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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG 7620

So I've got one. It rocks. Needs new pickups, but other than that it rocks. Any recommendations for pickups? Also one question: I really can't pull up that much which is frustrating because with my jem I pull up like crazy. In fact it's what I love about it. I know I can't achieve jem-worthy loftieness with the pull-ups but I'd like to get at least a whole step. Is this possible? Is there any way I could get the body routed so I can pull up like on my jem?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 10:59 PM
 
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Re: RG 7620

I've got plenty of up-pull on mine (5 half-steps on G string). Just set it up decently, man. Ibanez Rules has great tuts.
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Is there any way I could get the body routed so I can pull up like on my jem?
The body routes on a Jem are more for cosmetic reasons than to actually give you any more room for pull-ups.I doubt if your trem is grounding out on the body id it ? if it is then something needs adjusting.
When Vai originally used the lion's claw route thing he was using a Floyd which did have the sticky out allen bolty things so it might have had a practical reason back then.
You gotta' take into account that you have an extra string to pull against and you 'may' have heavier gauge strings as well.

I've got a 7620 and i reckon strings would start snapping before i'd run out of trem travel space.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-21-2007, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 7620

Yeah it was bottoming out. I've given it a change of strings and a proper setup. Seems to be much better now.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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Re: RG 7620

Also worth trying - a neck shim to increase neck angle a bit, coupled with raising the trem a little so the action doesn't choke out.

This is all personal taste, but for me it seems that Ibanez necks ship with a little TOO little angle in them, and an extra few degrees plays better.
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Re: RG 7620

7620s are great guitars. It was my first 7 and I still have it after 9 years of playing it, it's still plays nice. I also have another one as a backup. They're great guitars. I put white Blazes in my first one though, it sounds awesome. Im thinking about putting some new pickups in my GN. The neck pickup is actually nice though, I love the sound of it. The bridge pickup however, is just too muddy for me.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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Re: RG 7620

i own one also im heading for d-sonic and airnorton 7! i heard theyre pretty good for a 7 stringer
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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Re: RG 7620

stay away from the TZ7. I personally love the PAF7's. I can get all sorts of sounds/tones out of them.

On my next 7 I want to try a PAF7 in bridge and an Air Norton 7 in the neck.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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Re: RG 7620

Blaze Neck model in both positions is killer..
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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Re: RG 7620

I have a 2027 and a 7620, I dropped the TZ 7 in the 7620 and was not impressed. It sounded NOTHING like the 6 string version in my 550s.
The TZ7 in my 2027 sounds KILLER though, so it's truly contingent on which body wood you mount it in, my friends.
I dropped an Evo7 into the 7620 and it has about as much output as you'd think a 7 string pickup should. it also has a pretty good predictability at low volume.

My vote is EVO in yours, or at least try it, you'll probably be suprised.

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 05:02 PM
 
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Re: RG 7620

I've been thinking about an Evo7 for the bridge of my 7620 actually.A few people have said they sound killer in Basswood.
I'm tempted by the new D'Activator 7 as well though.Supposed to be a nice powerful,tight sounding pickup.

If i wasn't so strapped for cash i'd definitely go for Bareknuckles 7's in all my passive 7's because the ones i have in my 6's destroy just about every other pickup i've ever tried,really. They're out of this World!

I think i may have to save up and get a pair of BKP Warpig7's for at least one of my 7's.

I'm just so indecisive when it comes to choosing pickups.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 7620

Yeah I've been leaning towards the Evo7 in the bridge position. Still not sure about neck though. Either Blaze or perhaps PAF pro7.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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Re: RG 7620

Congrats on your 7 string.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 10:07 PM
 
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Re: RG 7620

VERy nice 7s. I just had Steve B. over at DiMarzio make me up a set of creme and blacks for my 7420 Magenta. The bridge is an Evo7 and the neck is an Air Norton 7..got a replacment switch from him too. The original switch was going and getting somewhat noisey.
That white one is a major beauty.
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