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01-01-2008 05:35 PM
Re: Best starter 7-string

i think the 1527 is great..its hitting all the targets i require for a new guitar and a new type pretty much being a 6 string but the s-series is arguably one of my favourites cus of the body shape etc etc..its why i bought my js1000 which is kinda like it
01-01-2008 04:02 PM
Re: Best starter 7-string

I think the thing to keep in mind is that plenty of people on Jemsite alone buy 7's and end up selling because they never get used to them, alot of metal heads don't adjust as well as they'd like because you can't play in drop C and other guys just don't think the discomfort is worth it when they realize they hardly use the 5 extra semitones anyway.
01-01-2008 03:26 PM
Re: Best starter 7-string

It probably is thicker. Wasn't the S7420 a regular Wizard neck (it says Wizard 7)? The S7320 is a Wizard II.
Mind you, if I compare my 1995 MIJ Wizard II to a current MIK Wizard II, the Korean ones feel ticker anyway. It seems that the old Japanese profile was more of a C-shape, and the newer ones are more of a D-shape. The actual thickness is probably the same, but the Korean one is 'filled out' more. Being a Les Paul player, I actually quite like that. More neck is more tone. Besides, nothing wrong with actually feeling that you have a guitar in your hands
It should also be more rigid and reliable, in terms of temperature, humidity etc.

The new Korean necks feel exactly like the old non-Prestige Japanese necks to me: unfinished... not oiled, not lacquered, not polished, nothing.
After a bit of playing they'll get that 'worn-in' feeling that Prestige necks already have. I've never had the pleasure of playing an all-new S7420 neck, and I probably never will anymore, but it wasn't a Prestige model, was it? So I guess it'd be finished the same as the new RG570 I had in 1995. Which is the same as the S7320 now. Come back a while later when there are nicely worn in and properly set up S7320s around, secondhand. I bet you can't tell the difference then

Another thing I noticed is that mine came with .010 strings installed. So keep that in mind when you think it has a rather stiff feel and doesn't play as smoothly as you would expect. I put .009 on mine now, and it's slowly but surely getting worn in, and the Wizard II is starting to do its famous magic.
01-01-2008 02:55 PM
Re: Best starter 7-string

I have played the S7320 in a couple different stores around where i live and the neck profile changed a bit from the original production of the 7420. to me it feels thicker, and kind of cheaper, can't really find the words to explain it, and yes the ZR prolly does kick the LoTrs' ass, i've been trying to find a cheap lo-pro.
01-01-2008 08:15 AM
Re: Best starter 7-string

As a starter 7 I can't look past a used RG7620. If it is your first stray into 7 strings I wouldn't spend too much, because you can't be 100% sure if you're going to like it enough. Some good deals can be had and if you do decide that you don't like it you can always sell it on again and re-gain most if not all of your money. Just a thought.
01-01-2008 07:33 AM
Re: Best starter 7-string

I couldn't justify buying an RG1527 because since the the S7320 came they have bumped the price up ~$500, I remember last year they were selling for AU$1200 and now they are $1800
01-01-2008 06:25 AM
Re: Best starter 7-string

I doubt the S7420 plays and feels better than the S7320. It's the exact same design, and the build quality on the S7320 is very good (I wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't an excellent player with great tone... I've had my share of quality guitars, including Gibsons and Japanese-made Ibanezes, and I'm a very demanding player). I don't see a logical reason why an S7420 would play better. Are you just saying that because the S7420 has a higher number, or because it's made in Japan? Nonsense.
Now it may have better quality wood, and it has a skunk stripe on the neck, so it may sound even better... but does that affect the playability and feel? Nah.
I know one thing, the ZR trem on the S7320 is better than that cheap Lo-TRS7 one on the S7420.
01-01-2008 04:00 AM
Re: Best starter 7-string

Ibanez S7420 plays and feels better than the 7320
12-31-2007 08:00 PM
Re: Best starter 7-string

yeh u know the xyphos, muhammed from necrophagist uses it, but im not big on the shape, im pretty pleased about the UV but the 1527 is ticking the right boxes aswell
12-31-2007 05:57 PM
Re: Best starter 7-string

if you really need a neck-through, then Carvin is the way to go!
I got a 1527 and I absolutely love it.
BTW there's a Xyphos 7 string coming out this year. It'll be neck-through and if you like the shape, it seems really cool!

check it:
12-31-2007 05:08 PM
Re: Best starter 7-string

I personally love the UVs and the Carvin 727, but the 7620 and 1527 are great guitars as well.
12-31-2007 01:32 PM
Re: Best starter 7-string

the universe is the 'dad' of 7 strings, and ibanez are pretty much the you probably cant go wrong with them
the S7320 and the carparision 7 string is actually got everything
idealy this is what im looking for, neck-thru body, 2 humbuckers, trem, 24 frets and ibanez and caparision are fitting nicely..i still needa check out carvin though
12-31-2007 12:03 PM
Re: Best starter 7-string

Originally Posted by millzy View Post
Ive been dying for a seven string for a not sure wether to get the universe 7-string or a carparison or other reputal brand.

Any idea's?
If you can afford it (which from the brands you mention I'll assume you can, I don't think you can go wrong with a universe, it is after all the archetypal 7-string. There are some great used bargains on the UV777 these days. It also has the definitive 7-string sound, being the father of the electric 7-string craze.

The K7 is a mahogany bodied version which despite some cosmetic "issues" (see what I did there ) is a fantastic sounding guitar.

I also like the Caparison guitars but I've not tried their 7 strings, their 6 string guitars are great though, I just prefer the trem on the Universe.
12-31-2007 08:30 AM
Re: Best starter 7-string

Yea, it's made of mahogany. It's quite a heavy guitar, despite the small body. No maple top though, just mahogany. And considering the price and the fact that it's made in Korea, it's probably a cheap variation of mahogany. But you should try one, it really sounds good in my opinion. Especially considering the price.
I've always been a Les Paul man, and the sound is quite similar. Very loud and fat, dark but bright enough to not be dull. It has a snappier attack than a Les Paul though.
12-31-2007 07:35 AM
Re: Best starter 7-string

scali, i to also drool over the s-series, its what led me to purchase the js1000
i love this S7320 because the s-series offers everything and is it really made of mahogany?
wow ill have to check it out

To lonewolf, youve got a nice one there, chris broderick uses them, its like his main guitar i assume
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