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Ibanez RG Series RG9 9-string Electric Guitar Black

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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

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Overview

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.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Wizard-9
  • Neck wood: Maple 5-piece
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 28"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 37.4"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 2.44" (62mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: QM-9 (passive/ceramic)
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: QM-9 (passive/ceramic)
  • Brand: Ibanez
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Switchable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: 5-way switch with coil splitting
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Gibraltar 9-saddle
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Black chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 9-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
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IbanezRG Series RG9 9-string Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Ibanez RG9

By Samuel

from Olympia, Washington

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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