New 7-string Ibanez models for 2010!

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by bram, Dec 10, 2009.

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  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    So do I... which is why I hate the boards on newer Ibanez guitars :rofl: Actually love is probably too strong a word, but I don't mind them. Problem is good rosewood boards are pretty much non-existent these days on production guitars.
     
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    The cheap dried up rosewood you'd get on an Ibanez feels like shit to me. These are obviously "metal" guitars so the tone contributions of a fingerboard are going to be negligible at best. If you want to slop paint all over your fingerboard be my guest though. :shred:
     
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    So you don't need to worry about your tone when you're playing metal? Awesome logic, man. I might as well go buy a Crate.
     
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    You do realize the vast majority of ebony on production guitars is dyed right?

    As for dried up, it's called Lemon Oil, look it up. ALL fretboards can and will dry out, even the finest ebony on Earth.

    I won't even address the whole "it's just metal argument". :noplease:
     
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    There's a pretty big difference in the impact of an AMP on your tone and the impact of a fingerboard wood on your tone. If you honestly think you can hear a difference in rosewood and ebony fingerboards in a full band mix I don't know what to tell you man.
     
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    Ok, so if tone isn't an issue, as we're talking about electric guitars here, which all go through amps.

    Then the other two factors feel, and looks, can both be altered through methods such as basic maintenance that HAS to be done (applying Lemon Oil), as well as dyeing the fretboard, which is just as easy as applying Lemon Oil.

    I can understand not wanting to dye the fretboard of a new guitar, but as far as the feel argument goes, a well oiled board is a well oiled board.
     
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    Hey, way to neg rep me. Class move.
     
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    I think it depends on the guitar. My hellraiser is black and has a rosewood board. It is maintained and oiled. I think it looks great.
     
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    Wasn't me. I didn't know this board had a rep system to be honest. Feel free to ask a mod though, I'm not your guy bubb.
     
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    Are the 2010 models available in retail/online stores yet?
     
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    Yes and no. Some are, some aren't.
     

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