Say hi to my new Ibanez Frm250mf.
Its been on my list (along with a vintage iceman and a Mustain angel of death) for ages now regardless of the price and they finally became more widely available here in uk.
I expected it to be big, heavy with a massively thick neck, too thick for me. But i was wrong.....its ace!
I'm a bit of a Japanese ibanez snob and this is made in china and that was another reason i expected to not like this.
It plays fantastic and the dimarzio air classics sound very cool. Not as fat as my vhii neck and the bridge is voiced like a holy diver but quieter and slightly less throat. The quality of sound is there though.
A couple of strange things for me are the wiring "options". Firstly It's wired so you can't choose to use the middle single coil on its own instead the middle selection gets you both humbuckers. This does sound ace but i would love to hear the area67 on its own. Second is the tone knob only works in positions 3. 4 and 5 (Ibanez did intend this it's not a fault) . Maybe this is to do with the middle position setup....who knows
Considering the price and MIC facts I am struggling to decide weather I have a Prestige. premium or gio level instrument???? (it's not gio i know
I must have sat in the shop for an hour just playing! I forgot i was there!! Ibanez did well for a Made in china instrument.
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