Incoming! 1997 RG 7620

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    Super pumped to say that this weekend, I should be getting my hands on a "one-owner" used, "in near-mint condition" 1997 Ibanez RG 7620. It's all stock aside from the fretboard which has been scalloped from the 11th fret down. He said its been in his closet for the past 10 years since he bought it new at GC. Should be selling my RG7321 used for $300 friday and picking this one up the next day for $400.
     
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    Feel free to post any pics, videos, or sound clips of your RG 7620's, if anyone has modded theirs i'd love to hear/see them!
     
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    Nice! What color?
     
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    Good ol' classic black, Im beyong excited to finally own a MIJ Ibanez. Ive had a few high-quality MIA fenders and gibsons, but this will be my first high-quality Ibanez.
     
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    Also my first guitar with scalloped frets,
     
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    Why scallop the fretboard from the 11th fret instead of the 12th?

    Looking forward to pictures. Sounds interesting!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, so odd...Supposedly he had it done at a local Daddys Junky Music WAAAAY back when they were still kicking....That could be a hit or miss because on one hand, maybe the shop had a skilled local luthier handle it, but on the other, Ive heard many shady things about Daddy's in general.
     
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    Killer guitars, I have a '98 and two '99's. A '97 is pretty cool!
     
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    I have a '99 7420 that is a really great guitar, but the bridge could be better and the pickups are meh. I think the 7620 solves both of those issues, and I need to trade up! In red or blue that is...
     
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    I put an OFR7 in my 7420..
    And some dactivators...

    Personally I prefer the OFR7 over the lopro 7
     
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    Yeah, I actually discovered SSO by researching if I could replace the TRS on the 7420. I seems like a lot of people were suggesting an OFR7, but if I understand correctly it leaves a fairly big gap? Either way, I've come to appreciate the TRS, and with a good set up it stays in tune very well.
     
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    Congrats, I have a 98 that plays great, have had quite a few over the years, love the 7620s and the 1527s.
     
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    Well, the guitar is here and I must say. It is a million steps above the RG 7321 I had, everything about this guitar is killer! The feel and tone are both astounding. As i’ve said, this is my first MIJ Ibanez, and I’m officially spoiled. Only downside is it didn’t come with the whammy bar, and the screw hole for the left-most locking nut pad is stripped. I’m going to need to replace the locking nut. Based on the pics provided can anyone tell me if the back cavity covers and volume and tone knobs are stock?
     

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    On a side note, Im loving the scalloped upper frets! Wicked nice for bends and shredding. I'm not really having any trouble with playing on-pitch, You'd have to press down hard for notes to go sharp, it came tuned to standard with 10's (how I like it) though, so maybe that helping keep the strings from going sharp so easily.
     
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    Take some measures to the nut (side wise) and order it on your local Ibanez retailer, also the trem arm. Make sure the nut is the same for the newer models lock into the wood with top mount screws, and the older ones are locked from the back of the neck. Everything else looks stock.

    Scalloped frets from the 11th? damn...
     
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    Thank you! I was able to find one on Ebay :) Also, thank you for you input and assurance regarding the parts being stock. As for the scallops, I'm actually really digging it! Kind've wish it was from the 12th fret on, mostly for the sake of looks and symmetry. But, I've been working on fretting with a lighter touch for a little while and so far it isn't bothering me feel-wise.
     
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    Looks great, and yeah the scallops look well done, but starting at the 11th fret does make you go, wha?
     
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