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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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2007 Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade

Rarely do I find a guitar with which I am as impressed as I am with this Ibby. Great feature set, high quality build, 5 piece neck/neck thru, DiMarzios, string through body, jumbo frets and nicely finished, Gibraltar Custom Bridge...looks Badass and plays/sounds great too.




The Ibanez VBT700 or V-Blade guitar is a flying V guitar model, introduced in 2007 as part of the Ibanez X series. Originally, the design came from a custom v-shaped guitar that was made for Dragonforce guitarist Sam Totman. Despite some rumors this was not an official signature series but rather a "spin-off" of the original custom design. Totman did get his own signature series in 2008 based on the Iceman, the STM. The VBT700 was the only V-Blade model that was mass produced to the public and was only available in 2007. It has since been discontinued.

Features include a neck through body construction, rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth inlays, a hard-tail bridge with string-through body, and two DiMarzio humbucking pickups.


Specifications for VBT700
Name: VBT700
Years: 2007
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finishes: BK (Black) / WH (White)
Body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
Gibraltar Custom bridge
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
5-Piece Maple/Walnut
Fingerboard:
Bound Rosewood
Inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
24 / Jumbo
Electronics
PU Config:
HH
Neck PU:
DiMarzio D Activator
Bridge PU:
DiMarzio D Activator
Controls:
1 Volume / 1 Tone / 3-Way Toggle
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 04:18 AM
 
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Re: 2007 Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade

I own one of these and it is indeed a MONSTER player and tone machine.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 2007 Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade

Absolutely agree. I struggled with the Indonesia thing but I could not find a flaw with the one I found and thought it was a damn fine player.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 2007 Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade

I got to spend some time playing the VBT700 over the weekend and was quite impressed with it. I actually like the D Activators and find them very usable with a very nice and articulate "clean" sound w/o being "tinny" (after adjusting the tone knob to a slightly above middle position). Really dig the neck position pickup's tone. No complaints.

I have a SD PGNJ/SD JBJ along w/a Switchcraft Push Pull 500K Pot/Fender TBX Tone/Gibson 3 Way Toggle/Switchcraft Cannon Jack that I was thinking about swapping into it but I think I will save those for another guitar.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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Re: 2007 Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade

i owned one as well, picked it up for like 250. It was very solid, i could never get it setup quite right though. always seemed liked it played stiff. Either way i sold it to a relative. I am not a huge fan of the v shape but i would own one of these in white if i ever did want a v


happy 2,000 to me

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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Re: 2007 Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade

Glad you are enjoying your VBT mate.

I've got a white one. It's a quality instrument but i've never felt comfortable with the shape, guess i'm just a superstrat fan.

Rock on!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 02:29 AM
 
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Re: 2007 Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade

I still kick myself for not grabbing one of these when MF was blowing them out that year.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 2007 Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade

Gotta get a Cliplock on it for sure. I've been playing it sitting down with the "V" across one leg. I feel like one of those classical guitarists with the guitar jutting up in the air that way. The more I play it, the more I like it.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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Re: 2007 Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade

I'm not a huge fan of V guitars, but that one looks bad a$$ man... Congrats!
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