NGD An Ibanez Baritone Beast!

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Well-Known Member

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    I got myself an Ibanez RGIB6 Baritone a few days ago! It is 28" and I strung it to drop A. The original EMGs were swapped with a Seymour Duncan Trembucker Distortion at the bridge and Full Shred at the neck. It gives me brutal driven sounds for heavy chugs, and very nice ethereal clean sounds perfect for the ambient soundscape. Surprisingly, it gives me quiet a number of tonal possibilities even with just one control, which is for volume. It has a cool kill switch too!

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    Cool guitar. Congrats!

    Those pickups look like something else. Different SD models. Might not be TB6 /SH10 set...
    Did you check the sticker under them?
     
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    Did not. The GC tech guy said so. Oh GC... I'll check again when I change strings.
     
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    Manodano Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That thing is a piledriver. I like it.
     
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    Nice axe!
     
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    Looks great! What key do you tune it to?
     
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    Nice guitar! I would love to have a baritone guitar someday. What are the string gauges?
     
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    In a strictly aesthetic sense, that guitar is pushing my buttons, though in a practical sense I'm not sure what I could do with it.

    What I'm really curious about is why is has both a blade and a full size toggle switch. I don't recall ever seeing a guitar with both. I've seen mini toggles for coil splitting and phase, but not a full size toggle with a blade. Is the blade 3 way or 5 way? Is the toggle 2-way or 3-way, and what does it do?
     
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    I tuned this to drop A! So fun!

    As mentioned in OP, it only has a volume control, 3-way switch, and the toggle is a kill switch.

    I use it for serious chugging and ambient sounds. It's fun to play with! It's kinda like playing a bass and guitar at the same time.
     
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    String 1:
    .011

    String 2:
    .015

    String 3:
    .022w

    String 4:
    .030

    String 5:
    .042

    String 6:
    .062

    Custom set from Stringjoy using their tension calculator.
     
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    SHARP in more ways than one

    there was a time where one of these would have been hard for me to resist

    had some good times with my RGs back in the day

    HNGD!
     
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    Gorgeous, I've been wanting to pick one of these up for a while now. I'm not much of an EMG guy so I'll be curious to hear more about what you think of the SD pickups in there after you've had time to play it more.
     
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    Nice, I got one of these in trade the other day. TRI/BLK Torch humbuckers instead of the originals. Mine's in C standard.

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    I like how this SD set sounds on this guitar. However, I have a DiMarzio D-Activator X set on a standard guitar that I really like. I think it would sound better on this baritone.
     
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    Very nice! What string gauges do you have on it and what tuning?
     
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    Mine came setup from the first owner in C standard. I was told the gauges was a set of 12s. Pretty much the only music I listen to that I know uses that tuning is earlier QOTSA records. I'm trying to sell mine since I have way too many guitars for a hobbyist but I like this enough to say that I'm hardly desperate to sell.
     
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    Hi there. Interesting guitar. Wanna ask you some thing on that replaced trembucker. is there a special screw with the Duncan to direct mount to the wood or you just passed through it?
    Thanks,
     
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    Congrats, I may need a baritone to!
     
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    Not sure... I got her this way.
     
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