end and mid market Apex models have always been quite different and they were always released in different cycles. Though, since it's a fairly big departure, it might mean I'm wrong.

    Something to consider: the MIJ Apex has always had a trem, and the MIK/MII has always been some sort of non-trem.
     
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    No - straight headstock w/ string trees... :coffee:
     

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