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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Baritone stock tuning - How do they come? (Attention Spiral

I was wondering if one of you Bari users vould tell me how the XL's come from the factory, as far as tuning, or what is recommended. *I was thinking of getting an RG7421XL, but I don't want it to sound like a distorted bass. *I was hoping to tune it ADGCFAD (I think that right) because I want a different sounding instrument, but I don't want mud either. *Spiral Acid, your instrumental that I downloaded sounded good, what was it tuned to? *
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2001, 12:05 AM
 
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Like the K7 models, the baritone models ship tuned down one whole step from standard pitch.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2001, 11:00 PM
 
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Sorry to contradict you but my RG7680LTD-1 comes in standard tuning from the factory.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2001, 01:37 PM
 
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Sorry I took so long to answer.... Mine came with .10s tuned to A... There's a lot of mixed responses, but I think when you do buy the guitar, you should get it set up anyway...

Oh, and I think the song you downloaded was "Arabia"... That was standard tuning...

(Edited by Spiral Acid at 1:38 pm on Aug. 10, 2001)
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I was hoping to tune it ADGCFAD (I think that right) because I want a different sounding instrument, but I don't want mud either.
Having said that, I don't think you need to worry... I did a drop A tuning for a friend when he played a recent gig, and the axe sounded REALLY GOOD! Even much better than his RG7... It was a bit brighter, yet very lush...
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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I totally want one now. *The fact that the XL's are longer actually sounds cool, because my fingers are so long that many guitars (especially anything shorter than a 25" scale, like a Paul) are uncomfortable to play. *
I'll probably tune to A, just because I want a totally different sounding instrument than my other Ibanezes.
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I'll probably tune to A, just because I want a totally different sounding instrument than my other Ibanezes.
The baritone will not only sound different as you say, but he will also play more comfortable with the 27" scale when tuned down to A. *(More string tension and less mud.)

Since you have long fingers, the greater fret spacing will not cause any problems.

I think the XL is a very fine guitar (I played one at my local guitar shop) and it certainly will be my next axe.
I'm actually considering of building one myself...

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I totally want one now. *The fact that the XL's are longer actually sounds cool, because my fingers are so long that many guitars (especially anything shorter than a 25" scale, like a Paul) are uncomfortable to play. *
I'll probably tune to A, just because I want a totally different sounding instrument than my other Ibanezes.
Dude, I'm buying another one, fyi... I've got the blue one already, but I'm ordering the black one from my agent... That's how much I love this guitar... I guess when I gig, the only guitar I'd accept as a backup would be another XL... :biggrin:
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My fingers are freakish-long. *Like E.T. The Extra-terrestrial long. *My SC, which is 25.1", is almost too short for me. *
I can't wait til I can get my XL. *
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-13-2001, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm definitely getting the 7421 though. *Don't get me wrong Spiral, your 1077 is a great sounding and nice looking guitar, but I can't stand trems, even the Edge. *The only problem is I'll have to throw new pups in the 7421, cuz I hate those V7's.
I want the 1077, but with no trem. *But that ain't gonna happen. *So the 7421's gotta do. *
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I got to tell you, think carefully about this... a trem can be set back, or locked in place... but the HSH config on the 1077 AND the stock DiMarzio Custom 7s it comes with is actually the deciding factor for me... I don't really like floating trems either, but I got this axe purely for the neck AND the pickups... the config gives that split hum + single coil tone that is so beautiful though those pups... They're really amazing... Everyone who's heard this axe says that they didn't expect an RG to sound so sweet... (these are Gibson and Fender people) Especially WITH the floating trem... the tone is really beautiful...
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-16-2001, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've tried (in vain) to go that route before, with blocking the bridge. *I don't know, I still like the feel of a strat-style hardtail bridge. *Plus, if you throw on Sperzel's, it'll stay in tune just as much as an edge. *
I don't know, something to think about. *I still have to pay off my RG421 6 string (that hasn't come in yet), so I have a little time to think about it. *Hopefully Ibanez won't discontinue them before I have a chance to decide!
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