NGD: Ibanez RG7621M-BOL w/ Custom PG, Sperzels, Pickups

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  1. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    I recently scored this rare Ibanez RG7621M-BOL on eBay. It played great and had a nice fundamental tone thanks to the oiled mahogany body, but needed some major TLC. The finish was worn in some spots, the back of the neck was gross, and the stock pickups were atrocious. Fast forward a couple weeks and I had my buddy (and Axe Palace tech) Victor sand the neck, install a set of Sperzel locking tuners, a black satin custom pick guard, a new set of white DiMarzio Blaze pickups and matching hardware, and set it up real nice for A standard tuning.

    I really love this guitar now! My Ibanez Apex100 is definitely higher quality with a more classy feel, but this one is really nice in its own right. It has a very deep, resonant sound thats very lively with the new pickups in. The Blaze is a nice compliment to the voicing of this guitar. I like it much better than in any basswood Ibanez I've ever played. It's a bit dark but it sounds excellent with my rigs. The Blaze neck pickup sounds really sweet and juicy in this guitar also. I prefer it to the Liquifire 7 (the LF6 however is incredible, damn you DiMarzio never using alnico V magnets in your 7-string models).

    Hopefully this will be the last Ibanez I buy in a while. I have WAY too many guitars at the moment and need to thin the herd a bit (mostly Ibanez and PRS). It's a sickness. I have a store full of high-end shit that technically mops the floor with guitars like this, but I'm still a sucker for these anyway. They always require a lot of mods and setup fixes (shims, nut radiusing, etc) to get them right, but damn they're fun. My favorites are still my Apex100 and RG1077XL but this one will see some live use for sure here and there.

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    setsuna7 Poor Gearwhore

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    Wow!! Congrats bro!! Nice catch!!
     
  3. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    looks amazing! but aren't you worried about the resale value?
     
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    Edika SS.org Regular

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    Nice score man and it seems really classy with the pickguard and white pups, pots and switch! The oiled mahogany body is super nice!
     
  5. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    I don't plan on selling it, so no not really worried about the resale value. Personally I think this blows the original look/specs out of the water. So unless it's an anal collector who cares about things being all original, I'm sure plenty of people would dig it if I ever had to sell it.
     
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    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    oh i agree, i think it looks 10x better than stock, but am aware there are some pretty hardcore ibanez collectors/snobs out there :lol:
     
  7. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred MIW Creature

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    Very very nice! Dude you will have no prob selling it but dont! To awesome keep it and a have fun.
     
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    Classy as fuck. Looks great man!
     
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    Dakotaspex The Uniballer

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    Oh my god!
     
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    EdgeCrusher SS.org Regular

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    That looks awesome dude! I am jelly
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Thanks guys, I am really happy with it :)
     
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    Think my GAS has just reached a new level, think I've found a new project :)
     
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    wow, that looks beautiful. where did you get that pickguard? i will be getting one for my rg7421 soon.
     
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    Sweet! Looks great with the white pickups! :)
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    I got it from a guy on eBay who does custom pickguards built by Jeanie Pickguards. Here is a link to the auction in question. You just have to ask for the matte black version, if thats what you want: Black Ibanez Rg 7620 or 7621 custom Pickguard | eBay
     
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    Adam Of Angels The GAS Man Contributor

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    We all go back go crawling back, it seems - nice Ibanez! :lol:
     
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    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    Worried about the resale value gowing up?
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yeah in the studio I use my PRS guitars exclusively and take them out live sometimes too, but I really enjoy my Apex100 and RG1077XL for live. Just feels right. I actually played one at the Summer Slaughter tour in MA that we had the honor of playing, worked out great.

    I definitely have a love/hate thing with Ibanez. I hate most of what they build and the decisions they make, but occasionally they make some pretty nice stuff that with a bit of work can be killer.
     
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    Looks so sleek!
     
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    Killer looking axe!! I love the black and white offset! You have great taste my friend! I did the same thing with my 1077XL before I sold it for a LACS ;)
     

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