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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by kamello, Jun 29, 2016.
Can't work out if sarcastic or not... but if not:
YOU DID NOT just say that.
Those gradual gradients, or lack of.
A true Brazilian burst,
I'll hold judgement til I see it in natural lighting instead of whatever they used for this. Doubt it's going to be mindblowing, but somewhat better.
yeah Ibanez havent been famous for their gradients. Works well? for the uotside burst, but for the inside
now, that photo they have the camera settings all wrong. The white balance is all over the place
this is a bit more accurate
and I did this fix using that reverb pic, so not the best to work with, as opposed to using the raw file. These colors are reaaaaaaally tricky to get right on the white balance, any tinny movement of the slider and it changes the look of it completely.
If you guys remember the first real pics of the jackson bulb, it had the same issue, people thinking it was "green"
that's pretty solid work either way dude
No, this new Ibanez is clearly inspired by the upcoming Regius Core.
What's so funny? The Core was officially announced before (!) the release of the El Cheapo Ibby.
IMO they look great, if I ever need a new hardtail six string, I might get one.
Oh yes I did...
Nah, but, that's actually a personal joke. Years ago, I found one of those at a pawn shop, saw the M logo and the teardroppy headstock and thought "Oh sh.t... I find a Mayones, and it's REAL cheap!"
Then I looked at the fine print.
Because the S came first. Many companies make burst guitars, only Ibanez made the S. It's that simple.
Also an "el cheapo" prestige S >>> similarly priced Setius any day
Yeah, my statement might have sounded funny, but the Core was already announced last year, if I remember that correctly.
And I surely would prefer the Setius ... I tested the Alpha in a shop and for 1500€ it's a real bargain, when you see it's quality. Time will tell, if the Ibby can compete here ... I'm pretty sceptic.
And the S was released like 30 years ago...
And the setius alpha is a bargain at nearly $2k? With such basic specs and a tune o matic bridge? Reviews on the setius quality isn't great either.
I had a Setius GTM which I paid 1.5k Euros for, and it wasn't amazing. Decent guitar which sounded very pretty, but with subtle construction issues (which I missed when I was in the shop): misaligned side-dots (my pet peeve) and some dust specks under the finish.
If a GTM used to cost 1.5k, I wouldn't call the Alpha bargains for the same price... Have all Setius costs gone up?
Hey! That's my Mayo! Wasn't expecting to see it in this thread! Amazing instrument. And I agree Ibanez is aping the color, which I don't mind at all - I love that color and I've always wanted an S with a reverse headstock, so I'm definitely in, assuming build quality is decent. I think it's great Ibanez is making something like this at a mass-market price point.
I tested a Setius Alpha 6 in a shop, that costed 1450 and was a very good guitar ... I personally like TOM bridges on 6-string guitars, because I was a long time Les Paul player, who uses a lot of palm muting.
Btw ... when I saw Tesseract live this year, I noticed that Acle Kahney used his Regius Signature only for a few songs. For all others he used a Setius 7. So ... would he have done that, if the Setius would be a mediocre guitar?
I can't wait to buy this SIX6FDFM one day. I can't justify ever spending the cost of a Mayones for me dicking around at home. That Ibanez looks great, a few mods and it'll sound perfect. My plan is to wait until they start hitting the used market, because I also can't justify buying an Iron Label for Prestige cash.
Then don't buy from a US dealer. I just got this one from a shop in Europe and had it shipped. Got a great price (well under $3k) and free shipping. Customs/tax was $175. Total came out to be less than the price of used one
Got mine today. Is pretty much what you'd expect for what it is.
The pickups are alright but not my cup of tea. Gonna put in Nailbombs. Not sure whether I'm going to go hot pink for a Miami guitar or with camo covers or something else.