The Ibanez Iron Label RGIM7MH is part of the RG Iron label family. The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. Whether you favor a hardtail (fixed) bridge or our industry-leading locking tremolo system, the RG is a precision instrument. Because of their slanted mounting angle, wider-than-normal pickups are required for a multi scale construction instrument. EMG808 and EMG909 pickups fit the bill perfectly — not only in size, but also in sound. Proven performers for down-tuning, their highly responsive, super-tight growl is the superb matched for the RGIM.
With metal and nothing but metal in mind, we modded and tweaked until we got to the heaviest sounding metal axes ever built. For the ultimate in playability we took our legendary super-thin, ultra-playable Wizard neck, and upped the ante to Nitro Wizard – as fast and comfortable but with added road-tested durability. Whether it’s a 6, 7 or 8-string, every Iron Label axe is matched perfectly with American-made EMG® or DiMarzio® pickups. Purposefully Spartan, you won’t find a feature here that doesn’t contribute directly to rattling bones or waking the dead.
Equalized tension helps to create a more “alive”, open tone. But the design also improves player comfort. The multi scale construction ergonomically coordinates with the way a player’s hand angles as it moves up and down the neck, facilitating quick, comfortable playing action.
NITRO WIZARD MULTI SCALE NECK
The super-slim, ultra-comfortable 5-piece Maple/Bubinga Nitro Wizard neck provides solid stability for the increased tension of the extra strings. A spacious, Rosewood fretboard enhances playing agility and optimizes articulation.
Based on the original 707, the EMG 808X gives players all the tone and presence they demand in an 8 string guitar pickup with the added headroom of the X series preamp. The EMG 808X eliminates the problem of a muddy low F# string that often lacks rich harmonic character and definition. Featuring Alnico V loaded, wide aperture coils, EMG was able to beef up the tone of the low strings while maintaining a balanced and articulate upper register. This along with the X preamp provides the responsive and dynamic control that eight string players love. This pickup will articulate every note, chord, and harmonic you ask of it. Used equally in the bridge and neck positions, the EMG 808X pickup will forever change how you hear and play your 8-string guitar.
The Mono-Rail bridge delivers the ultimate in string-to-string isolation, meaning that each string vibrates optimally without be affected by the others.
Ibanez is a Japanese guitar brand owned by Hoshino Gakki. Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Hoshino Gakki were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar. Ibanez manufactures effects, accessories, amps, and instruments in Japan, China, Indonesia and in the USA (at a Los Angeles-based custom shop). www.ibanez.com