NAMM 2008: Ibanez showcases its retro flavours

Updated Jet Kings and the Flying Pan returns...

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New Jet King configurations and the Flying Pan reissue
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The rather cool Jet King bass

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.

To see the full range of new Ibanez models launched at NAMM, visit the official Ibanez website.