Ibanez NAMM 2020

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  1. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    I guess I'm also part of the Saber problem too. I have an old S540 in emerald green that I adore and love playing. But it's almost always certain I grab an RG for the most part, and don't have a desire to extend the S collection. Hell, I've been playing Talmans more than the S540.
     
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    Regarding the PIA, if it does well I think in future NAMM shows we will see

    a) a Premium PIA
    b) maybe an RG with the new body shape, minus the “petal” holes.

    One thing I love about Ibanez and Steve is their product launches. Day 1 of the PIA and there’s already an official 8 minute video from them on their YouTube channels, plus a few other videos about it from other companies. Website also immediately updated with the new model.

    Compare and contrast with Washburn and Nuno, who released a new signature telecaster on the same day, which other than a couple of photos on Nuno’s Instagram, you’ll be lucky to find anything at all about. Not on the website. No videos. I only know about it as I’m a Nuno fanboy lol
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Man, I had an S540 in emerald burst that I miss dearly. No S I’ve played since then, aside from my S5470, has come close.
     
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    GenghisCoyne im here to party

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    i feel like everyone dated a girl in highschool whos mom looked exactly like steve vai in that amp module ad
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    All i know is my mom and Steve have the same taste in reading glasses.
     
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    GenghisCoyne im here to party

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    Vanessa?
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    ...Rachel’s mom. So much plaid...
     
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    EarlWellington SS.org Regular

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    I just wish they made these without the tacky black pickup selector cover
     
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    aesthyrian SS.org Regular

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    that tacky black pickup selector cover is the only way they can make the body so thin and fit the blade switch in the cavity. It's far better than the mess of toggle switches early sabers came with.
     
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    They could always go with a different style of switch and location, like they already do with some of the the Iron Label Sabers.

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    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

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    I'm also part of the s series problem.

    But like I said, there's 6 used s5470 and 2 used sv5470 listed in my country and as soon I buy them I'll totally buy a new S.

    ehh...it doesn't help that with everything else getting updated the current S is such a low value proposition...

    the new rgdr is kinda insanely priced...

    but the 5000 series Rg's are like 1800-2000 with bkp bf or fishman pickups and stainless frets.

    The S...is still just an S
     
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    EarlWellington SS.org Regular

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    That looks a lot better
     
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    aesthyrian SS.org Regular

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    Woah, first time seeing that. I actually think that looks worse than the black switch cover though. Maybe if it wasn't chrome it would fit the aesthetics better. But I'm also so used to the switch cover that it doesn't bother me anymore, and I actually sorta admire the thought that went into implementing it to keep the body so thin but also provide the option of a 5 way blade switch. With HSH, which many sabers are, a 5 way is kinda necessary if you wanna utilize the tones you have available.
     
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    Yeah, I don't really get the hub-bub about it. You can hardly even see it when you're playing, if at all, and it doesn't impede the switch at all.
     
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    Ya, the continued use of pickup rings on the prestige models is a way worse travesty.
     
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    I should have taken a picture of it earlier (I assumed somebody else would have already), but there's a high end, prototype Korn Anniversary RG-7 hanging up at NAMM. It's fucking glorious. Honestly, it's my favorite RG-7 that I've seen in recent years.
     
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    Looks sweet
     

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