Ibanez MTM1

Ibanez MTM1

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MTM1, STC-Shaped Guitar from Ibanez in the Mick Thomson series.

3 user reviews
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Ibanez MTM1 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ibanez
  • Model: MTM1
  • Series: Mick Thomson
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 07/12/2006

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Ibanez MTM1 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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vinz115's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez MTM1
Guitar made in Korea, 24 frets, tune 25.5 ". I have a first version of those with EMG 60/81.
The bridge is a bit unusual since it takes the form of a floyd rose but it is fixed, it might seem odd, but to use it is comfortable.

For more features there is the site of Ibanez is pretty damn.


For the handle is a classic Ibanez, although thin and "fast" with access to such incredible ease acute by the handle and across formidable jumbo frets.

The body shape is super stratum, the guitar is relatively light without a light weight they exude a sense of density (and therefore quality as in the words of Boris Chopper "the weight is synonymous with quality"). The finish on mine is perfect varnish, the trimming of cargo, binding was nothing wrong even being fussy.


I play mainly with distortion, but its clear neck pickup is very full and proper warm modern lowering slightly the volume knob (single knob on the guitar for that matter) we find a sound closer to a sound "acoustic "you can.

For the distortion is on it sends the heavy right set, modern. Mahogany brings a good side "low" and a nice roundness to the whole.
I used a lot of amp modeling, hybrid, all-tube vintage modern all-tube etc etc (my guitar is a little fetish) I always found my happiness with.


So while the record, I use it for 4 years to 5 little time goes by ...
I tried many guitars before and even more since it is still my favorite guitar. Please note I said that I am not particularly a fan of Mick Thomson of Slipknot or, I bought it without knowing who was also signed, I had tried and I fell under its spell. The color quality of the violin through the handle, microphones, etc..

Yet all is not perfect, the mechanics are not perfect far from it or even change my opinion if you want to keep on forever for the moment I have not yet done but it will come as they age badly, but take good agreement. In terms of claims top hardware is not my hands are clammy managed to get rust from start to finish. For a guitar bought € 1700's the crazy bad ... but it's still the details as the sound is the perfect violin is one of the few guitars that do not move regardless of the shooting or tuning it can be set with the action (chord height) is reactive optimal handle the dynamics of sound is perfect, it's not a selling point this guitar loves "détunage" and drop other families.

In conclusion, the final grade lower because of the tariff details and I think that since it negotiates cheaper. As for the main sound that is all there it's sending the heavy.

gogogarou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez MTM1
. Manufacturing Core
. Mahogany body with binding
. Wizard II neck through Maple / Walnut 5 parts / rosewood fingerboard 24 frets, inlays 'Seven', Jumbo frets
. Diapason 25.5
. 2 humbucking pickups EMG 60 (neck) + 81 (bridge)
. A single volume knob / 3 positions slecteur
. Fixed Edge bridge
. Mcaniques oil bath
. Black chrome hardware
. Colour: Blood Red
. Book by tui rigid Ibanez

Trs beautiful guitar, simple but effective ... only drawback, there is no button Tone.
The selector can be placed too low, but I chipotte lol!


The neck is super enjoyable, it's a highway. This is a handle end.
The varnish does not catch.
Access in acute is very simple.
Trs good balance, it is a bit heavy, so I can afford the heavy hh term is because of mahogany, but it is so much lighter than my gibson les paul!
Anyway, what we feel it is not a plastic scraper, but it does not hurt the back APRS several hours of play up.
Very easy to play as well as sitting upright.
It is therefore equipped with EMG 81 and 60, we get a quick rev's, a large well-typed EMG's what ...
The 81 is destructive it is saturated with trs trs prcis and punchy.
As against its clear bin pffffff have to play with 6O! lol
She has a great range of sounds.


So I bought it because I was looking for a good scratch to ... the bagpipes! hh mtal to the course! and uh how you say it's a bomb! a formidable weapon!!
Ben I play with a head Engl Ritchie Blackmore and a baffle 212 V30 home engl, all that was good beats up ...

So as I said above, the EMG's, so for the metal 81 is a reference, no need to make this evidence REPS! hhbr /> then the EMG 60 in the handle is simply stunning.
Indeed, it is a micro active but warm! full of nuances, I found myself with a blues. In a crunch is DLIC.
In distortion is good too trs. Anyway a good micro trs trs versatile.

The addition of a tone would sound t to further increase the sonic potential of the scratches and make even more shades.

Ben I love the big sound in the saturated bridge pickup, the clean, crunch and the saturation of the EMG 6O.
EMG 81 bridge pickup does not excel in clean and crunch, although that is not what you asked!


This is a scratch that I coveted for a year now, I had to try it at least a dozen times and has been a week since I have it.
I changed the strings, rgl the neck and bridge, to bring it to my game and ben is HUGE!
the +: - easy to handle Thurs
- The micro EMG 60
- The power and the edge of the EMG 81 in the large saturation
- Color
- The general aspet

the -: the absence of tonality.

In terms of trying to scratch o yes I have tried elsewhere, I have a lot of guitars, gibson les paul nottemment of a ibanez MMM1 (baritone) and the scratching me sduit I immediately over it.
But I also play a Gibson Les Paul Zakk Wylde EMG 81 85 team is different bin, the Gibson manages to give personality to the microphone, Night at 81 while the MTM1 remains fairly neutral with this microphone.

The ratio quality price is a bit lev ... I think Euro 1200 would trs t enough.

Exprience with this choice I would do so, it's really a guitar great, she excels in the field for which it is manufactured t say for a metal.
It should not in other records.
It is a good investment trs to make irritating music if you know what I mean.
If you have any questions Do not hesitate to contact me.

soundjail's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez MTM1
guitar made in Korea .... ben is not the same level as in Japanese Ibanez. it's a good guitar anyway. I think that's the cost to maintain. everything has been said before.
equipment level, I have the black version with micro Seymour Duncan Blackout. fixed bridge edge. system really nice and convenient.

I just have a reservation on the mechanical oil bath not "identified". I have Gotoh usual in this price range there?


Ibanez level game is in almost all its splendor ... I rather regret the handle painted but otherwise it's all good. excellent reference for the handle driver. that's class!
is not round like Fender but it is super comfortable to play


I had the version with EMG. I find Ben Seymour version less "cold." is a guitar that can be used in different registers without restrictions despite the look "targeted".
I took it because the configuration bridge / pickups / selector / 1 volume corresponded to my needs.
its level is enough to know how its settings, the rest will make it!


no regrets except that the 24 boxes (not useful in my case) and some details of delivery "Korean" not at the same level as the J series custom.

to purchase for anyone who wants a well made guitar simple and effective in different register, but with a metal look or for those who want a metal guitar that can play in different registers.

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