Originally Posted by DonBot
I really don't see the 'niche' personally... I mean, I guess you could tune it like an eight string guitar minus the top with that scale, but short scale basses usually sound terrible to me, and playing "guitar" on something with that sort of scale, pickup config, and string gauge is probably going to sound strange.
Granted, I'm not that much of an 'out of the box' person, so maybe there could be a market for it. Shows that Ibanez is still pushing the envelope in some ways.
After all, all of the (ridiculous) profits they make on Jem sales probably paid for R&D on this thing...