Ibanez multitool

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by Killed_by_Death, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    If you paid more than $1k USD for a new Ibanez, you should have gotten one of these:

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  2. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    Yep, but I never use either of mine. I like that some of the cases has a dedicated cutout for the multi tool...that's neat.
  3. dax21


    Nov 26, 2011
    These are a last-ditch effort, for when something breaks down right before a gig or something. Extremely unwieldy to use. Not just the Ibanez one but all of these multitools. They wiggle around and even a simple thing such as unscrewing a screw becomes a major pain in the ass.
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  4. ProfFrink


    Jan 16, 2015
    Yeah, I got one of those with an SR "premium". I think it's more a gimmick than a practical tool. Not very comfortable.

    A set of well-packaged well-selected high-quality compact tools would have got my money if there was one
  5. That would grind on the body of my bass during a truss rod adjustment.
    The single keys that came with it are much safer.

    The real problem is that tools usually come with basses but the dealers have lost or tossed them before your sale.
  6. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Got few of them in colors:


    There's one more color, the Aqua Blue, which seems available only in Europe. I've contacted few sellers who have it on Ebay, but none would/could ship it to Indonesia.
  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    TBH I'll probably never use it. I've got a full complement of the correct tools in the next room.
    I was buying a bridge from Ibanez & Voila!, there it was. I recall the Hoshino folks told me the part number of that item & the gig-bag when I picked up my Premium, it just took me this long to get around to ordering one.
    I've had the gig-bag since I got the bass, but had to buy it from B&H Photo, new old stock.

    Now my case-candy is complete, having three of those super-cheap Ibanez instrument cables now.
  8. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    I almost always use them, thus each of my gigbags has one. Though they're not entirely complete, in which they're lacking additional string cutting tool. Still, their Phillips screwdrivers and the Allen keys are the correct sizes for any of my Ibanez basses (and guitar), thus I could minimize the risk of stripping the truss rod nut.
  9. mathewjg


    Dec 26, 2009
    I just had to buy some wire cutters to change a string as I never brought any tools with me. Very annoying as they only had horrible massive heavy ones in stock and probably going to leave them here as I have much better at home. Took me about 10 minutes to change the string before getting the cutters because it was so long that it kept springing off while trying to wind it tight. Thankfully happened on the last song before a break.
  10. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    Multi tools do not replace their full size counterparts, but may get you out of a bind.
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