New dude, looking for advice on 7 string purchase

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  1. sbm

    sbm SS.org Regular

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    Hello all,
    I'm a 5-string bassist, and I'm mainly just looking to buy a nice Ibanez 7 string guitar. Ive played bass since about 1995, so about 10 years. I'm 24 years old, in the USAF...
    Hello :p :hbang:

    any advice on purchasing a Ibanez 7 string would be appreciated greatly! :)
     
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    7321??
     
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    Yeah, check into a RG7321. 350$ new. Pretty decent guitar, probably the best budget starter you can get.
     
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    :wavey:

    Man I think we've had like 20 new members sign up in the last 2 days.

    Welcome!
     
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    Damn, I think you just rattled off a piece of my history as well. Welcome to the forum!

    Well Airman, there are lots of very nice 7-strings being made at the moment. It really depends of the features you want. For a 1st 7, it is hard to beat an Ibanez RG7. For trem models, check out a used RG7620. For hardtails, check out a new RG7321 (or used RG7421 or RG7621).

    p.s. Where are you stations currently? You might want throw something up on the location area of your user profile.
     
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    Welcome! :yesway:

    I work for the DoD coding software for the USAF. If you guys use any Cursor on Target stuff, that's me. :D
     
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    Airman? I'm a SSgt :p j/k

    I'm stationed at Travis AFB, CA... and I make trips up to washinton as often as I can.

    thanks for the welcome! I'm originally from Poulsbo, WA... so I miss it up there, I'm actually trying to get stationed at McChord... but from what Ive seen, no go for a bit :p

    Ive just started looking, and liked the vampire kiss RG7620, but I'm unsure of what a realistic price range I should pay for one?

    Any good lines on a dealer that would have a good inventory or good deals?

    Thanks for the warm welcome! :)
     
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    Yep, I was in the USAF from 95-02 & got out as a SSgt. I did most of my stint at McChord & then just stayed up here. I love it here. What do you do?


    For a GOOD used 7620, expect to pay about $400. Ebay is a great place to find them. If you're looking for new guitars, check THIS page out. They are plenty of others & I'm sure more forum members will be along shortly to point you in various directions.
     
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    Ive got just about a year and a half left on my enlistment, so I'm already looking at the future as far as a job :p
    I'm an aircraft electrician, trained on C-5's and I'm at school for the C-17 transition class.

    I really appreciate the info!
    If you dont mind...
    I saw this one on ebay, and I'm pretty interested, as the info says its new Ebay ad
    I think it would compliment my Jewel Blue 5 string Ibanez :)
     
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    WOW
    :eek: That's one hell of a find if it's legit! Definately not something you see everyday! Sure looks new!
     
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    so I'm guessing I should bid on it then? :p
    I have a strong feeling that I'm gonna end up really wanting it (too late) and try to bid on it only to lose at the end :(
     
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    I sure as hell would if I didn't just finish paying for a UV! That's definately qualifies as a score! A 7620 is my next Ibanez purchase, this will probably be the only new one I'll ever see in my life. I wish I could swing it! Do it! Keep it in the ss.org family!
     
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    well, cross your fingers for me :p
     
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    I'm on it! Good luck!
     
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    Welcome. I'd go for that 7620. :yesway:
     
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    Thanks!
    I'm gonna be all over it, hopefully the bidding wont go all crazy on me :)
     
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    Welcome!

    I would stay away from any guitar with a floating bridge. If your primary focus is bass, there's no sense in messing with a floating trem, especially if you change your own strings.

    Other than the bridge aspect, I would recommend the 7620 over any other 7 out there. Period. I have 2 of them, and IMHO they're better than guitars twice their price.

    Get an Ibanez fixed-bridge 7621 or comparable.
     
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    If you want a fixed bridge, RG7621, or RG7421 is where its at.
     
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    Well, I would put it on your "watch list", then bid in the last minute.
     
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