Made in Indonesia, my model is 2009 and it is, at present, completely original.
81 bridge and EMG 85 neck (welded and not clipped electronics). 1 volume, one tone and a strat-type Switch 3 positions.
24 frets and neck through thick black paint with white binding
No vibrato and strings through the body.
The handle is for me the number one asset of this model. Ibanez through the sleeves are less fine dishes and screwed their cousins, the thick layer of varnish brings a feeling proportionately more "Gibsonian" and full access to acute allows you to play all the notes with comfort. The neck-through is extremely consistent in its profile, rounding up to the plate acute severe.
The body is a body of RG in all its "splendor" and the fact that there is no pickguard makes it for me even uglier because yes, I do not like this form.
The dress code metal: black guitar over black EMG is a little too stereotypical for me.
And if I change to the look of the guitar to concentrate on its real possibilities I easily forget its appearance.
I have vintage guitars and the road was long before abandon all its beauties from the 60's, in favor of pure play. Including a shorter strap for a port of the instrument above was a real Everest for me.
The EMG pickups are poorly understood, in general, and assigned the powers they do not have and deficiencies they do not have either. The big shot of the output level "only for metal" is stupid because many passive electronic revving the magnets are far better at the game of who can piss the farthest. And clear sound, the guitar offers real possibilities of control. For me this is what I like about it is that the EMG readability of across my channel sound, especially with the 81 biggest impression a control my sound through effects cables and amp. This is only my feeling at the time. However this guitar eventually share its acoustics and ergonomics will accommodate passive electronic elected your heart and hatch at the rear of the body can serve as a "hideout" for things that are hidden.
This is a model that other XPT700 my second Ibanez (proof that I do not care form), also mounted in EMG, but not unlike the original GTA. I love the vibrato on my Xiphos but I wanted to shovel without one second! That's all. I came to the "modern" guitars too late and it is only now that I realize how much that playing with instruments as subtle is an irresistible force.
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Clemad's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Manufacturing correns / trs premium would suggest that unlike the original.
Walnut neck-through 5 pices & Rabl
EMG 81 active pickups (bridge) and 85 (neck)
The handle is a vritable highway, as usual with Ibanez.
Comfort is further enhanced in the absence of acute stumbles (neck-through, all of a piece).
It is a little heavier than usual due to RG this same round, but still lightweight compared a strat.
The impression of robustness of the whole is impressive, and we can see the lgre outgrowth in the head, a sign of good violin, which serves to strengthen the junction of neck / head on the often fragile guitars head tilts (the weak point of the SG and Les Paul).
It should all styles, with a peak on the solid saturated maestra.
The chemistry is perfect. The EMG 81 is a lethal weapon to scream Młoda and harmonics, whereas the 85 revealed by providing all the heat through the handle. Ct of this is even exceptional, I had a luthier guaranteed. We can play jazz on it without problem. Yes yes you read that right.
The sustain is endless, it is also thanks to the handle.
Only those who think they have enough music for a master wisely floyd rose floating tremolo type will be due.
PS: However, the 5 screws fixed bridge allows better transmission of vibration table (and therefore more sustain and wood.
Personally I never jou a ibanez also endearing. It changes the traditional "bombs standardization" of the brand, from each of Vai and Satriani for MODELS.
The precision and warmth of the EMG allies exceptional violin make a rare instrument. I can not find him in default. I do it again this election, and teeming yen you will not be for everyone
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jmabate's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Ibanez Made in Corea
5pc Wizard II neck Maple / walnut neck-rosewood fingerboard and 24 jumbo frets box
EMG 81, 85 and 3-position selector with volume and tone
I love the wizard neck from Ibanez so for me the question does not arise!
and again the RG series is great.
has noticed that the black lacquer finish and nickel is that it gives a good comfort on the handle that is as black varnish.
stick driver and sending severe mahogany corp
I have an RGA mounted with the same microphones and sending GTA fat.
I play metal rock so no worries to his side ... disconnects!
I've had a few months
I have a RG570EX (2001 japan) an RGA 121 (2005 Jcraft prestigious team) and if and frankly I'm glad they!
is that I like is that the original pickups are mounted so no modification to do and handle driver.
excellent value for money,
I do not put him 9 because she is Korean.