This 7-string weapon has a mahogany body and mahogany ARZ-7 set neck for tons of resonant bite that's captured by dual AH-37 humbuckers. The Full-Tune III-7 ensures lock-solid tuning to last through t... Read More
This 7-string weapon has a mahogany body and mahogany ARZ-7 set neck for tons of resonant bite that's captured by dual AH-37 humbuckers. The Full-Tune III-7 ensures lock-solid tuning to last through the most rigorous workout.
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I've been playing an Ibanez RG 7 for years and loved it. I was excited when they came out with a LP style 7, but aside from looking good, this guitar just didn't play well. First, the stock pick ups are no good and dont have much punch. I replaced them with DiMarzio's, but still sounded quite. One of the biggest issues was string tension. It seemed no matter the set up, or string gauge the strings just felt loose. This was especially true when tuned down a step. The first time I did, it sounded like rubber bands stretched over a shoe box. Which leads to the next problem. Unless they're set REALLY high, the strings will buzz A LOT, and you get terrible sustain. I tried having this guitar set up on two occasions by professionals and still had these issues. After constantly trying to get an acceptable set up, I got rid of it. I will say this thing did play well when in standard tuning, but drop it down a step, this thing loses all signs of life. As a frequent player of Ibanez, I was really let down by this guitar. Better off with an RG or similar guitar.
I bought this from the new Guitar Center in Charlotte, NC, and I have to say, this is my kind of seven string, when your up the neck at the higher frets, it feels as if your hand has just found home, speed playing is super comfortable on the high frets. On the lower frets, your hand will just wrap around the neck as if it is natural, I LOVE this guitar and recommend it to any seven string player who wants to try out a seven string. Personally, the pickups are a bit muddy, but no matter, Seymor Duncans or such will do :D
This guitar is great for the player that is medioker at 7 string playing. The neck is extremely nice. But, the paint job on the back of the neck is a problam. because if it gets a little sweat, or anything on it, it WILL SLOW DOWN YOUR PLAYING! Just a maple neck would make it 10x nicer. Lets move on to the fretboard. The specs on it say "Bound Rosewood" and if you have a rosewood fingerboard on a different guitar, it is sort of oily. With this, it is EXTREMELY dry. and it is very uncomfortable. Now the pickups. They are muddy, but nice for the rythem guitarist if your useing the upper strings. But HORRIBLE on the lower e and b strings. So this makes it bad for a shredder. and this is why i sent mine back. if i may suggest a AMAZING SEVEN STRING GUITAR, go to rondo music.com, go under guitars, then 7 string guitars, then check out the agile 727 or 725 interceptor pro. I HOPE I HELPED!!!!!!
First off this guitar looks amazing. The neck is quite meaty but is manageable and that's where the good ends. The pickups are awful, they must be replaced. But worst of all this guitar has the worst neck dive Ive ever encountered. The neck is really big and body really light, standing and playing almost becomes a workout. Even after adding a pound or two there is still a dive, also there is not a lot of room in the back cavity to add some weight. So if you change the pickups and find a way to give it even weight distribution its an amazing guitar.
Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of a 7 - string Les Paul style guitar, but this guitar isn't ideal. Even in standard tuning the string tension was very loose. The main glaring problem is the neck. It is the same width as a cutting board... If your looking for a 7 -String I recommend the RG7321 or the RGA7 for around the same price as this guitar.
Features: Standard two pickup, master volume/tone setup. The stock pickups are surprisingly good; solid sound definition and no muddiness in the low-range. Tuners are nice and tight, and the bridge is stable, but easy to adjust. The truss rod cover has a swivel-door for ease-of-access, and the neck holds nicely even with heavy strings. Wide, low-profile strap buttons feel less failure-prone than other designs. Integrated jack also unlikely to loosen. Contoured set neck allows smooth access up to the 24th fret of every string. Mahogany body surprisingly sharp and resonant. Quality & Reliability: The neck has been so far resistant to warping, and the intonation is very precise. Craftsmanship is solid. Look & Feel: This guitar is one classy ax; the glossy black with white binding is evocative of a suit. The neck looks very clean with its absence of position markers in front. (It maintains small black dots on the neck binding, though.) The guitar is surprisingly light, and balances nicely across the knee. Action is taut, but supple. The 25" scale makes the high frets easy to play. Overall: This guitar comes highly recommended to those looking for a reasonably-priced, quality 7-string. Jazz musicians will not be disappointed.
I finally get to review a 7-string Les Paul, technically its from ibanez so its an ARZ. Anyway, This guitar was engineered niceley there is a nice heel to access all 24 frets of this guitar. I personally am going to be swaping the p'ups and making all the parts name brand (because I am that way) If you aren't like me you will still be satisfied by all means. The pickups are ok but most will swap for an active EMG or something especially for the metal sounds. I really enjoy playing this guitar at my local guitar shop and since i had $500 on me randomly I gave it a chance and took it home. I really like it playing through my Line 6 POD and it gets some vicious tones. Ibanez you have finally put gibson in their place and have shown them what its all about in 2011 when it comes to Innovation. GOOD GUITAR!
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