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Ibanez FR1620

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beautiful guitar - high quality (Ibanez - FR1620)

By Phil7292, 05/11/2011
Made in Japan
24 frets - Ibanez Wizard neck with a very flat radius (400 mm)
Humbuckers IBZ CCR1 and CCR2 reference
Fixed bridge, very nice quality.
1 volume and 1 tone adjustment, very progressive, perfect
Finishing really impeccable. Supplied with good quality hard case
Factory setting almost perfect.
Remarkable finish

UTILIZATION

Handle very pleasant, not at all sticky mat varnish as thin
Access to easy high notes, 24 frets
Jumbo frets and low action, agreements pass more easily.
Channel end, almost flat radius (almost like a skyscraper acoutique)
Correct weight, heavier than a regular strata, less than an LP.
General shape of the guitar very comfortable

SOUNDS

I use a little combo lampp (LANEY VC15) and an extension cabinet with a HP ElectroVoice EVM12L (really an extra HP).
The sound caractériqtiques:
- Output level high enough, a lot of dynamics and attack, punchy.
- Sustain important
- In the clear: no sound flattering to vintage fashion, its fairly "neutral" present but not very sharp lens or screaming, punchy bass. This is not a "real" telecaster.
- Drive In, it grows fast but not very strong draft
- The five mic positions offer a very wide pallet of sounds.
I only play recently with this beautiful toy, have not yet found all the possibilities. I think that neutrality can be operated with a good amp.

OVERALL OPINION

Fine making remarkable. To work, really nice, I almost feel like improved my (very average though).
The overall sound is modern (no vintage), I think the potential of this guitar is very high. The vast neutrality of sound is finally a little surprising at the same time, it is difficult to find undesirable.
Very versatile guitar.
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Very good cabinet making (Ibanez - FR2620)

By Phil7292, 16/06/2012
Made in japan
Handle very comfortable and modern

UTILIZATION

Perfect

SOUNDS

Micro can be very neutral too
With DiMarzio would be the top

OVERALL OPINION

C is the my guitar easier to play the best round
That I should try a DiMarzio JB
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False telecaster. Well yes, but ... (Ibanez - FR1620)

By leoman, 24/08/2013
Beautiful guitar neck 24 frets quality and finish. Too late?
Two humbuckers spittables giving 5 positions (was it really necessary?). Three positions Fender telecaster: simplicity and efficiency.

UTILIZATION

The neck is super great but ultimately I enjoy much with a telecaster which has a thicker handle yet.
The top c my reissue 62 statocaster which has a thinner than the standard telecaster U.S. but larger than the Ibanez (c ideal compromise for me) run.

SOUNDS

I think there are imbalances between different mic positions but what led me to change the sound that c is not too much personality. Sounds (live in lamps amp) lack of color and warmth.
So rather than change the pickups I decided to sell it to buy a telecaster (real) U.S. standard 90s with maple neck.
Frankly there's nothing to see. Fender sound is beautiful, warm color that I have not found this Ibanez too cold for my taste.
Considering the price I think the sound is poor.

OVERALL OPINION

1 year of use. In home very correct (8/10) but only 5/10 live on my tube amp Egnater renegade studio.
And 4/10 for my pedalboard. So my set of pedals sounds like hell with my 62 reissue stratocaster (and now my telecaster) as it did not sound with this Ibanez.
She is very beautiful either! But an instrument is made to produce beautiful and warm tones (this is only my opinion).
And for me it did not!
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Tlcaster false. Well, yes, but! (Ibanez - FR1620)

By leoman, 31/07/2013
Very nice guitar neck 24 frets fine quality, too late?
Two humbuckers spittables giving 5 positions (was it really useful?). Fender telecaster three positions: simplicity and efficiency.

USE

The handle is great but finally I rgale me so much with tlcaster that has a thicker handle.


SONORITS

Voil my taste o "bt hurts"
1 I find an imbalance between the bridge pickup and neck pickup.
2 imbalance also between double and single. Utility?
3 This led me to change: a sound that is not too much personality. Its lack of color and warmth.

So rather than changing the pickups I prfr sell it to buy a telecaster (a real) US standard of 90 years with maple handle.
Frankly has nothing to see Fender sound is beautiful, warm color that I have not found in this Ibanez too cold my taste.
Considering the price I think the sound is not enough.

NOTICE GLOBAL

1 year of use. In very decent home studio (8/10) but only 5/10 live on my amp lamps Egnater Renegade.
And 4/10 for my pedalboard. As much my set of pedals sounds great with my Stratocaster reissue 62 (and now my telecaster) as has not sounded this with Ibanez.
It is very nice to be! But an instrument is made to produce beautiful and warm sounds (this is only my opinion).
And I for one was not not do it !!!
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