Ibanez K7

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  1. aldog1330

    aldog1330 I like beer

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    Anyone ever get a chance to play one of these? Granted I'm not a Korn fan (listened to them on and off, but they have no musical influence over me) and I'm not a fan of signature guitars, but I like both of the colors these come in, plus the bound fretboards (except for the signature at the 12th fret). I've been considering picking up a UV777BK used if I can find one for a decent price, but I saw these aren't priced too bad new either.
     
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    Yeah, Gotta agree with you there, especially the grey pickups. That's surprisingly hot.

    Not a huge fan of mahogany either, but if they clear them out a la 7620's, I might be tempted to grab one and have the board replaced with a nice little stretch of flamed maple... ;)

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    Flame maple is nice...but man I'm a sucker for a nice piece of ebony ;) . For me nothing is sexier than a bound ebony fretboard!
     
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    I use to have a K-7. Probably the best playing Ibanez I have ever owned.
    If you can find one for cheap... get it.
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    Mahogany or not... the K7 sounded great.
     
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    drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolx 1000 :agreed:
     
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    Those would be so nice without that fugly inlay. :(
     
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    +1

    then I could pretend it wasnt a Korn guitar.
    Nothing a lil sharpee action cant help though :D
     
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    yeah, gotta +2 here- who at Ibanez ever thought THAT was a good idea? I could even live with a smaller 12th fret k-7, parallel to the frets, with dots around it, but out in the middle of a blank board at an angle like that, it's just so... Idunno, there's something very, very wrong there.

    -D
     
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    Fuck man. Here's my dilemma. That neck is cool. It has dots that glow in the dark. That shit would be so F ing useful. Ever be on stage, the lights go out or way down low, you're kinda drunk, you're jumping around like a retard to your music and that part comes up in your song that makes you slide back n forth from the 3rd fret to like the 12th or something.......? That sucks!! But if the dots were glowing, that would be really helpful. So I wouldn't wanna change the neck, but who in the shit wants a huge ass K7 logo on their 12th fret other than Monkey and Head................?
     
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    Couldn't have put it any better. ;)

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    the extended scale is intriguing, but there are no fret markers (I gotta have my dots) and I'd have to re-do the entire fretboard to remove that horrid 'K-7' logo.

    Other than those two things, it's probably a pretty nice sounding and playing guitar. It looks like one of Ibanez' best, actually.
     
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    The K7 is standard 25.5" scale, as far as I know.

    The finish and neck binding are what I want, the rest I don't care about... For the amount they want for that thing it's not worth it to me, even discounting the inlay. An RG1077XL is a better guitar in almost every way.

    Actually, my ideal RG 7 string would be hypothetically an RG7-750, I want binding, sharkteeth, and a pickguard. :lol:
     
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    You know, Toshiro, you're right. I don't know why I thought it had extended scale length! I just did a few quick internet searches and it appears you're exactly right, 25.5".

    So... It's basically an RG7620 with neck binding and that shitty K-7 logo? Yeah, really worth the $1400 they want for it!! :nuts:
     
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    and a mahogany body, yeah.

    So, mathematically- a minty second hand 7620- $500.
    A replacement EKG/LGM mahogany body, finished- say, $400.
    Replacement pickups- say, $120.

    So, a net of $1020 or so will give you a guitar that's at LEAST a match for a K-7 (minus the U-Bar, of course) that has the added appeal of being a one-off.

    Like i said, if Musicians' Friend clears these out for like $600, I'm all over one, but not a minute before.

    -D
     
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    maybe if we asked them really nice?

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    Threaten to burn down their warehouses?
     
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    *evil giggle*

    Aldog, you just got on my good side, bro. :D

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    I was bad - can't find a decent 7 string to play in my area, but the other day I wandered into my local GC looking for some to play, and I came across what was the other large part of my GAS:

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    Satin Black Jackson SLSMG, and changed the pickups to an EMG 85 in the bridge and an 81 in the neck. I love the guitar, and its definitely become my main 6 string in the few days I've had it. Now if I can only find a cheap 7620!
     
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