Originally Posted by JTM45
No problem 'muursound'!
Glad I could be of some help to you. I found that picture of the neck on that guys new 1527 7-string (hope you don't mind me using your picture 'Godisme') and I'm presuming it's the same construction as the one on your new UV. Here's the pic:-
Is that like yours to look at? I would think that the two necks are a different shape and there's probably a bit more work done on the UV neck, but I don't know that for sure.
Have you owned a 7-string before the UV or not? I just bought a used RG2027 7-string which has the Piezo-equipped 'Double-Edge' trem on it. I haven't actually got it yet but it's paid for and should be with me early next week.
How did you find the change from 6 to 7-string? Was it easy enough to get used to? I can't wait to get mine. I've wanted one for so long!
sorry it took so long to reply...been working on setting up my new beast.
YES! that is the wood design!
anyhow- i actually i started as a bass player. played 4, 5 & 6 string (ibanez and others) for well over 16 years now.
in 2000, i bought a 7-string ESP LTD 207. i did try 6-strings a long time ago, an RG model with a horrible floyd, but i found them to be not very substantial (the white Jem w/the vine is incredible tho') and not the feel i was after.
anyways, the move from bass to guitar was pretty easy for the most part. i went through most of the Guitar Grimoire books. very helpful. as well as John Petrucci's Wild Stringdom and Steve Vai's Passion & Warfare songbook.
even though my music (similar to Earth & Sunn O)))) is not associated with that style, i just found it important for my own learning to have as much firepower when needed.
now i exclusively play guitar and the UV777 is my first Jem. now i will not play anything else really. this thing is just too damn good.