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post Jun 29 2014, 05:24 PM
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Well after all my jonesing for an ibby, I decided on the Ibanez S970.
It was really between that and a used prestige but after playing them I went for the premium s970.
Wenge/Bubinga neck
mahogany body with rosewood cap
Edge Zero II bridge

Its very different from a Les Paul cool.gif its kinda intimidating to play!

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It's going to take me a bit to get used to it. I need to adjust my right hand a bit because the volume pot is quite close to the pickup which is a little awkward at the moment with being so used to the LP layout.
Never had a trem before so Im looking forward to learning to use it properly.


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post Jun 29 2014, 05:37 PM
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That is WICKED!!!! Congratulations!
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post Jun 29 2014, 05:44 PM
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Wow, really nice Ibanez. And so thin body and neck !

When I had my Ibby I had to lower the middle pickup, because I kept hitting it with my plectrum biggrin.gif

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post Jun 29 2014, 07:12 PM
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QUOTE (Spock @ Jun 29 2014, 05:37 PM) *
That is WICKED!!!! Congratulations!

thank you sir biggrin.gif

QUOTE (WeePee @ Jun 29 2014, 05:44 PM) *
When I had my Ibby I had to lower the middle pickup, because I kept hitting it with my plectrum biggrin.gif

wiat... you can do that! That's genius smile.gif Im totally hitting the middle pickup with my plec all the time. I didnt think about lowering it!


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post Jun 29 2014, 07:37 PM
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NICE!!! A fine choice smile.gif Record something!!

QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 29 2014, 12:24 PM) *
Well after all my jonesing for an ibby, I decided on the Ibanez S970.
It was really between that and a used prestige but after playing them I went for the premium s970.
Wenge/Bubinga neck
mahogany body with rosewood cap
Edge Zero II bridge

Its very different from a Les Paul cool.gif its kinda intimidating to play!

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It's going to take me a bit to get used to it. I need to adjust my right hand a bit because the volume pot is quite close to the pickup which is a little awkward at the moment with being so used to the LP layout.
Never had a trem before so Im looking forward to learning to use it properly.


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post Jun 29 2014, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Jun 29 2014, 08:44 AM) *
Wow, really nice Ibanez. And so thin body and neck !

When I had my Ibby I had to lower the middle pickup, because I kept hitting it with my plectrum biggrin.gif



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thank you sir biggrin.gif


wiat... you can do that! That's genius smile.gif Im totally hitting the middle pickup with my plec all the time. I didnt think about lowering it!


When I bought my Ibanez used , it had these EMG's in it, and the middle pickup was not wired in anymore. I had the same problem of hitting that middle pickup with my pick too , and I couldn't lower it enough. So I finally just took it out and replaced the cover.

Congrats Bleez, that is a nice looking guitar!, May it serve you well!

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post Jun 29 2014, 08:13 PM
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Great guitar and awesome finish. May it serve you well!! Ibanez builds great guitars. Enjoy!!


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post Jun 29 2014, 09:42 PM
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Congrats!

Awesome guitar, the S definitely has a feel to itself and I advise let it invite you to it smile.gif try various sitting positions, hand rest placement...really its all about relaxing yourself as much as possible almost like "playing" an air guitar biggrin.gif



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post Jun 29 2014, 11:25 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 29 2014, 05:24 PM) *
cool.gif its kinda intimidating to play!



It's going to take me a bit to get used to it. I need to adjust my right hand a bit because the volume pot is quite close to the pickup which is a little awkward at the moment with being so used to the LP layout.
Never had a trem before so Im looking forward to learning to use it properly.

That is not a metal attitude,grab it by the u-know- whats and shred that sucka
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post Jun 30 2014, 12:47 AM
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That looks lovely. Congrats!


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post Jun 30 2014, 08:25 AM
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Thanks for all the tips, guys smile.gif I'm still trying to find the best playing position and I think the trem needs to be leveled, as the end with the fine tuners is sitting up at an angle, I think its meant to be flat..... not sure tbh.

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I shall indeed smile.gif


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post Jun 30 2014, 08:41 AM
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I'm pretty sure that an edge zero 2 trem is supposed to be setup as shown in the picture below. For as far is I can see on your pictures the angle is a bit big. If the trem is setup correct the back of the trem (with the fine tune knobs) is under an angle a little bit upward. But the part of the trem where the strings are attached is lying parrallel with the body of the guitar

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QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 30 2014, 09:25 AM) *
Thanks for all the tips, guys smile.gif I'm still trying to find the best playing position and I think the trem needs to be leveled, as the end with the fine tuners is sitting up at an angle, I think its meant to be flat..... not sure tbh.


I shall indeed smile.gif


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post Jun 30 2014, 08:46 AM
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Damn I'm jealous, good buy Bleez, I really want that guitar, got great reviews, congrats


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post Jun 30 2014, 11:41 AM
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That is a really nice looking piece mate!!

QUOTE (bleez @ Jun 30 2014, 08:25 AM) *
Thanks for all the tips, guys smile.gif I'm still trying to find the best playing position and I think the trem needs to be leveled, as the end with the fine tuners is sitting up at an angle, I think its meant to be flat..... not sure tbh.

Yep, the Saddle Plate should be parallel with the top of the body when in tune and fully tensioned.
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post Jun 30 2014, 12:40 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jun 30 2014, 11:41 AM) *
That is a really nice looking piece mate!!


Yep, the Saddle Plate should be parallel with the top of the body when in tune and fully tensioned.


QUOTE (Jeroen @ Jun 30 2014, 08:41 AM) *
I'm pretty sure that an edge zero 2 trem is supposed to be setup as shown in the picture below. For as far is I can see on your pictures the angle is a bit big. If the trem is setup correct the back of the trem (with the fine tune knobs) is under an angle a little bit upward. But the part of the trem where the strings are attached is lying parrallel with the body of the guitar

Interesting, I'll try to take a decent pic of the trem after work to see what you guys think. cheers.

QUOTE (Hajduk @ Jun 30 2014, 08:46 AM) *
Damn I'm jealous, good buy Bleez, I really want that guitar, got great reviews, congrats

thanks smile.gif I read a lot of the reviews about these models beforehand, its even more awesome than I expected!


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post Jul 1 2014, 12:39 AM
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I'm anxious to know how you like the neck after playing it for a few days. I know it's totally different from a Les Paul and I wonder if it's something you are excited about.

For me, I like the different feel of guitars, and I learn different songs on different feeling guitars to where a certain thing played doesn't feel right if I play it on something different.

I am soooo wanting an Ibanez now, with you SpaceMonkey, Todd and Cosmin owning them - and remembering how much I loved mine.
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post Jul 1 2014, 03:36 AM
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Didn't you see my post? IBANEZ GUITARS ARE LAME!!! THICK NECKED GUITARS RULE!!! smile.gif



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I'm anxious to know how you like the neck after playing it for a few days. I know it's totally different from a Les Paul and I wonder if it's something you are excited about.

For me, I like the different feel of guitars, and I learn different songs on different feeling guitars to where a certain thing played doesn't feel right if I play it on something different.

I am soooo wanting an Ibanez now, with you SpaceMonkey, Todd and Cosmin owning them - and remembering how much I loved mine.



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post Jul 1 2014, 07:39 AM
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The only thing is now, with that skinny guitar.. you won't get a workout from playing standing up, not like the LP !

Your speed will go up but your biceps will go down.

That's the price of shred, my friend !!

Unless you're JP.... but then JP has.... powers. ph34r.gif


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post Jul 1 2014, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (Spock @ Jul 1 2014, 12:39 AM) *
I'm anxious to know how you like the neck after playing it for a few days. I know it's totally different from a Les Paul and I wonder if it's something you are excited about.

For me, I like the different feel of guitars, and I learn different songs on different feeling guitars to where a certain thing played doesn't feel right if I play it on something different.

I am soooo wanting an Ibanez now, with you SpaceMonkey, Todd and Cosmin owning them - and remembering how much I loved mine.

aw dude, it's funny you say that because I was just thinking last night how much I freakin love this neck!! the wood, the finish and how its thin but wide. it's just really amazing to play.
totally agree with you on playing different things on different guitars. One of the 'things' I like to play is the solo for Pearl Jams 'Alive' and I still prefer to play that on a Paul but all my speed picking exercises and stuff like that are pure joy on the ibby... wizard neck for the win!

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 1 2014, 07:39 AM) *
The only thing is now, with that skinny guitar.. you won't get a workout from playing standing up, not like the LP !

Your speed will go up but your biceps will go down.

That's the price of shred, my friend !!

Unless you're JP.... but then JP has.... powers. ph34r.gif

y'know what..... Im cool with that trade off smile.gif Im sure chicks are more impressed with fast alt picking runs than huge biceps anyways cool.gif


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post Jul 1 2014, 08:29 AM
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Congrats for acquisition!! Looks awesome!!
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