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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-02-2004, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG1527CB 7 String

I just got a new ibanez 1527cb 7 string and I absolutely love it. I couldn't believe how perfect the intonation was set and on a floating trem of all things. When I worked at Gibson, it always pi$$ed me off when the guys who'd tune and set up the guitar would do such a lousy job at setting the intonation. They'd say that they only had to get it close and that when you buy a guitar, you expect to pay another $100 to have it set up first. What a bunch of crap. And that was on a fixed bridge which should have been easy to set. Anyway, sorry, enough ranting on that. On to my main question.

I replaced the bridge pickup with a dimarzio blaze and I raised the poles about 1.5 turns. There's still probably about a 1/4" of space between the poles and the strings, so I don't think they're too close. The tone was just awesome, but, I've noticed that the sustain isn't very good. Especially on the high e string. I hit a bend around the 15th or 17th fret and it holds for maybe 2 seconds and then just dies. On the other strings, it seems to be better, but not a whole lot. If I turn up the volume (on the amp), it'll feedback and sustain great, but on some of my other guitars (JS, Pacifica, GL, etc), they all seem to give me more sustain. Is there anything I can try to get it to sustain on that high e any longer? Thanks.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-02-2004, 05:50 PM
 
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That's weird about the sustain my 1527 is awesome. Check the locking nut make sure the screws are tight. Also make sure the little chrome saddle insert on the trem is seeded in. That's the first area of contact the string has after it leaves the body. Once you get that fixed you'll love that thing.

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