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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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anyone seen this? kirk hammet's black pyramid universe

hope it's not a repost.
i was browsing google and came across this.

kirk hammet's collection, which include one universe i've never seen.

an all black universe with white pyramids.

http://www.freewebs.com/montyjay/kirkguitars.html

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perhaps he was courted by Ibanez as an endorsee and this was built for him?
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Re: anyone seen this? kirk hammet's black pyramid universe

I remember years ago (about the time of the Black album) seeing a video of him playing a RG550 or similar - all black obviously.
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any self respecting superstar guitarist should have one Ibanez Jem or universe in their harem....
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BRB, running to america to steal something...
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I dunno about the others but I know he played the silver Tom Anderson durrin gthe Justice tour I believe...
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I remember years ago (about the time of the Black album) seeing a video of him playing a RG550 or similar - all black obviously.
I think it was the documentary vid they did. He had one backstage whilst warming up with Lars. That one was purple






or red
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Re: anyone seen this? kirk hammet's black pyramid universe

"Back in the day", perhaps the "...And Justice..." tour, Kirk used to play a RG560 w/EMGs for his solo spot every night. He also then proceeded to trash and/or break the guitar, giving away the pieces. Since his brand new ESP and Jackson Rhoads were neck through, and his Gibson V and Les Paul Custom were set-neck, he couldn't trash those in the same way.

Since Lars is tight with the Hoshino/Tama people, getting Kirk a one-off (even if it were just a repainted white Universe) wouldn't be a big deal. Especially since ESP wasn't making sevens.

We know Ibanez has done this for a bunch of "names" who weren't endorsees, such as Kurt Cobain and Dave Navarro. Even Dime was known to have a few Iceman guitars with Floyds (and I'm sure lightning bolts).

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Re: anyone seen this? kirk hammet's black pyramid universe

looks like everyone's into 7 stringer's these days.i like them to look at but not for playing,6 string is hard enough to play never mind 7 lol nice to look at though.
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"Back in the day", perhaps the "...And Justice..." tour, Kirk used to play a RG560 w/EMGs for his solo spot every night. He also then proceeded to trash and/or break the guitar, giving away the pieces. Since his brand new ESP and Jackson Rhoads were neck through, and his Gibson V and Les Paul Custom were set-neck, he couldn't trash those in the same way.

Since Lars is tight with the Hoshino/Tama people, getting Kirk a one-off (even if it were just a repainted white Universe) wouldn't be a big deal. Especially since ESP wasn't making sevens.

We know Ibanez has done this for a bunch of "names" who weren't endorsees, such as Kurt Cobain and Dave Navarro. Even Dime was known to have a few Iceman guitars with Floyds (and I'm sure lightning bolts).

Cheers,
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Does any body have some pics where we can see Kurt, Dave etc. with ibanez axes?

Some pics with Dave are here - http://www.angelfire.com/tx/Brian817/dave.html
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I think Dave was on Ibanez guitars at one time.

I sure would like to know where that "Nothings Shocking" RG is today.
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I think Dave was on Ibanez guitars at one time.
yep, he was:

(1991 USA catalog):



then for some absurd reasons he's switched to PRS, but seems like he's never forgot his first love, as he's recently using a custom white RG, instead of his PRSs:

either live...


...and in studio (pictured with Trent Reznor):


and well, here's the result...


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yep, he was:

(1991 USA catalog):



then for some absurd reasons he's switched to PRS, but seems like he's never forgot his first love, as he's recently using a custom white RG, instead of his PRSs:


and well, here's the result...



Chicks dig Ibanez players, that is well proven fact That white RG looks really nice.

One day would love to hear story behind that Kirk's UV. And also see some more pics, that thing has never been in production...
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Daves RG looks too strange with the stratty bridge....
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