Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: North London, innit bruv, safe, UK
Re: XPT707FX or RG1527
The xiphos hands down. The neck feels awesome, it's got real dimarzios and is neckthough, plus, it plays better.
Don't get me wrong, the 1527 or 7620, they're not bad guitars, but I think they're fairly average and am a die hard old universe guy.
The xiphos is pretty much the first guitar I've played in years that I'd buy that isn't an old UV. Neck was awesome, felt great to play, and was just a monster rythm guitar. personally I'd have preferred a floating bridge, but having said that, i don't like TOM bridges, but did really really like the bridge on a xiphos. So, for the first time in well over a decade I find myself contemplating actually getting a guitar without a floating bridge.
Also, this thing resonates, sustaines, it is meaty, and I actually like the D-Activators in it, they work really well.
Basically, it's a killer guitar at a killer price with killer features.