Ibanez RG9 Prototype

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  1. silentrage

    silentrage The DeRailer

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    So, you don't like it when they only play "a few".

    But you don't want "as many as you can" either.

    I assume you like it when it's somewhere between "a few" and "as many as you can".

    Got it.

    Now we move on.
     
  2. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    I messed around on this guitar which is a prototype. Nice neck and had a really nice top.
     
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    shawnperolis 7 String Indie Game Dev

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    Can you comment on how it sounded with those pickups? Or was it not plugged in?
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Tony MacAlpine signature Gillette just announced at NARM!

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    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    Not plugged in - at the Ibanez Booth @ NAMM
     
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    Any way we could find out if this will go into production? (Not for me, per se, but I'm curious.) Would the booth guys at NAMM know, or is that more of a higher up decision in the company? I gotta give a lot of respect to Ibanez for pushing the envelope. They don't need to cater to a niche market, but it's cool that they're continuing to experiment with weird stuff. It's just a matter of time before they do fanned frets, too. I can't see them going to 10 strings without it.
     
  7. Given To Fly

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    Is the RG9 scale length really only 27"? I have recently found you can get a powerful sounding C# on an 8 string with proper string gauges but a longer scale length would make it sound so much better.
    I think if Ibanez releases an RG9 the extended range guitar market will slow down a bit simply because a 10 string tuned in 4ths would not be able to achieve a high A and a low G# below the C# (8th string) would be barely audible.
    You could of course try creative alternate tunings but from what I have seen they are pain to work with and in the end nobody cares.:scratch:
     
  8. InfinityCollision

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    IHeartGuitar claims they're shooting for Q4 '13 release.

    No idea, but I'd guess it's 30". 10 string in standard would be doable with a fan... or without I suppose, but a 25" C#1 doesn't sound appealing to me in the least. Wonder what average Joe would think of say... a 25-30" 10 string :rofl:
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    The guitar is confirmed 27" scale.
     
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    27" seems kinda short for C#1, for those wanting to tune in 4ths. I have my 30" at C#1, and even with that I want a thinner string. It just feels thick even at just .090" (for me, at least). Seems like this would be a perfect time to go 28" or 28.625". Of course, Ibanez is probably more concerned about what T Mac wants than me! :lol:
     
  11. InfinityCollision

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    At this point I'm willing to bet the T Mac poster was coincidental - there's been no allusion to him in any of the official stuff about the guitar on Facebook etc.
     
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    Petie SS.org Regular

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    That's what they said, yeah. I carefully used the word 'hoping' in the blog post, because that's what they said: they hope it's out in the fourth quarter. I'm sure they want this thing out there but there's still probably various departments to convince, budgets to draw up, markets to consider, OEM agreements, etc. But as Rich says, the fact that they made the bridge from the ground up instead of just sticking two together like the early 7 and 8 string prototypes is an indication that they've put a lot of thought into this already.
     
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    Sorry guys, just confirmed and it's 28" scale, not 27". Fixed the blog post.
     
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    mr_rainmaker Resident Cherokee

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    GAWD how much is that thing gonna cost?

    are we taking bets now?

    I say around the 4000$ mark.
     
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    Gillette never did 4 that was Schick. Gillette went 2,3, 5+1.

    Also worth pointing out that they really do work exactly as advertised and give you a better and more comfortable shave. No idea why people mock them.

    Just like I have no idea why people mock ERGs.
     
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    Had the privilege of seeing this monster today at NAMM. :hbang:
     

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    According to a Hoshino rep today while standing right in front of this thing, it should be out by September and will be $5000
     
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    BlindingLight7 Needs moar Gear.....

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    Single greatest post of ss.org history.
     
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    MSRP or MAP? That's well into custom territory :ugh:
     
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