Ibanez PS40 Iceman

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  1. BillyC

    BillyC Member

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    I like the Ibanez Iceman, I think it's a cool-looking shape.
    So late last year, when I found a cheap one at a local store, I bought it. It's an Ibanez PS40, the most basic and entry-level Paul Stanley signature model, with dot inlays and no body binding:

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    I didn't particularly want the Paul Stanley stuff on it, I just wanted an Iceman, so I took off the truss rod cover, the pick guard and that bat wing-looking thing below the tailpiece:

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    Hmm, not looking terribly interesting. You can barely make out the shape against a black t-shirt. This won't do.

    How much to get body binding added, I ask a guy. A lot, he tells me. How about faking it with some pin-striping around the edge instead? Not quite as much, he reckons, although still a fair bit. What the hell, let's do it.

    Now, remember the Gibson Les Paul Studio Hot Rod? A black Les Paul Studio with some really cool pin-striping, two blue stripes sandwiching a white stripe, looking kind of like a Star Wars light sabre? I ask the guy to do something like that, with a funky design down below the bridge, and here's what came back:

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    Yeah, that's more like it!
    He even put a little monogram on the back for me:

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    And that's how I came to have one wicked cool Iceman.
     
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    wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Oh hell yeah!
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That design really pops. Looks waaaay better than the original.
     
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  4. BlackSG91

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    That pin-striping looks really good, especially on a black guitar. It's like your own signature guitar...now you're ready to rock the free world.:dude:


    ;>)/
     
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    John Well-Known Member

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    Awesome pinstriping job..
     
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    That pinstriping looks totally neon :wow:
     
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    Very nice job Paul Stanley !
     
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    ;>)/
     
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  9. BillyC

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    More of a White Zombie and Misfits guy myself, but I'll accept it :)
     
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