January 2019

Ibanez

ARTICLES

Ibanez Announces 2019 Lineup

January 4, 2019
The new arrivals include the Axiom Series, signature basses from Gary Willis and Adam Nitti, and Altstar acoustics.
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Rig Rundown: Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart

January 2, 2019
The Willy Wonka of guitar uses a forgotten Squier, a long-lusted-after Jazzmaster, and a heap of misfit and boutique stomps to warp the instrument into the 21st century.
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Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski: Shades of Black

December 6, 2018
The influential extreme-metal frontman on I Loved You at Your Darkest and why flouting the genre’s mores is essential to its survival.
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Ibanez TCB1006 Review

July 30, 2018
It’s not for the timid or small-handed, but Thundercat’s signature 6-string bass offers a reward in tonal currency equal to its size.
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Rig Rundown: Stone Sour

May 30, 2018
Guitarists Josh Rand and Christian Martucci, as well as bassist Johny Chow, provide the dirt on how a revamped lineup of axes (with passive pickups), no bass amps, and a fresh pile of pedals have reenergized the band’s hard-rock sound.
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Ibanez Launches the Nu Tube Screamer

January 12, 2018
The very first compact guitar effect pedals to incorporate a Nutube directly into its circuitry.
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Rig Rundown: Periphery [2017]

December 27, 2017
Behind-the-scenes details on the three-headed guitar monster's updated signature axes (and pickups), and their unusual reliance on a blend of 20th- and 21st-century amp technology.
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Joe Satriani: “Don’t Even Think About It!”

December 21, 2017
The 6-string giant talks inspiration, stage fright, the joy of reverb, Hendrix, guitars (of course!), practicing, his new album What Happens Next—and the Knights Who Say “Ni.”
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Rig Rundown: Animals as Leaders [2017]

December 20, 2017
Investigate how progressive rockers Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes weave emotive jams with 16 strings, both tube heads and digital amp modelers, and a stockpile of stomps.
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Ibanez and Thundercat Launch the TCB1006 6-String Bass

November 29, 2017
The 6-string model features EMG 45HZ pickups, Graphtech Ghost piezo system, Acousti-Phonic, and a Hexpander preamp.
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Rig Rundown: Chon

October 4, 2017
The chill, mostly instrumental rockers breeze through a tonal equation that includes Ibanez guitars, Matchless combos, and a bunch of pedals.
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Ibanez Announces New Basses for 2017

July 18, 2017
The company is expanding the BTB700 series with the bold, new BTB747 7-string model and its more traditional counterpart, the 4-string BTB740.
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Rig Rundown: Mr. Big's Paul Gilbert & Billy Sheehan [2017]

June 21, 2017
We catch up with the virtuoso pair to talk about gear, three-string guitars, and how they dial in their legendary tones.
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Ibanez SRH505F Review

May 18, 2017
This piezo-loaded fretless from Ibanez dishes out the mwah alongside its tasty semi-acoustic flavor.
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Tools for the Task: Mini Pedal Tuners

April 21, 2017
Keep your tuning on point with one of these 10 minis and carve out a little more space on your ’board at the same time.
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Trash or Treasure: Ibanez Studio Series ST 50

March 2, 2017
A late-1970s entry-level axe picked up for $200 undergoes a complete makeover. Is it now a treasure?
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NAMM '17 - Ibanez RG1070 Premium, AFC Contemporary Archtop & AEWC Acoustic Electric Demos

January 27, 2017
The Japanese brand fancies-up a popular electric series and debuts new options in their archtop and acoustic lines.
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Meshuggah’s Mårten Hagström: A Higher Standard

January 24, 2017
The 8-string idol dishes on the metal gods’ back-to-basics new The Violent Sleep of Reason—as well as why he’s such a harsh critic of shred.
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Ibanez Celebrates the JEM with 30th Anniversary Model

January 19, 2017
The limited-edition JEM777 model is available in three eye-catching colors.
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Rig Rundown: Meshuggah [2016]

December 21, 2016
The Swedish metal masters eschew cabs for a mix of high-powered amps, some digital modeling, and 8-string axes.
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