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Unread 09-04-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I am going to purchase this guitar very very soon! Agile Septor Pro 727 EB Tribal Purple at RondoMusic.com

I am a pretty small kid, and I can *just* reach 2nd to 7th fret on a standard scale guitar, so do you think I will manage with the 30''?

Also, are these Cepheus pickups that good? And do you recommend me getting this guitar, even though I live in the UK.

Also, if you can describe, what is the feeling like when playing a 7 string? Does it totally disorientate your left hand?

And please don't laugh... What's the difference in terms of sound in Active/Passive pickups?


If you can answer one or two, it would be greatly appreciated!

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Unread 09-04-2011, 10:51 AM   #2
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I am a pretty small kid, and I can *just* reach 2nd to 7th fret on a standard scale guitar, so do you think I will manage with the 30''?


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I wouldn't worry about that as what you linked to is a 27" scale guitar.

Basically, your second fret will be as wide as the first fret on a 25.5" scale guitar and so on.
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Oh derp, that's what I meant >.< But thanks!
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Any more opinions please...?
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I'm tiny, have hands smaller than small women and cope fine with my 28" Agile 8 string. It disorientates You a little but a couple of days of playing are all it takes to become fore familiar. I like the Cepheus Passover. Nice clean tone but some dislike the distorted tone.

Passive pickups are a bit more dynamic sounding, I'd say.


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since you are in the UK I wouldnt get one, no warranty whatsoever is never a good thing. Plus it's not really worth the extra money you spend on customs and shipping (imo).
Maybe look into the upcoming 7 of that youtube guitarist... monkeylord, i believe he's called...
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Don't sweat the being a lil guy, I'm 5'3'' and have no problem playing on extended scale knecks.

For me the 7 string feels more natural than the 6 does but i fond that the hardest part about playing a 7 is trying not to hit the 7th string when its not needed for the first few weeks but once you start playing it and get familiar with it you'll love it.

I can't tell you about the pickups that come in that guitar but, if you don't like them find a set that you do like and swap them out.

I've played with both passive and active pickups and to me passive pickups have more clarity and warmth but if you're just trying to play sludgy, breakdown powerchord metal with a lot of "balls" actives are great... both work well for soloing but really its all in personal preference. if you don't know what you like, find out what pickups the bands you really like their tone use and research from there. youtube is a great tool my friend.
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Passives also have more customizable due to body routing imo. More options in case you don't like what you have.

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Passives also have more customizable due to body routing imo. More options in case you don't like what you have.
I'd argue the opposite, starting with EMG routes lets you use them or toss on a ring/cover if you want passives instead, without having to route for either option.
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There's a Ibanez 7321 at dolphinmusic.co.uk for ú400

decent pickups from what I've heard and it's a good guitar
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I'd argue the opposite, starting with EMG routes lets you use them or toss on a ring/cover if you want passives instead, without having to route for either option.
No work has to be done to the body true, but you have to file down parts of the the passive pickups to get them to fit like they're supposed to
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No work has to be done to the body true, but you have to file down parts of the the passive pickups to get them to fit like they're supposed to
10 seconds with a grinder or pair of pliers, takes longer to loosen the strings to get access to the cavity to change pups.
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10 seconds with a grinder or pair of pliers, takes longer to loosen the strings to get access to the cavity to change pups.
Very true, either way there's going to be adittional work needed. i just prefer the guitar to come with passive sized pup routes just because i hate the way all of the pickup covers look (that i've found there could be some good looking ones that i just haven't stumbled accross yet)
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Thank you guys for all your opinions, I think it's still going to be the Agile due to the fact I am getting it TAX/Shipping fee free , I will be sure to post a review/video as soon as I get it.
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Can't wait to see hear it let me know how how you like the Agile never played one but i really like the way they look. oh and i just realized i haven't said this yet but props on the choosing the purple finish... the world needs way more purple guitars.
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Can't wait to see hear it let me know how how you like the Agile never played one but i really like the way they look. oh and i just realized i haven't said this yet but props on the choosing the purple finish... the world needs way more purple guitars.
Thanks man! I will most certainly do a review on it as soon as it I can have an opinion on it, I am expecting it to arrive at the end of this month. ( My uncle is bringing it back for me so no shipping fees, yay )

And agreed, the purple really stood out for me as I am bored of black and red. Mixing it up a little I guess :o I just hope it survives in the hold of the plane...
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