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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking Just bought an MTM-2!

First of all, excuse me for the mediocre English, I'm not from the US...!



The MTM-2 I ordered came in today, so I picked it up immediately. I asked the guitar shop to tune it to D, and to replace the 'seven' truss rod cover (I'm really NOT into slipknot).

Well, I've been playing it for a few hours now, and I love it

When I got it, the fretboard was kind of dry, so I polished it with some fretboard oil. It looked and felt much better afterwards. I think the fretboard looks great, because of the lack of inlays. I really like the simplicity.

Just after I ordered it, I heard a lot of bad things about Indonesian Ibanez's, so I payed some extra attention to the overal finishing of the guitar.

The rosewood used for the fretboard looks good, there are no glue stains or whatever. The bindings are okay too, looks exactly the same on my RG2610!

The fixed Edge 3 works fine (well, I've only used it for a few hours of course), and all the other hardware seems fine as well.

Actually, the only thing that doesn't look good are the cavities on the back of the guitar (they have been cut out kind of sloppy). But hey, it's just the back.

So, overall I think the finishing is pretty good. It's not as good as a prestige, but it comes close.


I'm still going to replace the V pickups with a DiMarzio X2n in the bridge position (I play stuff like Death and Necrophagist, sounds really good for that kind of music) and probably a PAF Pro in the neck position. Not that the V's aren't any good, but I'm just looking for a kind of specific sound.

Well, back to playing it for another few hours!
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

no pics??? Congratulations on your new baby! Enjoy it! And your English is excellent! No worries there! Be glad you're not from the US, we absolutely murder the English language here!
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post #3 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

Somethings missing............

PICS PICS PICS PICS
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

*Goes on strike* WE WANT PICS! and congrats on your new guitar
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post #5 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 06:55 PM
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

If you don't have pics, you are lying....just kidding, lets see it!
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post #6 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

I'll shoot some photo's today!
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post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 07:45 AM
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

its not real untill there are pictures on here
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post #8 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

Just took some photo's (with original trussrod cover), enjoy!

Headstock:


Fretboard:


Body:


Side:


Edge 3 FX bridge:


The jack plug input is located in a rather unique position. The plug is positioned in an upward angle, so you can┤t pull it out by accident! Works really well:


If anyone┤s interested in anything else, just post below and I can make some more photo┤s!
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post #9 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

Good stuff, glad you are happy with it.
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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

cool guitar, looks great! the jack plug is the same as a jem with the upward angle.
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cool axe.. congrats..
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

Totally awesome looking axe! Congratz
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post #13 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 01:41 PM
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

woh, i nvr notice the mtm have upright jack plug
mtm1 doesnt have one i think

i wanted those plugs in my guitars, they make lifes playing live with cables easy
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

how do you like the painted neck?
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post #15 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just bought an MTM-2!

Yeah, I would've liked a clean neck (like the prestige neck) better, but it feels okay. Doesn't really affect my playing though. In some way I guess it looks a bit cheap, but having an all black backside is pretty cool.
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