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Open-Box Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar

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(Open Box) A legendary RG model with amazing electronic power.

Rock, metal, and EDM have been rubbing against one another for decades, but now that friction is fueling a blaze of creativity with musical categorization and genre distinction disappearing in the embers. Ibanez, once again, has turned convention on its ear to answer the needs of the modern guitarist: The Ibanez RG with a built-in/detachable mini kaoss pad 2.

The RGKP6 crosses a legendary RG model with a built-in/detachable mini kaoss pad 2, resulting in a hybrid instrument with endless opportunities to incorporate the exhilarating effects of electronic music into your performance.

A mini kaoss pad 2 back panel is integrated into the body of this RG style guitar for quick, secure docking. Positioned just below the guitars volume control, the mini kaoss pad 2 lies in easy reach of the picking hand for realtime manipulation of the touch pad interface, which features 100 effect programs, a synthesizer, built-in MP3 player and a digital recorder to capture performances. Plug your headphones in (1/8" jack) and rock while the rest of the house sleeps!

The RGKP6 features a slim maple Wizard III neck for quick, comfortable playing action and a mahogany body for a warm, rich tone. Electronics include a specifically designed IBZ-KP double blade pickup and a built-in distortion circuit with its own on/off switch and gain/ tone controls.

Built-in Distortion
The RGKP6 comes with onboard high-gain distortion, accessible at the flip of a switch. Fire it up with or without the mini kaoss pad 2S in line to get you to that certain sound you're looking for.

Korg mini kaoss pad 2S
The RGKP6 comes equipped with Korg's latest Kaoss introduction-the mini kaoss pad 2S, loaded with 100 dynamic KAOSS effects.

Headphone Output Jack
Play when and where you want, using the 1/8" stereo headphone jack located next to the main output.

FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: RGKP
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 15.75"
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Pickups
Configuration: H
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: IBZ-KP (passive/ceramic)
Brand: Ibanez
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Korg mini kaoss pad 2S
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, Distortion on/off, Distortion tone, Distortion gain, mini kaoss on/bypass
Pickup switch: Not applicable
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 6-saddle
Tailpiece: String thru body
Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
Color: Black
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Versatile electronics
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Indonesia

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IbanezRGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (12)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Something new...and it's great

I saw one of these in a Guitar Center today, and spent a good few hours playing it. It will definitely be my next purchase. As someone who loves unique guitars and the...Read complete review

I saw one of these in a Guitar Center today, and spent a good few hours playing it. It will definitely be my next purchase. As someone who loves unique guitars and the band Muse, I have always wanted a kaoss pad infused guitar. Unfortunately, I don't have the $6500 to get a Manson MB-1, but this guitar will do just fine until then. It isn't much on the looks side, but I had more fun playing this guitar than any other guitar I've picked up. The effects selection for the kaoss pad is extensive and has great variety. The built in distortion circuit is not the greatest, but for a built in pedal, it is hard to complain. Not to mention, this guitar is CHEAP for what you are getting. With a nice set up, and a new set of strings, I could see this being my go-to guitar for the foreseeable future. My only other issue is the lack of a tone control, but the other features make this easy to forgive. I really hope this is the start of a new generation of guitars, because I have wanted this for a while.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fairly Decent idea - Terrible Guitar

I play a wonderfully diverse amount of material, and I envisioned this as a new color to add to an already broad pallet. I was disappointed.

The Guitar: this is the...Read complete review

I play a wonderfully diverse amount of material, and I envisioned this as a new color to add to an already broad pallet. I was disappointed.

The Guitar: this is the worst part. The guitar was just plain awful; extremely rough fret edges, uneven fret tops caused fretting out all over the fingerboard, and the worst sounding pickup ever put in an electric guitar. Ugg!

The built in distortion: Only does one sound: pseudo-metal. If you want a little TS style overdrive, Marshall crunch, or anything else, you won't get it. And, the Metal sound is very canned and artificial.

The Kaoss pad: kinda cool, but ultimately, out of 100 presets, they kind of all sounded alike ... or at least fell into one of only about three categories (Swhooshy, buzzy, and choppy). These sounds would get very old in a hurry.

Mine went back. I'm grateful to Musicians Friend for the easy returns policy. As a side note, mine has already been returned (even though not sold as such) ... so I'm not the only one who decided it was not a "keeper".

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Something new...and it's great

By Seansjv

from Saint Louis, MO

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics
  • Unique

Cons

  • Looks
  • No Tone Control

Best Uses

  • Experimentation
  • Jamming
  • Recording

Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

I saw one of these in a Guitar Center today, and spent a good few hours playing it. It will definitely be my next purchase. As someone who loves unique guitars and the band Muse, I have always wanted a kaoss pad infused guitar. Unfortunately, I don't have the $6500 to get a Manson MB-1, but this guitar will do just fine until then. It isn't much on the looks side, but I had more fun playing this guitar than any other guitar I've picked up. The effects selection for the kaoss pad is extensive and has great variety. The built in distortion circuit is not the greatest, but for a built in pedal, it is hard to complain. Not to mention, this guitar is CHEAP for what you are getting. With a nice set up, and a new set of strings, I could see this being my go-to guitar for the foreseeable future. My only other issue is the lack of a tone control, but the other features make this easy to forgive. I really hope this is the start of a new generation of guitars, because I have wanted this for a while.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Fairly Decent idea - Terrible Guitar

By Von

from Nashville, TN

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
    • Terrible Guitar

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

      I play a wonderfully diverse amount of material, and I envisioned this as a new color to add to an already broad pallet. I was disappointed.

      The Guitar: this is the worst part. The guitar was just plain awful; extremely rough fret edges, uneven fret tops caused fretting out all over the fingerboard, and the worst sounding pickup ever put in an electric guitar. Ugg!

      The built in distortion: Only does one sound: pseudo-metal. If you want a little TS style overdrive, Marshall crunch, or anything else, you won't get it. And, the Metal sound is very canned and artificial.

      The Kaoss pad: kinda cool, but ultimately, out of 100 presets, they kind of all sounded alike ... or at least fell into one of only about three categories (Swhooshy, buzzy, and choppy). These sounds would get very old in a hurry.

      Mine went back. I'm grateful to Musicians Friend for the easy returns policy. As a side note, mine has already been returned (even though not sold as such) ... so I'm not the only one who decided it was not a "keeper".

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I think this is a killer guitar

      By stallion1975

      from san diego

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

        I love this guitar. I think that people who give this guitar bad reviews are people who pick it up and try to play with it for ten minutes not understanding how the electronics work. I was really surprised that mine didn't need any kind of set up when I got it. Mine has low action, plays easy, and stays in tune. The Kaoss pad has a lot of cool effects to play with. It comes with 100 effects built in. A lot of them do sound like similar variations of the other ones, but there are some killer sounds in there. I think that it's cool that it comes with a headphone jack so you can practice with headphones. It's cool that it comes with a built in distortion, but I honestly think the built in distortion sounds pretty bad. The guitar sounds amazing though playing through my Peavey Vyper amp with my amps distortion. I hope that Ibanez will make other expanded Kaoss pads that I can buy with different effects for my guitar someday.

        Anyways, bottom line is that this is a very innovative guitar at an amazing price.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Update on replacement RGKP6

        By L.D.

        from NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

            So, the replacement for my 1st RGKP6 arrived today. It was another Level 1 open box item supposed to be in mint condition. I plugged it in and what came out of my amp sounded like a dozen eggs being fried. back it goes. No more for me, thanks.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            BEWARE Open Box Items

            By L.D.

            from NJ

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            Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

            It might be a good guitar, but because of their shoddy inspection of my open box item, i won't know for about another 2 weeks.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Alot of sounds for little money.

            By DDB

            from NOLA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

              Nicely built guitar for the price. Lots of usable effects makes this instrument great for beginners to experienced musicians looking for inspiration.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just what I wanted

              By Blues don't need no cowbell

              from Nd

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                This guitar is a good start, meaning I hope they expand on this concept and give us a second generation guitar that completes what they have started. I have no complaints about the guitar other than it just leaves me wanting another humbucker with better tone and I would like to be able to put my I phone into the guitar along with a Kaoss pad. Other than wanting what doesn't exist, I'm happy with it. It's comfortable to play and with a little fine tuning it sounds pretty good, I like its clean tone, but the distortion goes crazy way too fast for me. I was worried that it wouldn't be able to do clean or bluesy, but it does manage to do it, and now I can load backing tracks and all kinds of music onto a micro sd card, grab a pair of headphones (do not use cheap headphones or you may be disappointed) and just sit in my chair and jam away, finally someone (I banez) got it right, this is a fun casual guitar that has something for everyone. The neck is great, clean tones good, distortion is maybe ok, I turn it down to bare minimum, and the Kaoss pad and headphones out are so appreciated that it just leaves me wanting more!!!

                 
                5.0

                i would buy from this company again

                By chappy

                from ramona,ca.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                  the price was great

                   
                  5.0

                  crazy fun to play

                  By kayakfool

                  from lake city, fl.

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                    you just can't put it down, you think your done playing but you just have to try one more effect and you are on it for another hour, sooo much fun!

                     
                    3.0

                    Ok guitar, fun electronics

                    By Capn

                    from Montana

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                      Its fun to play, but it's going to take some serious practice before I take it onstage. The built in distortion doesn't sound great, but it is workable. The biggest problem I had is some of the effects from the kaoss pad are really loud compared to the guitar sounds.

                       
                      2.0

                      Worse than expected

                      By Stratcat

                      from Beertown Wi.

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                          Was hoping I might find some use for this despite reading some previous negative reviews. The guitar itself was decent build quality. Very nice for the money. But the kaos pads effects for the most part were not very useful at all, and difficult to utilize while actually playing the guitar. And the built in distortion is a total waste. Worst I've ever used.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great motivational practice guitar!

                          By Bagpiper Karl

                          from Monrovia, CA

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Pick Up
                          • Solid Electronics

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                              I will be able to practice without an amp, just using headphones. Motivational instrument! Nice mahogany body. Lighter than maple.

                               
                              4.0

                              Many possibilities

                              By Bob

                              from Florida

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Recording

                                Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                                An interesting guitar this is. Very hard to put down it's so much fun. A lot of the effects on the pad are really similar to each other. The guitar is not too bad but I wish it came with a better pickup. The onboard distortion is a little shrill but dialed in right makes a nice gain boost. All in all a fun rig.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Something Special Something Different

                                By Lyle Style

                                from Minneapolis MN

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                                  I've own this for about 2 weeks now and it's been a lot of fun. I purchased this during a SDOTD for a low price. Over all not a bad guitar but do not expect the guitar to stand up against anything more than two to three hundred costing guitar. I like the pick up and mini kaoss pad is so much fun but the neck is nothing special and adequate at best. I plan to remove the neck and look for something that is going to be closer to a level of craftsmanship I am use to. A couple of tips distortion works better, raising the volume using boost works great, use compression when using clean, sustain pedal works great, and pedals like EHX Key 9 or Source Audio SoundBlox pro Multiwave distortion really bring you to a new level.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  OUTSTANDING BANG FOR THE BUCK!

                                  By Nick

                                  from nj

                                  About Me Professional Musician

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Only One Color Available
                                  • Only One Pickup

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                                  This thing is the best bang for the buck in the entire guitar market right now...the kaoss pad has Numerous fuzzes, distortions, phasers, flangers, and other effects; and the on-board distortion sounds truly amazing. With an SD card you can record up to 23 hours, and you dont even have to plug into an amp, this thing has a 1/8" input jack to plug headphones directly into, without any need of an amp AT ALL. my only issue is, i wish it had another pickup, also the color is great, but i kinda wish there were more options

                                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  A great toy guitar.

                                  By DangersTeez

                                  from Surprise Az

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                                  Pros

                                  • Fun To Play
                                  • Good Feel
                                  • Light Weight Great Feel

                                  Cons

                                  • Don't Work Half The Time
                                  • Fret Buzz
                                  • Poor Pick Up
                                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                                  Would be a nice unit nice feel but bad electronics. A lot of buzz and can't play through an amp without a working 9 volt battery in back of guitar. Had I been informed of that I would never have ordered it but it's a toy not for series recording unless you get one that works as soon as the 9 volt starts to go weak you get a lot of interference and buzz. But if you don't mind changing the 9 volt every 4 or 5 days it's a nice toy.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Better than I expected

                                  By Ole Skool

                                  from Jacksonville, Fl

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                                  Pros

                                  • Fairly Intuitive Operatio
                                  • Fun To Play
                                  • Good Feel
                                  • Good Pick Up
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Solid Electronics

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Jamming
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Electric Guitar:

                                    Fun guitar with or without using kaoss. Can't wait for more innovations in this direction.

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