Ibanez 2019 New Stuff

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  1. adrianb

    adrianb SS.org Regular

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    For some reason, i feel a pang of cognitive dissonance everytime i see a Strat with a pickup config other than SSS... :erk::erk:
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Does it make a sort of mental quacking sound?
     
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    adrianb SS.org Regular

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    Your avatar... is that the Ultima 8 inventory screen?
     
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    narad SS.org Regular

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    Logic's pretty flawed, right? Starting from nothing, "Inherently putting six strings on a guitar with a 25.5" scale will get you in the same ballpark and vibe as picking up a strat would." "When I owned one guitar I played the same kind of music and licks I would play on my [explorer/les paul/telecaster/strat]." Back off or zoom in as far as you'd like, you can play whatever on whichever.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Ultima Underworld.

    I once thought "what should I use for an avatar-I know, The Avatar" and then I stuck with it.
     
  6. adrianb

    adrianb SS.org Regular

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    I had a feeling that was going to be the explanation.

    As for the mental sound... what did the duck say to the Avatar? :D
     
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    Sure, but what I'm referring to is that at least for me, I play softer/clean/bluesy stuff on my Single Coil equipped guitars. And likewise when I play the right guitar with a hot humbucker I'll bust out Battery or Take No Prisioners.

    I'm sure you do the exact same thing on a micro scale since you really only have 2 - 3 guitars that can be classified as strats. Anything on the other point I was making about what parts of a strat do other manufacturers have to use to be classified as a strat?
     
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  8. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I think the point is that folks want something familiar, and for 99.9% of players, an Aristides, Flaxwood, Basslab, etc is unfamiliar, even if not totally alien, and that doesn't just apply to the mechanics of the guitar, but also the aesthetics.
     
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    narad SS.org Regular

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    I was pushing a slightly different point. If we hopped over to TGP, maybe we would find some guy there that was 99% the guy you think of when you think TGP, but that has a guitar he thinks of as his metal guitar, maybe like a strat with EMG HB pickups or something. That's sort of what I see with all the guys hanging out over here and getting some SSS aristides or strandberg or something and calling it a strat.

    Like the ash vs alder, slab vs veneer, 2 vs 6 screw, or strat neck profile debate, these are some of the bigger things strat guys obsess over. And over here people are throwing a strandberg trem on something, with SSS BKP impuless, it's just like, dude, call that a strat all you want but you're a million miles away.

    Naturally you can use whatever, but to appreciate what makes the instrument what it is you have to at least get a bit hands-on with the things purists debate about and understand where your weirdo strat-ish thing fits in there.
     
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  10. TheShreddinHand

    TheShreddinHand Uber Stringer

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    Ordered a 7 on Nick's run yesterday! He hit it out of the freakin' park with this one. Maybe I would have done ebony over maple and I may replace the pickups (no experience with these BKs, always been a Dimarzio guy) but otherwise, guitar is as I'd spec it! It's gonna be a long wait to November!
     
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  11. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    The new pink one? If so, yeah an ebony board would have looked way better with the contrast of the pink. The maple makes the guitar look too bright for my tastes. The pink flame is absolutely gorgeous though.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    I would've been fairly interested if it had been. I can't get with maple boards 95% of the time.
     
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    Sogradde SS.org Regular

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    To be fair, from the top of my head I can think of at least 5 pink Ibbys with a dark fretboard. This is the first one with a maple one. Pretty bummed I don't have the funds for one but maybe I'll be able to snag one when they turn in.
    Can you even preorder on AxePalace from outside the US?
     
  14. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    You can? I can only think of one, an RGT. This color is a Japanese exclusive.
     
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    Just off the cuff,

    RGPR2
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    That Axe Palace RG752 run they did a little while ago
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    And the RG2820QZ Wild Cherry Blossom, which looks more orange than it does pink but I've seen one in person and it's definitely pink.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah lots of options for that. I don’t like maple boards myself but I think it’s cool they did it that way for variety since there’s so many already with dark boards. Would have been weird to do it again since AP did pretty much that exact guitar already.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    I hadn't realized that did that already. That looks perfect.
     
  18. Sogradde

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    I would like to add

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    and

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    (Although as @Albake21 already mentioned, the latter is a JP exclusive colour).
     
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    That guitar freaking nice but I didn't think it would need 5 screws to hold down the truss rod cover. :confused: Or is that for something else???
     
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    Jeff Banned from Reality

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    Having gotten several of the Jatoba-boarded Ibby's in at the shop, I still really don't like it. It's just a milky poopy color, and it feels weird to me. I wish they'd just do what companies like Reverend are doing, and use alternative substances like Blackwood-Tek or Richlite.
     
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