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    Ibanez 7 String RG with thickest/narrowest neck profile

    For anybody still interested I recently acquired a very early RG7620 with the all maple neck and it couldn't feel MORE different than the 3-piece maple/bubinga neck RG7421. Noticeably thicker with more shoulder. I was expecting a more subtle difference but it's pretty drastic. Both very cool.
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    Dimebucker vs BL USA L500XL comparison

    The BLUSA seems to have a much more natural frequency curve - even if they both have that hairy aggressive high-mid thing going on, the Dimebucker has it to an almost absurd degree. The Bill n Becky L500XL is another variation yet, with slightly wider blades it seems even less spiky in the...
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    My '00 Ibanez RG7420

    I think the Lo Pro Edge 7 is a drop-in, and would pretty much make it as good as identical to the RG7620.
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    7 string PIA anyone?

    The market is nuts right now for Ibanez Vai 7-strings (and just about everything else). Reissue some MIJ models and I'm sure they would sell like hotcakes.
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    For EBMM Petrucci Guitars - Crunch Lab/Liquifire vs Illuminator Set

    When I asked Dimarzio what 7-string pickups would be closest to the original Music Man Petrucci pickups (the "custom wound" ones they won't sell directly), I was told the Evo 7 in the bridge and the Blaze neck. Not sure if their answer would change if I asked for 6-string pickups though.
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    Pickup Choices for Thickening the Sound of a Floyd Rose-Equipped Guitar

    It doesn't seem so - I think it's still as articulate in the higher frequencies as before, just has a little bit more heft in the low mids and bass.
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    Pickup Choices for Thickening the Sound of a Floyd Rose-Equipped Guitar

    Well I got the FU Tone brass 42mm block in my Gotoh. It is certainly a change, more bass response, a bit fatter sound. Interesting, not completely sure which I prefer, it really depends what tone I'm seeking. It's nice for variety at least, since I have two Axis guitars that would otherwise...
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    Bare Knuckle potentiometers

    Huw Price, formerly of Guitar.com, tested several potentiometers values and taper vs vintage Centralabs and found that the BKP were the closest overall in both domains. https://guitar.com/guides/essential-guide/vintage-les-paul-tone-guide/ However, your run of the mill Alpha pots were a close...
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    Ibanez 7 String RG with thickest/narrowest neck profile

    Would you be able to check the heel width for each of these sometime if it's not too much trouble? Thanks again for these dimensions :metal:
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    Pickup Choices for Thickening the Sound of a Floyd Rose-Equipped Guitar

    That's good to know. I probably wouldn't dissect the Dimarzio EVH pickups since they're not available anywhere else and I'd hate to jack up an old set. Updated considerations for my reference, N - Air Norton, PAF Pro, Gravity Storm, Liquifire/Illuminator B - Imperium, D-Sonic/Crunch...
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    Random Pics of Your Sevens

    Daaang that's a good'n :wub:
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    Random Pics of Your Sevens

    In the third photo, second from the left - which 7 string RG model is that?
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    Pickup Choices for Thickening the Sound of a Floyd Rose-Equipped Guitar

    It's a quality Gotoh GE1996T, I believe the block is brass but it's not super chunky or anything.
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    Pickup Choices for Thickening the Sound of a Floyd Rose-Equipped Guitar

    I never hear anyone mention it, what are your perceptions? I know Bill Nash likes the Air Norton in the bridge for Les Pauls.
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    Pickup Choices for Thickening the Sound of a Floyd Rose-Equipped Guitar

    So far some convincing suggestions for N - Air Norton, PAF Pro B - Dominion, Crunch Lab, Super Distortion, Motor City 2DBB, Suhr Aldrich Any thoughts on the PAF 36th Bridge for this application? The Suhr Aldrich is a good shout that I hadn't though of in a while, and it has the right feet to...


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