Ibanez RG1077XL/2077XL Reissue aka RG2027XL

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  1. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    I like that there is no middle pickup. I rarely use them anyway
     
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    Just noticed no middle pickup. Jesus. Way to take something that could have been awesome and just fuck it all to hell and back. No middle pickup. Fucked up 24th fret dots. No rosewood. I bet it has that stupid 5 piece neck with volute instead of the 3 piece with scarf joint. This isn't a 1077 reissue at all. It's just some overpriced impostor!
     
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    nice!
    I mostly play guitars with a 25,5" scale in B-standard tuning and never had any issues with that.
    Would a 27" scale be mostly used for lower turnings like drop A or even drop G or A standard?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    It's more of a feel and tone thing overall. I wouldn't say the extra 1.5" is absolutely world changing as far as tuning lower, your picking technique and amplification are what's going to make the biggest difference there.

    It's another tool. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't given a longer scale a go.
     
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    Thanks!
    I have an RGD which is I believe a 26" or 26,5" scale, but tbh it doesn't feel that much different to me than the 25,5" scale guitars I have. It is, however, tuned to A standard.
     
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    These 27" guitars will feel just about identical your 26.5" RGD. :agreed:
     
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    Thanks!
    I'm planning to save up for an EBMM JP15-7 and thought I had enough Ibanez guitars, but now with those new models I might develop some serious GAS for another Ibanez 7-string.
    There's some things I prefer on the JP7s over Ibanez 7s, mostly the placement of the volume knob, but there's also some things I prefer on the Iban4z guitars, like the PU-switching on the 5-way switch, I use the two neck coils in parallel quite a lot, and I miss that option on the JP7s.......
     
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Since starting to use 8-strings a lot, I've been using a lot of guitars with 26.5" and 27" scales, and now even have a 27" 7-string again (I had an old 1077xl years ago). In standard, I tend to drop down to .009 gauges for the longer scales to help with doing big and fast bends. There definitely is some extra stretching for chords relative to 25.5". I notice a bit more fatigue even between 27" and 26.5", but I think it really depends on what you're doing. Simple power/barre chords feel indistinguishable between the scales. But with chords in the lower end of the neck that span several frets, at least with my particular hand size, I eventually notice that over a longer set/time I'm more fatigued/sore with 27" than 26.5".
     
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    I am thinking of doing drastic things to get one of these.
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    I find that fretboard so aesthetically revolting that it's probably going to be a pass from me, but words cannot describe how thrilled I am that they're bringing back the XLs.
     
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    GuitarBizarre Listen to physics.

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    You can get used to some pretty long scales without much trouble to be honest. People *massively* overplay both the tension and the stretch factors.

    It really comes down to design. My Alvarez Baritone feels *much* longer than my Steinberger, despite the fact the Alvarez is 707.231mm scale (27.8437") and the Steinberger is 727.075mm (28.625")

    And I switch between that and an EC401VF that is 628.65mm (24.75") all the time. Not really a big deal. Yes I can make some wider stretches on the shorter scale, but we're certainly not talking worlds of difference.
     
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    I tend to agree, with the caveat that some are more adaptable to stuff like this than others.
     
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    Without a middle single coil,I hope they put in a coil tap.

    We need to see the specs to see why the $1800 asking price.
     
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    With RG XLs :wub3: the RGDs with their bevel nonsense can now go away please :agreed:
     
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    It's pretty straight forward:
    -MIJ
    -aftermarket pickups
    -Lo-Pro
    -Bound fretboard and body
    -ebony fretboard

    It's line priced with the RGD7s.
     
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    Does it have stainless steel frets?
    Also I hope it's just the photo but I think the blue of the old RG XLs was prettier.
     
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    Ron Head keep calm raise hell

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    I'm going for it ! If only to experience the DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 pick-ups ...
     
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    I don't believe so.

    I'm 90% sure these use something else.
     
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    :noplease: from the other thread I got the impression that all new Prestiges now have stainless steel frets but apparently it's only a couple models then. I think that in this price range a guitar should be pretty much perfect and that in my opinion includes stainless steel frets. But maybe they're just switching the Prestiges step by step to stainless steel frets and there's hope for 2020 :lol:
     
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    Only the 5000 series stuff has stainless steel.
     
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