Optimized for Metal with an extreme sonic palate.
Ibanez is consistently on the cutting-edge, eager to provide Prog. Metal and Metalcore musicians with 6, 7, 8 and even 9-string instruments designed to optimize the genres power and extreme sonic palate. Recently, they found a kindred spirit in this mission in UK-based Bare Knuckle Pickups.
Founded in 2003, Bare Knuckle has quickly amassed a glowing reputation for building 100% hand-made pickups from the finest, traditionally authentic materials for the discriminating guitarist. As certain models caught the attention of metal players for their tight, articulate sound, it did not go unnoticed by the Ibanez luthiers and so a new partnership began and the Uppercut Series was born.
The FR Series was designed as a musical chameleon suited to handle anything from Classic Metal to cutting-edge Metalcore. Now this sleek beauty continues to evolve as a charter member of the Ibanez built-in-Japan Uppercut Series.
The FR6UC sports a pair of matched Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups designed to deliver accelerated bass response for tracking high-speed staccato riffing, with increased focus in the mids, and precise high-end articulation. Its no-nonsense Flat Black finish envelopes a choice mahogany body, fitted with a two-octave Wizard High Performance neck and features an ebony fingerboard with Jumbo frets for added clarity.
Hardware includes Gotoh MG-T locking tuners and the low-profile Tight End bridge, featuring wider intonation adjustment to fits down tuning demands. Comes factory tuned a full step down, D tuning. Hardshell case included.