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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: The B.L., WA.
    ME: Buckethead Les Paul
    MA: Washburn
    Rig: Titan Custom

    iTrader: 21 (100%)

    Shopping for an Ibby 7 string

    I've got plenty of 6's and two 8's but have been 7-less for 3-4 years now. The 8's are fun and get me by but I really only use them for just messing around on at home. For me they aren't really useful in the real world.

    Trying to keep it under $1k so I've been looking at the Iron Label series and have it narrowed down to one of these two so far.

    The RGIX27FESM:
    Electric Guitars RG - RGIX27FESM Iron Label | Ibanez guitars

    Or the RGIF7:
    Electric Guitars RG - RGIF7 Iron Label | Ibanez guitars

    I know they have the stupid soap bar EMGs but but I can just get some Blackouts which I don't mind or some passives from Duncan in the active housings so that's not a big deal.

    The pros of the RGIX27FESM... ebony board and I really dig the foggy blue color going on. About the only thing I don't like is that it's only a 25.5" scale. Not a deal breaker though.

    The pros of the RGIF7... I dig the fuck out of the Iceman headstock on a 7 and the scale going from 27 to 25.5" Having a straight 27" scale would be optimal but I don't mind the fanned frets. At least to lower stings are extended. What I don't like is the color is kinda blah.

    They kind of even out on the pros vs. cons. I know some people don't like the Iron Label series but the few I've played were good. Sure they might need a little work and I expect that with every guitar anymore but they were also at Guitar Center and they aren't exactly known for their stellar set-ups. lol

    Anybody ever check out these specific models?

  2. #2

    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Location: Sweden
    ME: Jackson KV5, COW
    Rig: 6505

    iTrader: 0

    Yes! For once I have actually played a guitar mentioned in a thread. Last week I stumbled across the RGIF7 in a local shop. I usually don't care much for Ibbys since I don't enjoy their necks but since this one had fanned frets (which I had never played before) and looked pretty cool overall It caught my eye. Spent ten minutes with it unplugged. The set up was super bad but the fanned frets configuration felt good and the general feel and look was really nice. I didn't notice any flaws. The finish looked more vibrant and considerably better in real life on the particular guitar I played compared to the pics on the Ibby site. Normally I also prefer Ebony boards but in this case the brown rosewood goes well with the colour of the body. If I were in the market for a new 7 this would be one of my top contenders.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: The B.L., WA.
    ME: Buckethead Les Paul
    MA: Washburn
    Rig: Titan Custom

    iTrader: 21 (100%)

    Awesome. I'm kind of leaning a bit more towards the RGIF7. Good to know the finish does look a bit better in person.

  4. #4

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

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Just get a 7620.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Nashville
    ME: Gibson
    MA: Fred Welker
    MB: USA Jazz Special
    Rig: ENGL

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Wouldn't you rather go with one of the slightly older Prestige models Donnie? I thought they were better?
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  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: The B.L., WA.
    ME: Buckethead Les Paul
    MA: Washburn
    Rig: Titan Custom

    iTrader: 21 (100%)

    I could but I kind of want something brand new.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Just get a 7620.
    Yeah, but they are boring. And it seems that anymore people want WAY to much for them.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Kitchen/Laundry Room
    ME: Ironing Board
    MA: Laundry Mangle
    MB: Cascade Dish Detergent
    Rig: Washing Machine

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    If you're gonna go new, go with the fanned fret one. All those goofy stained spalted burst things look super cheap in person.
    Argbadh - RHLC©

  8. #8

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Edmonton
    ME: Kramer Proaxe
    MB: Ibanez SR605
    Rig: Mark V/5153

    iTrader: 9 (100%)

    I may have just the guitar for you.
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