Ibanez Steve Miller Iceman
Ibanez Steve Miller Iceman

Other Shape Guitar of the Signature series

User Reviews: 3.73

All user reviews for the Ibanez Steve Miller Iceman

Average Score: 3.7 ( 3.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
  2 reviews 67 %
  1 user review 33 %
Value For Money: Excellent
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MGR/zontar 10/20/2007

MGR/zontar's review "Ibanez Iceman"

5
I've been playing for over 30 years, mostly these days at Church, but still play bluesy stuff and whatever I feel like on my own.

In 1980 I was going to go home, but my friend convinced me to go to a music store instead. When I walked in the first thing I noticed was a 1979 Ibanez Iceman on sale. (I believe it's an IC-200. I picked it up & spent over an hour playing it in the store. I put a hold on it & went baack for it the next day. (No Interac in 1980)

Just a few of the things I like-
The shape-when I first saw a picture of one I wanted one.

The balance of the body--I saw other reviewers call it unbalanced--and I must say I am confused by that--it is perfectly balanced between body and neck. This balance makes it easy to hold and play sitting or standing.

The sound.

The big frets (although I have no fret preference--I also love my fretless wonder Les Paul custom.) They make vibrato and string bending easy.

The slotted tailpiece makes for easier string changing.

Not much to not like. It's not as veratile as my Les Paul and has less sustain. But that's not a serious complaint.

Well made, there are a few chips from bumping it into things, but it's held up well.

It's a glued in neck.

The feel, sound, and look of this guitar are incredible. I'm not sure how it matches up against the newer Iceman models as I haven't tried them, but most of the ones I've seen have bolt on necks. While I don't have anything against bolt-ons (I own and enjoy a Fender Mustang) that does affect the tone and sustain.

When I started playing it, there weren't a lot around, and I got a lot of great comments on it, and made a lot of guitarists jealous.

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MGR/Bc Rich man 08/19/2004

MGR/Bc Rich man's review "Ibanez Iceman"

1
I played it in a store.

Nothing at all. I play B.C. Rich guitars. I was not impressed at all. Im not even being Buyest. I just didn't like it.

The fret wire was to big. I tried soloing and i coundn't play near as fast as I could on a BC rich or jackson. There is this guy at school named Wes who owned an iceman, he kept putting down my bc rich and said his iceman had way better tone. I decided to test this for my self only to be very disappointed. The tone was horrable. I like a guitar that has a well rounded tone fore lead rythem and sometimes downtuned riffs. You pay to much for this thing. It is more of a begginers guitar. If you like to solo, I suggest a Jackson, BC rich or gibson.

It seemed to be constructed well. No problems here.

I don't wan't to knock Ibanez because I have not played to many. Only the Iceman and an other. I Still prefer my Bc rich to an Ibanez. I will have to try out more ibanezes to get a better feel for them. I know John Petrucci of dream theater used an Ibanez, so they must have some damn good guitars as well. I just can't say the iceman is all that special. Sorry Wes!

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Hellmasterdeadman 11/11/2003

Hellmasterdeadman's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Ibanez IC300
- 22 frets
- 2 Ibanez humbucker pickups Doubel winding (AH1, AH2)
- As a selector on lespaul
- Tone 1 rglage
- 1 volume rglage
- Book in his briefcase
- Black and color line on the border crme
- A kind of horn (almost a dildo ... my time ... it attracts more people if there are more allusions ca!) At the cut-off
- Acastillage crom full tune II bridge
- Basswood body
- Tuning -> oil bath

UTILIZATION

Well, not specially difficult, the rglage sound is easily transition from one another as CMOP.
will actually use trs complicated if you do not play guitar ... lol ... May otherwise

The tuning is trs enjoyable and easy, and especially it takes a long time
Despite an original can be played sitting without problem.
The handle pulls the guitar down because of poor location of the strap. must dplacer the hook on that collection's outdoor plutt ct belly.
Personally it's not at all a problem for me, since ue when I play I take the handle (like everyone else) ... is no worse than a Gibos SG, but frankly it does not matter at all and does not influence ca ngativement my playing (I played trs ill before, and I always play as badly after s!! lol)

SOUNDS

A big jack, it is pushed in, we leave the pick, and if we have a big amp it had a heart attack! because its level is an bte.

I compare a Gibson Les Paul on a Marshall Mode Four at the store, the salesman who had expr command for me (and who did not know what MODL) has surprised t : the sound is close to the trs Lespaul, the diffrence is the price!

You can get a warm sound, but rather round fat fatty same trs. For crystal clear we can say that it is sometimes Submitted but not as much as on my Start.

The sound is coming out on both the blues than rock, as on the country, but this is my goddess of Metalh! with a nice little distortion style Warp Factor, Boss MT-2, or through my ZOOM 707II distos there's not to say the quality is awesome.
The sustain is truly worthy of my dreams ... it is trs long

When the branch there's no play without these little noise like my strat

In short a good sound powerful and bold for a good many heavy metal, and the perfect sound for bluesy solos

OVERALL OPINION

I have since September 15, 2003 she never betrayed.
It is not certainly gives (800 euros) in Switzerland is a little less CHRE (lower customs fees).

The only two points ngatifs I would cite are:
- The handle, which tends to draw the guitar down (which is not irremdiable, just do dplacer fixing strap on the body ct
- The black color that brings out the traces Lumire tomorrow and scratches ...

Namoins if I steal this guitar, I buy a new DS that I can afford it.
If you orient your metal is perfect, if you orients your blues, also .. it is quite versatile, even trs unlike a BC Rich ... but I do not see how playing a Warlock flammenco NJ (albeit with some distortion could Flammenco of CRER-metal?? ... um ... I am silent)

most are:
- Its qualitbr /> - its sound and sustain,
- Book in a suitcase -> nobody would like damaging a bb!
- Its original look
- Etc. .. y 'is so

Daron Malakian (System of a Down) using a custom course, but it is clear that it gives the sound pushed.

In fact for the price I deprecated a beginners, which for under 300 euros can find a squier Fender amp and with all ...
I am against the recommendation by those who are started on a small scraper bought at Cash Converters, which boss it, and now mastered enough to afford a good scratch ... that's my opinion ...

Or it is perfect for those who can put 2000 or more euros on a real Gibson, but who want the sound.

This guitar is really good, excellent quality price. paque even though it is expensive, its price is not theft APRS hearing its sound dvastateur.