NAMM 2008: Ibanez showcases its retro flavours
Lovers of all things retro were in for a treat at the Ibanez stand at NAMM as the Japanese company showed off a series of updates to the pawnshop chic Jet King range and a reissue of one of the most sought-after effects pedals of all time.
The Ibanez FP-777 Flying Pan is one of the most sought-after vintage effects, combining phasing, tremolo and stereo panning, and some 30 years after its initial production run, Ibanez are set to release 777 limited edition units in distressed vintage-style boxes.
As well as adding new finishes to the Jet King range, the JTK4RD is now available with a vintage Bigsby-style vibrato and optional chrome P90 pickups.
Bassists aren't left out either, as the very cool JTKB200BS combines a pair of chrome soapbar passive pickups with durable saddle anchors designed to cope with the most aggressive playing techniques.