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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

good question, huh? my other guitar player was stoked to see the xiphos when it first came out. he almost bought one until i told him ibanez was coming out with a 7 string version. he was set to get it until we found out it was a hardtail. WTF? he ended up getting a custom ESP made. ibanez, i own over 50 guitars and an overwhelming majority are japanese made ibanez's, 4 being pre 2002 prestiges. i personally love rg's, but ibanez has dropped the ball on the weird shaped guys who like trems.
i am sure i am not the only one who feels this way. with as many of the endorsers playing xiphos guitars, please expand the line. i'd love to see a 7 string iceman or destroyer with a trem.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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Re: So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

It's probably because hardtails rule . . .

Personally If I was gonna buy a 7 I'd want a hardtail, so I'd only ever need one (changing tunings would be way easier).
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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Re: So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

+1. But I do see his point. Most Ibanez players like trems.!
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 03:44 AM
 
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Re: So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

I second the 7 string Iceman with a trem.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 05:16 AM
 
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Re: So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

probably because the Edge-III doesn't exist in a 7-string version? anyway, that kind of guitar should be only fixed bridge, to me. they're more on rhythmics and riffs than flamboiant soloing.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Re: So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

I would not have bought my white Xiphos if it was a hardtail.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 04:57 AM
 
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Re: So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

A 7 string Xiphos or Iceman would be dubbed a prestige if it had an edge pro 7.... Hmm more begging for trem equipped metal guitars then? Carry on.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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Re: So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

They could put a ZR-7 on it like the S7320 and keep it MIIndo. I'd hate to see what a Prestige 7 string neckthrough Xiphos would cost. More than it would be worth under Ibanez's current pricing, IMO.
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Re: So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

Nono, you are correct.
You probably will see something new X guitar addition in 2010 model year.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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Re: So why does the xiphos 6 have a trem and the 7 a hardtail?

is it me or i just love when TAK start to tease us!
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