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post #1 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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What would you like to see from Ibanez?

Hey all you slingers!!

I want to ask all of you players, what would you like to see from Ibanez / Hoshino Gakki? A certain guitar? A pedal? Amp? Tell me your thoughts, if you chose..........If not, go play a few thousand notes for me. Thanks in advance and have a wonderful day!


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post #2 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 02:57 AM
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ZR trem in the RG series.

Transparent coloured finishes.

Solidbody Les Paul-style guitars in the SZ range.

The option of fatter necks on RGs.

Budget Korean seven strings with Edge Pro II.

Talman body shape with Jet King appointments.
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post #3 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 07:18 AM
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More Australian endorsees.

More transparent finishes in the RG series.

More upper end S Series like the ones available on the wall of any Japanese music store.
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post #4 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 07:43 AM
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Some of the signature models as lefthanded (no Jem Jr. ). To be more specific a lefty JS1000 or JS1200 would be grand!

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PS. Andy on what day at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt will you be playing?

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post #5 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 07:49 AM
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fancy inlays and more ebony!
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post #7 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 08:47 AM
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A real custom shop.
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post #8 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 09:48 AM
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Bring back in it's original state the SDR1000 Plus!
Better Variety of RG's H/S/H with some coil tapping or optional sustainer.
Neon colors
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post #9 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 10:01 AM
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Bring back the Radius line, and throw a 7-string in there. More hardtails, more oiled mahogany or walnut bodies.
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post #10 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 10:04 AM
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bring back the old trems.......ok i know its never gona happen but i can dream.

radius guitars back on the market is what i would like to see, and was said above more oilded mahogany bodys and some more interesting wood choices.
i would love to see a radius body guitar in natual mahog witha jem7v style neck profile

and i would like to see there suposidly presige guitars at a higher quality level its about time that they either lower prices or up there quality levels.
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post #11 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 10:31 AM
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I'll second Darren Wilson and bpd111.

Ibanez makes some cool guitars, so a custom shop for the general public should exist.

More 7 strings, hardtails, natural finishes, exotic woods, etc. I'd love more than anything to have a RG2027 style guitar with a fixed bridge instead of a *** floyd.

Of yeah, an 8 string or two would be most rightous.
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post #12 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 11:06 AM
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Realisticly what I would like to see from Ibanez is the ability to order any model available in Japan through my local Ibanez dealer.
Even if it takes 3 months to get it.

If I could order a maple fingerboard j-custom like the RG8570M over here, Ibanez would have sold one more guitar last year.

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post #13 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 11:19 AM
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There's already an entire area of the Forum devoted to this very topic
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post #14 of 238 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 01:21 PM
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Personally I'd like to see them concentrate on improving what they're currently producing. My personal wish list would be,

Locking studs on everything MIJ.
Nut routs deep enough to allow optimal height without modification.
Smoother fret end finishing and polishing on Prestige's.
Perfectly aligned stud placement on neck thru's.

It's the simple things I get excited about
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I have two opinons on this one so I'll list both.

The first is in line with Rich's ideas. I'd like Ibanez to iron out the glitches with the current regime. To me, this means the return of the locking studs.

Quite simply, Ibanez's non-endorser based reputation, in the UK at least, is founded on the fact that the Edge and Lo-Pro edge tremolo systems are the most reliable ones around. Since the locking studs have been omitted from even the top of the line guitars, the tuning stability has suffered.

As a direct result of this Ibanez have cracked the very foundation of their reputation amoungst a group of semi-professional players, who are more swayed by the supreme functionality of the instrument rather than the endorser list.

I believe a wise man once said "we are THE locking trem company". I'd now argue that Ibanez no longer stands above its peers, and that the playing field is now considerably more level.

I'd ask Ibanez to rectify this, before previously loyal customers look elsewhere.

The second angle I'd like to emphasise is as with many other folks' I'd like to see either a larger, globally available catalogue, or a Jackson USA select / Tom Anderson style semi-custom shop open. I'd envisage players being able to place orders for any of the main body shapes, RG, S, SZ etc guitars, with a choice of neck profiles, Ultra, Wizard, Viper, in a variety of woods and equally importantly finishes.

This would be a pipedream however and I doubt that it would be economically viable as past experience proves.

I'd also say get the signature models in line with the artists models. JEM7VWH with a rosewood board these days, JS1200 with an original Edge trem, K7 graphics etc. etc.
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