Tosin's New LACS oct 2011

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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    They won't release it as a sig unless Tosin uses it full time, and doesn't sway to other brands as he is prone to do.

    If Tosin is only going to be endorsing the product at the occasional show, then there's no point to bring it to market. (People drooling over it, and complaining about price, all over the internet not withstanding.)

    If I was Tosin, I'd just keep to being a total gear whore. Why settle for one guitar/brand when so many make you happy. I'd take a Strandberg or a Toone over a LACS (at least in theory, as I've played neither a Strandberg or a Toone).
     
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    sell2792 SS.org Regular

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    While true (and I'm sure if I was in his position I'd be a whore too), I wish he'd settle on a company such as Ibanez, so that they could make this a semi-affordable production model. An 8, and hopefully even a 7 string Ibanez RG with that neck? I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    Regardless, it'd be great to see them start using some new combinations of woods for necks on RG's, RGA's, S's,... such as they do for their basses.
    Don't even get me started on a 6, 7, or 8 string RGT with those woods (ash, wenge, purpleheart, rosewood, etc) in a natural finish. :bowdown:
     
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    noxian SS.org Regular

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    to be clear, i love AAL, and i think Tosin's an awesome guitarist.
    i met him once and he even seemed like a great guy!
    so i don't say this to bash Tosin/AAL; only in an effort to be a little realistic.

    but when i read something like =
    i can't help seeing the "reality check" light go off in my head.
    and i'm not trying to say anything to you, sell2792, personally either; but it sometimes seems like this forum (and others out there) get a little insular, and certain ideas start to resonate within, and people start to forget a bigger picture.

    that bigger picture being = do you really think Tosin Abasi, or Animals As Leaders, has the weight to be causing Ibanez to do anything?

    i suspect Tosin gets whatever guitars he wants partly because it really doesn't matter what he does.
    let's be honest, it's unlikely that Ibanez is giving him a signature any time soon (look at the names of people who have Ibanez signatures, and consider what level Tosin's career is seriously at). and it's really kind of doubtful he has all that much pull within Ibanez to be telling them what to produce, whether he went Ibanez exclusive or not.

    considering the people on the Ibanez endorser sheet, i have my doubts Tosin has the industry value to cause Ibanez to anything more than exactly what we see here, a one-off LACS.
     
  4. grievous_coil

    grievous_coil Analrapist

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    the white with tortoishell pickguard is such a classic combo. Awesome to see it on a modern guitar, let alone an 8-string
     
  5. DoomJazz

    DoomJazz Classic Lojack

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    It's super cool with all of his LACS's, but I wanna know what he thought of that Carvin we saw him play... Or how he got it in the first place lol.
     
  6. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Take a look at the Carvin 8-string thread for that info. :yesway:
     
  7. iamrichlol

    iamrichlol Doesn't afraid

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    The more I see this guitar, the more i want one. Definitely a finish i'd consider for myself
     
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    I would have totally gone for a reverse headstock had I been in Tosin's place.
     
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    ROAR oaf tobar

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    Why is a signature guitar so important anyways?
     
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    Tosin Abasi Clinic – Intense Eight String! | Six-String Samurai

    A New Zealand gear review site went to a recent AAL clinic and managed to get some beautiful pictures of his recent LACS model, plus a good rundown of specs

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    ROAR oaf tobar

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    god that thing is so fucking sick
     
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    Beautiful, I love how you can see the top through the finish.
     
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    holy shitballs
     
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    Imalwayscold Is actually warm

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    Good god....
     
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    If they paid him to use Ibanez full time I could see him doing it. It would say a lot about Ibanez too because its not like Tosin's stuff is Mary Had a Little Lamb, know what im saying?
     
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    I'm quite sure they are gonna give him a sig sooner or later. He's jetting around the world for Ibanez-sponsored clinics and tours with AAL, is getting cover stories in the big guitar magazines, is all over the internet and an exceptional talent at that.

    There is enough attention to him, so it's not unrealistic.
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    Yup, even non-metal guys seem to know of him now.
     
  18. Rojne

    Rojne Köttbullar är fint..

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    The white transparent finish is quite cool, otherwise it's quite unpleasing for my eyes!

    But hey, Tosin could play a fish if he wanted to.. as long as he sounds good Im happy! :cool:
     
  19. rty13ibz98

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    ibanez had better hurry up and make a tosin signature, they don't need another stanley jordan/shawn lane/chris broderick/buz mcgrath incident. as a lover of ibanez guitars, i'd hate to see an amazing guitarist with forward ideas on their custom instruments abandon ibanez due to asinine stipulations. i mean, they put kung fu grip on the egen.

    i'm a huge fan of scar symmetry and would love to see per nillson with a signature...

    rich
     
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    edonmelon Not a melon

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    It may sound silly, but I expect new and cool sounds coming from that single coil. In his hands, a single coil must sound great.
     

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