Welcome to my first post
I am sorry if it is a little long winded for a forum noob.
Finally, I have purchased a 7string.
After years of moving away from ibanez into modding strats etc I decided a few months back to keep a look out for a decent 7 (fixed bridge).
After doing the reasearch I decided to search for a 7621 for the following reasons, please set me straight if I got this wrong, as I dont like having the incorrect information.
1: The 98/99 7621's were made in Japan to a higher standard than later incarnations.
2: 98/99 Were good years for the Iban 'standard' 7's because this was the defining moment when Ibanez aimed the cost effective 7 string at a broader audience following the much publicised use of 7strings in Hard Rock/Metal Genres
3: (the one that got me) they came stock with a pair of great sounding dimarzio's that easily surpassed the Ibanez replacments that were installed in later models.
4: Peer pressure insists that MIJ is cooler that MIK or MII
So anyway, I purchased one (a 99), and it will be arriving in the next week or so. Yay! I am looking forward to getting back to Ibanez after a long Hiatus.
But back to the Dimarzios. The 99 Ibanez catalogue states that these come with Blaze's. The (taken with a grain of salt) Harmony central reviews have people that seem to think that these are Blaze II's which brings me back to this site which seems so informative (and has some good digs at Ed Roman),States that these are New7's later named Custom7's. I saw on the site here, someone saying that they are like a blaze but more hot?
They certainly look like Blaze's.
sweet, If you are happy to tell me about these pickups and the tonal possibilitie and qualities of them, that would be great. I play jazz (clean)and
have been using EMG85's to IMO great effect, So I am considering the 707 as this apparantly has tonal qualities close to the 85. But.... I can't really be assed routing the body to a shape that may not end up being standard then wanting to switch back and not have many options.
Anyway, I apologise for the long post, I have been a visitor here an many occasions and wouldn't have bothered joining if I hadn't heard / seen a great knowledge base from you all.