Looking for new musical expanses to explore? The recognized "First in Seven, Leader in Eight" has thrown down the proverbial gauntlet. After having brought a high-performance 8-string into the range o... Read More
Looking for new musical expanses to explore? The recognized "First in Seven, Leader in Eight" has thrown down the proverbial gauntlet. After having brought a high-performance 8-string into the range of affordability for every player who heard the siren call of that instrument's musical mysteries, here comes a 9-string RG that promises performance and accessibility no less awesome.
With adark finish on its basswood body, a 28 neck opens up a plethora of downtuning possibilities. Its rosewood fingerboard with classic pearl dot inlays complete the visuals, and the jumbo frets grant license for all the string-bending you can bring.
As the originators of the thin, fast neck, the Ultra-9 is yet another achievement for the Ibanez designers in terms of player comfort. Not has Ibanez managed to make the RG9 quite playable, its neck-feel is immediately inspiring.
The proprietary QM-9 humbuckers are designed to thrive in the down tuned netherworld and yield a whole palette of thick, distorted tone textures. Factory tuning from 1st to 9th string is E/B/G/D/A/E/B/F#/C#.
The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength.
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Comments about Ibanez RG Series RG9 9-string Electric Guitar:
It is a completely different experience playing 7, 8, and 9 string guitars. I chose Ibanez for my first 9 string guitar, because I like the feel of the neck. I enjoy the low strings because they act like pedal tones on a pipe organ and ring forever. Just strike one and solo over the top of it. I also enjoy laying down a track with the low end first on my Ditto X2 or Spider Jam then soloing over the top. I have big hands, so I can manage to play the 9th string. The strings it comes with are pretty good for the 7 strings, but not so good for the 8th and 9th. I just ordered the Ernie Ball 9 string set and it comes with a 105 for the 9th which will make the C# sound better. I really do enjoy the 28" neck with the extra space between each fret. It is way easier for me to play solos then on a regular 6 string. The pickups aren't bad for stock pickups, but I'll most likely upgrade them to either EMG or Bare Knuckle. Well, I hope this helps you make a decision. I usually don't write reviews at all, but I was sad to see Guitar Center didn't have one yet. Take care and rock on.
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