Test/Review: Ibanez DTT700 Destroyer

It’s a new guitar review from have Guitar! – The Ibanez DTT700 Destroyer! So, I got this Ibanez guitar in 2011 and played it alot but then something came loose within the electronics and it’s been hanging on the wall unplayed for longer than I care to think about (I’ll reveal exactly how long in the video…!). But now it’s fixed and back in business again and I’m happy to be able to do this review on the Have Guitar! channel.

The DTT700, or Destroyer as I prefer to call it, is a solid body (heavy!) guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009 and part of the X series. When it came out Ibanez hadn’t have any Destroyer styled models for three year… and when saying ‘Destroyer’ you know as well as me it’s a word play on the name ‘Explorer’… it has a neck through body build and a fixed bridge. During 2009 – 2010 it came with a Wizard II neck, changed to Wizard III neck in 2011. Mine a 2010 model so it got the Wizard II neck.

The pickups are DiMarzio D Activator X, both in bridge and neck positions. A very cool pickup both in the visual and audio perspective. This is what DiMarzio says about the D Activator X on their webpage: “…we’ve adjusted the output and tuned the coils to different frequencies to create a powerful sound wide open with a surprisingly clean sound when the volume control is rolled down, even with extreme metal and high-gain amps.” And that’s something I’d agree upon.

The tone guide on DiMarzios webpage states Treble 4, Mid 6 and Bass 5.5 – a bit surprising to me as the tone of the guitar is kinda bright without getting shrill or ugly. Perhaps the higher mid-value contributes to this but all in all it’s good sounding guitar for any sounds from cleans to really high gain.

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More info on the Ibanez DTT700 Destroyer

DiMarzio D Activator X pickups

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Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)

All video shot in 4K with a Sony FDR AX-100.

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