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I am in the process of selling one of my guitars to buy a 7 string, and I want to get a decent one with a locking system for around $400-500 or so. I am new to the 7 string models (i own a RG570 and a RG350) and want to get the best possible bang for my buck.

Thanks for all of your advice =) Oh, I am also planning on adding EMG 707's later on down the road, if that makes any difference in which guitar you guys would reccommend.

Thanks in advance!
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7620 should be well within your budget, and a nice guitar. A 1527 is pushing your upper $ range. The 7420 is Korean made and decent for what it is, but it has the Lo TRS trem, personally I wouldn't buy one.

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7620 for me too. I just bought a used '98 7620 in Royal Blue for $295 at my local shop. It's definitely a keeper.

Only thing missing was the trem bar for the Edge Lo Pro-7. I'll probably be contacting Rich to see if he has one in stock.
 

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Chud said:
I wouldn't knock the RG7420.
I've got one and the trem is really quite good for the price. :)
Actually that's true, I had a 7420 that played really nicely, and the trem was fine, but from what I hear the trem's can be a bit 'hit and miss', i.e. some are fine and some aren't. At least with a 7620 you can be pretty certain it'll play nice.
 

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Yeah,i'd go for the RG7620 as well.

I love the necks on the '05 RG1527 but the fact that the 7620 has a Lo-Pro Edge as opposed to the 1527's Edge-Pro7 would swing it to the 7620 for sure.

Now if I could have an '05 model RG1527 with a Lo-Pro on it:).
 

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1527! cuz I have all ready bought 2,, 3 wouldn't hurt! LOL. I would actually like to have one of the eupean black ones and the new 1527RB for sure. I have finally found home on a guitar, one that I can totally call my own. I've loved UV's for years but no matter how much I enjoyed them,,there was always that slight stigma,,,it's Steves model. No matter how much I would mod it out, someone would always notice that it was a "Vai" model. Which would then lead to the comment " boy,,, I wonder what vai would say if he seen what you did to his guitar". So yeah, 1527 it is. I do wish they had the H/S/H option and peizo on the new ones,,but hey whadda ya do? Aren't there 7620's with factory Piezo's? I would like to have one them.

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I'd say the 1527, though I got rid of mine due only to the trem, which I hate. Not because it's a bad trem, but because I hate trems in general. The neck was awesome though.

I think the prices you can get a 7620 for however make it an amazing deal as well.
 

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The RG7620 never came with a Piezo fitted.

The only Ibanez RG 7's with Piezos are the RG2027X(and the 2127X but that has the Edge-Pro7 instead of the Lo-Pro7) and the J-Custom RG7CST.

I've got an RG2027X and it's such a versatile guitar with the Piezo set-up. You can get some great sounds out of it and it's got an awesome neck too. I love the sound that the mahogany body gives you as well.
I would say it's probably the most versatile 7 string Ibanez that Ibanez ever made (imho anyway!)
 

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i remember when rg7620s first came out. i bought one for $800 in 99. i ended up selling it during some hard times. now i have 2: a black 99 and a VK 99. i wished i had never sold it, because i lost it for $200 at a pawn shop. but now i have 2 for less than what i bought my old 7620 for. i can't wait until eddie gets my custom body done. it will smoke. AN7/TZ7 in mahogany...yum.

i haven't had a chance to play the 1527's but i would like to. the 5 piece necks are a really great idea and i wish the 7620s had that. i just like the lo-pro edge.


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i got a RG1527 going cheap off the net, brand new 450 quid inc. shipping and import tax to the uk!
it was the 1st proper guitar i ever purchased but i love it to pieces! i never played the others in your list or owned them, but i see nothing wrong with the 1527, the trem stays in tune beautifully, the neck is sweet as, the body comfy as, the only thing bad is the pickups, which could do with an upgrade. highly recommend a 1527!
 

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rgr said:
7620 should be well within your budget, and a nice guitar. A 1527 is pushing your upper $ range. The 7420 is Korean made and decent for what it is, but it has the Lo TRS trem, personally I wouldn't buy one.

Roger
7420's are Japanese.
I would suggest a 1527. its basically a 7620 w/ an edge pro. Put some locking studs and new pickups in and you're set.
 
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