The Ibanez MTM
series is a series of signature guitars created by Slipknot
's Mick Thomson
, and produced by Ibanez
. It has a H-H configuration, or two humbucking pickups, and the fixed Edge FX bridge, which is based on Ibanez Edge tremolo
but fixed, providing more tuning stability than a standard hard-tail
. They come factory tuned to Dropped B
(B, F#, B, E, G#, C# (low to high)). Contrary to popular belief, the MTM series guitars do not sport a tremolo bar or system.
The MTM1 is constructed with the neck-thru
method, has a mahogany
body, and a 5 piece maple
neck. The neck is the wizard II neck and on the newer generations of the MTM1, it does not have the thumbstop behind the headstock. When the MTM1 was first released, it came out of the factory with active EMG Pickups
: the 81 and 60. The 2nd generation MTM1's came with Seymour Duncan
AHB-1 Blackouts and came in 2 colors; black with white binding, or the traditional blood red with black binding. The 3rd generation MTM1s were released with a few modifications from it's predecessors. The thumbstop behind the ehadstock was removed, the AHB-1 Blackouts were changed to Thomson's signature EMTY Blackouts, and the output jack was mounted on the side of the guitar, like that of an Ibanez JEM
. The MTM1 is the more expensive model.
The Ibanez MTM2 is the more affordable sister guitar of the MTM1, it has a mahogany body, bolt-on maple neck, locking nut, EDGE III Fixed bridge, and Duncan designed active pickups. Read More