K720/Apex 30 Thread

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by chargrilled, Jan 24, 2020.

Would you buy a new K7 if it went back into regular production?

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  1. chargrilled

    chargrilled SS.org Regular

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    I don't even need a 7 but I'm getting infinite GAS for this grey one.... stick some white BKPs in this mother!(not the one in the pic that's another one)

     
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    MII.............
     
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    I just love, love, love the K7 when I was younger. I still dream to have the grey one.
    But damned, this anniversary one looks so awful...

    The Apex with the k7 logo can be just an awesome "modern" k7 but no, they made this shit instead...
     
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    That Apex30..ah man, that's the coolest Apex they've ever made imo.
     
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    The prototype was announced Winter NAMM 2020. Im making this thread so everyone can post photos, videos and updates, as well as, opinions on the new model. I personally love everything minus the gold hw. Slap some OG powder cosmo on there and im all in. I do wonder if this is a one year and done Anniversary model? Will they bring back original K7 after? New colors to come? Is Japan Apex over? Please share what you think!
     

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  6. c7spheres

    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    I had an original blue one a long time ago. No big deal actually compared to something like an rg-7620 other than a multi piece neck. Powder Cosmo hardware looks cools but it seems to corrode easier and is less protected. None of it is worth thhe increased price. I really not into the logo either. This new one would be so much better without the k-7 logo, imo. Looks like a 5 year old drew it in less than 5 minutes.

    Edit: Holy crap! I just saw how much they're going for now. What a rip off. I should have kept mine as an investment strategy. (If only one could tell the future)
     
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  8. Mathemagician

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    Both those looked awesome to me. And the grey one looks way better in person versus the photos.
     
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    Tone knob? :spock:
     
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    The original K7's also lacked a tobe knob. Makes sense though, if Munky never uses his tone knob then why would his sig have one?
    I never use it either.
     
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    I obviously meant on the Apex 30...

    Just like Head with his ESP signature, maybe their tastes changed after so long.
     
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    Sorry, missed that. :p
    Hadn't even noticed that tone knob until you posted about it. Munky does say in that interview that "Mike from Ibanez" brought him that guitar to try it out. Maybe it was meant as a production model and became an Apex sig instead?
     
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    I really miss my old 2001 K7FB. That said, I don't know how I feel about the gold hardware. Everything else looks the same, but that throws it off for me. I definitely like the Apex30, though.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Both of them have my interest. I see a lot of people hating on the gold, but I think it works very well. The Apex 30 is damn near perfect for me, but sadly it's $1500 and made in Indonesia. It also has the Wizard III neck which I've always hated in the past. Still, I'd love to try an Apex 30, I may be surprised.
     
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    I dig the K7, wondering what the price will be. I'm guessing along the lines of the apex200, maybe a few hundred more. Would be cool if they came out with the grey one as well.
     
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    Hope a well priced APEX30 pops up on the used market in a couple years. That thing looks seriously beefy. My excuse to own a Evertune. Although I feel like I want a U-Bar on that more than a Evertune...
     
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    The wizard 3 has always IMO been ibanez’s “closest thing to a C shape” neck. And knowing this makes me MUCH more eager to test one of these out.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    The grey was always the "unofficial" Head model, where as the blue was the "unofficial" Munky model.

    [​IMG]
     
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    No doubt, i think it'd still be cool of Ibanez to do though, even though he's with ESP now. Maybe chrome hardware on the grey and gold on the blue.
     
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    Amp tech near me had the grey one signed by Korn - I have no need for a new 7 but the APEX30 I might just get it to tune down to A as my current 7 is only half a step
     
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