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|05-01-2002 04:38 AM|
|Tsorovan||OTOH, if you look there, it says Fredrik Thordendal uses a custom RG7620, and Mårten Hagström (both from Meshuggah) a custom RG7420. So, there's definitely something more going on there..|
|05-01-2002 12:09 AM|
yeah, i caught that too. same goes with the guy from linking park, and one or two other 7-stringers who i can't quite remember at the moment. um, one was dave weiner, actually. oops, lol.
I suppose it's about the ebst they can do- short of the universe, there are only two floating bridge 7's ibanez markets in the states (the catalogue i saw this in) that i can think of- the 7420, and the XL-something or other one. You clearly can't call it an XL- it has a normal scale length. It can't be a universe for two reasons- the vai connection, and as i recall it doesn't have a middle humbucker. And the 7620, the guitar it's closest to, has been discontinued in the states. what's that leave ibanez with? a 7420. i agree, a little unethical. but i suppose they have their reasons...
|04-25-2002 01:15 PM|
Ibanez website - Custom 7420? Extremely custom
I was just on the UK site checking out colors that we don't get here in the US.
I happen to see that Rob Balducci is on the roster there. When you click on his name, it says that he uses a "Custom RG7420".
Really custom apparently, because the 7 string Rob lists on his site has a mahagony body, maple top, Edge trem, Blaze pickups, etc.
I guess my point is that I find Ibanez calling Rob's 7 a bit questionable. It seems to be more of a misleading marketing ploy to get more low-line 7420's sold.
Let me say that I know this isn't Rob's doing.
And the RG7420 is a decent guitar.
I just think Ibanez should just be a little bit more truthful and call it an "Ibanez Custom RG7" or something.