Adding to Iron Label’s arsenal
Let’s discuss the awesome looking Ibanez RGDIX7MPB-SBB(Maple Poplar Burl Surreal Blue Burst) model!
This guitar is absolutely beautiful!! The paint and finish is immediately pleasing to the eye with the deep rich saturated blue and green, with each top piece having highly figured burl, with swirls varying in size so each guitar has it’s own unique top piece and look of it’s own. The beveled sides are very very nice, it’s very very good to see Ibanez coming up with new ideas and trying new things, especially great that they’re making a lot of decisions with metal orientated guitarists in mind because it show’s they’re keeping up with their fanbase and consumers as much as we’re keeping up with them! Which, in case you might not know, the “Iron Label” series from Ibanez isn’t really a guitar aimed for every player to start, so before hearing scrutiny make sure it’s a relevant tool to your craft, I mean, here, I’ll quote this excerpt from Ibanez’ website….
“Metal To The Core”
” With metal and nothing but metal in mind, we modded and tweaked until we got to the heaviest sounding metal axes ever built. For the ultimate in playability we took our legendary super-thin, ultra-playable Wizard neck, and upped the ante to Nitro Wizard – as fast and comfortable but with added road-tested durability. Whether it’s a 6, 7 or 8-string, every Iron Label axe is matched perfectly with American-made EMG® or DiMarzio® pickups. Purposefully Spartan, you won’t find a feature here that doesn’t contribute directly to rattling bones or waking the dead.”
So there you have it! Pretty awesome of them to cater to the metal community!! Just felt that was fair to mention as people would be using this article to gain insight to the guitar, so if you’re looking for a PRS or Strat style vibe and versatility this guitar might not be your thing.
Bells and whistles
Moving forward, the electronics on this guitar deliver, the DiMarzio Fusion Edge Passive pickups are very versatile, excelling above and beyond with my distorted tone preset, totally responsive to each range clean or distorted with great note definition amongst chords, allowing the attack to be more audible on runs that require more intense alternate picking. The three way pickup switch selector gives you the versatility to tap into neck pickup, bridge pickup, or split, which offers a great array of tonal possibilities.
Overall the guitar is extremely well put together in my opinion, the very thoughtful hardware from the locking GOTOH tuners to the bass string sized string loader in the back of the guitar, my only complaint is that this neck should be a bit thinner and more flat on the fretboard but I guess if that was the case it would be a Prestige model instead of an Iron Label haha, but other than the very slight preference of mine this guitar is definitely a very very very good purchase for any guitar enthusiasts, Ibanez enthusiasts, guitarists that like using drop tunings, and I can pretty much say if this guitar interests you just from the looks, get it, when it’s in your hands you’ll find all the more reasons to fall in love with this quality instrument. As always, thanks for reading, and until next time fellow Gear Snobs!
Click the following link to purchase this beautiful guitar from the same awesome team that sent me mine! — http://www.zzounds.com/a–3858995/item–IBARGDIX7MPB