Ibanez ironlabel7

Discussion in 'Beginners/FAQ' started by Bicycle.day, Oct 31, 2017.

What is your choice?!?

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  1. Schecter banshee 7 passive

    17 vote(s)
    85.0%
  2. Ibanez iron label rgir37bfe

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. Bicycle.day

    Bicycle.day SS.org Regular

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    Hi guyZ
    I'm going to buy a new 7 string and I can't make my final decision. I really appreciate if help me to make a better choice.
    My main issue for a 7 string or even 6 string is neck profile. I have a schecter banshee 6 fr active and I had a banshee 7 fixed with nazgul sentient. These two guitars were great. Thin c shape neck (1th = 19 , 12th=20) make them easy and fun to play. My new 7 string is one of these beast:
    Ibanez rgir37fixed
    Schecter km7fixed
    Schecter jl7fixed
    I'm a fan of fixed bridge.but I'm not afforded to buy a schecter at this time.my budget is completely matched with rgir37bfe.
    I really like ss fret and neck profile in the km and jl but I find rgir37bfe very close to these two Schecter guitars in prospect of playabality. I can't test any of these three in my local store.so my question is:
    Can I enjoy of a Ibanez iron label rgir37bfe neck profile as my banshee or no I have to wait and buy a km or jl?!?
    Is an Indonesian iron label valuable for the money?!?
    There are lots of rumors Indonesian iron labels are cheap and worse for the price.
    I'm not a fan of a special brand. I just want a instrument with a great playabality as much as my banshee with around 700-800$.
    25.5 or 26.5 scale and pick-ups doesn't make any difference.also I can't buy a second hand guitar from eBay or wherever else.
    Sorry if it became so long
    And thank u so much for making this community
     
  2. Nlelith

    Nlelith SS.org Regular

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    WMI Schecters > Indo Ibbys.

    And even in a situation where I could buy KM or JL, I'd still choose Banshee.
     
  3. couverdure

    couverdure No Gear Day

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    The Iron Label.
     
  4. Frostbite

    Frostbite Periphery Shill

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    Let me state this. I love Ibanez guitars and have a weird distaste for Schecter even though my first guitar was a Schecter and it was a fantastic guitar for what it is. Having said this, 9/10 times I'm going to suggest the Schecter. They are really great guitars that are made very well. I have an iron label S series and while I love it, its the second one I've had because a tuner broke on the first one and had sharp fret edges and some meh fret leveling. The replacement was great but it mirrors the hit or miss quality the indo ibanez guitars people report they have online.
     
  5. Anquished

    Anquished hhnice!

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    I'd pick the Schecter, I own two and one of them is from that range (Banshee 8A). I've never actually played an Iron Label Ibby but I've heard a bunch of bad things from people on this forum about them being hit and miss. Can you even still get the Banshee 7 Passives? I thought you'd have to go for the Banshee Extreme now unless you can find it used somewhere?
     
  6. Nicki

    Nicki SS.org Regular

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    I've been an Ibanez player for 15+ years and to be completely honest with you, outside of the RGD range, they haven't been releasing anything worth playing for the last 4 or 5 years. Not to mention that anything made outside of Japan from Ibanez has gone downhill in quality.

    I used to stay away from Schecter because of their baseball bat necks but with their recent neck profiles being thinner, I've really been enjoying playing them and and looking at picking up more Schecters (currently own a Demon-7 FR :hbang:)
     
  7. Bicycle.day

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    Can you even still get the Banshee 7 Passives? I thought you'd have to go for the Banshee Extreme now unless you can find it used somewhere?
    No I can't. It's gone somehow. And I don't like a middle pickup in the banshee extreme.
     
  8. Bicycle.day

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    I didn't like schecter guitars till they made their new thin series neck. It's great and really playable. Banshee, jl, km, blackhack sls have that great and playable neck. I just want a new 7 string with that kind of neck and pair of emg or symour with fixed bridge.
    Where I'm living the prices R like this:
    Schecter jl7 2014(not used)=5,000,000
    Jl7 2017=5,800,000
    Km7 2016=5,400,000
    Ibanez rgir37bfe=3,600,000
    Bc rich villain7 scape=3,300,000
    All the prices R in our currency
    I had several Ibanez standard and even a js100. But I don't know what really a ironlabel is looked like.
    I don't have the money for jl or km right now. should I go for rgir37bfe?!
    Nitro wizard with Ibanez frets is playable as much as the schecter new ultra thin necks and schecter frets?!?
     
  9. Bicycle.day

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    I'm not sure about what I am saying but Some times I feel all those rumers about Indonesian Ibanez is kind of prompting. Making a guitar in Japan or usa makes it more expensive. And this is why they build their products in Indonesia or Korea or mexic or wherever else...
    So simple.
    What would u think?!?
    Is it right or I am just talking nonsense?!?
     
  10. InCasinoOut

    InCasinoOut syncopAZN

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    I'm an Ibanez guy through and through. I have 5, 2 of which are Prestiges. In this case though, I'd still pick the Schecter. Nowadays I'd only bother pursuing MIJ if I got another Ibanez, but Schecter is killing it by listening to what people want and keeping it affordable.
     
  11. Lukhas

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    Too often the Iron Label and Indo Ibanez guitars are hit and miss in terms of QC or just finish. They'd be great if they left the factory with a good set-up; it's not the case often enough. Meanwhile, the few Schecters I've tried had excellent setup and barely any flaws in terms of finish... bar one that wasn't grounded properly; however it still had 1.5mm string height/action on the low E and no buzz whatsoever anywhere on the neck and no finish problems.
    The only "issue" with Schecters is that you don't get a case/bag with them compared to a Premium Ibanez. Depends if you want to spend extra cash in setting up an Ibanez or getting a case/bag or a Schecter. I'd rather pay extra for a bag than a fret job that's for sure.
     

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