As the legion of converts to Iron Label, the made-for-metal guitar series, continues to grow, the Ibanez continues tap the seismic underworld for inspiration. With the 7-string RGIT27FE they may have ... Click To Read More About This Product
As the legion of converts to Iron Label, the made-for-metal guitar series, continues to grow, the Ibanez continues tap the seismic underworld for inspiration. With the 7-string RGIT27FE they may have struck sonic gold. Working from the “chassis” of their famous RG, they have unified body and neck, via “Neck-Through” construction, thus achieving mind-boggling sustain.
The RGIT27FE’s Ash Wing body is the perfect combination—substantial, yet comfortable. The 7pc Maple/ Walnut thru constructed neck feature jumbo frets and an Ebony fingerboard that not only provides optimal articulation, but enhances playing speed as well. Working from the philosophy that player comfort translates to speed, the original innovators of the fast neck have surpassed themselves with their latest “Nitro Wizard” neck design.
And no matter what your signal chain, the paired EMG 707s in the neck position and the bridge guarantees a thick, complex distortion from which to carve your signature sound. The reliable Gibraltar II-7 sits at the lowest possible height, out of way of the picking hand. And the performance enhancing kill switch puts you in command of a head-turning strobe effect. With the purposefully Spartan Iron Label, you won’t find a feature here that doesn’t contribute directly to waking the dead. Case sold separately.
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Comments about Ibanez Iron Label RG Series RGIT27FE 7-String Electric Guitar:
There is some improvement in sound versus a budget 7-string like RG7321, but it really shines on ergonomic features. It's a pleasure to use and very relaxing - one piece construction feels amazing to hold, neck is very easy to play, no problems with setup & action, changing strings and tuning is lightning-fast. Stock tone doesn't accentuate string noise at frequencies where it sounds like sheet metal flopping around but feels hotter on the high-end. This gives you extra cut in poorly planned live mixes or simplifies recording when you want the flexibility of putting the guitar on the very front of the mix and receding it to the very back (you can always loose highs, but it's hard to get them re-defined if they aren't there). If you are going from passive to EMG you will have some serious EQ tweaking to do on your existing rig due to unique frequency profile, not to speak of tweaking the levels due to hotter output which is probably going to clip your existing settings and drive differently. Due to better overall tone the neck pickup actually sounds usable which I haven't seen on a budget 7-string.
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