RGD3127 ROF

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  1. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Not sure if this has been mentioned anywhere else (tried searching but nothing came up). Local store is getting one of 3 coming to Australia, they are apparently going to be super limited worldwide as well.

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    C/P Specs from Ibanez Webpage:

    neck type Wizard-7 5pc Maple/Wenge neck w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods
    body Basswood body
    fretboard Birdseye Maple fretboard w/Black dot inlay
    fret Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
    bridge Lo-Pro Edge 7 tremolo bridge
    neck pickup DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
    bridge pickup DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
    factory tuning 1D, 2A, 3F, 4C, 5G, 6D, 7A
    string gauge .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059
    hardware color Chrome
    case/bag Hardshell case included
     
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    This has been mentioned in the depths of one of the Ibanez threads and maybe a few times since, but it shouldn't stop us from mentioning it again. I think it shows to an extent that Ibanez is listening to their 7 string audience, even if it is the subset of them who would rarely buy what they're begging for. :lol:

    It's a non-black, extended scale, maple board, lo-pro'd 7 and the volume isn't in the way. It's the SSO wet dream.
     
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    I think this is one of the first times in a while the US has actually gotten a new release before us haha.

    Also worth mentioning is that it doesn't have a shitty burl veneer for a top.
     
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    Yeah, Aus tends to piggyback on the home market releases, and given proximity and how small the market is, it's easier to lump it in.
     
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    Yeah, the States will order like a run of 20-25 and we'll tack on like 3 while they are at it. Works well with Prestige stuff, even stuff with CITES woods as Japan has some very simple CITES legislation. Indo stuff on the other hand is a nightmare trying to get in on other countrie's runs. They really only do one run per country at a time, and a run for the Indo stuff can have a minimum order of like 30-40 which is fine for the States but over here doesn't fly.
     
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    Most Indo runs are closer to 50 to 100 pieces, and the distributors who order them here want the whole batch. The smaller 25 unit runs are made direct by retailer, not distributor, so they're for direct sale stock.

    Fujigen is much, much lower volume and can flex on quantity as long as the minimums are met.

    This model in particular is just a new color, so it's easier to roll out in quantity to a market like North America.
     
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    Ah gotcha, my info is a little out by the sounds of it. That makes even more sense actually - I was looking into getting the Iron Label RGIX7FDLB but it's not coming to Australia because the distributor isn't willing to by a full run (no way in hell they will sell 50 of those over here).
     
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    That orange and maple looks a lot better than I would have guessed if you just described it to me. Every time IbanezRules is mentioned, I suddenly have all the GAS again.
     
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    Distributor runs are larger than dealer runs.

    A distributor can supply multiple dealers, so it's easier to swallow the larger number, but dealers might not be able to move 25 units of a single model.

    But, the Aus market is so small overall.
     
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    I'm looking at the pics on Ibanez Rules, and is it just me or do the maple fretboard/fret edges kinda looked jacked up?
     
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    Have a more specific example?

    They look fine, actually a little better than what Fujigen has been putting out recently.

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    Do you mean the "rolled" edge where the side of the board and ends of the frets meet? That's meant to soften the edge of the board so it's not a sharp point.
     
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    Yeah I guess the rolled edge looks a little uneven in the second picture, but I'm probably just being overly critical. You can see towards the left side of the picture it looks a little more rounded as well as towards the neck pickup.

    I also feel the birdseye maple is just kind of meh.
     
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    The variance is par the course at this price range, and likely not something you can feel given the scale (fraction of millimeters), not to mention it's the bass side of the board.

    Yeah, the figuring has varied wildly on these. I wouldn't buy without knowing exactly what you're going to get. Doesn't help that these aren't contrast enhanced by adding some tint.
     
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    almost, i just cant get in to these maple fretboards lol
     
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    I remember that Rich had some issues with the maple boards when Ibanez 'reintroduced' them to the RG line; I want to say the RG6/752 had some issues regarding finishing and fretwork which have since been ironed out. I can't see much wrong with the boards pictures though.

    Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong..
     
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    Ive thought of just trying to stain the maple fretboard to make it darker, but every example ive seen of something like that just looks gross.
     
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    The fretboards on these are finished. You'd have to strip the finish first and then stain.

    Not worth it. :2c:
     
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    totally agree with you on that. even if it conquered the aesthetic complaint i had, its just too much to do. Especially when it would be entirely easier to simply buy a RGD2127 with the rosewood board, swap the necks, then sell the standard one with the maple neck. might even give someone a hardon lol
     
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    Boner material right there...
     

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