Broderick also made a lot of guys (like myself) want to pick up the 7 String alone. He arguably has the most difficult "Betcha' Can't Play This Video" by Guitar World ever. People still watch it. On this forum his original Ibanez 7 String caused a HUGE STIR. If Ibanez wouldn't have been foolish they could have a TON OF MONEY on making that a signature guitar. Apparently, they made a variation of that sig but looked very similar to Broderick's L.A. Custom Shop and they only released it in Japan. It was rather silly because he had just gotten into Megadeth and you would have thought Ibanez would have capitalized on that and make him a sig. Because everyone wanted his 7 String Ibanez and they would have paid a ton for it. Though, I'd imagine based on his sig with Jackson they were open to making him something cooler. Ibanez really doesn't push the envelope anymore like they used to with Vai, Gilbert and Satch or Petrucci for that matter. Chris has a Legacy and thankfully Jackson wants to keep it some what relevant.