First seven string! Ibanez S7420 FM

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  1. Deckard

    Deckard SS.org Regular

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    Hi guys!

    After a lot of time looking for a seven and loads of 6 six string detuning I decided to get one last summer. I bought this one second hand and it is in really good condition! It has two emgs 707 and the bridge is blocked.

    I like it a lot, it took me some time to get used to the floyd mainly because of the position of the hand when doing palm muting. It's normal I guess since is my first one with that kind of bridge. The neck is really thin and comfortable and the guitar weights almost nothing!

    The only thing that I'm not sure about are the emgs. I wanted to try them because I've never tried active pickups and they sound good, the cleans are very very cristal clean but the distorsion lacks a little bit of the mid organic feel of passive pickups. I knew this could happen but I wanted to try anyway.

    I will replace them I think but I'm not sure with what to get. Suggestions?

    Here are some photos of the guitar, enjoy!

    https://picasaweb.google.com/103250876544532776925/IbanezS7420FM?feat=directlink
     

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    aleXander BlackByPopularDemand

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    DUDE, I can't tell you how much I miss mine... you have yourself one hell of a good guitar!

    Don't ever let this thing go unless you ABSOLUTELY have to.
    Happy NGD man!!
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    One of my favorite Ibby's. Nice score!
     
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    Great score, man, I want one of these more than anything.
     
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    Good actives are the SD Blackouts. They're more rich sounding.
     
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    I was under the impression that the 707 pick ups required routing the body to fit them. Am I incorrect?
     
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    You are indeed correct.

    The SD Blackouts have a regular size routing option though.
     
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    That is a VERY nice Ibanez you got there! The top looks absolutely gorgeous.

    Felicitaciones! Disfrutala! :)
     
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    Yesss, the top is really nice and I love it!

    I've been told so and I was decided to do the change right away but I'm afraid to end up putting passives on it. Maybe I should try them and decide by myself (too much youtube videos!)

    You are correct! The guy that sold it to me changed them (the originals where an X2N and a air norton or something like that) and a professional luthier did the routing
     
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    If you want to trade those EMGs for the Blackouts let me Know..I have a pair of SD Blackouts and they are not for me..everybody else loves them..I love the 707's..(Nevermind..i just saw you were in Spain)..it would probably be cheaper to just buy them new..lol
     
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    I want a guitar in that color so bad!!!!! GASing
     
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    I'd be more than happy to trade you haha!
    I HATE my EMGS
     
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    Where I feel the difference better is when I play on my Powerball. On my home studio the emgs are ok, but on the Powerball is much more thin and trebly than my 6 string with an X2N.

    I'm going to experiment more with string gauges on this one as well as settings but I wouldn't like to have to change all the parameters on the Powerball every time I change to the other guitar. I will end up changing the pickups but until then...tweak time!!!
     
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    I can't comprehend how someone can hate EMG's, but if you're into passive pickups, my friend has the same guitar with Dimarzio Crunch Lab 7 in the bridge and Liquifire 7 in the neck and it sound VERY nice.
     
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    Solid choice for a first seven, I love the shit outta mine
     
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    Cool guitar!

    In the past I considered getting an S, but there are things I was never sure of: What's the scale and how's string tension on these 21 fret 7's? Is it different from a 25.5 24 fret Ibby?
     
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    i always wanted that guitar :yum:, congrats!! :hbang:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Those are nice guitars, congrats :yesway:

    On the pickup front, I've tried EMGs and Blackouts, and while the Blackouts are better than the EMGs IMHO they still don't hold a candle to a good passive. What's you budget for passives and what kind of tone do you go for? The Petrucci Crunchlab / Liquifire set should sound good in that guitar, or if you want to spend more BKPs are awesome.

    You can also get active-sized covers that you can put over the passives here:
    Got Guitar Parts? : Guitar Jones USA
     
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    Hey man congrats on that beauty, I also think the emg's look pretty kick ass in that thing
     
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    congrats, dude. for sure i am jealous of you, haha. always wanted that guitar, but they're rare over here. if you ever wanna sell it, hit me up.

    ;)
     

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