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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hardtail S series . . .

Hey - I just think it would be cool to have a hardtail S series. I know they make the SA (which could be blocked) and the SZ, but I think it'd be fun to have an actual S series with a hardtail bridge. Probably a tuno-string through type deal. I mean the SA's are cool, but the body shape is different, and you'd still have to block the trem. I guess it would end up being sort of like the Jackson soloist SLSMG, now that I think of it. Although much cooler. Anyway, S body shape with hardtail = fun. And sustain.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 03:36 PM
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

I hear you on that one man, I was actually just looking to see if there was any type of bridge you might be able to replace it with but no luck

I guess we're stuck waiting on Ibanez for this one
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

There use to be such an S series with the Gibraltar 2 bridge....

s470 (top right):

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/203/8.jpg
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

Wilch, you're a god among men. I don't how I've overlooked that but thank you.

Edit : Man, those are relatively old and all the new ones have ZR system
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-10-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

to say it entirely, I will very much appreciate a S body with hardtail bridge(the one in the pgm model)!i know there's the gambale's one but i don't like signature model and i don't like the way the pick ups are fixed to the body.
so here is my dream:
actual S style body
hardtail fixed bridge
HH routing
set neck
reverse headstock

that's all folks!
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

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There use to be such an S series with the Gibraltar 2 bridge....

s470 (top right):

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/203/8.jpg
Thats totally cool. Since I posted this thread someone tried to sell one of those in the classifieds section - in a dark red I think. I'll keep that in mind though. SF470. Mmmmm.
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

Colin I just sent you a pm about one I saw for sale somewhere.
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

I had my guy Jason Kahrs (jkahrs here on Jemsite) do this one up for me - really nice job!



More - you can really see the pearl detail in the headstock super closeup shot:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...dtail%20Sabre/


I've also go a 470SF I got from him that he'd stripped:



Plus I've got a couple with "vintage" type bridge - a 430S-II and a SV470:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...nt=430s001.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...470SV-OL01.jpg

Plus the ultimate Saber hardtail - an SB900 bass. It would be awesome to see one of these in a 5 string:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...t=sb900-01.jpg

I really like all of the guitars more than Sabers with Edge trems, something about the body that makes it really nice for a non/vintage-trem guitar - maybe that's just me though.
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

I'm digging the stoptail'd 470SF, how much was that to get?
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

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I'm digging the stoptail'd 470SF, how much was that to get?
Well, that was part of a huge trade, so I'm not sure exactly, I'd say that you should be able to get one in the $350 - $400 range in nice shape. It's a Gibson scale too, so it's a little different since I set it up with 10s, and acoustically it's one of the best sounding electrics I have.
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

Those are all awesome. I'm digging the natural S470 though. I guess the closest thing Ibanez makes now is the SV. I guess you could just tighten the hell out of the springs for more sustain (its not a floating bridge is it?).
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

SV's have very little in common with the S470.

S470 is so very very thin, and yeah, I hate the trems on the SV's .
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Well, that was part of a huge trade, so I'm not sure exactly, I'd say that you should be able to get one in the $350 - $400 range in nice shape. It's a Gibson scale too, so it's a little different since I set it up with 10s, and acoustically it's one of the best sounding electrics I have.
Well, it's proving to be rather difficult so far but if you're ever looking to get rid of one I'm always on here
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SV's have very little in common with the S470.

S470 is so very very thin, and yeah, I hate the trems on the SV's .
Do you mean SAs? I don't think the body on my SV is any different from the older S540s I have/had, and is very thin. And the trem on that is pretty nice for a vintage non-floater, it's a Gotoh with Gotoh locking tuners. I know most of the SAs are thicker with bad trems. I think there's an SV out now too, but aren't those the 24 fret models? Mine is from something like 1993, I've got an RV from that same period too. Both have that Gotoh trem and the very sweet viper profile neck.
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Re: Hardtail S series . . .

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Well, it's proving to be rather difficult so far but if you're ever looking to get rid of one I'm always on here
Well, there might be one available over on the auction site that we dare not mention, it's red stained though - mine actually used to be black, I don't know if they came natural like that. It looks like the Japanese version, given the hardware and V series pups - there were Korean models with the same type of bridge/tailpiece, but this has the MIJ Gotohs and MIJ strap pins plus I don't think the MIK had the V pups. I can't read the serial number in the pic, if it's there maybe the seller can verify origin. Someone screwed around with the bridge saddles though. I apologize to the mods if I'm not supposed to mention this, but I've seen a lot of people posting live auctions lately, so I don't know if that rule has been relaxed: 250297033743.

Edit: I just saw the neck plate says Made In Japan, so it's the same one.

Edit again: Sorry, it's the same bridge saddles, I never noticed the screws on the saddles like that before but they are there. It looks like the strings aren't properly put through the tailpiece though sinec some are angled to the bridge.
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