Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Custom Ibanez 7 - Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah
So, I saw this TV programme with Morgan Ågren (if you don't know who that is, he's probably the most inhuman drummer in the world...he and his childhood friend Mats Öberg (of the crazy band Mats/Morgan) played with Zappa in their teens, and Zappa once said "These guys play unbelievable...just unbelievable.") with special guest and friend Fredrik Thordendal, the guitar-God of Meshuggah and Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects (on whose album, Sol Niger Within, Morgan plays). As you might know, Thordendal is an Ibanez endorsee, and he played a new custom model 7 string. It was powder grey with only the bridge pickup (if I know him correctly, it's probably a waxed DiMarzio Blaze II) and no fret inlays apart from two 3's, one above the other, on the 12th fret. It looked kinda clean and nice. I'll try to find some pictures later on.
Oh, also, you Meshuggah fans (if there are any?)...Tomas Haake, Meshuggah's drummer, said that there will be 8-string guitars on the new album. Now, it would be interesting to know if they are Ibanez guitars, as all stringbenders are Ibanez endorsees (the bassist, Gustaf Hielm, recently quit though -- but you'll be able to see him play with Meshuggah this month when they're opener for TOOL in the mid-west). Probably not though. I wonder what Ibanez will say about that...that they're using custom (or maybe Conklin?) guitars. Oh well, we'll see.
Oh, forgot to add; the 8th string is a low G string, not a high one as the "standard" Conklins are.
(Edited by Tsorovan at 10:50 am on Sep. 3, 2001)