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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-07-2001, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Got my RG1077XL!

My RG1077XLRB showed up today! Very sweet playing guitar. Thanks Rich!

I bought the RG1077 without ever playing a baritone and was a little hesitant about how it would play. Perhaps I'm not as particular as some, but it plays beautifully and I don't really notice much of a difference to tell you the truth.

I had the guitar shipped to me already tuned to A (w/10-56s I think), and the string tension feels very similar to my RG7CT tuned to B with 10-56s.

I already made a couple of cosmetic mods. I snapped a couple pics, but the batteries in my camera were almost dead. I didn't get any really great photos that show the color of the guitar very well (look at the bottom corner of the second one for a clue), but check them out anyway if you are interested:
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-07-2001, 09:12 PM
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Sweet guitar Chris!
Very nice...I love the sparkly finish and the binding...white pickups go very well. A very elegant and classy combination! :P~~~

You got me drooling.


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Damn you converted that fast!! The white really does show off the binding, very sweet! And nice to get a glimpse of the 'real' color!
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nice work. do you object if i use those images on jemsite? I cant handle pics from Rich's smoking couch :biggrin: ...glen
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WOW! *Very nice! *That look is very similiar to what I wanted to do to my RG7620. *The white pickups really makes the guitar have that "high class" look. :-)
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-07-2001, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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No problem, feel free to use the pics if you'd like.

I'll try to take some better pics in a couple days- including some with it looking stock (black pickups and dark metal knobs).

BTW, those are white pickup covers from Jeannie Pickguards. Right now they are just sitting on the pickups (no glue), but they fit pretty snug with the pole pieces raised slightly and aren't likely to budge at all.

Next up for this guitar will be upgrades to a Tone Zone 7 and an Air Norton 7.
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-08-2001, 12:10 AM
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Ohmygod. That's really gorgeous. Wow.

The white pickup covers and white knobs just TOTALLY set off the look of that guitar. ME WANT ONE!
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Nice guitar, I have always loved the look of my rb rg7 and maybe it's time to move up to a 1077XL.
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Damn What Else Can I Say. Congrats
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That is friggin' NICE!! *I want that guitar! lol
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-09-2001, 11:04 AM
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I now have another love in my life. :biggrin: K-7 designers… Take notes.
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-09-2001, 08:10 PM
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:shocked: I must say, that is one very nice guitar. How does the length feel? I'm very interested in a purchase of one of these as soon as I get the friggin' money!!!
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-10-2001, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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After a few days to soak in the RG1077, I must say I'm very impressed. It plays as good as it looks, and the increased scale is a complete non-issue as far as playability goes for me.

I A-B'ed the RG1077 and my RG7CT, and here are my very nonscientific and subjective observations:

-Although they are both said to have Wizard7 necks, the CT neck seems a little more Universe-like in feel, and the 1077 a little slimmer. Very surprisingly, this is the biggest difference in actual feel between the guitars.

-I have the action set up the same for both- low, but probably not quite as low as some of the people here.

-The 1077 is tuned to A and the CT to B. Both have 10-56s (I think)- the string tension is very similar. If anything, I think the CT with standard length and standard tuning might have a little more tension.

-Both guitars have Dimarzio 'new-7' pickups. Both will get new ones soon. I don't mind the new-7s as much as most and can get some killer sounds from them, but I would like to maximize the potential of both guitars. I'm thinking about going with Blazes or Tone Zone 7/ Air Norton 7 for the 1077 and either Blaze/Paf 7 or Tone Zone 7/ (Air Norton or Paf 7) for the CT. I'm still undecided but it will play out like this: One will have a Blaze in the bridge and one will have a Tone Zone 7, and both will have different neck pickups as well.

-For me the 27' scale feels just like a 25.5'. I pick up one and play, switch and play, with almost zero adjustment. I noticed my palm sits a little less on the bridge on the 1077- I think the increased scale is part longer neck, part bridge set closer to the back of the guitar- which might explain why the neck length diff. isn't noticeable for me.

-I'd advise anyone even slightly interested to try one out. I was a little hesitant about the whole baritone thing, but I didn't find it to affect playability negatively at all. The added string tension works superbly since I wanted a 7 in A anyway, and didn't really want to bump up to bigger strings. I bet it would absolutely rip tuned to B as well, either with 9s or 10s. I think if you are interested in picking up a 7, you would be doing yourself a disservice not to check out the 1077, even if you don't think you need a 27' scale guitar.
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Nice! Thanks for the review Chris! Overall length isn't much more, they did move the bridge closer to the tail, that's why it still fits in the UV1000 case.
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