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New Ibanez 9 String Guitar

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

  1. Solarmist

    Solarmist 15 miles from Mt Rainier Supporting Member

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  2. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Don't be ludicrous Supporting Member

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    At some point the square-cube law will kick in and necks won't be able to get any bigger...
  3. bassteban

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    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:
  4. pflash4001

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    Damn...can't leave good enough alone...it's going to sound even fartier...
  5. OriginalSnub

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    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.
  6. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Supporting Member

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    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.
  7. Solarmist

    Solarmist 15 miles from Mt Rainier Supporting Member

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    That's what I was thinking too ... :p
  8. TolerancEJ

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    Seems to be the opposite, yet similar accusation normally directed toward an ERB bassist. You know, the uninformed "Get a guitar!" folks.
  9. OriginalSnub

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    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.
  10. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Don't be ludicrous Supporting Member

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    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.
  11. Stilettoprefer

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    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!
  12. Thomas Kievit

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

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    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
  13. Geroi Asfalta

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    I didn't realise Ibanez started making aircraft carriers.
  14. ibateur

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    Guitar cabs will soon need to house 15" speakers.
  15. millsbass5

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    My God. It's never gonna end, is it? Such ********.
  16. millsbass5

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    My God. It's never gonna end, is it? Such bullsh!t.
  17. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Don't be ludicrous Supporting Member

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    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?
  18. TheEmptyCell

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    Someone's open minded.
  19. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Supporting Member

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    Check it out man...here's your solution: don't buy it.

    Wasn't that great?
  20. Thomas Kievit

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

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    Owned! xD :D:D:D:hyper::hyper::hyper::p:p:p

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