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Dear Readers,

As you all know Ibanez has reached the annual time for releasing new guitars.
Now I am always enthusiastic about the new grub, jet I cannot say the same about Ibanez' 8-string meshugga signature.
first of all the price 8K seems a bit out of order.
The 10k fireman seemed that as well, but at least i bought that guitar with the feeling Japanese luthiers where risking their lungs by working with poisonous Korina wood. But not only the price is kinda weird, the fact that it has 1 pickup, jezus, for that price i would least expect 2, but 1!! c'mon.
o, yeah it has an Ibanez bridge, well 8k, no kahler?........ what's left.
I mean I love Ibanez bridges, but being it made by Ibanez the price would go down to the material kost and the machine costs, no luthier required for the bridge! and if not worse, 8 strings are a son of a bitch to find strings for that should add to the price in longtermes. anyway enough of my opinion I would love to hear yours.
 

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You do realize the FRM you bought listed at $9333, so by your logic it was an extra $1333 for the 2 extra pickups? Seems to me the M8M is a deal in comparison ;)
 

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he thanks man. apreciate the warning. little typing flaw their kinda got mixed up between euros and dollars! but do you agree with me on the issue at hand and would you care to poll?? that :wink: kinda breaks the barrier for other users.
 

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I don't agree at all. How can you buy the FRM but then say they're out of bounds on the M8M? Is one any less than the other, besides being $1333 less ;)
 

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I have to agree with Rich here. There is nothing that "special" about the fireman to make it worth that much just like there isn't with the M8M. Ibby charges what they feel they can get, and using you as an example, they got the money from you on one.

Just guessing, but I'm figuring that given the 29.4" scale-length and it being a 8-string, they figured people won't be playing clean or jazz on it, so why install a neck pickup? Not to mention that it's a signature and they didn't want one.
 

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You could buy two 8's and one 7 for the price of the one Ibby. Not to mention that Strictly7 has a custom shop as well.
 

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Ok let me start with saying I am glad where al enthusiastic.
as far as the FRM. it has 3 dimarzio humbuckers, and is made of special korina, witch in myeyes makes it so and so more valuable. and it is a unique design, I don't know if you have noticed but the m8m is just an rg its practically the same as the ordinary rg8 without the pickup and a transparent finish. Anyway I mus agree the most with guitarnoise (user) who says their both a ripoff, the pickups are similair to ordinary fenders and the korina wood doesn't really influence the sound.
 

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I cant tell you how important it is for a neck pickup.. The shreddy tone you get when your running fast licks just cant be had from a bridge pickup..

Guess I will have to take my 8k elsewhere..

Jokes aside, no one is forcing anyone to buy this guitar. its obviously for 8 string players in well paid bands to buy or collectors.. no one else needs to buy it.. You can get an 8 string prestige and play just as well on it.. the 8k price tag wont make you 8k better in sound/tone.

Obviously most will come to the quick realization that they cant afford the 8k Meshugga and settle for the prestige or RG8 which is exactly what Ibanez wants.. Sounds like Smart business to me !!
 

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Value aside, I never played one but from what I listen on whats available on the net the PGMFRM1 is one of the the nicest sounding guitar from ibanez so far.

Sure it has lots to do with gear etc. but seems its capable of getting many tones with controls available on guitar.

meshugga looks nice...but if we compared the 2 guitars seems a lot more can be done with the PGMFRM1...

Also there is the collectors value side of things (which isn't always easy to simplify with money). Personal opinion; Never heard of meshugga but I don't think such music will have followers with deep pockets in future...
 

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@Mertay totally agree with you. the pgm just has more capabilities.
and can someone tell me how to get an 8 string restrung?? where you find strings?
 

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Jokes aside, no one is forcing anyone to buy this guitar. its obviously for 8 string players in well paid bands to buy or collectors.. no one else needs to buy it.. You can get an 8 string prestige and play just as well on it.. the 8k price tag wont make you 8k better in sound/tone.

Obviously most will come to the quick realization that they cant afford the 8k Meshugga and settle for the prestige or RG8 which is exactly what Ibanez wants.. Sounds like Smart business to me !!
This says pretty much all there is to say on teh subject in my opinion. The only thing I'd need to add is that the list price is (as normal) higher than the street price. It's also important to remember that a "run of the mill" Sugi will still set you back several thousand dollars, that's before you add in an unusual scale length, two extra strings, and the toll-manufactured signature model effect...

Oh and I voted "I dislike the m8m but its probably worth 8k" It's not really a"dislike" more "general indifference towards" but I can't imagine you'll get a "better" 8 string without signifcantly changing the specs, and tht means it wouldn't be a Meshuggah signature model. But I figure for a Sugi and such a specialised one at that, then yeah, it probably is worth what it costs.
 

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WOW looking at the poll at this moment nobody will buy the guitar??
weird you always get the diehard fans that buy guitars no matter how much k's
 

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o and i would like to say that i voted for"I like the guitar but it's to dear" honestly I think its a badass guitar. the absent of a neck pickup makes it look kinda plain in my opinion but further than that it's a nice guitar.
 

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Those buying these could care less what some other company can make for how much less money. They're buying these because this is exactly [or close enough] to what they've wanted, they appreciate Ibanez guitars and always have, and they're willing to pay the true sales price [not the ultra inflated List price everybody loves to sensationalize and rant about]. Not that they're cheap, but they're not made to be cheap. The RGA8 is made to be cheap and if you want the cheap alternative you'll buy that [or anything else you prefer] instead.
 

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@Rich I know they would, I just discuss if that would be the best option.
anyway the m8m has similar pickups to the rg8 prestige only 1 less for 7k more, I know you may not agree but it is the truth.
 

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No, it's not. The Prestige is $2799, and is mass produced in a factory. How many pickups it has is of no consequence. The M8 was designed the way the artist wanted it, and they obviously had no desire for another pickup.
 

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No, it's not. The Prestige is $2666, and is mass produced on a factory. How many pickups it has is of no consequence. The M8 was designed the way the artist wanted it, and they obviously had no desire for another pickup.
I must disagree the more pu's you have the more options you have.
the neck pu sounds diffrent than the bridge. by eliminating that you will only have the option for 1 sound. And you hit the nail on the head, the artist wanted it that way, and that's to me the wrong jett only reason for this idiot pricing. and I meant that even the normal rg8 is similar jet less k's. o yeah dear rich WAKE UP! their all mass produced, it's an ordinary rg with one less pickup and a trans black finish. and a little stamp on it messhugga, give me your rg8 and I'll make you a messhuga guitar with 2!! 2!!pickups.
 

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Everything Sugi is hand built, if you're so clueless you don't know the difference then it's completely lost on you.
 

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Everything Sugi is hand built, if you're so clueless you don't know the difference then it's completely lost on you.
who cares if it's "hand built" hands can **** up, people make mistakes. never seen cnc **** up. you really think that you'll get the same precision by hand as by computer. boy that's clueless man.
 
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