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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2003, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG1257/7620

Is the new RG1257 as good as the RG7620 or should i wait for a cheap RG7620. It seems as though people are seeing that the money they are selling for isnt making up for the quality of the guitar. I havent seen a RG7620 anywhere in ages, so ive been thinking about whether i should just get an RG1257 rather then wait ages for a 7620.

Ive got an RG7420 which works well but id like to know what the difference is between that and a RG7620 (not technical differences and cosmetic but SOUNDS - e.g More treble, better for sharp riffs etc etc)
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2003, 05:01 PM
 
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the 1527 is just like the 7620 but with the edge pro (that needs some improvment before it can be called stable).

having played various 7620 models and a 7420, i can say i didnt notice any difference in terms of sound, even though the pickups are slightly different.


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The 1527 has the same pickups as an RG7420: Ibanez V series rather than the Dimarzios of the 7620.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-21-2003, 01:17 AM
 
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yea, sound wise, your gonna hear a 7420, playability its gonna be more like a 7620, but i hear since its prestige its had a little more TLC in the factory, if it went by the old numbering system it would be a 7520 so its just the 7 string version of the rg570 with HH config.
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doesnt 520 mean HH and mahogany body?
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nope, i don't use them much either, its quicker to type without.
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(btw, does it bother anyone that i dont use capital letters much in my posts?)
Not particularly, and I'm the anal literary one around here.

You can't really compare the 7620 to the 1527 in terms of pricing. You gotta remember that the 7620 is a used guitar that originaly went for about a grand, while the new 1527's are going for, what, $500? Sure, $500 seems awfully expensive compared to virtually the same guitar for $350, but remember it's also new vs. used. When you start to see these things showing up on the used market, they ought to be pretty comparable.

And sam, check out Rich's page on the new trems again- he found a great solution to the problem of tuning stability at the trem posts that also happens to be dirt cheap.

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(btw, does it bother anyone that i dont use capital letters much in my posts?)
Not particularly, and I'm the anal literary one around here.
And sam, check out Rich's page on the new trems again- he found a great solution to the problem of tuning stability at the trem posts that also happens to be dirt cheap.

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anal what? lolol

tuning stability is a thing. Though I have 5 springs in my 2027, and hell, the thing won't move much anymore: stable! I don' use the bar as much as I used to so no problem.
But the fact the trem could oblong the wood and jump out of the body after a few years is just too scary for me, even though it wouldn't happen with a guitar of mine as the trem is more or less fixed by the springs.
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Though I have 5 springs in my 2027, and hell, the thing won't move much anymore: stable! I don' use the bar as much as I used to so no problem.
But the fact the trem could oblong the wood and jump out of the body after a few years is just too scary for me, even though it wouldn't happen with a guitar of mine as the trem is more or less fixed by the springs.
You trem would be more stable with 3 springs, good studs, and thinned knives [which is dangerous to do on any X bridge]
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thinning the knives is dangerous?
the 5 spring thing is ok for now, would have been annoying if I were a whammy-vai nut though...
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On an X bridge, the wire only gives you about 1" to work under.
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