Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: can't decide on which 7 string to buy - RG prestige only
The RGD2127Z is a great guitar if you can find one. However, be warned that it is factory tuned to A, I believe, which is great if you are playing in that range. It is a longer scale so you can use a lighter gauge on it and still get the same results. I like the look of the guitar overall, but I was unable to find one up here in the north. I would have like to get this axe but alas, there was none around at all and there wouldn't be any expected until late in the year.
I did pick up a new RG1527 for a steal. With the $$$ I saved, I installed Dimarzio Crunch lab and liquifire pickups in it, put in Rich's stud mod and changed out the pop in trem arm to an OFR arm and as a final piece I put in an ESP arming adjuster. I went up one string gauge in size and tuned it to A.
The guitar just smokes right now and works flawlessly!