Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: Ibanez 8 string another shot in the foot for Ibanez?
[QUOTE=Drew;706485]Easy. It's 2007, not 1990. A swirled guitar would go over about as well today as a pastel pink one with a Hello Kitty inlay on the 12th fret.
I was reading the thread about whether the RG550 RI was worth the money earlier today, and it just reinforced my belief that Ibanez ditched the neons for all the right reasons - after bitching and whining about the lack of exciting colours, and proclaiming that if Ibz reissued the neons people would buy 'em in droves, the number of people proclaiming that the RI costs too much, had the wrong pickups, should have been this, should have been that, why would I spend this when I can get an original on the 'B** for a lot less....... sheesh! Why did they bother!!!!!
I think the 8 String is a great idea, and a great risk on Ibanez's part - it's NEVER going to sell in big numbers, crikeys, they're having trouble selling seven stringers at the moment, so of course it's black, it's a very, very nice irridescent black, it's got great pickups, it's got great hardwar, and it's got EIGHT STRINGS.....
And people still complain!