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post #46 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 08:12 PM
 
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Re: OFFICIAL IBANEZ 8 STRING GUITAR R&D TEAM

The 8 string Stoneman is a giant guitar correct? I'm no bass player, but that 5 string bass looks awfully small next the Stoneman. Either way, thank you for letting us see the interesting guitars being built.

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Yes, we are working on several different models at the custom shop.
What would you like to see from our production line?
May be you can join our 8 string guitar R&D team too.


I just read this properly. It is a strange irony this question was not posted on SSO.org. Probably for the best; fewer heart attacks involved.
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post #47 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, the Stoneman is a large guitar but not a giant guitar, just a camera angle made it looked bigger than the 5 string bass. I really like the people here in JEM Site, I get all kind of different ideas all the time. You guys are the best Ibanez supporters we have. I'm very slow to post anything but I will try my best to let you guys know what's going on in the Ibanez Custom Shop.
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post #48 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 01:26 PM
 
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If there are any new Vai custom builds that come by feel free to share!!! Lol
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post #49 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 01:05 AM
 
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Just curious Tak...have you tried Q-Tuner pickups as an experiment?

http://www.q-tuner.com/about-q-tuner/
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post #50 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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If there are any new Vai custom builds that come by feel free to share!!! Lol
OMG!
How would you possibly know that?
Top secret stuff, AR and Custom Shop personnel only!!!!!!!
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post #51 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 11:43 AM
 
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Wait there's something going on right now?! I had no idea!

Well it dosent HAVE to be a secret, does it?
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post #52 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 11:34 PM
 
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Re: OFFICIAL IBANEZ 8 STRING GUITAR R&D TEAM

An 8 string version of the UV7PWH would be glorious
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post #53 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 07:06 AM
 
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Re: OFFICIAL IBANEZ 8 STRING GUITAR R&D TEAM

Y'know what I think would make a cool 8-string? The FR. I fell in love with that thing ever since I saw Paul Gilbert use one at a guitar clinic.
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post #54 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-16-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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lol.....
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post #55 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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I have played many of the guitars you made for Fredrik and you are making a fantastic job with it. Not much of a 8-string guy myself, but I appreciate good guitars.

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post #56 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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Re: OFFICIAL IBANEZ 8 STRING GUITAR R&D TEAM

Saw when I already had done my previous post that it was that guitar.

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New one for my boss.
Played that one a little while ago.
Nice with TT, makes things in tune.

/Magnus
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post #57 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-29-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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Re: OFFICIAL IBANEZ 8 STRING GUITAR R&D TEAM

Any nearer to the RG2228 with a trem? After all if "dodgy" Schecter can do it why can't mighty Ibanez after all you invented the best locking trem there is??

Also were are the ebony fingerboard options? I bought a Washburn PXM18 came with ebony at under $900 makes such a different on an extended range instrument. 8 strings with passive humbuckers with coil taps?
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post #58 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-29-2014, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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The 8 string guitar tremolo for our production guitars are not technical or engineering problem, rather it is a business decision we have to make. I'm totally agreed with you though, we should have done this long a go. But this is just my opinion, the company thinks otherwise.
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post #59 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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The buisness side of ibanez should listen to its customers more

I'd be happy if an 8 steing Trem was commissioned and perhaps it needs a backstop? Then Ibanez might sell some backstops again? it's a hope
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post #60 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 11:36 PM
 
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Re: OFFICIAL IBANEZ 8 STRING GUITAR R&D TEAM

I whole heartedly support an Ibanez RG2228 with a Lo Pro Edge 8 bridge! I'm not a heavy tremolo user and I've even developed an appreciation for more subtle floating bridges, but, when it comes down to it, I have more confidence in the Edge/Lo Pro Edge bridges than any other.

However, are the Schecter Floyd Rose equipped 8 string guitars flying off the shelves? Considering I do not even know which model has the Floyd Rose suggests its not a major seller for Schecter or perhaps I'm out of touch with the 8 string guitar community...or perhaps both. It would be great to see a prototype in action if one is available for demonstration. If Steve Vai comes by the LACS that would be a great time to have one handy along with some type of audio/visual recording device.
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