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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Brighton, UK
    ME: Stuff
    MB: More Stuff
    Rig: Extra Stuff

    iTrader: 11 (100%)

    NGD: Ibanez Premium 7

    I just picked this sucker up today. I asked the local store to get one in (had to pay a non-refundable deposit *shakes fist*). Tried it out through a Tri Rec and really dug it, so I walked out with it.

    These are the best pics I could grab. I had limited daylight, so had to just grab a few with my kit lens.

    My first impression is I like it. It's a fairly cheap (700), attractive looking Ibanez 7. What's not to like? I've been hammering it for the last few hours. Really enjoyable guitar to play.

    The pickups are not the best in the world, but I had a lot of fun using the bridge pickup. It's quite jangly, pretty bright. Something Strat-ish about it. I dig that. The neck pickup is pretty pants. They're both safe for a while, but I'll be choosing some new pickups soon enough.

    The neck feels great, the fretwork particularly so. The maple binding on it looks very nice. And I love offset dots. I can't live without dots on a fretboard; love the look of blank ones but I lose my way once I get up higher on the fretboard, and offset is the best of both worlds.

    Couple of miggles about it, though. It's in dire need of a set-up. The low B and high E buzz when played open or at the first fret. Not sure how that could get past the guy who signed off the set-up.
    The locking studs either don't work or I've not been supplied with the correct tool. I'll get the set I use for my Lo Pro guitars and see if that tiny-arse one does it.
    And The dumbass case thing it comes in. It's as heavy as a HSC, but with none of its sturdy benefits. It's certainly better than nothing, but I'm pretty sure that's going.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)


  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridge, UK
    ME: Les Paul
    MB: Buttery Biscuit
    Rig: Mesa/Sunn

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Having played my first premium ibby the other day (I'd played the basses before), if this is anything like the one we have in my store I bet its bloody nice for the money.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Canadia
    ME: none
    MA: Seagull!
    MB: None.
    Rig: Hd500->V300->Mesa 212

    iTrader: 0

    Damn, everytime I see the price you guys have to pay for gear I recoil in horror

    Looks good!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Ibanez 540PIIM
    Rig: Peavey 6505

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Who made you pay a deposit to get it in, and then didn't set up a 700 guitar for you?!
    "W yn shn y zhī, shn y xng.
    Tiān xi m nng zhī, m nng xng." - Lao Tse - my band.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Brighton, UK
    ME: Stuff
    MB: More Stuff
    Rig: Extra Stuff

    iTrader: 11 (100%)

    The wonderful indie kids at GAK. I'm perfectly capable of setting it up myself (although I did yearn for the simpler Lo Pro days in that cavity), but your indignation is well placed, sir. Pretty shoddy. I usually avoid the place, but I took a chance on them (and look what happens).

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: St. Louis
    ME: Aura Guitars EGS
    Rig: AMT Stonehead

    iTrader: 0


  8. #8

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: VIC, Australia
    ME: '97 UV7BK/S7420FM
    Rig: Blackstar ID40

    iTrader: 0

    That's so sweet.

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