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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2003, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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25 vs. 27 inch scale

what's the difference between these two?
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no really, why is the 27inch better (as I heard) on the 7string?
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The low string on a 7 string is basically a bass string on a guitar length scale. There not really enough tension for the string to fully articulate. The added two inches provides a tension which is much better suited to a low A (or B) which results in much clearer, more precise note. The other strings can be maintained at normal guitar tension by going don one gueage of strings and even those strings seem to ring much more evenly.
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So sorry to hear that Rich, haha
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Can you just buy one of these 27 inch necks and fit it onto your standard guitar? Do all the 27 inch ibanez necks fit ibanez bodies?
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I don't believe they are a retrofit. The nut to bridge length is 25.5" vs 27". The bridges should be slightly offset to compensate. The spacing between frets is also different.

Doing a neck swap should render the guitar impossible to intonate... glen
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The bridge on an XL is moved toward the tail so that the neck isn't "that" much longer than a 25 1/2" scale neck.
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I don't believe they are a retrofit. The nut to bridge length is 25.5" vs 27". The bridges should be slightly offset to compensate. The spacing between frets is also different.

Doing a neck swap should render the guitar impossible to intonate... glen
Yea, that too
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heard the strings break more often on the 27 scale than on the 25. true?

also, why is it that the 7421 sold better than it's xl scale sister - 7421xl?


(haven't tried the xl neck and have to order before I try so I have to make sure I wouldn't end up with something I wasn't comfortable with)
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also, why is it that the 7421 sold better than it's xl scale sister - 7421xl?


(haven't tried the xl neck and have to order before I try so I have to make sure I wouldn't end up with something I wasn't comfortable with)
I think you just answered your own question. It's mainly because people go "Longer neck?...I dunno..." and just keep walking. The same way most people go "An extra string?...I dunno..."
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also, why is it that the 7421 sold better than it's xl scale sister - 7421xl?


(haven't tried the xl neck and have to order before I try so I have to make sure I wouldn't end up with something I wasn't comfortable with)
I think you just answered your own question. It's mainly because people go "Longer neck?...I dunno..." and just keep walking. The same way most people go "An extra string?...I dunno..."



that's because I live in a sh*thole country - but I am sure people can try it out somewhere in western europe or USA just as they can try the rest of the seven stringed guitars (Ibanez for instance)


btw. two hands31 what guitar do you have?
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btw. two hands31 what guitar do you have?
Squire Strat w/ DiMarzio Super Distortion I put in the bridge.
Schecter Revenger-7
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btw. two hands31 what guitar do you have?
Squire Strat w/ DiMarzio Super Distortion I put in the bridge.
Schecter Revenger-7
the schecter - is it custom or diamond series?
how do you like it?

had my eyes on an omen 7, only problem with it is that it has no floating bridge (correct me if I'm wrong )
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btw. two hands31 what guitar do you have?
Squire Strat w/ DiMarzio Super Distortion I put in the bridge.
Schecter Revenger-7
the schecter - is it custom or diamond series?
how do you like it?

had my eyes on an omen 7, only problem with it is that it has no floating bridge (correct me if I'm wrong )
I'm not sure about the floating bridge thing, but the Revenger-7's a now discontinued, very low-end Diamond series, hardtail 7-string, but it's a great, yet simple, guitar. I'd recommend Schecter to anyone really, good guitars, at least the hardtails, I can't voutch for their floating/whatever bridges.
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