Submitted September 24, 2020 by Chris M
"Ibanez frozen ocean: Buy this guitar"
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I've been an Ibanez man for over 20 years. I've had a myriad of RG's, 2 JS series' and this is hands down the best playing guitar I've ever played. I've already wrote and recorded one song and it sounds even better than it looks, and it plays even better than it sounds! 2k for a guitar is a lot of money; but if you're a serious player, pro or not, this guitar is worth every penny.
You can get amazing and beautiful cleans and with the Fishman fluence it can sound any way one wants. prog metal, jazz, blues, insane soaring leads with amazing sustain. The cleans are round, and warm. Literally any style this guitar fills the all the gaps.
The trem system is incredible. I use mine a lot to flow into notes, for vibrato, and the occasional dimebag dive bomb. Stays perfectly in tune. The maple neck ads such a snappy brightness to the tone as well.
Ease of Use
The note clarity, whether clean, or full on death metal gains, you will hear every note. I'm in Eb with the 6 dropped to c# and with the DR 11-50 the guitar plays itself.
Top notch craftsmanship. When I got the guitar, it wasn't set up at all. Had loose tuner nuts, and certainly wasn't playable out of the box. But after swapping string tuning and string gauges it was intonated very well as I needed almost no additional adjustments when going heavier gauge. Within 30 minutes I was playing it. I actually love the fact that I had to set it up, as I was the first person to play it.
It's 2k. That's a lot for the average person. But the value for what you get is well worth the money.
No problems at all. But Ibanez will take care of their customers. I've dealt with them in the past.
The Wow Factor
This guitar goes to 11. If you want to sound like a professional, I highly recommend it. Though your chops will make it sing!Buy this guitar.
Modern Prog metal.
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