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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-04-2001, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shades of gray - Lack of color

2001 Line up...

UV - One model....black
Jem - Two models.....black & white
RG7 - Discontinued...but still available in....Iron Pewter (Metallic Black)

And new for 2001!!!!!!

RG570....Grey Nickel (Silver)....

I speak only for myself when I say.....Ibanez?.....color my world....:biggrin:

(Please, don't tell me that I can get an RG470 in red, or a GAX in blue. I wouldn't buy one and niether would any of you.)


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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-04-2001, 05:32 PM
 
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Isn't the RG7420 still available in Magenta Crush? Heh.

Actually, MC would look pretty decent if the headstock and fretboard dots matched.

Ibanez really needs to get away from the "slap a black headstock on everything" approach, especially on their high-end stuff. Black headstock on a DNA? WTF is up with that?
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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-06-2001, 06:28 PM
 
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It would be Excellent to see a new Jem or UV living in color again.

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-07-2001, 08:34 AM
 
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If less color options would mean more hardware and/or wood options then I could live with it happily.
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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-07-2001, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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I would go along with the wood option thing, but would want natural or stained finishes.

Why would I want a mahogony bodied guitar covered in boring black....(maybe I should ask K. Hammit....nah)?

Or, why would I want a beautiful Swamp Ash covered in white?

I'd love a mahogony body with a thick clear. The kind that looks like your hand would go right through it.

Yeeeaahh Baaabbyy!!!!!

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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-07-2001, 03:33 PM
 
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Surely transparent finishes on mahogany or ash look better, but when have you seen Steve play a transparent finished guitar last? I think he likes only solid colors... Our destiny!
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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-07-2001, 03:56 PM
 
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Personally I miss the flourescent colours but that's just me. *As far as Vai only playing solid colours, what about the root beer jem, or the BSB, or his bad horsie jem (or whatever it's called) *Yeah they've all got colour in them but you can still see the wood grain. *Personally I think the BSB was one of the coolest finishes on a Jem, I just don't like the thinner necks.
Don't go orange, it only looks good on mopar products and fruit! *OK OK, it's just my opinion, I don't like orange much because when I was very tiny my mom used to get me a lot of orange clothes and I hate the colour now. *Oh well, outside of the MC, I think the black and green UV was the best looking of the bunch too.
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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-07-2001, 03:59 PM
 
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Yeah, I have black and green 91 UV, and I love it. It will get new pups soon. I'm really excited.
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 01:57 AM
 
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COLOR # 7 ORANGE....... *

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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 09:54 AM
 
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Put the orange + black swirl into production! But only if you can get DiMarzio to start making orange bobbins again, too.

UV777OMC, anyone? (And put an orange vine inlay on that sucker!)
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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 01:38 PM
 
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I teach in a music store that is an Ibanez dealer. *When I started, I was really excited to work in a store where i could get any Ibanez guitar at a deep discount, but *these days there's nothing in the Ibanez catalog that particularly turns me on! *

This sucks. *The colors are useless, the options are sparse, and the Jem 7V is way too expensive. *I wonder if maybe I can somehow order the bitchin' Japanese RGs or the BTB Satriani....

grrr.
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post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 01:48 PM
 
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Maybe this is just personal opinion, but Iíll bet many will agree when I say that I am all for Darrenís UV777OMC. You must listen to Darren. He is a Graphic Design Guru. :biggrin:

Things just seem to be getting very plain looking lately. I guess itís a trend or whatever. Hereís hoping it changes.
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post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 02:27 PM
 
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Just noticed this thread actually.
But don't you think that the 2 new Korn7 string offerings are amazingly dull!?

With the demise of the 2027 it does appear that the 7's are taking a bit of a knock back, (but 6 has always been enough for me anyway)

I really do love bright, cosmetic guitars ( as long as they play well ), custom graphics, funky paint jobs, exotic inlays...I'm all for it and I'm sure many of us are.
Maybe it's a real cost-cutter, as we all demand higher quality construction and parts then the scrimping takes place with the finish.

Just my 0.2p

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post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 09:34 PM
 
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* Darren, Great Idea!

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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 11:56 PM
 
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Oh, one more thing, Ibanez...

If you do decide to do another MC, please, please, please swirl the headstocks as well!!#$

ATD's work is so amazing, the bodies deserve to be complemented by a nicely swirled head as well.
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