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post #76 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

No neck Binding
Blank fingerboard
Maple fingerboard (I can dream) or Ebony Fingerboard
Hardtail or trem option

I really like Chris Broderick's
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post #77 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

Thank you very much for bringing forth the Xiphos 7, it really shows us that you care about what we like. Even though you made it a fixed bridge, which i hate haha, you still satisfied soooo many guitarists. Maybe one day you all will equip one with a Trem and then youll have me on board.

ANyways, for a Prestige 7 string RGA that i know is gonna runn us between $1000-$1200, heres what i think would be the best cadidate to satisfy a lot of folks:


* Neckthru 3pc Maple/bubinga stripe with Mahogany wings

* You guys make beautiful Transparent finishes like Vintage Violin (like with the CTs and CST), or Blue burst, or Trans Black Cherry like Buzz's LACS so id say a trans finish definitely.

* Passive Pups (doesnt really matter whats in there as i change them anyway)

* 25.5" scale neck with white binding

* I think you should offer two models to satisfy folks, which also wont cost you too much overhead, but offer both the Reverse Headstock or the Regular headstock as an option

* I would REALLY like to see you bring back the Edge LoPro 7 because that is still the most superior tremelo i have ever used (all your LACS artists cant be wrong). But if no ELP, than the next would be the EDGE Zero or the Edge Pro 7, but please, for the love of god NOT THE ZR7.

* While i would love to see an EBony fingerboard, i know that you guys probably wont. So id say Rosewood with offset abalone dots, like you did with the 1077s, 8527s, and so on. It just looks really classy.



Thatll do it, i think those will be pretty popular specs. And thanks again for listening to our cries!
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post #78 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

I'll place my order now!!

Prestige Spec
Edge Pro 7 (or Edge Zero 7 if available)
Bolt on Five Pc Neck - 24 fret - unfinished
Ebony Or Rosewood board
Mahogany Body
Maple Top
Cool Trans Colour - Blue, Red, Purple, Green, etc... (In keeping with the curreny RGA Line)
Sharkfins or offset markers
Reverse headstock
Twin Humbuckers (Dimarzio/Ibanez)
Volume and tone

Thats me done.

Thanks for getting us involved Tak. I hope this comes out!!
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post #79 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

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Okay, RGA7 indeed.
what would you like to see on this guitar? You want a bolt on guitar or neck through?
How about tremolo or non tremolo? How much price range should be?
Please give us little more specific detailed information.
I can't promise you guys anything yet but I will present "RGA7" idea to the Hoshino Gakki guitar meeting next time.
Tak, thanks for sticking your head in here. Someone linked this over at www.sevenstring.org, and as I really dug the RGA 6's I've played, I thought I'd chime in.

I think it's worth noting that Chris Broderick's RGA7 is one of the few guitars I've seen posted to that site that, almost without exception, everyone wanted. You'd probably need to drop his plain nut for a locking one as a concession to those who use the bar a little more heavily than Broderick does, but if you follow that basic model (mahogany, quilt top, trans black, passive pickups, EP7 trem) then you're almost guaranteed to have a winner.

Personally I'd prefer something other than trans black of course, especially as so many J-Customs are black or Vintage Violin, but at the end of the day I wouldn't really complain.

This isn't a dealbreaker spec either, but I'd prefer a bolt-on to a neck-thru. Most Ibanez guitars are bolt-on for one, so it's not without precident, and almost every Ibanez I've set up had shipped with a little less than what I'd consider ideal neck angle so I've shimmed the neck on every single Ibanez I've owned.

Still, at the end of the day, if you make something based on Chris Broderick's RGA7, you'll have buyers. A signature model is probably out of the question now that he left Nevermore for Megadeth, but a man can hope.

Thanks for your time!

EDIT - seems I'm not alone.
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post #80 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

Here's what I'm thinking, something practical that wouldn't be *too* too expensive to make:

Mahogany Body w/ Quilted Maple Top
Black Onyx Paint ( la RG8527)
Natural binding on the body
Maple/Wenge 5 piece 27" Wizard Prestige Neck
Rosewood Fretboard w/ small dot inlays at the top of the board
Edge Pro 7 Bridge, accompanying locking nut
Whatever pickups Ibanez wants to stick in em

Of course, my dream axe would also have a piezo bridge, but we all know that just isn't gonna happen.
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post #81 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

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Buz's guitar is very nice, I also like Chris Broderick's. With Chris hitting the big time in joining Megadeth maybe he could have a signature model.


I think $1300 to $1500 would be very reasonable for a Prestige, but I'm sure most people would prefer a locking nut and inlays.
This would be sweet in a 6 string version with an EZ trem. I'd be all over that

Is that piezo equiped? That would be the icing on the cake for a 6 string version of that axe. Yumm

cheers,

~Bones
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post #82 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
wooow, I'd like that. Just im not a fan of emg's Id like some dimarzio's in there
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post #83 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

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Okay, RGA7 indeed.
what would you like to see on this guitar? You want a bolt on guitar or neck through?
How about tremolo or non tremolo? How much price range should be?
Please give us little more specific detailed information.
I can't promise you guys anything yet but I will present "RGA7" idea to the Hoshino Gakki guitar meeting next time.
I really appreciate you asking this Tak.

I'd really like to see this as a neck through model, as something I've certainly lusted for is a neckthrough RG7, so you could easily kill two birds with one stone with this guitar. I'd much prefer a nice trem, Edge LoPro 7 if possible, but it's not a deal breaker for me. Pickups I'm not fussy about, as those can be changed out, just so long as it's not EMGs, as the big routing would be terrible for placing in DiMarzios, or other regular sized pickups.

Red, Green or Purple trans finish over a quilt or flame top. Please god not black, or blue.

The biggest factor in this guitar is that it is Japanese made. I'm a big fan of Ibanez, and I love your high end 7 strings, I own a Universe, K7, J Custom and RG1527... I would not be interested in a lower quality Korean or Indonesian made guitar, so that would the deal breaker for me, I'm only interested in a high end, Japanese made guitar.

If Ibanez brings out a Japanese made neckthrough RGA7, with a trem, and it is not black, I will buy it. Those specs would be as close to custom as I'd want, so I would definitely buy it. Other things like reversed headstock, inlays, it doesn't really matter, I don't mind.

Thanks again, and I really would like to see this guitar being made.
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post #84 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

Just to illustrate why neckthrough would be a good idea: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60129

I think a lot more people would be this if it were neckthrough, so it would definitely make sense to go in this direction.
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post #85 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 01:04 AM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

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Pickups I'm not fussy about, as those can be changed out
Ahhh, finally someone who gets it and doesn't prattle on about which pickups are used - Ibanez could never satisfy everyone no matter which pickups they used anyway.

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Red, Green or Purple trans finish over a quilt or flame top. Please god not black, or blue.

If Ibanez brings out a Japanese made neckthrough RGA7, with a trem, and it is not black, I will buy it.
Am I hearing you say you would prefer it not be black?
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Ahhh, finally someone who gets it and doesn't prattle on about which pickups are used - Ibanez could never satisfy everyone no matter which pickups they used anyway.
Ah, I'm a dab hand with the soldering iron, I've changed out the pickups in most of my guitars, and I've even had multiple pickup changes on a single instrument a few times, so it's no bother at all.

The pickups that come stock on a guitar have 0 impact on whether or not I'd buy it, as I'd probably end up swapping 'em out anyway. The only exception to that is of course EMGs, and their big-ass routes, which makes swapping 'em out for passives leaving the guitar looking rather butchered.

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Am I hearing you say you would prefer it not be black?
Sick to death of black guitars...
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post #87 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

We're gonna need an Edge Pro 7 trem and neck through just because the Ibby profile needs some diversification. To me, quality is more important than price. We can save for that extra couple hundred bucks towards a MIJ RGA7.
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

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Okay, RGA7 indeed.
what would you like to see on this guitar? You want a bolt on guitar or neck through?
How about tremolo or non tremolo? How much price range should be?
Please give us little more specific detailed information.
I can't promise you guys anything yet but I will present "RGA7" idea to the Hoshino Gakki guitar meeting next time.
Bolt on would be fine, to keep costs down. I would go either way with the trem/no-trem option. I think I would prefer an Edge FX, but whatever it comes with will be fine.

As for a price range, I would want it around the price of the RG1527, I know it won't be lower, but I don't want it much higher either.

Mahogany body with maple/wenge neck should make every one happy. Maybe off-set inlays, instead of boring regular ones. H-H config, definitely. One volume, one tone, 5-Way switch, as per usual. Also, MIJ would be best.

If it's possible to make it with Phase I blackout 7s (the passive sized ones), that'd be awesome, but otherwise, regular passives should be fine.

No reversed headstock on these though, PLEASE. It's cool on the Xiphos, but I'm thinking ew on an RGA.

As for colors, I like the red color that Buz McGrath's RGA7 has, and a deep see-thru blue color would be cool. Maybe see-thru black.

But, that's just me.
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Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA

Neck-thru would be NICE
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post #90 of 182 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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Neck-thru and A Transparent finish, and I will be pretty interested, regardless of any other options. Reverse headstock also is great.
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