Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Brazil
Posts: 989
Reviews: 13
Thumbs down Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

At the studio I found an old friend of mine, and he was using an RG 7321. Of course, I asked him to try the guitar.

I own a JEM 555 BK, and I never played a 7 string before. Maybe I'm just too used with the JEM neck. Well, the 7321 neck felt like a baseball bat in my left hand. It was too thick. But the fretboard was not too large, in fact, the strings seemed to be too close to each other.

Not bad to play really, but I didn't like it. At all.

Now the question for you experienced guys: is the 7321 neck close to other models, like the Universe, 1527 or 7420?

If so, definitely I'm a 6 string guy.
Rachmaninoff is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 970
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

The 7321 is the cheapest 7 Ibanez makes/has ever made, but it's a decent player.
Nordhauser is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 9,176
Reviews: 120
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordhauser View Post
The 7321 is the cheapest 7 Ibanez makes/has ever made, but it's a decent player.
It's not the cheapest, there was a GIO 7 string model with a strat style bridge.
LonePhantom is offline  
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,153
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

I have 3 seven strings and they each have different neck profiles.

My RG7620 has a thick neck (for an Ibanez) which is similar to that of the RG7321, but feels different because of the lack of binding, and is a little easier to play.

My RG7420 (with an RG7620-stamped neck, which I understand is very common) has a very thin neck, comparable to a Jem. It's the easiest to play but I'd prefer a rounder fretboard radius.

My UV777BK's neck is midway between the other two but feels very different because the back of the neck is bare wood, while the 7620 has a light gloss and the 7420 is satin. The binding makes it feel a little different as well.
Petie is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 02:59 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lithuania
Posts: 56
Cool Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

7321 neck is pretty much the same thickness as 1527, but the ugly feel comes from the neck profile shape. 1527 has very comfortable round neck profile (somewhat C shape), whereas 7321 has very squarish kind of unfinished neck profile (something like U or D profile).

You just can not compare Korean or Indonesian and Japan Prestige guitars, MIJ are so much more better: better wood, better finish and better construction.

EDIT: my statement is a bit harsh: not all Korean Ibanezes are that bad - S7320 and XPT707FX are wonderful guitars. There is a tendency they're improving the quality there and I believe even Prestige line will be moved to Korea in near future.

Last edited by plyta; 04-07-2008 at 03:05 PM.
plyta is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 970
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

The 7321 is Indonesian.
Nordhauser is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Moncton NB, Canada
Posts: 206
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordhauser View Post
The 7321 is Indonesian.
It is now, since 2007 I think, mine (a 2004) is korean. Not a bad guitar, but its no MIJ guitar either. A good 7-string on a budjet.
70Seven is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: london,uk
Posts: 6,512
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

It's not logical to dismiss 7 string guitars based on playing one model!!! If you really want to be a 7 stringer try as many as possible with an open mind. I'm an Ibanez man through and through but tried a Petrucci 7 string at the London Guitar Show last year and it really felt comfortable to me!!

Pity i can't afford one
andy7jem is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lithuania
Posts: 56
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordhauser View Post
The 7321 is Indonesian.
Was Korean some time a go. But that changes nothing. 7321 is still very dodgy guitar compared to 1527 or 7320.
plyta is offline  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 817
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

I have a 2004 MIK RG7321, I chose it over a 99 RG7620 cause the neck on the RG7321 was just perfect, I don't know why yours felt like a baseball bat, but mine is very thin.
ZOMB13 is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Somerville, MA
Posts: 6,200
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

It really depends on the year, too. I won't pretend to be an expert on 7321 neck profiles or anything, but there's been a LOT of variability in Ibanez necks over the years.

The last few years, '06 and onward, say, Ibanez seems to be putting more or less the same neck profile on everything, a slightly tubbier-than-of-old D-shaped profile that reallly reminds me of the old 2027/CST necks, which I loved. Before that, the UV neck was a little more C-shaped for at least the '99-onward period, before that the super skinny old-style UV neck which is thinner than I generally like but comefortable nonetheless.

I don't believe I've ever played a '04 7321, but I remember an '06 I played at a GC that had a great neck, nice enough in shape (obviously the fretwork wasn't jawdropping, but was at least solid) that I almost bought the thing for a project guitar, and probably would have had I not been meeting a guy there to pick up a C7 Blackjack. It was nice and substantial without feeling bulky, with a sort of D-like profile reminisenct of my '07 1527 and the 2027's and CST's I used to own.
Drew is offline  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Moncton NB, Canada
Posts: 206
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

I have an 04, the neck on mine is smooooth! Way smoother than my 2550 or my 550. But it still just a 7321 and no way does it play, sound, or feel better than my MIJ 550 and 2550.
70Seven is offline  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 01:39 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: São Paulo - BRAZIL
Posts: 4,066
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

i have an rg1527 year 2007, and it is flawlessly perfect!
WillTubarao is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 02:54 AM
 
mi2tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 7,559
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

I don't think it's not because of the guitar, simple you're just not a 7 string player just like me
mi2tom is offline  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Somerville, MA
Posts: 6,200
Re: Just tried the RG 7321... and I HATED it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tubarão Guitars View Post
i have an rg1527 year 2007, and it is flawlessly perfect!
Somehow, right? Mine has one of the most comfortable necks I've ever played on an Ibanez. I couldn't believe how good it felt.
Drew is offline  
Reply

Tags
fretboard radius , ibanez guitars , ibanez neck , ibanez necks , jem neck , playing guitar , prestige guitar , prestige guitars , strat style , string guitars

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
electronic problem for 2004 rg 7321 psycho Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 0 01-20-2007 06:52 PM
rg 7321 or 7621 psycho All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 2 01-19-2007 03:06 PM
WTB : RG 370DX / 7321 Custom Painted Treznor Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 0 09-14-2005 10:09 AM
New in the forum, JACKSON DX7 vs. Ibanez RG 7321 simonargento All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 1 12-14-2003 03:05 PM
Well, what about the RG 7321 BK...opinions?? Volvox All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 6 08-14-2003 07:33 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome