Choosing between Ibanez RG7421 VS S7421.

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  1. elkoki

    elkoki SS.org Regular

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    Found both for sale, the RG7421 comes with Fluence Moderns installed, for $300, used. and the S7421 is stock but is $200.. Which would you go with? or save up for something else? Both are Indonesian models
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Can you try them first?
     
  3. elkoki

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    Just the S7421, it's about 20-25 miles away from me. The other is online
     
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    RG I guess if you like the fishmans.
    Go for the S if you're one of the cool kids and recognize that it's their best body design.
    or if you just want to try before you buy / install your own pickups.
     
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  5. elkoki

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    Never tried Fishmans but it seems like a fair deal. The S series is tempting too, I have some unused Dimarzio's that would probably go nice in there. I got a D-activator,Titan and Liquifire.
     
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    So you're basically buying Fishmans and a free guitar comes with them. Not a bad deal. I'd do that one.
     
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    If you happen to not like the Fishmans you could sell them and get most of your money back. Low-risk deal IMO.
     
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    Probably true, assuming the pickups have a good resale value.. It can be hard to sell 7 string pickups sometimes. I'm still thinking it over
     
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    Get both, sell the fishmans. 2 guitars for the price of one...:D
     
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    go for Fishman one :)
     
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    S series from Ibanez have a special place in my heart, it's the most beautiful guitar shape I ever see.
     
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    mguilherme87 SouthShoreSeven

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    Cant go wrong with any option, the resale of the pickups covers any losses. Id just grab the RG7321, its a great guitar and the necessary pickup swap is already taken care of!
     
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    I have a S7421 and I freaking love it.

    Comfortable and lightweight body that helps me play for hours sitting down.

    Body shape doesn't obstruct like the RG models which I also have/love. Subjective, of course.

    Doesn't have a single fret buzz. When I first set it up in 2015 when I got it, I bottomed out all the saddles and thought, "man, this thing is gonna buzz like a bee hive. LOL." Not a single fret buzzed which is a huge +1 for me. Obviously, if the S7421 you play/try out is used, then there might be buzz from pre owner use. I purchased mine new.

    The cons:

    The Gibraltar bridge and the volume control knob will tarnish and have a cloudy look to them after playing the guitar. Not a huge problem as I can just get a wipe cloth and wipe them down and it will shine again.

    Because of it's thin body, the guitar will sometimes shift around when I'm playing in classical position. I have to make sure it's secure when I'm playing. After playing the RG body shape for years, playing the S7421 for the first few months was like playing a tennis racket. LOL.

    I have seen the RG7421 is the music stores but unfortunately, I don't have as much experience with them. Anyways, good luck in your decision.
     
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  14. elkoki

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    Cool, you're one of the few people out there who owns one. The S7421's were only in production for a year and I don't think i've heard or seen a demo on one. Thanks for the info! Still a tough choice. Do you happen to have any videos or audio with the Ibanez S7421?
     
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    You're welcome. Unfortunately, I don't have any recording equipment of any kind and you probably don't want to hear my mediocre playing. LOL. When I got the guitar in 2015, I also looked on the internet/Youtube for any demos/reviews on the guitar and found none. IMHO, the fact that the guitar was only available for 1 year probably didn't help the guitar circulate among players. I have seen multiple demos/reviews on the S7420 version, which as the ZR-7 tremolo, though.

    If the seller of the S7421 that you're looking at only wants $200, IMHO, that is a f__king steal!!! I had to pay $700 for mine from George's Music store in 2015. It worked out fine because I love the guitar but if I only had to pay $200 for a guitar I know plays well, I'd buy it.
     
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