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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-09-2014, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is there hope?

So, I was looking around Ikebe's website a couple days ago and came across this:

http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/ec/pro/disp/1/370880/0

Yeah, nothing special, an RG2550 (same one I have already). The thing that got me is that it says it's out of production now. Ibanez can still make the EZ with ZPS over here, which is why this model has been available a year longer than the US. However, with this being discontinued, is there hope that MAYBE the Japanese market just might get the 655s?
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So, I was looking around Ikebe's website a couple days ago and came across this:

http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/ec/pro/disp/1/370880/0

Yeah, nothing special, an RG2550 (same one I have already). The thing that got me is that it says it's out of production now. Ibanez can still make the EZ with ZPS over here, which is why this model has been available a year longer than the US. However, with this being discontinued, is there hope that MAYBE the Japanese market just might get the 655s?
It seems entirely possible but every time we think we know what Hoshino is doing- they do something different......LOL
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the first shipment of 655 is arriving here.

I don't see it in person yet, but somehow I'm still in favor for 550/570 genesis.
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the first shipment of 655 is arriving here.

I don't see it in person yet, but somehow I'm still in favor for 550/570 genesis.
I like aanj more so 655 is more my thing. How much are they over there?
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I like aanj more so 655 is more my thing. How much are they over there?
didn't check the price, but soon I'll let you know.
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didn't check the price, but soon I'll let you know.
Cool thanks.

Next weekend is Gakki Fair, the Japanese version of NAMM up near Tokyo somewhere. Can't go but I think Ibanez is going to show off next year's Japanese lineup, so I REALLY hope there is good news for the market here.
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yeah, they will reveal the JCRG14 line up.
hopefully some new non J custom line up as well.
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yeah, they will reveal the JCRG14 line up.
hopefully some new non J custom line up as well.
Well I know for a fact the roadcores are coming (site has the Coming soon pic for it) so they will have those, but I want to hear that the 655s or something like them will be coming out.
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street price for RG 655 is USD 1089.
Meanwhile RG 550/570 was around USD 805 back then.
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street price for RG 655 is USD 1089.
Meanwhile RG 550/570 was around USD 805 back then.
That actually isn't bad when considering inflation. Very good price. Also, an extra little bit of money for full on dimarzios and not the V1/V2? That's a bargain Let's see if Ibanez will take their heads out of their arses and release them here.
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I'd be happy if they offer without hardcase, and cut the price for another 100-200.
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I'd be happy if they offer without hardcase, and cut the price for another 100-200.
That would be nice, but I love bragging to my idiot friend who bought an ESP horizon 3 (NO hardcase) for like 300,000 yen but Ibanez can include a hardcase on even their cheapest prestige models at 100,000. Bragging rights ftw
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I'm just made a call to that store and ask for $727 for the genesis 570.
he said NO, but I asked him to talk to his superior.
If OK, I break my own rule by not allowing myself to have 58mm neck... dammit.
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I'm just made a call to that store and ask for $727 for the genesis 570.
he said NO, but I asked him to talk to his superior.
If OK, I break my own rule by not allowing myself to have 58mm neck... dammit.
Lol, you actually gonna buy it if you get the okay?

Why do you have that rule for yourself?
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Lol, you actually gonna buy it if you get the okay?

Why do you have that rule for yourself?
yup, me and my big mouth...

I really really don't need any more guitar, especially an Ibanez.
So I hope the answer : No still means No.

regarding the 56mm rule, I like the uniformity of my Ibanez collection.
as per today, all I have is 17/20mm 43/56mm neck for Ibanez. I like it that way.
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