#1
Hey guys. I won't bore you with a wall of text, I'll just put a summary at the end and a caption where need.
Also, sorry about the slightly blurry photos, I had about a minute of charge left on my DSLR.
Let's go!


(Pics in spoiler)

Oooh! First guitar to come in a case! Also showing off a very knackered sofa.


Can confirm; Compartment includes case candy (multitool, 211 page manual in 7 languages)





Even I still drool looking at this photo...





You can see my first mod in here. It's piece of wood taped in to stop the trem pulling up. It also allows me to drop tune whenever with heavy strings (10-52 rather than 9-42)


Dat Bubinga tho...
Also, cats.





SUMMARY:


Sound:
Pickups sound fine, but could do with being lowered. Huge sustain, I think basswood/walnut and bubinga/wenge is a hidden jem of a combo.
I'm playing through a Blackstar HT20, a Marshall JCM2000 and I also tested through my Line 6 UX1 with a Soldano model where it also sounded great.

Fit & Finish:
Excellent. As you'd expect really - it does say 'Premium' for a reason. The finish is glorious in person with natural light. The neck feels great to play and the "Premium Fret Edge Treatment" is perfect.
The setup was fine right out the box, but I put some D'Addario 10-52s on it and blocked the trem from pulling up.

Overview:
Absolutely wonderful thing. Definitely my best.
Last edited by CorrosionMedia at Sep 10, 2014,
#2
Ooof. What a beauty.


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#6
HNGD

i'll give you £5 for the sofa!?
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#7
Thanks guys!

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Nice couch man!


It's not quite Ashens' brown sofa, but it'll do
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HNGD

i'll give you £5 for the sofa!?


Hmm... too much. £4?
#10
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It's not quite Ashens' brown sofa, but it'll do

You could use the guitar to melt cheap tat on top of it with a blowtorch.
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#11
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You could use the guitar to melt cheap tat on top of it with a blowtorch.


If I'm honest, it looks like I've tried already. That's why it's covered haha
#12
Good choice!

Got a very good experience with Ibanez Premiums. Bought two 25th Anniversary RG in Pink last year. Flawless guitars, and the trem system is pure genius. That adjustment wheel at the back saves me so much hassle. The multitool they include is excellent, and I was surprised when they arrived in those cases, since they weren't mentioned anywhere at the dealer. I even liked the pickups on the guitars, despite what I've heard of Ibanez pickups.

I believe a happy new guitar day is in order, and I hope you're going to be as pleased with the Premium Series as I am!
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#15
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HNGD! Awful model name, gorgeous instrument.

I know... Gibson have the "Hummingbird", "Les Paul", "Explorer" and "Casino".
I currently own an Ibanez GRG06LTD, SR370SPB and now the RG970WBWZ.
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#16
Gorgeous, enjoy!

Yeah. Jackson is pretty bad with the 'names' as well. The one I like is the SLATTXMGQ3-6. ?? What is the "3" for I wonder?? :-D Surely there's a method to the madness, in the meantime I'm not going to walk into GC anytime soon asking for one. :-D "I want a Jackson SLATTXMGQ3-6!" - "Where does it hurt?! Are you bleeding?!! Call 911!!"
#17
Those terrible model names. Hahaha. When I started working at a guitar shop, I made it a point of learning the naming systems/lines/series/whatever for all the brands we carry. Fender was a little confusing, just because there's so many. Taylor acoustics and Schecter... simple as hell, and intuitive. Jackson.... I gave up. Still don't get it.
#19
gawddamn

That's the Edge Zero II right? Tell me about it, how do you like it? How does it compare to other trems?
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#20
very nice
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#21
I'm usually not a fan of Ibanez, but that is a damn tasteful guitar. Congratulations on your acquisition.

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#22
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That's the Edge Zero II right? Tell me about it, how do you like it? How does it compare to other trems?


When it first got it, it had 9s on it so when I had it tuned up, the trem was perfect. Perfect overall setup too.
Problem is, I play with 10-52s and I go from E standard to Drop C to Totla Mad (drop the C to Bb), so having a full floating trem would be a major hindrance.
What I did was cut down a small block of wood and inserted (and taped in) to stop the trem from pulling up.
Now, I can pretty much cut a string and the rest'll stay pretty much in tune (apart from the neck tension, of course).

I don't really know hot to fully explain, but basically, it worked fine while I allowed it to work.
#23
Quote by CorrosionMedia
Hmm... too much. £4?

DEAL!
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#24
HNGD! That's a very nice guitara you have there. I love the model name, way more original than "Explorer" or "Stratocaster". I've heard those names a thousand times each, but this one is new!

I love the neck in particular. I had no idea Ibanez made bubinga/wenge necks.
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#25
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HNGD! That's a very nice guitara you have there. I love the model name, way more original than "Explorer" or "Stratocaster". I've heard those names a thousand times each, but this one is new!

I love the neck in particular. I had no idea Ibanez made bubinga/wenge necks.


Yeah, they've used them on basses for years IIRC. Personally, I'd go for a Warwick over an Ibanez for bass, but I have an SR and it's pretty epic anyway.
#26
I love Ibanez model names. They actually describe what you have. All of the numbers and letters actually stand for something and mean something.

Traditional guitar names make it hard to discern if you have a $1000 guitar or a $3000 guitar... etc..
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My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#27
Quote by Offworld92
I love Ibanez model names. They actually describe what you have. All of the numbers and letters actually stand for something and mean something.

Traditional guitar names make it hard to discern if you have a $1000 guitar or a $3000 guitar... etc..


I tried to figure out what all the letters and numbers mean in Jackson model names a while back. Couldn't figure it out. Every time I thought I had nailed down what a certain letter in a certain place meant, I found a model that contradicted what I thought. I just gave up on it.

I really like Schecter's model names, because for one, they use words, which makes it easy to tell someone else what guitar you're talking about in casual conversation, and it's also consistent. You just need to take the few minutes to learn which shared features define each line. For instance, Hellraisers all have EMG 81tw/89r pickups, set-necks, mahogany body, with quilted maple top if you get a trans finish, and Floyd Rose 1000 if you get a trem. While the Damien Elite models have Floyd Rose Specials, 81/85, bolt on necks, etc.
#28
Holy hell, that neck is gorgeous. That body is gorgeous. Everything is gorgeous. HNGD!
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