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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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K7 vs. RG1077XL

Wich one of those is better??
I want to buy one of them.. but dunno wich one
I play style like hypocrisy and slayer.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002, 10:37 AM
 
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Personally I'd go for the 1077XL

Basically:

K7:
-Nasty Nasty Inlay that looks horrendous
-Mahogony Body
-H/H pickup configuration
-PAF7 pickups (I think anyway)
-That U-Bar thing. Useless really as far as I am concerned (unless you want to do A 7string version of Stevie Ray Vaughn...)

1077:
-Extended scale length (ie, tighter strings, nice for tremelo picking etc)
-H/S/H pickup configuration
-No nasty inlay
-Binding. Looks nicer (personal taste this one)

Basically I do not think the K7 is worth it compared to a 1077 which will most likely be more suited to downtuning and tremelo picked death metal riffs. I've played one and they are nice, necks is nice and the extended scale is nothing to really worry about (makes upper fret access easier and all). Nicely constructed guitars.

The only thing I am not sure about is the pickups in the 1077, don't know what they are, but in any case they can be replaced if you don't like them, no biggie really

The k7 might not be bad, but I do not think it'll be suited to what you want. Unless you really really want that mahogony body (in which case I'd suggest trying to find a 2027(it's nice, believe me ) or a 2127)

Personally I love hypocrisy, slayer, arch enemy and all the like.

The other thing worth looking into is second hand UV's, they are nice and the older ones can be got relatively cheaply, if you don't mind the green and the old style neck joint)

Hope this helps,

James
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you very much for youre work!!
I will buy me a 1077XL, if i dont find an UV7BK.

Cya , He4D
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The RG1077XL is my dream axe. If I had the cash, I'd buy one in blue, and one in black. I remember seeing someone switched out the pickups, etc, on their RG1077XL-RB with all white, looked really really nice.
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Same opinion as James.

1077 all the way.

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If the K7 didn't have that inlay, it'd be a tough call. Personally, i prefer the H-H configuration, and i've really been getting into the sound of mahogany lately.

But the 1077 is a more versatile instrument, has the benefit of the longer scale length and does look incredibly classy with white pickups to match the bound body, fretboard and headstock.

But that inlay on the K7 is a huge deterrent for me personally, so my choice would be the 1077.
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If the K-7 had a tone knob, no U-Bar, and a better inlay (see the "Thoughtless" vid, or Munky's "Paw print" guitar) I'd be all over it...along side the RG-1077XL. Unfortunately, they screwed up by putting that inlay there IMHO
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I also dont understand why people knock the K7. When i tried it it sounded really good through a half stack on distortion and when you put the clean channel on the PAFs sound great. The U-bar in my opinion is good as well but you've got to remember that korn used to do alot of trem palming which knocked the guitar out of tune so for the music they play its very good.
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I also dont understand why people knock the K7.
That big, hideous inlay would be the reason ...glen
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I agree that the 1077 is a better looking and more versatile instrument. However, make sure you play the 1077 a lot before buying. The longer scale definetely isn't for everyone. I personally hate it.

The K7 is great, but a used RG7620 would be a better option. (That is, if you live in the US....the rest of us are screwed!)
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if you dont like the inlay why dont you just remove it. It might be hard but ive removed real bitc*es of inlays!
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removing the inlay's been discussed... people even posted designs to "cover" it up. It's just huge, spanning several frets... not very easy or realistic, especially for an axe priced near $1k... glen
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if you dont like the inlay why dont you just remove it. It might be hard but ive removed real bitc*es of inlays!
I hope you didn't just literally rip it out of there, and actually put something in there to replace it. And yeah, there were some really sweet inlay ideas a while ago to cover it.
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As far as the K-7 goes, I would just leave the inlay. So it has K-7 on the 11th, 12th and 13th fret, big deal. I'm more concerned with how a guitar sounds and plays then how it looks. I think the K-7 sounds, plays and looks great.
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