#1
well i've been in the market for a 7 string for a while and i recently discovered the Ibanez s7320
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S7320-Electric-Guitar?sku=512509

does anyone have experience with this guitar?

and what makes the ZR bridge so special, i've heard its like the best floating trem out there but i dont know why haha
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#2
Never tried a 7- string model, but the S series are pretty awesome. They're comfortable, generally well- made, and the ZR trem combines the best aspects of a Floyd Rose and a Kahler trem.

The only downside's the pickups, but that can be remedied relatively easily.
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#3
i've always wanted an S series guitar but the only ones i like are the really high end expensive ones =/, i also have a need for a seven string so this seemed to be a good halfway meet
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#5
the thing i love most about the zr is well... the zr part (zero resistance) but that might prove a problem for someone like me who rest there hand on the bridge but i played on at guitar center and it was pretty amazing, and i think the pickups are pretty okay for stock, which is what i hate most about ibanez guitars, you can buy one for over 1k and still get stock pups
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#6
I would have thought a regular such as yourself could have asked this in the legion thread

The ZR is suppose to be an AMAZING bridge, different feel but non the less great.

and the S7 overall is all suppose to be a brilliant guitar. I am Gassing for one atm, but have never had the pleasure of playing one yet




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the thing i love most about the zr is well... the zr part (zero resistance) but that might prove a problem for someone like me who rest there hand on the bridge


The other way around. Where a fulcrum trem (FR) would move when you rest a palm on it, the ZR actually stays put.
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#8
also... is changnig tunings with the ZR any easier or different than with any other floating trem system?
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#9
Radical tuning change? No, not really. You still need to rebalance. Going from standard to drop can be done easily on the other hand.
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#10
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Radical tuning change? No, not really. You still need to rebalance. Going from standard to drop can be done easily on the other hand.

doesnt it have that wheel thing though? it would still make the rebalancing a little easier
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#11
yeah ash thats what i was wondering about, if the wheel made it any easier?
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#12
It would, in a sense that you'd do it with your fingers as opposed to a screwdriver.
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#13
one thing i've found is like... with my current guitar which has an edge3 bridge. I try to tune to drop D and when i tune the E down all the other strings go sharp; so I go back and detune the others. Well once i do that the 6th string thats tuned down is way sharp... How can i remedy that problem? and do you still get those kinds of problems with the ZR?
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#14
^ Laws of physics tend to cause that in floating trems. However,

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ZPS, or Zero Point System, is a stopbar-like device in the trem cavity of the ZR. Unlike a lot of people say, does not convert the ZR into a fixed bridge, or a dive only (I don't know where you people get those ideas). It's in no way similar to a Tremol-no. The ZPS is a bar which adds some counter-tension against the string tension that kicks in only when you dive. Pushing down on the bar meets stronger resistance from the ZPS, and as a result, you can overtune your guitar a bit without losing the dead center of the trem. This allows for such tricks as keeping your guitar in drop D, and using the fine tuner to tune to stanard. The additional tension of the low E will meet the resistance of the ZPS, and your trem will stay in tune. The ZPS is removable, and removing it allows the ZR to be a free system with nothing in the way of the string-spring balance.


That attemps to explain how ZR makes it easier to do drop D and such.
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#15
PM hmmm_de_hum, he has one. Also, there are a lot of guys at sevenstring.org who have one, you could ask there as well.
#16
so pifty, i woudl be able to tune to drop D easier with a ZR bridge?
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#17
Yes.
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#18
awesome... I think i'm gonna go with this guitar
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#19
pm me about it if you do? it was one ive been looking at
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#20
ash, i wont be getting it til my bday (august 11th) so its gonna be a while =P
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#21
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ash, i wont be getting it til my bday (august 11th) so its gonna be a while =P

poo in my shoe.. oh well.. my bday is august 31 xD
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#22
haha, if i remember (which i probably wont) ill pm you and tell you
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#23
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#24
I've got an s520ex and i consider it to be a great guitar. From what i know its basically the same to the s7320 minus the 7th string. I find it to be extremely conformable to play and despite being mahogany its thin body gets rid of a lot of weight. As for the bridge the ZR is amazing, literally. I've used normal Floyd's and Kahler's and I find the ZR to keep in tune alot more then the previous two. I rest my hand on the bridge and I've found, provided that you dont push, it stays the way you left it. I drop-tune to D by just using the Fine-tuners on the bridge.

Hope this helps =D
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#25
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I've got an s520ex and i consider it to be a great guitar. From what i know its basically the same to the s7320 minus the 7th string. I find it to be extremely conformable to play and despite being mahogany its thin body gets rid of a lot of weight. As for the bridge the ZR is amazing, literally. I've used normal Floyd's and Kahler's and I find the ZR to keep in tune alot more then the previous two. I rest my hand on the bridge and I've found, provided that you dont push, it stays the way you left it. I drop-tune to D by just using the Fine-tuners on the bridge.

Hope this helps =D


Hey no offense but you do know this thread is over a year old right?

and by the way most of the posters in this thread have been inactive for quite a while
so this isnt really gonna help em. lol
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I've got an s520ex and i consider it to be a great guitar. From what i know its basically the same to the s7320 minus the 7th string. I find it to be extremely conformable to play and despite being mahogany its thin body gets rid of a lot of weight. As for the bridge the ZR is amazing, literally. I've used normal Floyd's and Kahler's and I find the ZR to keep in tune alot more then the previous two. I rest my hand on the bridge and I've found, provided that you dont push, it stays the way you left it. I drop-tune to D by just using the Fine-tuners on the bridge.

Hope this helps =D


Yeah it's kinda weird that you'd actually search out a thread just to post advice in.

The fact that you're kinda wrong is just silly. The S7320 is, as the name implies, an S320 with a seventh string and a zr7 bridge. And a different finish.... And AH pickups, but you're getting picky now.
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Yeah it's kinda weird that you'd actually search out a thread just to post advice in.

The fact that you're kinda wrong is just silly. The S7320 is, as the name implies, an S320 with a seventh string and a zr7 bridge. And a different finish.... And AH pickups, but you're getting picky now.


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