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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-20-2002, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez Ghostrider (Wow)

Ok I've been wanting one for a while and I finally found one in ok condition.

Mini Review.

Now it's basically a Les Paul construction wise but ...... one to shred on but looks old time rock and roll so should lull people into a false sence of security before you let rip

To me it's kinda like a cross between a JS and a PG guitar image wise. (Just need to stick a set of F-holes on it lol)

A lot of people won't like the symetrical body shape or the fact that it only has 22 frets but if your looking for a cheaper fixed bridge to compliment your RG's and fancy something a wee bit different but want to stay loyal to Ibanez, give one a blast. In the States they crop up every now and then. I prefered the block inlay humbucker one but the P90 dot inlay one should be cool too (cheaper too)

I love the headstock if only Ibanez had done the PGM900 with this.
The block inlays are great these are becoming my faves. (I like abalone sue me! )

Body and neck are Mohog and the body has a maple cap so I can't wait till I stick a set of Tone Zones in, should make it sound as good as a mohog TZ equiped guitar I already have.

The existing pups are muddy when you turn down the volume but TZ's will fix that.

All in all a great guitar. I read a review of them a while ago which slated them but I had already tried one and wondered WTF they were talking about. The only problem is that it's not that versitile sound wise but nothing a coil tap won't fix and we all know how easy they are to install.

If you want a JS6000, JS700 but can't afford/find one try one of these.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-20-2002, 06:24 AM
 
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Where are the pictures?
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Killer guitars! I've fallen in love with my GR520. Blows away the Les Paul I've been playing. But, the bodies aren't mahogany- they're alder

Great tone and versatility! I put a Tone Zone(b) & Air Norton(n) in mine with a coil-tap on the tone knob. It can do anything!
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Intersting to hear about these...I've often wondered. With teh alder, are the kinda bright or midrangy?
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Actually, the alder sounds much better than I'd anticipated. I too was worried that it'd be far too bright. But, I was pleasantly suprised by the even tone of the alder/maple combo. The pickup choice definitely affects the tone though. I went through several different pickups, and to my surprise, the Tone Zone and Air Norton really worked well!
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I've actually been pleased with alder Ibanezes too...Blazer RI, USRG30, and just picked up a Talman. Seems to be a bit less bassy than mahogany, but the upper mids are smooth and sweet...a tad more "airy" sounding.
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not another ibanez guitar eh Paul?


Where are the pictures dude!!!
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