Those new Iron Labels though

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  1. illimmigrant

    illimmigrant A Different Logic

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    So a couple of years back I decided I didn't like anything Ibanez had been putting out so I sold my Ibbys and got my 7-string Carvin, which I love.
    But these new Iron Labels are looking great with the ebony boards and non floating trems.

    Has anyone tried these? Are they any good/worth it?

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  2. Emil357

    Emil357 SS.org Regular

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    those "renewed" iron labels look cool. Havent seen them irl though! The original black iron labels look silly. I mean the whithe binding is aside and the finish is no better than a Rg8, although it costs almost 100% as much...
     
  3. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    And the EMGs.
    And being made in a different factory.
    And different neck profile.
     
  4. edonmelon

    edonmelon Not a melon

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    My heart catapulted out of my mouth for a second there...
    That was so misleading. :pissed:
    They look amazing though, those Sabers aren't really helping my GAS at all!
     
  5. Randyrhoads123

    Randyrhoads123 Got a 7

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    Dat abalone :ugh:. My favorites are the trans black RG, and the H/S/H natural S.
     
  6. Floppystrings

    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    - Direct mount pickups, nice
    - Battery box, nice
    - Transparent Gray finish, even on the back, cool
    - No inlays, like a boss
    - Ebony fretboard? No way Ibanez you drunk
    - Fixed bridge, Ibanez yup drunk
    - Matching headstock, go home Ibanez

    Dislikes:

    - That bridge is ugly
    - Toggle switch > slider switch
    - That kill switch should be a mini arcade button
    - Thick ass abalone binding? So old even Schecter is dropping it
    - Still bolt on? No neck through?
    - Still basswood? No swamp ash or Mahogany?
    - Black hardware would have looked better, gold hardware wears off 100% of the time, every time

    New neck profile, and its already legendary? it looks like the same as what JEMs had in 1996-2009, and the Wizard II from 2004.
     
  7. 77zark77

    77zark77 SS.org Regular

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    that binding :noplease:

    otherwise I dig the S27 :yesway:
     
  8. yingmin

    yingmin Parker ├╝ber alles

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    Ibanez: Now we make Schecters, too!
     
  9. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Stunt Guitar

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    I recently got me an iron label S Series seven string. the neck binding is painted on, but I can get some great funky Stratocaster tones. this guitar definitely feels better than any Schecter I've played
     
  10. illimmigrant

    illimmigrant A Different Logic

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    Man, I just realized that was NOT the right way to put it hahah. Sorry about that.
     
  11. DaPsyCho

    DaPsyCho Active Member

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    Well, to be fair, they still haven't figured out Set Necks.

    Also, in less than 24 hours of this thread, another thread popped up, showcasing Shecters, with less bling.
    Proof: http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/se...e-2014-models-less-abalone-more-hipshots.html

    Anyway, If Ibanez keeps this up (the whole METAL theme) they might just grow on me, and If someday, they make a NeckThru S series, I might actually buy one. Love the necks, hate the neck joint.... Just an opinion, in case anyone from Ibanez is reading.

    Edit: Fixed Link. Not sure why that happened.
     
  12. Floppystrings

    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    Link is not working, I wanna see!
     
  13. JaeSwift

    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    Just to counter, though in no way meaning to be a fanboy:

    -Ugly but very functional
    -Personal preference
    -Talking about things that are almost never present on mass-produced guitars (exception for the current Jackson's and incredibly expensive Gibsons)
    -Agreed on the abalone, ew.
    -Ibanez lives and breathes by bolt-on and it works fine for them, no need to change it now especially if they want to remain affordable
    -Basswood is a f'n awesome tonewood, Swamp Ash is way to expensive to mass produce. I'll take decent quality basswood over crappy Mahogany any day of the week.
    -Matter of preference, I like the gold hardware. Makes a ''br00talz'' guitar look a bit more classy.
     
  14. Universe74

    Universe74 SS.org Regular

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    The SIX27FD is mahogany with bubinga top.

     
  15. DaPsyCho

    DaPsyCho Active Member

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    Hmm, well I'm an all out shred (mostly MeloDeath) player, so my perspective is a little different. And I think what FloppyStrings was trying to point out is that while Ibanez is trying to win the Shred/Metal/bR00T4Lz player by this whole "Iron Label" campaign, it's not what death metal player would normally use. Death Metal is all NeckThrus and non-basswood bodies. Also pointy shapes and maple tops (or something highly graphic).

    Ibanez is heading in the right direction, but you would expect a lot more given how long Ibanez has been in business. Also, imo, the only reason Ibanez started using Basswood is because it was cheap, and when it was first out (i.e before all this Periphery and Djent shit), nobody really liked it. People said it was "sterile" and "dead" sounding. Obviously wasn't as resonant as Mahogany. Also, Ibanez reserved Basswood for their then budget guitars. Back when everything other than a GIO was made in Japan, expensive guitars were marked by the use of Mahogany, Swamp Ash etc as body woods, and the less expensive ones used basswood, because it was cheap and easy to CNC. But given that now they're all made in Indonesia, I suppose they could afford more expensive woods as labour costs are cheaper, but they didn't and these Indo guitars cost just as much as their Jap counterparts new. Also, their electronics and tech are manufactured in their own plant. Basically the "cost" price to build an Ibanez is wayy cheaper most others. But they sell for just as much.

    Right now, the best "value" superstrat imo is a Jackson SLATX (unless if you think Korean craftsmanship is worth 50 bucks more, The Dean Custom 550). Jackson despite being in the gutter tried to make instruments with value, and they go for less than the equivalent Ibby.

    So really all of us who want a NeckThru Shred RG/S with an Ibby Bridge and EMGs, are just gonna have to wait until Ibanez realises that shredders want a smooth curve on their neck joints.

    TL;DR : Imo, Ibbys aren't good value...
     
  16. dedsouth333

    dedsouth333 That one dude...

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    Yea I saw a pretty cheap one on ebay. Thought about jumping on it til I saw it had EMG's in basswood. I think I'd just get an EC-401 or something.

    Edit: That's just me though :lol:
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Eh, no thanks.
     
  18. will_shred

    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    I remember someone on this forum said "Ibanez is making schecter's and Schecter is making Ibanez's"

    what has the world come to? :ugh:
     
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    enghell Funeral Doom

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    Not really... :rolleyes:
     
  20. rockstarazuri

    rockstarazuri SS.org Regular

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    New factory as in not Indonesia? Where are these being made?

    Btw, if anyone noticed, the bridge is an updated version of the Gilbraltar, which is lower profile. Also the fingerboard is ebony with binding.

    They actually looks good on paper :) I'm looking forward to try one out once it comes out
     

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