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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2015, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: 1st 7 string swirl 540S7

Haven't had an s series in a long time and also been considering a 7 string. Got this 1991 540S7 from a guy in Kansas City who played this in his Queensryche tribute band and original band both. He said it was painted years ago and in unsigned in the neck pocket so I have no idea who did it. It's so ugly that I love it.
This was the dirtiest, most grungy guitar I have ever seen. Never was wiped down after any show as far as I could tell. The lo pro 7 was trashed a few years ago and was thrown away and replaced by some off brand trem that didn't fit the route. It was just resting on the body.
After hours of cleaning and the best cheap way to make it playable, it is turning out to be quite fun to play. Purchased a new Floyd Rose Special 7 for it until I can either find a used lo pro 7 or just bite the bullet and get a new one. Has the original locking studs. Works fine for now.
It came with original case, beehive knobs and Dimarzio Blaze II pickups. Neck is the same specs as the early Universe minus inlays and last 2 frets. Every bit as comfortable as the Wizard profile. Just a little wider. Probably will need a refret sometime soon but plays fine. Would like to put some 6105s on it. Blazes sound a little dark but work well with the low B string. Here's what I started with:




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After cleaning the fretboard, polishing the frets, sanding the dark spots off the back of the neck and tung oil, trem replacement and complete set up.





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Re: NGD: 1st 7 string swirl 540S7

Still have some new pole screws coming from Dimarzio and some rusty screws to replace. Pretty happy with how it turned out though. 7th string takes a little getting used to but fairly easy to incorporate into playing and doesn't really get in the way like I thought it would. Really digging having lower power chords to chug on. All in all a great Ibanez from the "golden age".
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Re: NGD: 1st 7 string swirl 540S7

That's, um, not the most attractive guitar I've ever seen, but it's unique. Happy to help with the transition to a seventh string if you have any questions.
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