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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Mick Thompson model

Has anyone seen the new mtm2. i have just spotted it in the new ibanez catalogue. Does anyone know anything about it or have any pictures of a real live one?



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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 11:27 PM
 
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Wow, that's kind of generic for being a signature model.
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 12:37 AM
 
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http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/2007/mb_mt_apex.htm

about half way down the page is the specs and a real photo of it.
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Wow, that's kind of generic for being a signature model.
I think its very unique. You have the set trem-type bridge. You have no inlays, white binding and reverse headsock. Plus the H-H config which is sorta rare for this company.

That being said, the red one was much cooler (except the controversial SEVEN inlays)

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Does anyone know anything about it or have any pictures of a real live one?
Bolt-on Neck
Made in Indonesia
Ibanez V7 and V8 pickups
Wizard II neck
Fixed EDGE III bridge

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 06:36 AM
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It's just a cheap guitar and probably not bad for the money. Looks OK (if you take the "Seven" truss rod cover off), but I dunno about the quality control being as it's Indonesian.
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I think its very unique. You have the set trem-type bridge. You have no inlays, white binding and reverse headsock. Plus the H-H config which is sorta rare for this company.

That being said, the red one was much cooler (except the controversial SEVEN inlays)
I see what you mean.

But, this is a forum for JEM fans. And of course, the JEM has the fancy Vine Of Life inlay, and the Monkey Grip, and the H-S-H configuration, etc. It's just really distinguishable. When you see it, you know it's Vai's.

But if I saw that Mick Thompson Ibanez somewhere, I probably wouldn't even know it was his.

To each his own, though.
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But, this is a forum for JEM fans. And of course, the JEM has the fancy Vine Of Life inlay, and the Monkey Grip, and the H-S-H configuration, etc. It's just really distinguishable. When you see it, you know it's Vai's.

But if I saw that Mick Thompson Ibanez somewhere, I probably wouldn't even know it was his.
But thats just because your a Vai fan.

In the mainstream world, a kid who likes rock/metal will know that it is Mick Thompson's guitar.

And I would put good money on the kid not knowing who the hell Steve Vai even is.

I'm sure there are various metal fans out there that could pick out Mick Thompson un-masked no problem. But ask them who Vai is, and they couldn't even tell you. I know some people like that.

Its just different peoples tastes isn't it.
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But thats just because your a Vai fan.

In the mainstream world, a kid who likes rock/metal will know that it is Mick Thompson's guitar.

And I would put good money on the kid not knowing who the hell Steve Vai even is.

I'm sure there are various metal fans out there that could pick out Mick Thompson un-masked no problem. But ask them who Vai is, and they couldn't even tell you. I know some people like that.

Its just different peoples tastes isn't it.
Yeah, I never thought of it that way.

Good point.

I still think it's a shame that guitarists like Mick Thompson are known better than Vai. I'm not dissing Mick, but Steve Vai is... Well, he's Steve Vai.
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But if I saw that Mick Thompson Ibanez somewhere, I probably wouldn't even know it was his.
That's a good thing, I'd say.
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haha what a pile of s h i t
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Re: New Mick Thompson model

The RGR321BK is pretty much just like that but with a more convenient standard hardtail bridge and standard nut, and no seven truss rod cover.
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haha what a pile of s h i t
HAHAHAHAHA what a funny comment! You're so funny! And so right! I wish I was like you and had reaaaal important and eloquently expressed opinions that I could share with the world, you funny, funny person! Oh, what fun!

Grow up.

I very much like the guitar; it's a very functional shred machine that's got it's 'own' look in the little ways like the reverse headstock and binding combined with the FX bridge. I personally find it a little more lenient upon ones preconceptions of genre, not pushing itself so forcefully into metal as the red one does. I love the fact that there's an affordable FX model; I really dislike the floyd rose system and if had a little more money and less impending 30,000 debts (being a student is fun), I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
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It has everything that would make me buy it, but the fact that it's made in Indonesia and it's a mick sig. (plus the truss cover, but that's easily fixed) prevents me from buying one! Still, if Ibanez made this into a regular prestige model or something I'd buy one in a heart beat. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the colors Ibanez enthusiast beg for, but you can't go wrong with a sleek black guitar with a white binding to make it stick out a bit...
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I still think it's a shame that guitarists like Mick Thompson are known better than Vai. I'm not dissing Mick, but Steve Vai is... Well, he's Steve Vai.
Yeah, I suppose so, but I kinda think it's a pity that Vai is better known than Joe Pass, or Howard Roberts, or even Django Reinhart, y'know, I'm not dissing Steve, but Django is, well, he's Django Reinhart!

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