In the late 1980s and early 1990s Ibanez began a long-term relationship with guitarist Steve Vai, leading to the Ibanez JEM and Ibanez Universe electric guitar models. Ibanez' RG series are double-cutaway electric guitars that are made to rock. Ibanez released their first Artcore hollowbody guitars in 2002.
Ibanez also has a legendary series of guitar effects pedals. Ibanez released their first Tube Screamer effect pedal in the late 1970s. It featured an integrated circuit that made it one of the best solid-state pedals to simulate a tube guitar amp on overdrive. So popular are these pedals, that Ibanez has reissued the TS-9 and TS-808 Tube Screamers to the delight of vintage gear hounds who know a good deal when they see one. Fortunately for all of us, Ibanez has reissued some of the classic Tube Screamers, and has brought out some new pedals like the TS-808, TS9, and TS9DX.
Artists who have been associated with the Ibanez brand include Stanley Jordan, John Scofield, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Alan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, John Petrucci, George Benson, and Pat Metheny.
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