Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
Woo hoo! My 1077 arrived yesterday and I've had a little time to put it through its paces. The look, feel, and quality is everything I've come to expect from the Ibanez Prestige series. I'd give the stock pickups about a 8.5/10 overall--they have decent warmth and great versatility with the HSH configuration, but I just find them a little lacking in character. I feel like they're on the threshold of muddiness, if there is such a thing.
So anyway, tonight I ordered a new set of Dimarzios for the 1077. I got an Air Norton 7, Blaze Single, and Blaze Custom (which I know is a pretty hot pickup, but it's also a little more balanced than a lot of the other Dimarzio 7-string humbuckers). And, of course, I got the pickups in white!
I'll post some pics of the guitar when I get the new pickups and get 'em installed. Now I just need to hunt me down some white knobs & a white switch tip!