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post #31 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 01:36 AM
 
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Re: OFFICIAL IBANEZ 8 STRING GUITAR R&D TEAM

a 27" 7/8 string Iceman/Stoneman would be awesome.
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Aaron working on Fredrik's new guitar for the Meshuggah LA show.


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The only suggestion I have that could make an 8 string production RG even better would be to have the body SLIGHTLY slimer, such as the TAM100. And also implement the lower horn scoop. I feel that with the RG's inherent balance and beauty, with the addition of those two features, would make for the perfect formula for a production 8
I just wanted to chime in on this and offer the other side of the argument here.

I'm a fairly big guy, so I don't ever struggle with the weight of a guitar, but I have to say that I like the fact that the RG is a fairly 'big' guitar as well, the thickness of the body makes it feel more reassuring to me, I remember James from Cradle of Filth trying an even thicker body on one of his guitars. If people really want a thin RG shape the the TAM is there for them to go with, they could also try an S series. Please leave the old school RG size for the old school RG sized guys . A thicker body might even help with neck/body balance?

The horn scoop is something else that I personally don't see the need for, unless you're going to take me up on the thicker body idea
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Hey Tak, I recently saw this posting of a fanned-fret Ibanez SR 5 string bass.

https://twitter.com/ikebegakki/statu...41046836211712


It would be cool if you guys also experimented with a fanned fret 8 string guitar

(and for the record, myself and a lot of other bassists are really interested in that fanned 5-string bass!)
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I made some custom black Lopro 8 for Fredrik long time ago in the custom shop. We do all kind of 8 string tremolo experiments. He asked me to make another one last week and I told him that I really don't wanted to do it again (it was pain in the a%%).
I installed some proto type 8 string tremolo on Tony's (MacAlpine) RG8s.
If the R&D Team is keeping track, you can put a tally mark in the YES column for a Lo Pro Edge 8 bridge.
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post #36 of 65 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, we are pushing really hard for that one. will see what happens........
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Fantastic!
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post #38 of 65 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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New one for my boss.
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Crazy! Is this shape a potential new signature guitar?
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post #40 of 65 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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We don't know yet at this point. Fredrik is still testing the guitar in live stage and studio.
The 6 string Stoneman is made out of korina and set in neck. This new 8 string Stoneman is through neck and has Alder / Swamp Ash wings.
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You guys should really consider a small production run of the regular fretted version of the 8 string Stoneman.
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I've never seen a true temperment 8 string neck!

I really have got to get myself an 8 string

Although stretching the strings on an 8 string with tremolo will be a pain in the ass!!!! And it'll probably need like 5 springs and a backstop as well
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Tak, is there any chance that you guys could be convinced to make that amazing bridge/tailpiece available for purchase? I have been trying to find a tuneomatic 8 string tailpiece for the past year. I would seriously love to buy a couple!

On the topic of the guitar itself, it looks incredible. I'm not interested in the True Temperament stuff, but otherwise, that guitar is such a beautifully classic design, it would be an incredible shame if you didn't make at least a limited release 6/7/8 string version.
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This Stoneman's bridge and tailpiece set are made by ABM for my boss Fredrik. I think sometime in near future they will be available for everybody (but don't hold your breath). He wanted this combo for more neck angle, string tension and whatever something I don't understand. The Stoneman is somehow very loud guitar though, you will like it. The True Temp stuff, some love it some don't...........But looked cool right?
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