#1
I want suggestions for:

7 - string - 24 frets
Versatile (I mean versatile, I intend to play Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Progressive Rock, Death Metal, and Funk)
budget of $1000 give or take 200
i don't mind buying used
An OFR preferably, or a quality trem that will stay in tune well.

Feel free to suggest a guitar with pickup changes.

GO!

EDIT:

Amp-wise I intend to get a Mesa/Boogie Mark IV soon.
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Last edited by Psychedelico at Jun 5, 2008,
#2
Ibanez Apex. Munky (guitarist of Korn)'s signature model. That's the best 7 string I can think of.
#3
Ibanez RG-1527 maybe? I know Chris Broderick uses that with some sort of Bareknuckle pickups and he gets a pretty tasty Jazz and metal tone.
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Ibanez RG-1527 maybe? I know Chris Broderick uses that with some sort of Bareknuckle pickups and he gets a pretty tasty Jazz and metal tone.


yeah, Chris can do Nevermore to funky jazz with his.
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#8
RG1527 like others said, or you can look for a used carvin 727.
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#9
Thanks. I was actually thinking about a RG1527. Pickup-wise I was thinking about either the seymour duncan jazz pickup or the dimarzio air norton in the neck, and either the d sonic or the d activator in the bridge.
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#10
Chris Broderick Typically uses a custom shop Ibanez, not a 1527. However, Francesco Fareri uses a 1527.
Also look into the Carvin DC727 or DC747. Then the Schecter Hellraiser C7FR, or the Loomis Signature. Honestly, for a grand you may be able to find a used USA BC Rich, which are also great guitars. I use mine for metal, rock, classical, jazz, blues, etc. Then there's the Ibanez 1527, S7320, Munky Apex 2, and Xiphos XP707FX. ESP's LTD series has the SC607 and the SC607 B. Finally, there's the Agile Interceptor Pro Blue Flame and Pro Black Flame.

All of those are very nice guitars. The 3 things you need to consider are what Neck profile you like, and what Woods you like.

Neck-Wise, the 1527 a little thinner than the S7320. I'm not entirely sure how it compares to the Apex 2 or Xiphos. Of All of the guitars I listed though, the Ibby's are going to have the thinnest necks. Also, the S7320 only has 22 frets. The 1527 is Basswood, and the other three ibby's are mahogany. All have Rosewood Fingerboards.
The S7320's Neck is Maple and Bubinga, the Xiphos's is Maple Walnut, the RG1527's is Maple and Wenge, and the Apex 2's is straight Maple. The S7320 has a zero Resistance Trem and Ibanez AH7 Pickups. The Xiphos has Dimarzio D-Activator 7's, A Gibralter Fixed Bridge, and Neck Through Body Construction (the other's are bolt on). The 1527 has an Edge Pro 7 Bridge, and Ibanez V7-7 and V8-7 Pickups. The Apex 2 has a Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Dimarzio PAF-7 pickups.

The two ESP's I mentioned Differentiate in scale length only I believe--the SC607 is 25.5", and the SC607B is 27. The Ibby's I believe are 25.5", and the Schecter's are 26.5". The two ESP's are Maple neck-through, Mahogany Wings, Tune-O-Matic Bridges, EMG 707 Pickups, and Rosewood Fretboards. The neck on these is a little bit thicker than the ibanez necks.

The schecters, BC's, and Carvins have pretty thick necks, but they are comfortable. The Loomis has an Ash Body with a set maple neck with maple fretboard, an OFR7, and EMG 707 Pickups. The Hellraiser has a Mahogany body with a set Mahogany Neck and a Rosewood Fretboard. It also has an OFR7 and EMG 707's. Also, both schecter's are available with Tune-O-Matic Bridges. Also, the Schecter Set Neck's joint looks and feels identical to a through neck joint. Many people get confused and believe they have through neck guitars, but they are set necks. Both have a 26.5" scale.

Carvin's are extremely variable--you give them the specs that you want and order it, or buy one with the specs someone else wanted. They have relatively thick necks, neck through body construction, and Carvin pickups. The pickups are rather difficult to replace, as they are routed a tad smaller than other 7 string pickups. The wood for the body, neck , and fingerboard is up to the purchaser, as is the bridge type. Carvin DC747&DC727 both have a 25.5" scale I believe.

USA BC Rich's are also made for the customer. Mine has a BC Rich 7 string Trem, Dimarzio Blaze Pickups, Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard. It has a neck comparable to the schecters, though through body instead of set. Mine has a 25.5" scale.

Finally, there's the Agile Interceptor Pro. It has a Mahogany Body with Flame maple top, Maple Neck Through, Ebony Fretboard, EMG 707's and an LFR7, with a 25.5" scale. I've never played one so I can't say more than that.
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#11
RG1527 or S7320 with a pup-change no doubt about it. Bareknuckle's will give you that versatility no problem, they've got a pretty helpful forum on their website that'll answer all you questions for which pickups, wiring etc.
#12
which barenuckle pickups? and what about the pickups i've suggested?
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#13
Chris Broderick Typically uses a custom shop Ibanez, not a 1527. However, Francesco Fareri uses a 1527.


he does have a custom Ibanez but he does use his 1527 and 7321's. well recently hes been using his custom Ibanez a lot but before he got it thats what he played.

which barenuckle pickups? and what about the pickups i've suggested?


Chris uses a Nailbomb set.
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#14
You could always get a Xiphos, I'm getting one of those soon, but then again, Rusty Cooley has a dean sig that is freaking amazing.

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Yeah, but it's 3 grand new, and you aren't gonna find a used one for a long time.

Umung, now that I think about it, I actually do remember some videos where broderick used a 1527. His custom is so... that it overshadows it imo...


True, it just came out didnt it?

Oh, and listen to this guy TS. He knows his seven strings, trust me.

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#17
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Chris uses a Nailbomb set.


Actually he always uses a Cold Sweat in the neck and in the bridge it's either a Nailbomb, Cold Sweat or Mule depending on the guitar.
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#19
thanks... I figure i'll get the RG1527 cause it has 24 frets and i'm used to Ibanez necks. and it has an OFR.

i still don't know which pickups to put in though. I'm not really fanatical on Chris Broderick's tone so I'll decide against the bareknuckles.

I'm not sure between the Seymour Duncan Jazz and the DiMarzio Air Nortons which to choose for the neck, and between the D Sonic or D Activator in the bridge.
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True, it just came out didnt it?

Oh, and listen to this guy TS. He knows his seven strings, trust me.


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#21
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thanks... I figure i'll get the RG1527 cause it has 24 frets and i'm used to Ibanez necks. and it has an OFR.

i still don't know which pickups to put in though. I'm not really fanatical on Chris Broderick's tone so I'll decide against the bareknuckles.

I'm not sure between the Seymour Duncan Jazz and the DiMarzio Air Nortons which to choose for the neck, and between the D Sonic or D Activator in the bridge.


Ibanez Edge Pro =/= OFR
I can't help too much with pickups. I don't know nearly as much about them as guitars/amps...
#22
Oh woops. I call all the trems that I remember as good OFR often by mistake.
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#23
It happens, so no problem.

By the way, don't base your decision on Chris's tone on his pickups unless you are using an Engl Powerball. They sound different through different amps, and that amp has a somewhat distinct tone, which you may not be a fan of.
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Carvin's are extremely variable--you give them the specs that you want and order it, or buy one with the specs someone else wanted. They have relatively thick necks, neck through body construction, and Carvin pickups. The pickups are rather difficult to replace, as they are routed a tad smaller than other 7 string pickups. The wood for the body, neck , and fingerboard is up to the purchaser, as is the bridge type. Carvin DC747&DC727 both have a 25.5" scale I believe.



Carvin doesn't offer any optional neck radii for their 7 string models. As far as thickness, it is a whole lot slimmer than shecter, and a bit more round than Ibanez.


As for versatility, I dont' think you will be able to beat Carvin. Price wise, if you're modest about features, you should keep it under $1,500. The biggest addition to the starting price is the top and finish. If you go with tung oil and natural finish you save big compared to a burst, quilt, etc... Although, I do believe you should go all out and get the Carvin you really want if of course you go that route.
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#25
I never said they offered neck radii choices (they are set at 14").

Yeah, My potential carvin was decked out in features and ended somewhere between 1600 and 1700. Though that was originally when I wanted flame koa top...now I'm digging dragon burst on quilted maple
#26
oh yeah. i forgot about that. i plan to use a mesa/boogie Mark IV... you think anybody would have a sound clip for somebody running a guitar equiped with bareknuckles through one of those?
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