#1
So i recently bought an ibanez rg7321, and i am planning on customizing it with dimarzio pickups, and i was just wondering: could i install a tremelo/whammy bar on it? It has a fender styled bridge(i forget what it's called, it's essentially a strat bridge but without the strat bar, obviously) so it looks like it could be replaced, but seeing as not many 7 string guitar players use a floyd rose/any other type of tremelo, idk if installing one would be a wise decision(Korn has some weird type of tremelo, necrophagist and morbid angel use floyd roses, and steve vai does, but all their guitars were made with the tremelos, they didn't install one after buying the guitar)...


Speaking of tremelo/whammy bars, I also have an ESP LTD EC-50. Now I know this is a cheap as anything guitar, but it's still amazing for the price and it's worth modding, so een though it has a tune-o-matic bridge, could i still install a floyd rose or ([referably) kahler tremelo in it?


Anyways, thank yo ufor taking your time(anyone who posts a helpful comment)
#2
You might scan the Carvin site...or even contact them. I know they have produced a 7-string or 2, and they also have trem-equipped guitars. I don't know if they have ever combined both in one guitar, though.

Edit: just did a quick check and voila! they have 3 versions:
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/group.php?cid=88
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=FR7C&cid=88
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=FR7B&cid=88
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=FR7G&cid=88


I also know for a fact that the Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 7-string is equipped with a trem, so it can't be all that terrifying.

http://www.music-man.com/instruments/guitars/john-petrucci-7.html

Heck, you may even be able to buy one of theirs as a part.
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Oct 12, 2009,
#3
Quote by dannyalcatraz
You might scan the Carvin site...or even contact them. I know they have produced a 7-string or 2, and they also have trem-equipped guitars. I don't know if they have ever combined both in one guitar, though.

Edit: just did a quick check and voila! they have 3 versions:
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/group.php?cid=88
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=FR7C&cid=88
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=FR7B&cid=88
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=FR7G&cid=88


I also know for a fact that the Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 7-string is equipped with a trem, so it can't be all that terrifying.

http://www.music-man.com/instruments/guitars/john-petrucci-7.html

Heck, you may even be able to buy one of theirs as a part.



I JUST bought a guitar. I was thinking more of like buying a tremelo and then putting in into the guitar to replace the bridge.

Edit: I went to the links and they're just the bridges, lol, sorry
Last edited by Nirvana00125 at Oct 12, 2009,
#4
I'm sorry I wasn't clear- I wasn't suggesting you buy a new axe, just that you check out the makers who make 7-string axes w/trems to see if they have the parts you need, and perhaps just a touch of advice.

As for the Carvin site, I was under the impression that this :
Carvin
A seven string version of the Floyd Rose double locking tremolo. Quick disconnecting arm with a very positive feel. Locking 7 string nut clamp sold separately. Black finish.


...was a bit more than "just a bridge," and that you'd need to replace that anyway.
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#5
Kahler's don't require much routing I'm told.
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#6
It's not worth it for any of your guitars. You'll end up spending a lot of money on the trem and getting it installed. It'll likely cost more than half the price of the guitar. The best option is selling the RG and getting an RG7620. It'll be higher quality and have a trem. And it's likely that the pickups have already been upgraded.
#7
Quote by JELIFISH19
It's not worth it for any of your guitars. You'll end up spending a lot of money on the trem and getting it installed. It'll likely cost more than half the price of the guitar. The best option is selling the RG and getting an RG7620. It'll be higher quality and have a trem. And it's likely that the pickups have already been upgraded.

+1
#8
FWIW, not that I'm saying you're getting bad advice here, but you might do better- by which I mean getting more responses- posting a version of this thread in the Guitar Mods portion of UG.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=53
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Oct 13, 2009,
#9
Quote by JELIFISH19
It's not worth it for any of your guitars. You'll end up spending a lot of money on the trem and getting it installed. It'll likely cost more than half the price of the guitar. The best option is selling the RG and getting an RG7620. It'll be higher quality and have a trem. And it's likely that the pickups have already been upgraded.



A 7620 iskinda expensive. Plus for like $300 i could completely customize the guitar. So i think it'sa good deal. new pups and a tremelo.
#10
Quote by Nirvana00125
A 7620 iskinda expensive. Plus for like $300 i could completely customize the guitar. So i think it'sa good deal. new pups and a tremelo.


Does that include the routing and labour costs too? Imo if this is your main 7 string then don't do anything too drastic (aka inserting a tremolo where a hardtail used to be) in case you really regret it. If you really want to just muck around with a floyd rose style device than buy a guitar that already has one on it imo.
#11
Do keep in mind that while the bridge may look like a Fender style tremolo, it isn't actually anything LIKE a Fender style tremolo. Serious surgery will have to be done ino order to make your fixed bridge guitar a tremolo guitar.
#12
Quote by Nirvana00125
A 7620 iskinda expensive. Plus for like $300 i could completely customize the guitar. So i think it'sa good deal. new pups and a tremelo.

No its not. The rg7321 is 400 new. The rg7620 is 400-450 used on a good day and is far superior than the rg7321.

And its gonna cost way more 300 to upgrade ur guitar.
A pair of DM will be bout 100-150 the bridge itself is at least another 150 plus I doubt ur skilled at wood work so bare in mind ur gonna have to drop another hundred or so to get ur guitar professionally routed. Plus ur neck isn't routed for a locking nut, etc.

Do you see where I'm going?
We r trying to help u. Don't HEAVILY upgrade ur rg. I would just get a rg7620 if I were u.
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#13
Quote by SomebodySomeone
No its not. The rg7321 is 400 new. The rg7620 is 400-450 used on a good day and is far superior than the rg7321.

And its gonna cost way more 300 to upgrade ur guitar.
A pair of DM will be bout 100-150 the bridge itself is at least another 150 plus I doubt ur skilled at wood work so bare in mind ur gonna have to drop another hundred or so to get ur guitar professionally routed. Plus ur neck isn't routed for a locking nut, etc.

Do you see where I'm going?
We r trying to help u. Don't HEAVILY upgrade ur rg. I would just get a rg7620 if I were u.



Another thing i want you guys to keep in mind is that Guitar center does not sell the 7620, my local guitar store doesn't, and I HATE ordering guitars online(bad experience) so that's why i am so eager to just upgrade mine. Plus I JUST got the guitar, so to sell it would only get me like 100-200 bucks....then i'd need the extra money to buy a new one. Should i just wait till i get a job, then buy the 7620? Cuz I do like the sustain my guitar gets.....