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Ibanez Iron Label RGIR28FE 8-String Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups  

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Introducing Iron label. The Ibanez Iron Iron Label RGIR28FE 8-String Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups combines great looks and superior Ibanez crafts...Read More

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A sleek solidbody with a fast neck, powerful pickups and killswitch.

Introducing Iron label. The Ibanez Iron Iron Label RGIR28FE 8-String Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups combines great looks and superior Ibanez craftsmanship. It features a comfortable basswood body and an Ibanez Nitro Wizard-8 neck. Its bound rosewood fingerboard and jumbo frets offer effortless fingering the full length of the fretboard. EMG 808 pickups put out plenty of sonic diversity and power and come with a killswitch for some cool effects.

The renowned Ibanez RG and S guitars take on their most vicious metal form yet. Built on the chassis of the original RG and S bodies, Iron Label is made to drive hard all night. Fast, full throttle neck. Road tested matched DiMarzio or EMG pickups. Seasoned woods with a stark black-and-white aesthetic that eschews standard metal glitx for Metalcore swagger. You know were you're going, Iron Label gets you there fast.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Nitro Wizard-8 neck
  • Basswood body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Gibraltar Standard8 bridge
  • EMG® 808 neck pu
  • EMG® 808 bridge pu
  • Killswitch equipped
  • Case sold separately

Get metal to the core. Order your Iron Label today.

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IbanezIron Label RGIR28FE 8-String Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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      Best Uses

      • Jamming (3)
      • Practicing (3)
      • Recording (3)
      • Rock concerts (3)
      • Small venues (3)

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      5.0

      Setting the standard!

      By gravis654321

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Detailed Craftsmanship
      • Ergonomic Neck Profile
      • Fluid Action
      • Quality Active Pick Ups
      • Rich Dynamic Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez Iron Label RGIR28FE 8-String Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups:

        I'm convinced 8 string guitars will set a new standard for the future of guitar. I had to have one. This baby caught my attention, and I couldn't resist! From the moment I first held it, the neck fit naturally in my hand. On other occasions i've found 8 string necks to be encumbersome, and the pickups muddled really easily. I feel these active pickups are essential to tonal clarity with 8 strings. They've proven to be most effective in drawing character from the strings and tonewoods. The responsiveness of the action is phenominal. the neck profile makes playability a breeze. The nifty little killswitch feature is icing on the cake =] Don't settle for less than this dynamic 8 string beauty!

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        4.0

        Just what I needed.

        By The Tony

        from Dallas/ Fort Worth

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • A Tad Harsh In High End

        Best Uses

        • Big venues
        • Jamming
        • Metal
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez Iron Label RGIR28FE 8-String Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups:

        I originally bought the RGA8 about two years ago. Being that the amp I was using was a Valveking, it sounded fuzzy at first, but with some tweaking in the EQ and purchasing a couple of pedals, BBE Sonic Stomp and Ibanez TS-9, it helped alot. The guitar had plenty of low end tone, but it was still missing something. Articulation. I didn't want to mess with the electronics so I saved up and bought the Iron Label 8 string.

        I have to say that right off the bat, this thing is very articulate. The EMG 808's really make this thing rock, but I do have to say that it is a bit harsh in the high end and you could stand to use as much low end in your amp as possible. Pretty much the opposite problem of the RGA8. One reason for that is because it's made of BASSWOOD. Basswood is a very bright sounding wood from my experience and that's why the RG's have a nice crunch and articulate sound in the first place. You put the EMG's in a mahogany body and you'll have articulation with the low end which in my guess would make the EMG's sound smoother.

        All in all this guitar is very easy for me to play and I do like it more than my RGA8. I honestly think it may be a tad over priced, but the binding and the pickups and the finish are beautiful to say the least. Even plugged it up to my Valveking 100 and I really didn't need any of my pedals, but I added them just in case to experiment. I honestly wouldn't be in huge trouble if I ever forgot to take those pedals with me to a show. Saves me batteries to use in my guitar and not have to buy them for my pedals.

        This is the clearest sounding 8 string I have ever played. I cannot stress that enough. It's mean, it's crucnchy and for all those Djent guys out there, this thing will do the job NICELY. I wouldn't swap the pickups out even with the slight harshness in the highs. That can be adjusted out in your EQ.

        The combination of the amp with the right guitar is all you really need to play. Pair this with a 6505 or 6505+ head or any high gain amp with plenty of low end and you won't need much else unless you just like to have overkill and make people jealous of your tone.

        If you are looking for an 8 string from Ibanez, this is the one you want if you like articulation and clarity. IF you want a smoother sound for chording, the RGA8 with new pickups is not a bad choice either. It all really depends on your taste and I'm sold on the Iron Label series. Very nice.

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        5.0

        Amazing guitar, decent tone!

        By Kurt

        from Toronto, ON

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Hard To Find One

        Best Uses

        • Big venues
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez Iron Label RGIR28FE 8-String Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups:

        Right off the bat this guitar feels great. I just upgraded from a 6 string right to this 8 string guitar. Previously I bought the cheaper RG8 and then swapped it for this and man was I impressed. The tone is amazing with the EMG 808's and the neck was pleasant to play on. It felt natural and not like a big block of wood. Ibanez really nailed it in terms of "feel" and trust me, the pictures do this guitar no justice at all. It looks phenomenal in person. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an 8 string over any other brand at the moment.

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