Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
The RG7421XL has a nut width of 48mm (same as the UV). The 27" scale length helps keep the string tension a little tighter when downtuning (such as down a full step). If you use standard tuning, or just "drop A", the strings will just feel as if you stepped up a gauge of strings from what you are used to.
The advanced scale length also gives the player a little more room for notes between the frets. Good for single note playing, but chords in the first two positions can be tough, depending on hand size.
The stock humbuckers sound good when used clean, better than passable when distorted. Some would insist on changing them. To each his own.
Fixed bridge and good tuners-no tuning problems.