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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

Now, i know for a fact im not alone when it comes to finding that the volume pot on my guitar gets in the way of my picking hand.

The only ibanez guitars i can think of which have a layout which is out of the way is John Petruccis and Rob Balducci.

Anyone ever thought about maybe making a couple of guitars with this layout? even a 520/620 variant with the petrucci style control layout, everything else stock, im sure it would sell.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 10:51 AM
 
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Re: Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

+1, I would love that.

Don't forget the PGMs too, and I think there's a couple of J-customs that have the Petrucci-style layout too. Also the MTM guitars. Would like to see one at a lower price range though.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

Yea definately.

I didnt mention PGMs because they only have the 1 knob and the 2610 is the same layout (i think) but its kinda the same idea, keeping it out of the way.

I think MT did because his BC Rich guitars were similar, not sure.
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Re: Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

I'm just guessing, but I imagine that the volume control was placed close to the strings / bridge so that people could do volume swells more easily (like the kind that you hear in Van Halen's "Cathedral").

I agree, though. Even if it was just moved about 1 cm further away, downward and to the rear, that would be nice.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 06:20 PM
 
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Re: Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

I never liked the position of the volume knob annoying as hell....disturbs my hand terribly.....the pgm had hit the spot though
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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Re: Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

I don't mind the positioning of the Ibanez volume knob at all... Jackson volume knobs, now, are a completely different story. I think we should be grateful for what we have in this department.
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Re: Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

I don't like the position. It's all Steve Vai's fault! I play RG's, which are descended from the JEM, and of course the RG's have copied the whole layout.

The RG vol knob has already moved (in the early 90's, I think), but not enough!
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Re: Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

i like where it is.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

I know it wouldnt please everyone, but i guess this thread goes back to the age old demand for options.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 03:15 AM
 
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Re: Suggestion to Hoshino - Control Layout

It is easy to do with Jems and other guitars with pickguards. Just get a new pickguard made without volume/tone/toggle holes and drill the necessary holes where you want them! I did this with my old RG...I removed the tone pot/knob and re-positioned the toggle and volume pot/knob.
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