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New Ibanez 9 String Guitar

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Solarmist, Jan 25, 2013.


  1. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    near Mt. Rainier
  2. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    At some point the square-cube law will kick in and necks won't be able to get any bigger...
     
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  4. I'd like to hear someone using the whole thing. Not being facetious- I have no prob w/people making stuff way beyond my abilities. :cool:
     
  5. pflash4001

    pflash4001

    Dec 2, 2011
    Damn...can't leave good enough alone...it's going to sound even fartier...
     
  6. OriginalSnub

    OriginalSnub

    Aug 19, 2009
    Dayton, OH
    Seeing that it is tuned C#, F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E , shouldn't it be called a bass/guitar?
    Nothing wrong with it, but some extended range instruments are making both terms fairly meaningless.
     
  7. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I think its cool and *** at the same time. I'd love to hear it/try it.


    I feel some people think that because one company is trying out a 9 string guitar that itll become the norm or something.
     
  8. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    near Mt. Rainier
    That's what I was thinking too ... :p
     
  9. Seems to be the opposite, yet similar accusation normally directed toward an ERB bassist. You know, the uninformed "Get a guitar!" folks.
     
  10. OriginalSnub

    OriginalSnub

    Aug 19, 2009
    Dayton, OH
    I didn't mean to imply that one playing this "guitar" should just buy a bass instead. I was only pointing out that because it goes lower
    than a traditional 4 string bass, while also covering the range of a 6 string guitar, that the terms guitar and bass are becoming inadequate
    descriptions. It seems for instruments like this that scale length is the sole factor that is used to distinguish between bass and guitar.

    I hope this clarifies what I meant.
     
  11. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    If Chapman Sticks were for plucking and strumming instead of tapping, you could say they are a guitar/basses.

    The dang neck on that Ibby looks like it can't be very comfortable, but maybe that's just me. I don't have huge hands.
     
  12. Stilettoprefer

    Stilettoprefer

    Nov 26, 2010
    I only have 4 fingers to use on the fretboard, and playing chords on something like that would be ridiculous. Im assuming that this is only for shredding and the lower tuned strings would accommodate the super low tunings that most metal bands use.

    6 strings is almost too much for me :p , can't even imagine trying 8 or 9. A 9 string Floyd rose trem would be pretty cool to see though!
     
  13. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2012
    C#, F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E.. xD Well, with the C# I think it's build for the kind of music you can hear / understand xD Worse then Meshuggah xD
     
  14. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

    Aug 23, 2011
    I didn't realise Ibanez started making aircraft carriers.
     
  15. Guitar cabs will soon need to house 15" speakers.
     
  16. My God. It's never gonna end, is it? Such ********.
     
  17. My God. It's never gonna end, is it? Such bullsh!t.
     
  18. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Trust me, it's not the end of the world.

    It's not like we are all required to play one of these merely because they exist: Guy playing a nine-string bass

    Once again, that neck is just way too wide for me, but this dude prefers it. Who am I to say he shouldn't have that many strings?
     
  19. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall ABZ Player

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    Someone's open minded.
     
  20. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Check it out man...here's your solution: don't buy it.

    Wasn't that great?
     
  21. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2012
    Owned! xD :D:D:D:hyper::hyper::hyper::p:p:p
     



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