This is the last of the three guitars that were part of the Arondite models made in 2007. The guitar itself is based off of a quasi-Destroyer style guitar. It has a mahogany body with a maple top, a set mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, some unique inlays, a Gibraltar III bridge, two humbuckers, one volume, one tone and a three way switch.
This had the same issue that all the other guitars in this series had. The fretwork just wasn't that good. The frets themselves were not perfectly level, and it was very apparent once you started adjusting the action. The nut on this was also cut poorly and should have been reshaped. Whenever I'd bend, you could feel the string start to snag. It would cause me to go out of tune all the time. A temporary fix is to use some graphite or nut sauce, but that's only a temporary fix. A good luthier should be able to take care of all of these problems. The bridge itself is pretty nice on these models, though.
The pickups on this guitar are pretty low quality, and it's no real surprise as Ibanez was never known for having great pickups, even in their higher end models. The bridge pickup has lots of output, and it's very bright. It's similar to an X2N but without the dynamics and awesomeness. It can kinda work for overdriven tones, but it lacks clarity. The neck is just way too bright for me, and I find myself reaching for the tone pot to help tame that treble all the time. However, I switch between the neck and bridge often, so I'm constantly fiddling with the knobs. I'd replace these with something else. Probably original Blackouts to help give this some beefiness and hide the original body wood tone.
This is the last one in the Arondite series guitars. There's a reason why these were sold for such a short time. They're simply not good guitars. You're better off spending your money elsewhere. I recommend surfing eBay for some killer dealers on there. You'll be much further ahead than if you were to buy one of these, even used.
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Acefreshley's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
_Corps Mahogany matte black (varnish trs enjoyable to the touch) with a binding black with a lightweight white border around the edges of the body and the handle itself RALIS trs.
the body is relatively small and lightweight (for a mahogany body). Lgrement greater than the Cort Moscato. This probably explains that the balance is pretty good.
_Cordier Crossing a bridge Gibraltar 3
_ A volume, a Tone switch three positions. All there is more classic.
Two humbuckers _ "VK"
_ Tailpiece and bridge across Gibraltar III (the association of the tailpiece through a set neck allows it to have a good sustain trs, noted for beginners sustain, simply put, is the hard rsonnance of the note, the longer the better!)
_ AD Manche al mahogany and varnished rosewood fingerboard, 22 medium frets type, with inlays "shark teeth" sticks pretty strictly
_ Mcaniques of SERIES (it might be the prfr grover found on many of today's class)
The finish is really more qu'honnte for the price! Yet the sticker oval sadly clbre dor, al the back of the head of the guitar "made in china" left prsager the worst ... Finally it's a really clean.
The handle is really enjoyable but it's really trs trs subjective! Each guitar has its preferences on the handle CHARACTERISTICS. Although qu'tant trs difficult on this point I t vritablement sduit.
Access in acute is of course facilitated by the shape. L trs I still demanding this as a lead guitarist. Access in acute, as the iceman is optimal.
If the design had openly discarded the guitar when I Discoveries like many on the net (I even hurl the massacre of the legendary iceman XD), once in hand I chang radically review While it remains far less visually sduisante the IC 400, but this change in design has strongly influenced the ergonomics! It is no longer a Mystras, everyone knows that the balance of traditional MODEL iceman is far from being exceptional. Here the balance is really good. It has a relatively small body, bigger than lgrement Cort Moscato, and lightweight. The interface is really good in the end even if you lose visual quality. The key is comfort, is not it?
The pickups are adequate without being exceptional (it would probably prfr of EMG of quality at home but hey Cort) is easily obtained without a well pchu be rough so far. They are better than other mics as plant mics BC Rich or X Fernandes to stay in the same price range.
Note that the 3-way slecteur forcment is positioned the best place (at the bottom right of the body) a person does not impede me because I change quite a few configuration during game but I can understand that it may be Gnant for someone who uses it regularly.
I play rock in the style of Aerosmith, Scorpions, Queen ... Trs is comfortable in this style, but style may be appropriate for a little more aggressive without problem.
Team is two humbuckers so it is more comfortable in forcment distortion but you can have fun even in its clear.
I use a Zoom G9.2.
The pickups are honntes but the guitar could have greater potential with better pickups (the violin is really good enough to consider a change of microphones)
The report price is really good quality, unimaginable a few years ago (especially for a made in china). It has a mahogany guitar (second best on it but it's still better than agathis) with mahogany neck with al binding, all done properly. It was thus largely trs for its 330 euros. If one hangs least Aesthetics of this model from the iceman, she knows trs well be forgiven for better ergonomics that dernire.
I left a priori ngatif frankly on this guitar and finally she told me once sduit hand. The best thing you have to do is to try it! curiosities at least
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sebastopoulos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The handle is really nice, good trs ACCS to acute, the weight is not too heavy guitars left to sustain a huge, fun to play guitar sitting as standing
guitar sending good plain as saturated in its crystaline clear, can be a little cold, it's all good distortion of the big blues to metal, the mechanisms are well even if the strings are not household . I play heavy rock with electro rhythm is expressed as a solo great.
has played a friend's death has sent over too.
I use it for 2 years and I wanted to go now on a "Les Paul shape", at least I'd have a hard time finding the same quality compared prices with other skyscrapers
The +: sound, versatility, violin, the simplicity SETTINGS
the -: the shape, the shoulder strap attachments to the SG
Appeared and disappeared in 2007 this guitar is for the X series of Ibanez
* Which country was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...)
In China, as reminds the sticker pasted behind the head
* How many frets, what kinds of microorganisms and their configuration?
22 frets, tight sleeve, GUITAR MAHOGANY NECK AND BODY, I do not know the dimensions but it's pretty agréble, except towards the end of the handle, but it's a matter of personal taste and in no way called into Because of the violin sheet for the price.
What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
Fixed bridge crossing type (Gibraltar I believe), which promotes maximum sustain.
What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?
A volume (really progressive, a treat), a tone, a 3-position selector Toogle to select his microphone VK.
A guitar that would have features "Les Paul" while having a nice shape. Indeed, as the previous opinion, when I saw the pictures of the new Iceman, I almost screamed. But it is much better in person than on the official photo Iceman is therefore always.
* The handle is it nice?
Yes, provided you love the sleeves a bit round and a play that encourage rather than rhythmic solo (I have a RG to do this). I think I took my bad but it sometimes I scratch on the saddle with my index quad I play on the high strings of the first hoop ... That's okay, just a little confusing.
* Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?
The picture speaks by itself. The heel is not too high and access to the latest boxes is no problem
Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
Exellent, the guitar is ridiculously light for mahogany. Form, we like it or not, I love. And most importantly, with a good strap (Planet Waves Joe Satriani) it does not sting at all and remains the same straight nose when I loose, no problem on that side the. In possitive seat, the body will naturally hold on your thanks to a very nice groove.
Do you get a good sound easy? ...
Plug and Play ... What else?
Well I stop answering questions, I ve had enough
I travesrsé several musical eras and my nickname betraying me, I can not hide that I bought this guitar when I was a fan of reckless System of a Down Daron Malakian and above. So I played many SOAD Nu Metal and when I bought this guitar 2007.Et she does well, the sound is clear even in drop C.
I then used this guitar as a fan of Santana, and my god, what sustainnn, it has a exellent character with the volume knob in the middle with a slight distortion and tone to 0, the sound is creamy souait has a treat.
Today, water has flowed under the bridge and I went to something else, something else.
I grant Drop In A and I play mostly Black / Death genre of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved, Gray, Nargaroth, Immortal, Burzum etc. ...
T is well in this area that this guitar shows its potential. I fear the result because the guitar is really small. I use it with a lunchbox, a pocket metal muff and a delay honner, all in a sound chamber, and gods as it sounds. The microphones can be a lack of definition pouillème when you go to the subwoofer but they are not designed for the origin.
So in summary, it's all good, we quickly forget the price
I have used it for 3 years and I love this guitar. And I only thing I regret (and yes it is a strange thing ..) it only has 6 strings and I really prefer the 7 strings. I look forward to the day or will the Iceman Ibanez 7 string with but hey .. Tomorrow is not yesterday.
I had a microphone in my failure to finish binding (less than a millimeter, I quibble)
I also have a tiny hole strange qu'inexpliqué on the 17th fret.
I probably would do this election if it existed in 7 strings, and if not too bad, yes I rachètrai