#1
This is a 7421 I modded heavily and...

For those who hate text, here's a video review I did to save you some time:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro8iP53TNjo

For those that don't...


Here's what changed since last May:

- Super sparkely purple finish instead of boring black

- White Dimarzio Liquifire in the neck

- White DiMarzio Crunchlab in the bridge

- White knobs, purposely flaked to make them look kind of like they have bits of purple in them so they look like they sort of match the body

- White switchtip

- Installed Planet Waves Autotrim tuners

- Faux binding using pinstripe tape (screwed up a bit...)











And...for the curious here's what it looked like before I got my hands on it:



This was the planned mockup:




I really love this guitar, I got it originally for $200, then added the auto-trim tuners, and CL/LF combo. The pups were like $200 and the tuners around $70.

This thing sounds MUCH better than my $1100 loomis! It has a ****ton of growl whereas the loomis sounds thin.

In my opinion you will not get more bang for buck with any other guitar when it comes to 7 strings. These are high quality, they're made in Japan, come with Gotoh tuners, and the bridge is solid too. Highly recommended.
#4
Looks awesome!
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#5
no clips? other than that it looks pretty nice now. I liked the white pickups, tuners and binding, really makes it pop.
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#6
Very nice dude.

I like how you painted it black and swapped the pickups for plain black ones. Looks much sleeker. And the stickers really add a nice touch of uniqueness.

I approve.


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#7
^ Well played :p


Thanks guys, I have to adjust the pickup height though, the CL is wayyy too close to the strings. -_-
#8
Quote by VVolverin3
Very nice dude.

I like how you painted it black and swapped the pickups for plain black ones. Looks much sleeker. And the stickers really add a nice touch of uniqueness.

I approve.




lawled at this, ahahah

HNGD!
#9
Well, uncle Ford used to say "give 'em any color they want, as long as it's black!" It sure works for Ibanez, no reason why it wouldn't work for OP.
#10
I usually hate Ibanez superstrat-shaped guitars, but that finish, binding and pickup combination is actually really sweet looking! You did a hell of a job on that!
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#11
how are those pickups? i was gonna put some in my ibanez
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#12
I love simple black with white binding, though I do not love black with a rosewood board. And I lost count of the strings.
#13
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I love simple black with white binding, though I do not love black with a rosewood board. And I lost count of the strings.


I agree with you, I would much rather an ebony board but an MIJ guitar with good fretwork and build quality for $200 dollars doesn't exactly lend itself to that expectation. It's purple not black btw!


Quote by IronMaiden76
how are those pickups? i was gonna put some in my ibanez


I'm loving them, the liquifire might be too bass heavy for me though, even though I typically go for a necrophagist/petrucci type of lead tone.

The crunchlab though is ****ing awesome! It's a lot hotter than I expected, I have the gain considerably lower than I do on my loomis with EMG's. But it's not nearly as stale and cold, its really growly and has a nice (SURPRISE) crunch to it. It's perfect for progressive metal all the way to death metal. I wouldn't use it for rock though as it's a tad hot for that but I'm sure if you lowered it a bit more it would be fine

Quote by barden1069
I usually hate Ibanez superstrat-shaped guitars, but that finish, binding and pickup combination is actually really sweet looking! You did a hell of a job on that!


Thanks man!
#14
Looks nice man, just popped the cl/lf set in my 470 today, lovin it so far. Although I still prefer my Bkp am bridge, the liquifire is awesome for creamy leads and sweet cleans. Great pups.

Paintjob looks good, great job and happy NGD!
#16
Quote by StonedColdCrazy
Looks nice man, just popped the cl/lf set in my 470 today, lovin it so far. Although I still prefer my Bkp am bridge, the liquifire is awesome for creamy leads and sweet cleans. Great pups.

Paintjob looks good, great job and happy NGD!


Yeah I almost went with an Aftermath for the bridge instead, but I'm not a huge fan of ultra hot pickups.