KISS’ Paul Stanley Signature Guitars Coming From Ibanez Guitars

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In 1976, Ibanez Guitars approached KISS frontman Paul Stanley to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to reissue three exciting new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model. More information will be released at the NAMM 2015 show.

“Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started,” commented Stanley. “The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together.”

“We’re very excited to be partnering again with Paul Stanley,” said Ibanez artist relations manager Mike Taft. “It’s been an amazing year for both Paul and the band, including the release of his best-selling autobiography, the band’s long-overdue induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame , and the ongoing world tour to commemorate their 40th anniversary together. I couldn’t think of a better time for Paul to reunite with Ibanez. Along with their distinctive styling, these historic instruments have proven themselves on albums and in concert worldwide, where their sound has made them sought after by guitarists for decades.”

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Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Speaks About Signature Guitar With Ibanez Guitars

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Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares recently discussed the features on his new Ibanez signature guitar model, the DCM100, which he talks about his history with Ibanez and his love of seven string guitars. Watch it here.

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He also discussed in a separate conversation about a new pickup – the Retribution from Seymour Duncan, which is available for sale individually as a seven string bridge and neck pickup, and as an eight string bridge pickup. Check it out here and here.

According to Dino,

“It has a richer tone that’s more evenly voiced so the low string is not fighting with the high string. It’s a very crunchy sound, great for low tunings. It has more articulation in the pick attack and the distortion has less unwanted noise and compression.”

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In Flames Bassist Issues Signature Ibanez Bass

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In Flames bassist Peter Iwers has a new signature bass PIB3 out now via Ibanez Guitars. This is his first signature bass, which matches his aggressive and ruthless playing style, with a black finish. It has a five piece maple/bubinga neck, maple body, and dramatic inlay, plus with its Bartolini Custom pickups deliver explosive low end with tone to spare.

It is available for purchase at the following locations: US, UK, EUROPE, and SWEDEN.

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