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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2002, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG-7620 - Final Opinion

Finally got to play the RG-7620 at my local guitar shop for a decent amount of time. *Here's my report:

I like the neck shape.
I like the sound (even though it was through a small-ish Fender combo amp)
It's from '99 (checked serial #)
Surprisingly light.
I must buy it now. :biggrin:

I then followed it with a Gibson Les Paul that had tiny frets, a fat neck, EMGs, and a switch added that (as far as I can tell) did nothing. *BIG DIFFERENCE IN FEEL! *:biggrin: *Man was that sucker heavy...
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2002, 05:34 PM
 
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get it already!!
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snakepit on 5:34 pm on April 22, 2002
get it already!!
Only $200-something left to pay on my Flextone II then I start saving for her! *Did I mention she plays like a dream? *:biggrin: *I also got two nu-metal fans hooked on Dream Theater (via "Glass Prison" ). *:biggrin: *Man that's a sweet guitar... *
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2002, 04:17 AM
 
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Best 7 for the $. That's why I have 2 and a 7621
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Two questions:

1) *Would I be getting ripped off if I payed $1021 Canadian for it?

2) *What are the "New 7" pickups? *Did they used to be different? *This is a '99 model.
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Two hands31 on 4:44 pm on April 27, 2002
Two questions:

1) *Would I be getting ripped off if I payed $1021 Canadian for it?
considering you can buy 'em mint for $500 USD MAX across the border,...


YES.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2002, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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But only by a hundred something. *Ah well, convenience wins out. *:biggrin: *I'm kinda hoping it sells before I get the money so I have motivation to find an RG1077XL or RG2127...
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Two hands31 on 4:44 pm on April 27, 2002
Two questions:
2) *What are the "New 7" pickups? *Did they used to be different? *This is a '99 model.
These are now known by DiMarzio as Custom 7s... Nice pickups... similar in tone and response to the PAFs, I might add... Love them...
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-28-2002, 01:24 AM
 
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I had a 98 Rg7620 * * *Not a bad axe for the money
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-28-2002, 02:27 AM
 
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only by a hundred??? well, by my math, difference on the dollar, you'd be saving closer to $250 if you bought one over the border. *$1021 canadian is more than I paid for my first one brand new and that was a couple years ago when they were new and charging more for them. *
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-28-2002, 12:10 PM
 
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I've seen NOS 7620s going for around CAD$800 or so. That was a while ago, but they haven't exactly appreciated in value.

Steve's Music in Toronto had a 1077XL last time i was in, and it was priced around CAD$1500 or so.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-28-2002, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hmm...I'll try and talk 'em down a bit. *They've got it labeled as "List $1300, Sale $1021". *And that's plus 15% tax. *:bash: *:shoot: Tax
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-28-2002, 03:15 PM
 
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when you consider that the $1021 they are charging is roughly $640USD, and I've seen UV7BK's go on ebay for that, I wouldn't pay it. *As a comparison, in 1999, when I bought my RG7620BK, I paid $940 with a hardshell case brand new. *And they sure as hell haven't gone up in value.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-28-2002, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Like I said, I'll see if I can talk them down any. *And besides, if it's gone before then, I'll search for a good deal on something else. *Even the K7 is starting to look nice...:biggrin:
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