btw, that axe looks great like that
I was gonna put a prestige wizard7 till I read it was thicker
I think I might go with the 7X21 neck, take it off there and throw on the 7620 (with sperzel locking tuners for the Floyd)
shouldn't be more than $200 for the conversion (including setup, installations, etc.) but, at the same time, after seeing the sharkfin inlays on yours, id love to do that too
anyone know where I can possibly get a matchin 7 string neck like the one above or different inlays?
No Ibanez 7 string neck has a 20" radius.
Also have in mind that the later 1527 necks do not fit the 7620 body. Ibanez changed the neck heel dimensions. It is also my understanding that the 7620 necks are thinner than the later 1527 ones.
My guess is that the only original necks that fit the 7620 are the necks found on 7620 / 7420 models and I believe the 1997-2003 Universe necks as well... not sure about the K-7 neck...
If you don't like any of these the only solution is to order a custom neck from some builder.
I love the neck, but getting a custom neck done sometimes can be overly disastrous (and expensive IMHO), but if you have a reasonable luthier you can recommend, id appreciate any referral
The RG7620s came with two slightly different necks.
The original one is made of one piece of Maple from heal to the first few frets where the headstock is scarfed on.
The other is made of three pieces from heal to he first few frets.
The center pieces is Bubinga wood and the two outer pieces are Maple.
This neck looks and feels a lot like the necks that came on the AANJ RG570s and RG520s.
It's kind of a a Super Wizard 7 neck in my opinion.
You can always make a neck thinner buy sanding it down.
Some of my RG7620 neck that I used on projects needed the outer curve on each side sanded down for my taste.
I feel they are thin enough for me, just the harsh drop off needed a little better transition for me.
Check out my customized RG7620VK-
Click here for a full set of pictures-
AWESOME, that looks amazing
great tips as well, I think ill pm you if you don't mind to ask a few mre questions
Didn't we just have this discussion?
Didn't know this, actually. Interesting. The 1527 neck profile is still to this day my favorite I've found on an Ibanez (that you can actually find, anyhow - I think it's identical to the 2027 and CT/CST, but those are difficult to impossible to find), though it's thicker than a 7620 so it won't do the OP any good.
To reiterate Jazzedout's point, I think, from your other thread, the LoPro Edge bridge and locking nut is designed for a 16" radius, so you'll likely have problems there. An OFR7 I think is profiled to 20" at the bridge (closer to 10" at the nut, as I recall - idea being if you have a 24-fret multiradius nut going from 10-16", by the time you get to the bridge the radius would ave flattened to 20), so if you can get a OFR into the trem cavity, a 16-20 nut to bridge would imply about an 18" at the 24th fret, which is a bit closer...
We kinda talked GENERALLY about the idea, but as you see, there is a lot more info to glean from this as im much more informed on my favorite brand's 7 string inventory/chronology for my edification, as you said, its also quite interestin
The 7620/1 is 430mm as well.
You were right that the only necks that will fit a 7620 are the original and the SW like RG-7 or a '93-'04 UV. Anything after those years will require the pocket to be widened a little.
FWIW..... the 1527 and my new 752 necks feel almost identical. These neck will work on a 7620 if, as I said, the pocket is widened to fit the neck.
ok cool, strangely, I wanted to buy a 1527 neck but I didn't cuz I wasn't sure it would fit
thx for that info