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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-07-2003, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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My new RG 2077xl

My waiting is finally over, I just bought RG 2077xl and I must say this is one absolutelly great and beautiful guitar. I was planning this guitar to be an backup for my Universe 777BK, but now I really don't know which one will be used as a "primary" guitar . Both are fantastic !!!
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-07-2003, 07:07 PM
 
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Congrats! I just received my used-but-basically-new 1077XL yesterday... it is one sweet axe! I love the look, love the feel, and pretty much love the sound (although I think I'll love the sound better with Air Norton 7 and Blaze pickups in it!).

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 09:30 AM
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one question guys - what do you tune your 2077 to? I'm asking because I tune mine to A# and the string tension is a bit over the bearable state

I thought of tuning it up to B and putting 10s instead of currnet 9s but I presume the tension would be too much

done any mods to it, like more tremolo springs etc.?
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 11:51 AM
 
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Right now mine is tuned like a standard 7 (BEADGBE), but when I get some time to adjust the spring tension, I want to tune it ADADGBE. It'd be all the benefits of drop-D with an extra string!

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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 11:58 AM
 
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bduersch, how much difference is there between the XL guitars and regular scale instruments at A? I'm really trying to get ahold of one of these guitars.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 05:20 PM
 
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I have no idea... I've never tuned anything else to 'A' before.
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 06:16 PM
 
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I use my 1077 with 10-60 (standard GHS Boomers set), tuned to A (ADGCFAD) with 3 springs. I love it!

EDIT: the std set is 10-60, not 10-58
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-18-2003, 10:48 AM
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3 springs with 10s... is your bridge parallel with the body? what about spring tension + sound with the A tuning (the stock 9s were a bit wobbly tuned to A)?
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-18-2003, 10:55 AM
 
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My bridge is perfectly parallel to the body, and the springs are pretty normal (the claw isn't too tight at all).

The sound of 10's tuned to A is just enormous, and that is considering I use a crappy amp. I really can't compare string tension, because I got the guitar with this gauge and tuning and really loved it, so I never even experimented with others. It feels stiffer than my UV anyway (which is tuned to B with 9's)
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-18-2003, 03:10 PM
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1077's, so most likely 2077's, have the short 47mm springs
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm playing Ernie Ball (56-10) with standard tuning on this guitar, but I will definitelly try that GHS (60-10) strings. I had to change springs for shorter ones (I think that I have Gotoh springs now), because the original springs are unusable (too weak) for 10 gauge strings with standard tuning.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-21-2003, 04:32 AM
 
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Any chance of some pictures?

It looks great in the UK catalogue - really classy - but on the website the fingerboard looks a bit light.
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-21-2003, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, I will try to take some pictures, but later next week, I'm going to UK for a business trip for some days. This guitar looks much better in reality that on Ibanez web. I will post the pictures here or on my bands web (which is nearly done) also with all my new gear (Line6 Vetta HD, Mod Pro, Echo Pro,Filter Pro studio modellers - I'm a great fan of digital modelling ).
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pics...pics...
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Yeah, I will try to take some pictures, but later next week, I'm going to UK for a business trip for some days. This guitar looks much better in reality that on Ibanez web. I will post the pictures here or on my bands web (which is nearly done) also with all my new gear (Line6 Vetta HD, Mod Pro, Echo Pro,Filter Pro studio modellers - I'm a great fan of digital modelling ).
once you get that vetta, I'd love it if you posted clips of the Exctacy and ‹berschall bogner models.
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