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After 9 months without a guitar of my own, and over 6 weeks of having it or order, my new 7 string has finally arrived. Why did it have to be on order 6 weeks? Well, because it saved me cash!

So, I present my brand new out of the box today RGA7 (sorry for the bad pic, been too busy playing it):



Overall, it's a damn good guitar, especially as I've only paid £375 for it. It's made in Indonesia, but this is every bit as good as the Korean RG7321 I bought about 4 or 5 years ago. Fit and finish is acceptable for a guitar at this price point and the pickups aren't too bad. I can certainly live with them, though they'll probably be swapped for EMG's, Blackouts or BKP's at some point. The active EQ is shit, it just sucks the tone out of the sound. It's all on a combined pcb, so I'll pop to Maplins tomorrow for a SPDT switch and wire that as a killswitch in it's place. Fretwork is pretty good, not Schecter good, but acceptable.

The only gripe I can honestly make with the finishing is the binding is a little untidy around the frets in a couple of places, but it's nothing that can't be excused at this price. This pic shows the worst fret, and it really doesn't look this bad when it's not at extreme close up:



Anyway, I'm happy as a pig in shit with the guitar. All I need now is a poweramp and I've got a full rig again.

One final complaint though. Southend Council have a new money making scam. It's called "pay & display, but we'll still give you a fine" parking :pissed: So, they will be getting an irate phone call Monday when their offices open, and I am refusing to pay the fine. After all, I have my valid parking ticket to prove I paid. Fuckers.
 

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Congrats on finally having a guitar. Sucks about the fine though.
 

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Nice! Good choice.

The "Active EQ" is basically a mid scoop and treble/bass boost in one; in a word, useless.
 

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Tell me that's not useless. Now if it was reversed, that might be a cool tonal option!
 

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Nice! Good choice.

The "Active EQ" is basically a mid scoop and treble/bass boost in one; in a word, useless.
Yep. Totally sucks the tone out. It kinda works on some settings for metal rhythm, but as soon as you change tones to leads or cleans you're reaching for the off switch. Hence the rewire to a killswitch, something I'll actually use :lol:

Oh, and I forgot to add the pickups are extremely high output, they clip virtually every tone in my Pod XT.
 

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The binding and fret ends look like shit. A $200 Agile has better fretwork than that by far.
 

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The binding and fret ends look like shit. A $200 Agile has better fretwork than that by far.
Way to piss on the guy's new guitar thread. And I disagree. Rondo's fretwork ain't nothing to write home about.
 

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I really dig it. I thought they were black flat? Order is that a UK vs. USA thing? Looks good in the gloss though.
 

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The binding and fret ends look like shit. A $200 Agile has better fretwork than that by far.
Like I said, this is a sub-£400 Indonesian guitar, that pic is the worst fret (most of them are perfectly fine) and it's in extreme close up. As Jeff said I've seen coplaints about Rondo too, and I've also seen much worse fretwork on guitars costing considerably more than this too. If I wanted perfection I'd have dropped $2700 on another KXK, but I can't afford that now so this will do.
 

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I really dig it. I thought they were black flat? Order is that a UK vs. USA thing? Looks good in the gloss though.
As far as I know they're all gloss, but I've not seen a US one.
 

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So that active eq switch makes you sound like metallica? :lol:
 

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They're pretty sweet axes for the cash! I wish they put the binding on the bastard 8's! Nice score! Where the fuck did you find one that cheap aswell?! :lol:
 
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