FOR DECADES, metal
guitarists have favored the Ibanez guitars for their flat fretboard,
greasy-fast playability and modernized double locking tremolos. But for acoustic and electric guitars to appeal to
devoted metalists, it must do more than play like the devil; it has to look the part, as well.
After the success of the mildly radical Iceman guitar, Ibanez guitars was convinced that
the time was right to build a truly outrageous instrument.
The new Xiphos Ibanez bass guitar is the company's first guitar specifically
built for hardcore and metal players. The Ibanez Xiphos electric guitar takes its name
from the brutally effective double-edged sword used by Greek and Spartan soldiers, and true to form, the Ibanez
bass guitars delivers notes with surgical precision. It is one of the fastest guitars in the Ibanez armory, and its
specially selected DiMarzio D Activator pickups give it a truly demonic edge.
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THE CHALLENGE FOR Ibanez guitars designers was to create a guitar
shape that was incredibly aggressive without giving up any of Ibanez's famous comfort and playability. They
achieved this by building the Ibanez bass guitar around a five-piece maple Wizard II neck-through design. This
rock-hard centerpiece creates enormous sustain, and because the bridge is mounted in this same dense plank, note
definition and clarity are maximized.
The remainder of the Ibanez bass guitar radical X-shaped body is made from mahogany, which
adds warmth and depth to the maple's bright core. Although the Xiphos' long beveled points may look unwieldy, the
Ibanez bass guitar is surprisingly lightweight and superbly balanced.
An Ibanez bass guitar this wild would not be complete with an off-the shelf finish. So
Ibanez guitars designers chose to cover the Xiphos Ibanez bass guitar in a sparkling
color-shifting paint that they call their Chameleon finish. As you move the guitar, its finish appears to quickly
change colors, like an alien cyber skin. The Ibanez bass guitar Wizard II's neck shape
is thin but not squared, and its somewhat rounded feel is enhanced by the thick Chameleon finish. The Ibanez bass
guitar flat fretboard and jumbo frets produce Ibanez's trademark feel. Only a light touch is required to sound a
note, and the action is low and level. This Ibanez bass guitar style of neck is purpose built for the player that
wants to play fast, sweep through the strings, use two-handed techniques and move across the board in a nonlinear
The Xiphos Ibanez Bass Guitar features Ibanez's Edge III double-locking tremolo. One of the company's most advanced Floyd
Rose-derived bridges, it boasts easy tuning adjustment and a very unobtrusive profile. Its tone is very neutral,
and it is certainly capable of performing any whammy trick you can imagine. The Ibanez bass guitar new weapon may
be the first production guitar to feature DiMarzio's brand-new D Activator pickups as original equipment. Though
passive, they are designed to accurately deliver the same resonant peaks, long sustain and tantalizing harmonics
found in today's hottest active pickups. Being passive, Ibanez bass guitar has organic tone and natural
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IF A RAZOR blade could be musical, it would be the Xiphos
Ibanez bass guitar. Its acoustic clarity and sharp definition
mix perfectly with the DiMarzios' rich output and harmonic enhancements. Plugged straight into a Marshall JVM, the
Xiphos Ibanez bass guitar delivered a very Zakk-like tone. The DiMarzio's excited harmonics made chords sound
enormous, almost as if I was using a chorus. But the punch from the Xiphos' maple core pushed notes right through
the Marshall on single note attacks. Even when I played at top speed, every note was clear and distinct. Staccato
blasts, especially, cut the air like a machine-gun's rattle, while properly picked sweeps sounded like
alternate-picked runs. I tested the Xiphos Ibanez bass guitar ability to produce
clean tones with my modified Mesa RoadKing. In no time, I was finger picking student exercises and recalling my
favorite etudes, as if the Xiphos was a fine classical guitar. Even though the DiMarzios are built to sound like
active pickups, their passive design ensures a warm response. Ibanez also makes the left handed Ibanez
electric guitars and Ibanez Bass Guitar.
WITH ITS FIVE-PIECE Wizard II neck, Ninja-weapon body, double-locking Edge III
trem and DiMarzio D Activator pickups, the Xiphos Ibanez bass
Guitar is one of the most aggressive Ibanez Bass Guitars on the planet. Hardcore ax
Ibanez bass guitar players may try this guitar because of its hot looks, but they'll buy it because of its
lightning-fast playability and blowtorch tone.
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