The TM5 ThrashMetal is a Pro Co Rat derivative but doesn't really deliver in the tone department. It is quite harsh and not very subtle. It hasn't got the tonal qualities of the Ibanez FC10 Fat Cat, which was Ibanez first take on the Rat. Soundwise it is more related to the likewise flopped Ibanez LM7 L.A.Metal.
Produced: 1989-1990 (metal case)
List price 1991: 98 DM
Collectibility: high (metal case)
Re-issued: yes, with plastic case (1991-1998)
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