Iceman ICX220 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.5 (71 votes)
Ibanez: Iceman ICX220
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Price paid: $ 395

Purchased from: Music Plex

Sound — 9
This guitar is best suited for metal/hard rock, the guitars pickups create a very heavy deep sound. Although I'm using this guitar through a no name amp, it sounds really good, no hum, no fret buzz, and you can play it straight out of the box.

Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is the best I've ever played, it's cutaways fit perfectly, sounds awsome (not too sinister), Has a very unique shape, and you get a good bang for your buck.

Reliability & Durability — 7
This guitar is very reliable, good solid construction. Strings seem to thrive and last long. I've had it sence cristmas (april 14th tobay) and I broke 4 strings all together. The finish seems good enough, mo major ware and tare. I Did have to glue one of the end pins back on, it became dangerously loose.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
This guitar had no major flaws. One flaw was the neck to body waight ratio was off balance, the neck is to heavy. I suggest getting a lighter neck (like a Ibanez 5 piece wizard prestige neck) its just a hypothosis, but I think it might solve the problem. Another flaw on my guitar was the bridge pickup's Thread wore off, leaving it unable to stay in place. I fixed this problem with some electrical tape and styrofoam to replace the screw.

Features — 8
The Ibanez ICX220 Includes a 3pc neck, basswood body, large frets, a full tune 3 bridge, and a EZ change tailpiece. For pickups, theres a IBZ INF3 neck pickup, and a IBZ INF4 bridge pickup. Available in black. There is one volume one tone and a 3-way pickup Switch for controls.

10 comments sorted by best / new / date

    tsipis77
    that is like....the EXACT thing im ****ing looking for! man thank...someone.. fer u guys.
    SumFan98
    i cant stand playing iceman's while sitting down. and since the neck is heavier than the body, it falls down headfirst. basically, i hate playing them.
    GTB24
    im thinkin bout gettin it tomoz cos i cant get the peavey rotor ex at glasgow merchant city music or guitar guitar in glasgow
    RandyRhoads12
    This Guitar is awesome, Ive owned 3 guitars and this is easily the best.The Only problem is it gets scratched really easily.
    GTB24
    i got it and i dont regret it one bit even althogh it does scratch very easily it does sound abosolutly amazing and i also got a 30 hard case from guitar guitar in glasgow. it sounds emmense through my limeted edit. roland microcube!!!!!
    MyIronLung
    SumFan98 wrote: i cant stand playing iceman's while sitting down. and since the neck is heavier than the body, it falls down headfirst. basically, i hate playing them.
    That is only if you play THIS model. I have a IC400, and it is quite easy to play sitting down unless your a dumbass.
    MyIronLung
    This guitar is unfortunatley a big dissapointment. It is not very durable, and not very versitile compared to its big brother the Ic400. This guitar is nothing compared to my Ic400.
    MyIronLung
    SumFan98 wrote: i cant stand playing iceman's while sitting down. and since the neck is heavier than the body, it falls down headfirst. basically, i hate playing them.
    You must be pretty weak not to be able to play this sitting down because I am 14, and notice no problem...