Apex100 Review (Damn impressed) but...

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  1. sean106ESP

    sean106ESP SS.org Regular

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    the Apex 1BBk PUP's gotta go. The Apex100 blaze PUP's sound amazing compared to the low output of the Apex1BBK. The cleans are real punchy and almost sound like active pickups. The Blaze bridge is much hotter then the PAF's. The guitar overall is much lighter due to the Alder body. I do like the 1BBK neck better as it has a satin shiny feel and a tad thicker then the Apex100 and K-7. The Apex100 pretty much IMO has the same neck as the K7. Profile wise and raw wood. Not satin. The finish is gorgeous came with decent strings. But I prefer the .10-.60's as I play down a whole step. If you like 7 strings and hate Korn the Apex100 is a wonderful guitar as you have no indication on it that it is a Korn sig like a K-7. Oh also...no pearl binding or glow in the dark dots. oh and as usual IMO the U-Bar sux. Gets in the way of speed up and down or even just down palm muting for that matter. Cheers.

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    toiletstand /\'...'/\

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    sweet. would love to hear how this guitar sounds.




    *hint*hint*hint*
     
  3. sean106ESP

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    I know I gotta get some clips up. Patience hehe I am changing up my recording set up. Thanks man.
     
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    toiletstand /\'...'/\

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    no rush. these are classy as hell!
     
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    They are a very s8xy 7 string... love it that its a signature guitar with no "signature" sh1t on it like the big K7 at the 12th fret or the stars or whatever, its plainness is its best feature.... my only gripe visually is that the bridge pup is black... should be white, same with the volume and selector switch I'd switch them for a classic white Strat volume knob and switch tip, but that's me being picky tbh, other than that its a beautiful looking thing and I'd love one... congrats dude
     
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    Syriel owns a .strandberg*

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    Needs white pickup bobbins / covers on the bridge.

    HNGD!!!
     
  7. shanejohnson02

    shanejohnson02 Hammer of the Gods

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    I want one of those so bad, but I can't bring myself to pay that much for an Ibanez, even a prestige/sig model. I'd make an exception for an old collectors' model (green dot UV, original JEM root beer, lawsuit LP's / SG's, etc), but this thing is way to expensive for what you get.
     
  8. Decipher

    Decipher Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Congrads on obtaining the #1 guitar on my MUST OBTAIN LIST. I have a K-7 so it's great to know how close the neck profiles are. Also nice to see some in the 'wild' now as there really hasn't been too many of these posted!

    Really are a classy 7 sting....... Must obtain..........
     
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    Agreed. But don't discount the K-7's. I had one and it was awesome and actually made me want these. Granted I never played a UV but everyone seems to say the K-7's are based off UV's. So if people can get over the K-7 inlay (I can understand as so many HATE KoRn) it was a wonderful guitar. I dug the K-7 Mahogany bodies. Plus you can get em kinda cheap off EvilBay sometimes.

    I hear ya but I hate to use the cliche phrase but it is true....ya get what ya pay for. I normally am an ESP Explorer guy and get/have a bunch of CS set neck Explorers from a hook up in Japan and can say there is a pretty nice difference between the CS stuff and standard ESP. But that is ESP. I searched on here and it appears Ibby does not make CS stuff unless you are an endorser. Which kinda sucks as I would order a custom Ibby 7 string now that I am all into 7 string guitars LOL. Everyone tells me I need to check out a UV which I must or for a 6 string a Prestige 3120??

    Older pic (and sold the white one) but the white and black custom ordered to my spec's ESP Explorer MXII-CTM's.

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    Don't get me wrong dude I am not ripping in to the K7 at all, I know they are incredible guitars a very decent option if a UV is not available for you, the mahogany body and the neck I have read are superb, visually the big K7 on the FB does give it away that your a Korn fan LOL! Not played one myself but havign had a Green Dot and a RG7620 I can well beleive they are excellent guitars, they certainly have a lot of love on here!

    The point I meant to be making really was that it made a change to see such an understated signature guitar and it makes ti all the more desirable because it.

    Should add I am no Korn hater either! haha! possibily my favourite band ever.... though that between me and you! :lol:
     
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    Wingchunwarrior OVER THE LINE!

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    Hey do you like Korn?
     
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    fwd0120 Bipedal Hominid

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    love that guitar!
     
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    shanejohnson02 Hammer of the Gods

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    True, but it's $2400. I can get a Carvin to my specs for around $15-1700.

    I should say though that regardless of price, that guitar is win. Very nice...I wish they offered that color on more axes.
     
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    I'd love that thing if it wasn't for the super average sunburst finish. I like the idea of a RG7 with a pickguard, but a different paintjob would be more appealing to me.
     
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    Thanks guys. Yeah I am Korn Fanboy. I would love to try out a UV. I am in Queens NY so not far from the guitar strip in NYC. Maybe they have one to try. GC and Sam Ass near me always have shitty selections.

    shanejohnson02 I paid $2200 for it brand new and case candy. But yeah I see where you are coming from. Carvin has never been my bag:eek:

    Yeah they should offer more of them or just high end 7's in different colors and specs.

    Wingchunwarrior I HATE KORN! I only have just ...a little...few....ummm...:bowdown: ton of DVD's and bootleg show DVD's.
     
  16. Santuzzo

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    Awesome !
    Congrats and thanks for those pics.

    This is one of the nicest Ibby 7's IMO.

    Want one of these badly.

    I only wish it had a HB on the neck position and a tone control.
    But I'm still GASing very bad for one of these, love the strat-look with the sunburst and the pickguard!

    do you have more pics? :)

    edit: how does the neck compare to the neck of an RG1527?
     
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    Sepultorture Murder Machine

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    Heck you could get a full on custom from RAN guitars for that price too
     
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    Hi thanks again all. I never played a RG1527 as I am a total Ibby noob and a die hard ESP fanatic. But really loving these Ibby's it is making me want to get a 6 string Ibby. The necks are sick and I finally got over my fear of setting up a floating trem.:wallbash:

    Here are some more pix:

    Ok guys here its is
     
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    Thanks !

    Do you miss a tone control in this guitar at all?
    I think that's something that might bother me if I got one.
     
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    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    You use the tone knob?

    For what?
     

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