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Old 01-07-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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NGD- After 6 long years

Today turned out to be unexpected, but pretty good. It started off with me just wanting to get my amp repaired. I traded in my Trace Elliot RAH350SMX at GC for some store credit, but they don't repair amps... So I decided to just pick up a new guitar, cause I'm tired of that giant amp in my room just sitting there. So I picked this up.

So after 6 years with my Squier Affinity Strat, I finally have a new guitar.

I also got my new bumper in for my truck, put that on today too...but that's another thread.

Anyways, pics away.









My review of this guitar, is that it's a great guitar for $400. I've played several of these at various shops, and every single one has been consistent with the other. Honestly, the pickups aren't that bad, a bit muddy, but pretty responsive, but I've only played it though my amp sims. I tested it on a Mesa 5:50, and liked it enough. I love the neck, it's extremely thin, but I'm not used to the wideness of it, gonna take some getting used to.

I'll have some clips up tomorrow, it's too late to record anything tonight.

Here's some quick clippies. I'll make a real track soon enough.

Bridge pickup, lots o gain: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/...all/play1075457

Bridge pickup split(via 5 way switch) crunch: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/...all/play1075460

Neck pickup clean(lots o low end): http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/...all/play1075461

Full track(made in an hour) using my LiquidDrive as my dirt: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/...all/play1075551

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Old 01-07-2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:06 AM   #3
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Put your laundry away. HNGD.

DUDE HE HAS WAITED 6 YEARS. THE LAUNDRY CAN WAIT A WEEK.


Is that the RG7321?
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #4
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DUDE HE HAS WAITED 6 YEARS. THE LAUNDRY CAN WAIT A WEEK.


Is that the RG7321?


Oh, I forgot to post what it actually was. Yes, it's the RG7321
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:12 AM   #5
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Oh, I forgot to post what it actually was. Yes, it's the RG7321

Sweet! Let me know how it is later. Thinking of springing for the RG7321FM.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:29 AM   #6
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:29 AM   #7
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:03 AM   #8
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Sweet! Let me know how it is later. Thinking of springing for the RG7321FM.



I wanted the RG7321FM but they didn't have any, oh well...



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Old 01-07-2012, 01:07 AM   #9
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Question is, when the bra is taken away are they just going to stay there all fake like?

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Old 01-07-2012, 02:08 AM   #10
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Question is, when the bra is taken away are they just going to stay there all fake like?

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No, quite the opposite. Trust me. D:
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:56 AM   #11
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:54 AM   #13
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Hell yeah! Another 7 string warrior to join the bunch! Nice choice getting an Ibanez because you can never go wrong with them.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:15 PM   #14
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:38 PM   #15
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Hell yeah! Another 7 string warrior to join the bunch! Nice choice getting an Ibanez because you can never go wrong with them.


Thanks, I'm still trying to get used to the neck, it's just so much bigger compared to my Squiers neck, but it's also thinner, which is kinda weird too, but I'm liken it.

I edited my main post with some clippies so you guys can hear this thing. The stock pickups are actually pretty decent, which is surprising. Sorry for the rough playing, still getting used to the guitar.

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Old 01-07-2012, 03:41 PM   #16
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Thats cool, I want one, theyre so cheap...
maybe someone will trade me for one.

So what bkps you putting in?
Also did you put a set in your squire?

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Old 01-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #17
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Thats cool, I want one, theyre so cheap...
maybe someone will trade me for one.

So what bkps you putting in?
Also did you put a set in your squire?

Hngd!


Yeah, my Squier has a BKP Painkiller in the bridge, and Trilogy Suites in the middle and neck.

For this 7 string, I'm actually thinking of putting DiMarzio's Liquifire and Crunchlab set in it...mainly cause I can't afford BKPs right now. But I'll prolly deal with the stock pickups for now since they really aren't all that bad, just the cleans are a bit meh. Maybe it's just me pushing on the strings too hard, idk.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:05 PM   #18
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Thanks, I'm still trying to get used to the neck, it's just so much bigger compared to my Squiers neck, but it's also thinner, which is kinda weird too, but I'm liken it.

I edited my main post with some clippies so you guys can hear this thing. The stock pickups are actually pretty decent, which is surprising. Sorry for the rough playing, still getting used to the guitar.



I just got my first 7 string a couple of months ago and the transition was a little weird. But there's a lot more you can play on a seven string. Explore it and make it your own after a little wile the extra b will be really important.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:58 PM   #19
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Yeah, my Squier has a BKP Painkiller in the bridge, and Trilogy Suites in the middle and neck.

For this 7 string, I'm actually thinking of putting DiMarzio's Liquifire and Crunchlab set in it...mainly cause I can't afford BKPs right now. But I'll prolly deal with the stock pickups for now since they really aren't all that bad, just the cleans are a bit meh. Maybe it's just me pushing on the strings too hard, idk.

crunchlab/liquifire combo is really great. I just put that combo in my RG7321 and it makes it a lovely workhorse guitar.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:51 PM   #20
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crunchlab/liquifire combo is really great. I just put that combo in my RG7321 and it makes it a lovely workhorse guitar.


Oh really? Did you change any of the pot values or the tone cap? Or leave it all pretty much stock except for the pickups?
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