Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas City, MO
Re: Should I buy Ibanez RG927QFM?
I have the black RG927 that I bought when Sweetwater were blowing them out a couple of years ago and I've been happy with it overall. My only real complaint on mine is that the low E saddle has to be way far back to intonate. Farther than it seems it should be to me - there's hardly any saddle under the screw.
I wouldn't have paid $1,000 for it, but at $599 only a hundred dollars more than a regular Indo rg7420, I felt like I got a good value. Mine has good fretwork and no major issues, but I saw others who bought the same guitar from the same sale who got guitars with some high frets, misaligned side marker dots, and wonky string alignment. I'm not sure if that was true of this particular batch, or 927s in general, though, so perhaps someone else can weigh in on that one. Rich at Ibanez Rules has some killer prices on the QMF right now if you could live with fixed bridge. Even with international shipping, you might come out ahead depending on what new cost is in India.
I have no complaints with tuning stability. I leave the ZPS in, so the arm is fairly stiff, but once everything is streched in and tuned up, it stays in tune really well.
You cannot use a D-Tuna on an EZII. You have to have a Floyd or licensed trem that has the string lock screws in the same position as an OFR as the D-Tuna replaces the screw.
Jackson, Charvel, Schecter, and Washburn have 7 string models that have OFRs (well, 1000 series Floyds or Specials, but they'll accept a D-Tuna) so those might be worth looking into.
Just remember with a recessed Floyd, you'll have to block the trem or use a Tremel-No or similar for the D-Tuna to not throw the other strings out of tune. Eddie mounts his Floyds flat, so he doesn't have to worry about going sharp when engaging the D-Tuna.
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