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Hey Guys!!!!
I would like to know between RG7620 and RG1527 which one is better? I'm looking for both model right now but i'm not quite sure. I read all spec its look like the same things. Please help me....
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Basically, the 1527 is a reissue of the 7620. The operative word here is "basically," as there's a few differences:

-Pickups - the 7620 comes with Dimarzio New 7's, while the 1527 comes with V7- and V8-7's. The general consensus is that both should probably be replaced, but I can tell you that my first thought when I first plugged in a 7620 was, not knowing they were spec'd with Dimarzios, "Man, Ibanez's stock pickups have really gotten a bit better in the last year or so."

-bridge. Edge Lo-Pro vs. Edge Pro. Performance-wise, these two are pretty close, provided that you swap out the regular trem studs for the lo-pro style locking studs. Huge mistake on Ibanez's part to downgrade this spec, but barring that, the trems handle basically the same, and actually my experience with the Edge Pro has been that it's got a slightly smoother feel, and the stainless saddle inserts are, to me, a great touch. Besides, it looks cooler. :)

neck - profile should be the same, fretwire should be the same, but you've got a one- or -three piece neck on the 7620, and a 5-piece on the 1527. I've heard arguments back and forth on which is better - a multi-laminate is less prone to shifting and flexing, but because it's made of more pieces of wood a one-piece is less likely to crack - but the upshot is my take is that a well-made one-piece and a well-made 5-piece should perform quite similarly over time. Cosmetically, I like the new 5-piece.

Price - this one's tough. at $1400 list, the 7620 was overpriced (seeing as the UV was at the time only a few hundred more), but they got cleared out for cheap and can routinely be had for $4-500 in UV1000's with aftermarket pickups these days. The 1527 was priced more intelligently (if nothing else, it had to compete with the used 7620's on the market), and goes new for around $800 these days I think. I haven't seen too many of these used yet - it seems that most people curious about trying a seven go for either a used 7620 or a Schecter these days, and the ones who buy 1527's are already hooked, and hold onto them - but it looks like second hand pricing for a good one seems to be settling down around $600, depending of course on condition and pickups.

Allow me to stick in the abligatory bit 'o whoring for http://www.sevenstring.org where you can find a ton of players who own and have played both - we're down for a server change today, but should be back up later on in the evening.
 

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Having played my RG1527 quite a bit, as well as several iterations of the RG7620, I'd say they're quite similar. The grey 7620 had a special amount of mojo though, at least DesertDweller's did when I played it. If you snag a 7620, make sure it's the grey one.
 

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desertdweller said:
You're a being little harsh their, aren't you Drew? I mean, come on, not 'everyone' has to have fleshtone gear on their guitars.

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You make ONE PASSING COMMENT about creme pickups looking good against a flamed top, and you'll never live it down... ;-)
 

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i got 2 7620's. 98 black and 99 vampire kiss, with a custom mahogany body. i got both for around $400 each. swapped the pickups for air nortons in both, blaze custom in the basswood one and tone zone in the mahogany one. i haven't tried out the 1527, but i would assume that they are very similar. i own a 7321 as well which now has a pair of the new 7s from one of my 7620s, and it is a great guitar...now.


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buddroyce said:
I believe the early RG7620 actually had UV profiled necks before they were replaced with the wizard-7 necks. Some of the early RG7620 felt a Lot like my UV777bk.
Well, I've heard the neck profile changed on the Universe, too... It's tough to say, but I can confirm for a fact that the neck on my PWH is NOTHING like the neck on my old 7620. The PWH ('91) is more of a sloping C, while the 7620 is more D-shaped. It feels a little chubbier due to this, event hough they're both the exact same thickness.

Basically, I can't think of a better project guitar than a 7620. They're awesome instruments, and pretty cheap, which makes them ripe for cusomization. By the time I'd sold mine I'd rewired it with a 3-way and a push/pull coil tap a la a JS, and honestly, this is probably the best pickup configuration I've played yet (although I'm still sort of a S-S-H guy at heart, lol). The Tone Zone 7 sounded strangely tele-esq in the bridge positon, but the AN7 owned in coil tap mode. If I still had the thing today, it'd probably have an alder body on it by now - something I still hope to do one day.
 

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Drew said:
Price - this one's tough. at $1400 list, the 7620 was overpriced (seeing as the UV was at the time only a few hundred more), but they got cleared out for cheap and can routinely be had for $4-500 in UV1000's with aftermarket pickups these days. The 1527 was priced more intelligently (if nothing else, it had to compete with the used 7620's on the market), and goes new for around $800 these days I think. I haven't seen too many of these used yet - it seems that most people curious about trying a seven go for either a used 7620 or a Schecter these days, and the ones who buy 1527's are already hooked, and hold onto them - but it looks like second hand pricing for a good one seems to be settling down around $600, depending of course on condition and pickups.

Allow me to stick in the abligatory bit 'o whoring for http://www.sevenstring.org where you can find a ton of players who own and have played both - we're down for a server change today, but should be back up later on in the evening.
$1400? on my tag the list was $1300, anyway, the real street price was between $800-$900 ($300 to $400 less than the UV, and how many altenatives were there in 97? LOL) if i remember right. when the 1527s came out they were a better price (somewhere around $600 give or take), the last few years though the street price for a new one is back up to the $800+ range. i thought the price bump was for the new 5 peice neck and smaller dot inlays.
 

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lol, you're right - it was $1299 list, wasn't it? I'd completely forgotten, until I verified it a moment ago on Rich's price list from '99 - I'd just remembered the figure wrong.

The irony is I had such a hell of a time getting that "list price" sticker off the back of the headstock. :lol:
 

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Honestly guys, if i had a choice between a brand new RG7620 or RG1527, id definatly take the RG1527. The Mutli piece neck not only looks amazing but also allows a lot less shifting in the wood, i couldn't care less about the pickups because i would replace them with either a blaze custom and AN7 or EMG 81-7 and 707 set anyway, regardless whether they are Ibanez V7s and V8s (for the record these are absolute SHI*) or the Dimarzio New-7s (a lot of people hate em anyway). The trem is of pretty much equal quality and performance and has better features (such as the steel inserts). The wood itself is equal quality.The profile on the neck is really nice (Wizard-7). And the Prestige build quality is just outstanding (no flaws whatsoever, even better than the outstanding RG7620).

Although really neither of them is 'better' than the other.
 

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I'd take the 7620 cause it's cheaper. ;)

That said, if I was offered a 1527 or a 7620 for the exact same price with identical pickups, I'd probably take the 1527 just for novelty (I played a 7620 for a number of years, but I haven't owned a 1527).

Pickups aside, I don't really see either guitar as "better" than the other.
 

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I'd take RG7620 'cause it has Lo-Pro which I like a lot more than Edge Pro and DiMarzio pups which I like... and its cheaper. Though getting new unused RG7620 would probably be impossible, but it doesn't have to be new
 

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Hi,
one guy offers me one 7620 with case, blaze (bridge) and air norton(neck) and all the electronics changed.Pots, cables, switch...everything. He priced it in 750$. What do you think??.
second hand customized 7620 or brand new 1527 form factory with no case for about 900$???
 
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