Ibanez rg7420 mods?

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  1. Alex6534

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    Hi guys,

    I may be purchasing a 7420 soon and there are a few things I want to change:

    1: The trem - What type would you recommend to replace it with? I'll be adding a tremol-no but want a good trem for when I'll be using it.
    2: Pickups - What set would you recommend for metal? I'll be using it for other styles as well but mostly for metal, would a cl/lf be a good match? or a D-activator and Liquifire?

    Anything else you could recommend to make this guitar even more awesome? I plan on making this axe last! :hbang:
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    For the trem, just get an OFR 7.
     
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    I should hopefully be getting the axe for £300, would you say it's worth upgrading it or siply buying a used higher end guitar? Have also been offered an esp m-ii deluxe for £450....
     
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    Do you want a 6 or a 7?

    I'd look for a used RG7620 if you want a 7, as it already has a better bridge and pickups that are a bit better.

    That being said, ESP M-IIs are pretty solid. I miss my bolt-on sometimes.
     
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    I would only get the RG7620 myself.

    Finding a black 7 string Floyd is going to cost you some time and money, not worth the effort IMO.
     
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    I was primarily going for a seven string haha. The 7420 I'm eyeing up is the CB model. I reckon I could get it for £150-£200 if I play my cards right. An 7 string's aren't as common here. If I could find one I'd get a 7621 for a fixed bridge model but haven't saw one in ages
     
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    Just buy online, buddy.

    BTW, 7420 is a great guitar, and as pickups are cheap and easy to replace, its only weakness is the bridge. Lo-Trs7 isn't THAT bad actually, but Lo-Pro7 is probably the best FR licensed 7-string bridge, so I'd go for a 7620 if I needed a trem.
     
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    Yeah man I've been watching Ebay an Gumtree but haven't had much luck. There is a 7621 on Ebay for £700, but I'm not looking to spend that much.
     
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    The LF/CL combo is fucking awesome. Sounds huge, the CL can get a bit muddy but its not an issue if you know what you're doing, super growly. The Liquifire is good too if you like glassy lead tones.
     
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    I was going to try that combo or the D activators. Do you guys think it's worth upgrading this guitar with the ofr and pickups? I know it will play well but with all upgrades it would likely cost about £350-£400 (OFR 7 £180, CL/LF £140, Tremol-no £60 and that's not including cost of installing the upgrades.
     
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    For the price of buying a 7420 and replacing the bridge with an OFR, you should look around for a 7620 that comes with a significantly better bridge (Edge LoPro). As for pickups, either DiMarzio D Activators, or a Crunch Lab/LiquiFire combo are pretty versatile and sound great.
     
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    Like I said the only 7620/1 on ebay is £700. Which would be more than buying an upgrading the 7420 haha.
     
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    Just be a bit patient, I'm sure it will pay off.

    I bought a decent 7620 from ebay, I waited for months to see a nice one for sale, and I had some unsuccessful bids, too. (It turned out that the previous owner was a fellow ss.org member.) I payed around 450 pounds, shipping to Hungary included.

    You may want to check the ss marketplace, too. MikeH is selling a blue 7620 (that's a freakin' nice finish). Shipping to Europe without a case, with the neck off is around $40-60. You still have to pay some taxes, but I'm sure you can get it to your door for £400-ish.

    A beat-up 7620 was sold last week on German ebay for €250.

    etc

    Just take your time.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, at most I can wait a week/two. Just now I only have an Epiphone Les Paul Custom with blackouts and need one more for shred orientated things but not too expensive. Hence why I'm going used. Anyone selling anything tasty in the U.K? :hbang:
     

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