So I've been wanting a 7 string guitar for a long time, and I had a hard time finding one that had all the features I wanted. The only options I had was to get a custom built guitar, or this one; Ibanez RG7321.
I figured that since this is my first 7, I probably shouldn't spend 2k+ on a custom built guitar. I would have bought a more expensive guitar if there was one with the features I wanted but alas...
The main things I was looking for was a fixed bridge, 25.5" scale, passive humbuckers in a H-H format that doesn't look overly flashy.
I'm really impressed by the neck on this thing, really quite comfortable. And given that I have long fingers, some might say unproportionally so, the wider 7 string neck feels quite natural to me. The action out of the box is great with surprisingly low fret buzzing (given the low action).
What I'd like help with though is replacement pickups. The stock ones are good, they're a lot better imo than what most people have said in reviews. But regardless I want to replace them with DiMarzios. I have a set of crunchlab/liquifire in my jackson which I really like;
I'm considering getting the same ones for this Ibanez but I'm thinking I would take suggestions for other models like the evo or air norton... I play mostly prog/metal but more on the lower distortion side of things. I like a good clean sound as well. I bought this guitar mostly for the extended range, not for the chugga chugga. Any recommendations?
Oh, I should add that whatever pickups I settle on, I will get them purple, I really want that to be a theme for me. The black-on-black stock look is a little boring haha.