History of Ibanez

A Short History Of A Company With A Long History



Hello guys..... 

Of course, is certainly out there... there are too many music fans. There are talented people who can play various musical instruments and singing as well. But, for me... I can't sing the songs.. hehehe.. very bad !! hahaha.. that's why la I didn't join the competition of Akademi Fantasia.. hehehe. I only can play guitar.. compose songs. But to sing... mesti kamurang mau muntah + sakit kepala kalau dengar.. hahaha. 

How many people know to play guitar? And how many people have knowledge about the guitar? hmm... ini dua fakta yang berbeza.. don't confused aaa Talented vs knowledged adalah dua perkara yang berbeza.. hehehe.. cheewahh !! mcm cikgu muzik la pula.. 

Jom kita tanya orang yang pandai bermain gitar. If we ask them.. What brand of guitar that would be their choice? Of course they will say  Fender, Ibanez or Kramer. Tetapi, mereka tahukah asal-usul gitar tersebut.. hehehe.. jom kita bongkar rahsia sejarah gitar ini.

my collection
Ibanez

If you wanted a total history of Ibanez you´d have go back to 1908 when a company named Hoshino began as a sheet music store and later music products distributor in Nagoya Japan.

If you wanted a little less completeness than that you´d go back about 1945 when Hoshino began distributing a Spanish guitar named Ibanez. Or perhaps you´d simply go to the Mid 60´s when Hoshino, who by that time had purchased the rights to the Ibanez name, began shipping incredibly funky looking guitars to the United States, many of which were actually sold in department stores.

But for most of us, Ibanez pretty much begins almost 30 years ago, when Hoshino opened an office near Philadelphia, PA for more efficiently distributing Ibanez guitars to the United States. Most of those guitars were Ibanez famous high quality (but very inexpensive) copies of just about everything–you name it, we probably made a version of it. At that time many American instruments were going through an unfortunate period of increasing prices with decreasing quality, and these copies hit a ready market.

But the people with Ibanez weren´t content with just copying and Ibanez began making their own designs: the solid body Artists (played by Bob Weir of the Dead) the Iceman (first made famous by Paul Stanley of KISS and the George Benson guitars, the first jazz boxes designed for higher volume stage playing. Many of these "first" Ibanez guitars continue to increase in value and a good number are now highly prized collector´s items.

Ibanez Iceman
By 1976, the Ibanez copy era officially came to an end when one of the major American guitar manufacturers--no longer amused by the copiers–successfully sued the highest profile copier, Ibanez. But by that time it didn´t matter–Ibanez had already left the copies behind and was fast becoming an innovative guitar company in its own right.

By the mid-80´s with the interest in instrumental rock guitar on the rise, Ibanez collaborated with players such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert and brought out the JEM, JS, RG and S models. Today, present day versions such as these models still considered the standard in hard rock and instrumental rock guitars.

Today, Ibanez offers the huge number of 4, 5, and 6 basses in the Soundgear as well as the basses of the future, the luthite-bodied Ergodynes.

Till then...... stay tune..  more history about guitar... chowww !!

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Award from Gorgeous Ramblings




What... !! I was given an award ..? Why... tak percaye ker.. hehehe.. well, thanks to Sis Mouren for giving me this Gentleman Blogger Award (Yess! for you Man!). *proud*


I know Mouren through my wife, Just... they are adopted siblings. Trust me, they are matched to be a sibling.. muka dorang sama... hehehe. But, I never meet her.. so I hope to meet her someday somewhere.. Perhaps, the end of this year we can meet.. kalau nda silap la kan, ada tu org kan mau belanja minum ice blended sana Starbuck.. ngeh.. ngeh.. ngeh.. *smile*


Once again, thank you for this award.. *cheers*

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Bukit Gasing, PJ

Helloooooo everyboday... lama tidak update ni blog.. hehehe.. you know why? B.U.S.Y... yess !! it is the main reason why I rarely update this blog. 

So, guys... what are you doing on weekend?

Any interesting activities to share with us? hehehe... well yesterday, along with my officemate, we climbed Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya. This hill is located between the boundary of KL and Selangor. 
Before the journey begin 
with my boss... the DP Senior Executive. 
There is nothing interesting about this hill.. Because the normal ascent route and basic. But it is okay for us to start climbing training. Hobi baru ni... "mendaki bukit"... hahaha. 

Okay, lets talk about Bukit Gasing.. The actual name of the hill is Taman Pendidikan Bukit Gasing. Located at Petaling Jaya, This is my 1st time climbing the hill. And I managed to climb up to the summit in 45 minutes. hehehehe... okay la kan utk 1st timer.

Our trip began with a passage that is not too challenging.. Perjalanan yang kadangkala mendatar dan di sini ramai pengunjung yang memilih untuk berjogging. And maybe it is the unofficial rules here, setiap pengunjung akan mengucapkan "Good Morning.. Selamat Pagi atau Hai" setiap kali bertembung dengan pengunjung yg lain.. hmm.. memang peramah. 

relax dulu la... 


The scary Suspension Bridges

There are huts built for the convenience of visitors to relax. And the best part is the Suspension Bridges.. !perrghhh.. lama tidak naik tu jambatan... rasa seram pula.. hahahaha. 

However, not all easy access .. There is also a challenging route, especially when you want to get to the top of the hill. Climbing 70 degrees.. di sini la aku "pancit" sekejap.... kepala rasa pening.. kin malu ja ba.. hehehe.

Another five months to practice before the real adventure begins. And after this, we plan to climb Bukit Melawati, Hulu Klang.. till then... chooooww !!

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Guitar Pro 6


HELLO everyone.. it's been a long time I did not update the new stories in my blog.. hehehe... well, busy ba kenen nie. mcm nie la kalau kerja sebagai staff bawahan.. muahahaha.. *low profile*

okay la.. jom kita story pasal music... and of course my choice is the guitar.. looks easy but the reality is difficult to play. However, remember this, tiada benda yang susah jika kita ada azam untuk belajar... cheeewahh !!

I learned to play guitar when I was 13-years-old.. at that time, it was just for fun.. just to fill the leisure time.. atau org lain main gitar.. aku pun main juga.. hehehe.. tidak mau kalah kenen.. nasib baik masa tu, kawan2 tiada yang gila bermain piano.. kalau nda, mesti aku terrer main piano skrg nie.. muahahaha !!

Here, I give you tips how to play guitar with the proper techniques.. (macam terrer sangat je aku nie kan).. bukan susah pun... guna software ja... Thus, you can create your own background music using only the software Guitar Pro http://www.guitar-pro.com/en/index.php?pg=product. I have learned this  technique.. and still learning.


What is Guitar Pro?Guitar Pro is first and foremost a software designed to edit tablatures for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments from 4 to 8 strings. Its great ease of use and the success of its specific file format have made it a software used by guitarists worldwide. It now includes editing support for many other instruments like the piano or the drums, a realistic audio engine, and interactive tools to support every musician's practice.



There are a variety of versions of this software. And most recently, manufacturers have published their latest software.. GUITAR PRO 6... This software is worth it to you. A tablature editor, a score player and a backing band.. all in one !! A complete workshop for guitarist at an affordable price.

And... good luck to you.. hehehe..

I'm playing songs from Yngwie Malmsteen


Remember this, keep in your mind that music will never die... Music tanpa batasan telah menyatukan kita semua.. tanpa mengira bangsa, agama mahupun warganegara.. Muzik juga seperti perjalanan hidup kita... penuh dengan rentak.. Terpulang kepada diri kita sendiri untuk mencorak rentak yang kita mahu.. agar dapat diterima oleh orang di sekeliling kita semua.

For that, I dedicated a song to you all... enjoy !!!!



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My Gadget

ALL people have their own hobby, even in the eyes of others people, a hobby that you love that may seem bad.. But, regardless of what other people want to say.. yang penting kita enjoy !!! Isn't...

Well, forget about that... I don't want to talk about it... let's talk about gadget.. hehehe.. The personal belongings..

Here is my "lover"...


"kawan" setia di kala bosan... muahahaha !!


 


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