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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2005, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Japanese Market Only?

I was viewing the Japense Ibanez website when I stumbled across these:



Metallic Series http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/produc..._metallic.html

Rubber Grip (PPS designs, the others are available here in the USA) http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/produc...ip_wizard.html

Body Color Series http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/produc...ody_color.html

Basic Color Series http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/produc...cks_basic.html

The Vai/Gibert, Sand and Rubber Grips (except the PPS, damnit!) are readily available here in the US. Anyone know if Ibanez would allow a US dealer to order these other designs/materials? Or possibly even from a foreign mail order source? I can't read Japanese, and Babelfish can sometimes translate a Japanese wesbite well, and sometimes not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 01:12 AM
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Re: Japanese Market Only?

They have similar ones in the 2005 Ibanez Catalog.

But I dont know anyone who carries them

music 123.com (no space in between music and 123) has the Vai and Gilbert signature picks, but last time I checked, thats all they had in the way of Ibanez picks.

Too bad, those Ibanez picks look killer.
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Re: Japanese Market Only?

I've gotten the rubber grip Polyacetal and the similar sand grip wizard picks from them (music 123) in the past.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Japanese Market Only?

I can get the rubber grip Polyacetal and sand grip picks through a local store than carries Ibanez, but the PPS ones....nope.
Haven't had any luck finding an online Japanese dealer so far, either.
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Re: Japanese Market Only?

Contact Ishibashi, they'd send it to you. Mind you shipping costs on that alone would probably turn the picks into $3 picks unless you get a guitar along with them. I usually just add small stuff that I need to my orders from Japan. Next time I'll order up some Ibanez PPS picks just to try 'em out.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Japanese Market Only?

I looked at Ishibashi's website.....I'll have to email them to see what's available.
I got a sample PPS pick from Fernandes, which I like. It's almost like a metal core (it certainly has a very metallic ping when you drop it on a hard desktop) with a thin smooth rubberlike coating.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Japanese Market Only?

Ishibashi emailed me back....they carry just 2 of the models listed, and have minimum orders of 50 pcs each.

Ugh.
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