Ibanez 2023 Models ! What would you like to see ?

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1. You say that like it's a bad thing ;)
2. By that logic, the Genesis RG550 is just an RG655M

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AANJ and the DiMarzio Tone Zone & Air Norton would be the main differentiating factors.

Totally off topic here, but I wish Ibanez would use the nut from the Edge Pro era that didn't require a string retainer bar for whatever reason:

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Just a really clean look IMO.

Can't wait for the MII Genesis reissues in 10 years where we get all new pawn shop style RG350DX models with pre-worn knife edges on the reissue Edge Pro 2 :lol:
 

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Objectively, the best answer to this question is a Wes Hauch signature based on his first LACS (totally pilfered the photo from HeHasTheJazzHands). I love that they brought back the Iceman shape with the ICTB721 (still have to google these numbers every time), but was a bit bummed that it's just fully blacked out. Guess they needed to be safe when testing the waters with these kinds of things but come on maaaan look at how much nicer Wes' is!

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Would be cool to see the FR make a return too. Bummed that it didn't get much attention when they brought it back in 2018, those models looked sleek! Maybe they could do a tastefully metaled up double humbucker AZS?
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Baritone 6 & 7 string RGs with lo pros and a single bridge humbucker would be 🤌
 

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AANJ and the DiMarzio Tone Zone & Air Norton would be the main differentiating factors.

Totally off topic here, but I wish Ibanez would use the nut from the Edge Pro era that didn't require a string retainer bar for whatever reason:

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Just a really clean look IMO.

Can't wait for the MII Genesis reissues in 10 years where we get all new pawn shop style RG350DX models with pre-worn knife edges on the reissue Edge Pro 2 :lol:
Edge Zero models don't have a retainer bar either.
 

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All current models, but with one more string.
Done.

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More options on the AZS. Love the idea of a super tele but it'd be nice to see a few more color and pickup options. It'd also be nice to see a few in the Premium line as well.
 

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Rolled fretboard edges. I dont know if Ibz actually does that or not. But I realized this is an important feature in how fretboards feel.

I dont know which of the superstrat brands actually has rolled-fretboard edges on most of their models.
 

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Rolled fretboard edges. I dont know if Ibz actually does that or not. But I realized this is an important feature in how fretboards feel.

I dont know which of the superstrat brands actually has rolled-fretboard edges on most of their models.
It's Charvel as I remember.
 
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RG550s in pastel PALE colors with laminated roasted maple necks.

There is no such thing as "pastel colors", it's PALE colors. "Pastel" is the name of the paste/dough made of pigments and glue/oil in a proportion considerably drier than ink/paint that so it can be used in pencils. When these pastels appeared by the beginning of the 19th century, they had very strong pigments/colors and weekend artists had trouble with getting softer tones. The brands then added white chalk in order to pale said strong pigments. A dry/oil pastel, as a fine arts dry material, is more or less the same thing as a pencil but without the enveloping piece of wood (or something similar). When referring to colors one should say pale colors, which is the correct description of these colors: pale blue / pale green / pale red (also known as pink) / pale yellow / pale violet / pale turquoise and so on... PALE is the key word.

:)

... sorry, my brain cells get extremely irritated when read/hear "pastel colors"... I just snap... sorry... but please enjoy a bit of art history...
 
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There is no such thing as "pastel colors", it's PALE colors. "Pastel" is the name of the paste/dough made of pigments and glue/oil in a proportion considerably drier than ink/paint that so it can be used in pencils. When these pastels appeared by the beginning of the 19th century, they had very strong pigments/colors and weekend artists had trouble with getting softer tones. The brands then added white chalk in order to pale said strong pigments. A dry/oil pastel, as a fine arts dry material, is more or less the same thing as a pencil but without the enveloping piece of wood (or something similar). When referring to colors one should say pale colors, which is the correct description of these colors: pale blue / pale green / pale red (also known as pink) / pale yellow / pale violet / pale turquoise and so on... PALE is the key word.

:)

... sorry, my brain cells get extremely irritated when read/hear "pastel colors"... I just snap... sorry... but please enjoy a bit of art history...

This comment has the same energy as me when I hear people called concrete "cement" (I am a bridge engineer).
 

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There is no such thing as "pastel colors", it's PALE colors. "Pastel" is the name of the paste/dough made of pigments and glue/oil in a proportion considerably drier than ink/paint that so it can be used in pencils. When these pastels appeared by the beginning of the 19th century, they had very strong pigments/colors and weekend artists had trouble with getting softer tones. The brands then added white chalk in order to pale said strong pigments. A dry/oil pastel, as a fine arts dry material, is more or less the same thing as a pencil but without the enveloping piece of wood (or something similar). When referring to colors one should say pale colors, which is the correct description of these colors: pale blue / pale green / pale red (also known as pink) / pale yellow / pale violet / pale turquoise and so on... PALE is the key word.

:)

... sorry, my brain cells get extremely irritated when read/hear "pastel colors"... I just snap... sorry... but please enjoy a bit of art history...
 

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Hardtail JS model with a matching headstock

Satch has a hardtail LACS JS24 in canary yellow that I've been daring Ibanez to make as a production. Maybe next year?



And while I'm here, I usually don't like participating in the speculating until the cats are out of the bag, but...

Expand the AZS and Quest lines, namely add new Quests with whammy bars. An 8 or dare I say 9 string Quest would be cool too.

An AZ with an Edge bridge. Ok this one is selfish on my end since I've been bonding with my AZ2204 a lot lately, but hey we're all dreaming here right?

Said JS24 hardtail in canary yellow. Speaking of making more LACS to production sig, make Yvette Young's 7 String Talman into production please and thank you.

Considering Ibanez throw out a few oddball experiments here and there (who remembers the microtonal SA?), make guitars/basses based on the odder parts of Vai's Hydra. Like an Ashula 4 string, short scale, fret/fretless hybrid, or a 12 string with no frets from the 12th upward.

More new and experimental stuff from the Bass Workshop division. This usually happens so it's just a matter of surprising me next year.

Expanding their acoustic line. The latest 3 sigs from Jon Gomm, Marcin Patrzalek and Tim Henson have been really cool and out there, so let's get more freaky with some stuff. While at the same time, reissuing the SC500N would be a great idea too.

As for the Genesis line, do some limited runs of the more oddball classic MIJs. Thinking PRO540Ps, 540PHs or a classic S540 line that most of us have wanted but will never buy, then complain again once they discontinue it. Hell, if they want to be daring, reissue the classic Roadstar as a Genesis line. Put the RG specs of course, nobody wants the pre Edge model bridges.

Now would seem to be a good time to re-reissue the Destroyer too. Limited Genesis run, prestige, premium or whatever. And if we're going to follow Ibanez's business model of using an artist as an ambassador/conduit to market the line, then yes, get Wes Hauch on board.

A dual Tube Screamer perhaps? Yeah I'm trying to fix what isn't broken but that'll bring some fun possibilities. I love my Nu-Tube Screamer by the way.
 


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