If you play down-tuned metal on a 6-string, Ibanez has designed a guitar just for you. With its 26.5" scale length, he RGD Iron Label RGDIX6PB is optimized for the heaviest music styles, executing every note with precision and power. The fast Nitro Wizard neck, topped with a luxurious ebony fingerboard, plays beautifully, while the instrument's deep cutaways give you unrestricted access to the upper registers. And the RGDIX6PB's DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups deliver powerful scooped tone with tight, compressed bass response and crisp high-end bite. The Ibanez RGD Iron Label RGDIX6PB is a progressive metal player's dream come true.
The 3-piece maple/bubinga neck on the RGDIX6PB features Ibanez's Nitro Wizard neck profile, which gives you effortless access to this guitar's entire range. And for the ultimate in playability, the neck is capped with a luxurious ebony fingerboard, providing you with unbelievably smooth fretting. The guitarists here at Music Experience can't get enough of this guitar's fast Wizard neck.
The Fusion Edge humbucking pickups on the RGDIX6PB are the result of a collaboration between Ibanez and noted pickup maker DiMarzio. Designed for down-tuned metal, Fusion Edge pickups deliver a powerful scooped sound with tight, compressed bass response and crisp high-end articulation — ideal for bludgeoning djent chugs and high-speed staccato riffing. The RGDIX6PB's DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups give you the aggressive, yet precise tone that the modern metal guitarist needs.
Ibanez began its life in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. However, the company didn't get into the guitar business until 1929, when they started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. In 1935, Hoshino Gakki began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the "Ibanez Salvador" name, which was later shortened to "Ibanez." Although Ibanez began manufacturing electric guitars in 1957, the company was relatively unknown in the West until the 1960s, when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had stopped producing derivative guitars and had begun manufacturing the original designs that the company is now known for. Ibanez is also famous for their effect pedals (most notably the Tube Screamer) and guitar amplifiers.
The RGD is Ibanez's ultimate metal machine. The demands of down-tuning require a specifically designed responsiveness not found in "normal" guitars. To optimize for the rich, desirable thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, we extended the neck by one inch to a 26.5" scale. Longer-than standard yet not overly long. The neck is still considered a "fast" neck for speed soloing. Extra-deep cutaways grant comfortable access to the necks highest notes.
Legendary Super-thin, ultra-playable neck, made by Maple/Purpleheart with road-tested durability.
Ebony produces a tight low and mid range with an iconic attack on the high end. It also features a quick response and rich sustain.
Through close collaboration between Ibanez and DiMarzio®-Fusion Edge pickups have been engineered to produce a powerful, distinctive tone with a crisp, cutting high end, and a tight, compressed bottom end, minus any muddy mid-range.
The Gibraltar Standard II is a simple fixed bridge that was designed to unify with the guitar's body and provide optimal transfer of each string's vibration. Smooth surface is designed to maximize playing comfort.
The Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.
The luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
|Body Shape||RGDIX Iron Label|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Top Material||Poplar Burl|
|Body Finish||Satin Urethane|
|Color||Surreal Black Burst|
|Neck Material||3-piece Maple/Bubinga|
|Neck Shape||Nitro Wizard|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Offset Dots, Luminescent Side Dots|
|Number of Frets||24, Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Gibraltar Standard II|
|Tuners||Gotoh MG-T Locking|
|Neck Pickup||DiMarzio Fusion Edge Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||DiMarzio Fusion Edge Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x volume, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Strings||.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .048|
|Manufacturer Part Number||RGDIX6PB-SKB|