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    I picked this up (a 1999 MIJ Ibanez RG7621) on eBay for a decent price:




    The pictures aren't too exciting, but, well, it's not the most exciting guitar to look at. It's a black RG.

    I bought this to replace my Schecter Avenger 7. The Schecter plays well, but it has a big fat Schecter neck. I wanted something with a thin neck and better upper fret access. As soon as I played this RG, I knew I was going to like it better than the Schecter. The RG came strung with a heavier string gauge than I prefer, but thanks to the thin Wizard 7 neck and jumbo frets, it was easier to play than the Schecter. Now that I've restrung it to my custom gauge, it's even better. I'm finding it much easier to solo on this than on the Schecter, and presumably it will get better as I play it more.

    These RG7621s come with DiMarzio "New 7" pickups, which were made for Ibanez for these guitars for a few years. If my research is correct, the neck pickup is very similar to a 7-string version of a Super 2, while the bridge pickup is similar to a 7-string version of a Super Distortion. I've never played a Super 2, but the bridge does remind me the SD I had in my Heartfield Talon a few years ago. The bridge pickup has a lot of midrange and gets pinch harmonics easily. It stays thick on the high notes and so can work for both soloing and riffing. It could use a bit more clarity on the B-string. I prefer this pickup to the Blaze I have in the Schecter. The Blaze sounds better on the 7th string than the New 7, but I like the New 7 better on anything in the normal range of a guitar.

    The neck pickup has more treble and snap than I usually use. (In my other humbucker guitars, I have a Liquifire, Tone Zone, and Air Norton 7 for neck pickups.) Still, it's quite full and nice, and sounds good for the range of the guitar. It even could be used for riffing on the 7th string, which I could never do with the Air Norton 7 I have in the Schecter. I'll probably keep it and leave the AN7 in the Schecter. I suspect I'll end up putting the Liquifire 7/Crunch Lab 7 combo in this guitar eventually.

    The five-way selector switch is . The positions are 1) neck humbucker in series, 2) neck humbucker with coils in parallel, 3) both humbuckers in series, 4) inner coils of neck and bridge in parallel, 5) bridge humbucker in series.
    Good deals with: the avenger, Zepsongs, BryanFTWL, gibbyshibby, marshmi, Ovid9, emptyparadigm, thesockmonster, Krunch79, VoodooChild24, espdna, StopReferencing, mhn433, NixerX, Mood Sphinx, itkindaworks, SomeDayRockstar, guller1, metz420(TGP)

  • #2
    That's a nice guitar. I bet it's nice and resonant with the string thru bridge.
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    • #3
      Haven't tried the Liquifire 7 and Crunch Lab 7 pickups yet, but am considering it. Other than those, I'd probably consider a TZ7/AN7 or BC/AN7 combo, depending on how the thing sounds unplugged. Can't stand those New 7 pickups personally.

      I've got my RG7620 wired up with a three way, with push-pulls for separate parallel switching of the two pickups. The RG2127X is similar, but push-push pots to coil split the pickups. Much prefer that to a 5-way.
      Originally Posted by Norton666 (15/07/2009)


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      • #4
        HNGD man!
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        • #5
          Those are cool guitars. Used to have a 7620 would like a non-trem..
          Originally Posted by Light em Up


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          • #6
            RG's are wonderful guitars, especially the 7-strings- I'll never get rid of mine.

            Happy NGD, here's to many happy years together
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            • #7
              I'm considering putting on some Jocomo decals on it. It's just a touch too boring for me. I didn't buy it for the looks, but it just needs something.
              Good deals with: the avenger, Zepsongs, BryanFTWL, gibbyshibby, marshmi, Ovid9, emptyparadigm, thesockmonster, Krunch79, VoodooChild24, espdna, StopReferencing, mhn433, NixerX, Mood Sphinx, itkindaworks, SomeDayRockstar, guller1, metz420(TGP)

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              • #8
                needs a white paint job!

                nah maybe some white (or color of yer choice) f-hole decals
                Originally Posted by Jimmy James


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                • #9
                  Extremely comfortable necks on those IMO
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                  • #10
                    That's just begging to be swirled.
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                    • #11
                      The New7s are very similar to the Blazes, I've found. Not quite as hot as a blaze (), but hotter than something like an Air Norton. I really like the New7 in the neck, actually. It leaves something to be desired in the bridge, though.


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                      • #12
                        Screw the Jocomo decals. That thing is so simple that it's awesome! Like a machine made for metal. I bought a Jocomo skull sticker that I was gonna put on my MH-1000, but I decided to keep it simple.
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                        • #13
                          that looks like a 7421?
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                          • #14
                            I used to have one of those. Very sturdy, especially for the basswood body, and it had really nice tuning machines on it. As long as the strings were stretched thoroughly, it hardly ever went out of tune. I think mine had the "Blaze" pickups in it, though. Really nice guitars, especially for the price. HNGD!!!
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                            • #15
                              that looks like a 7421?


                              Yes, you are right. I missed that. It's a transition model with the RG7621 neck but with the RG7421 body and pickups. Damn. Now I have to decide whether to keep it or contact the seller.
                              Good deals with: the avenger, Zepsongs, BryanFTWL, gibbyshibby, marshmi, Ovid9, emptyparadigm, thesockmonster, Krunch79, VoodooChild24, espdna, StopReferencing, mhn433, NixerX, Mood Sphinx, itkindaworks, SomeDayRockstar, guller1, metz420(TGP)

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