UK/Switzerland-based fusion grasp Jack Gardiner has formally signed on to turn into an Ibanez artist, and has marked the event with the discharge of a brand new music video for his observe 1993, which the electric guitar virtuoso re-recorded utilizing the AZ2204B.
In a fierce show of technical prowess, Gardiner places his new HSS-configured Ibanez by way of its paces, exploring its complete dynamic vary with a sequence of silky arpeggios, melodic flurries, and numerous introductory lead traces managed with elite precision.
Choosing a bite-y tone that breaks up when performed with energy, Gardiner continues with numerous box-breaking chromatic traces and fusion-infused licks, transitioning up and down the size of the fingerboard to point out the Ibanez, and his taking part in, in all its glory.
For the finale, Gardiner locks into the Seymour Duncan Hyperion single-coil neck pickup and races by way of a handful of string-skipping traces and whole-note bends to most impact, earlier than bringing issues residence with a trendy scale run.
Stated Gardiner, “I’m delighted to announce that I’m now formally an Ibanez Artist. I need to thank all the nice folks at Ibanez for being so welcoming and for the unimaginable devices.”
“I obtained my first Ibanez JEM555 on the age of 11, after years of religiously watching Steve Vai’s Stay at Astoria DVD on daily basis after college,” he recalled, earlier than including, “I couldn’t think about that 15 years later I might turn into a part of the Ibanez household that every one of my heroes belong to.
“It weirdly appears like coming residence – the primary movies I ever posted on the web had been with the Ibanez JEM555 and a 7-string RG. When Ibanez despatched me an AZ to attempt, I fell in love with its extra conventional tone, in addition to its fashionable playability and adaptability.”
Of the brand new recording of 1993, which appeared on his debut launch Escapades, Gardiner commented, “Named after the 12 months I used to be born in, this observe tries to pay homage to the ‘90s video video games and movies I grew up with.
“Owane (who produced the entire album) and I share the identical beginning 12 months and the love for all issues synthwave, so the concept for this observe was to mix the weather of fusion with an ‘80s retro sound.
“1993 might be my favourite observe from Escapades, so I assumed, ‘Why not make a music video to point out off this lovely instrument.’”