NGD - 2nd Hand Ibanez GRG7221QA-TKS With Custom Parts

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  1. Kellz

    Kellz SS.org Regular

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    This is actually my first seven string and I like the DIY aspect a lot so I decided to go 2nd hand and upgrade from there. I found this very good condition GRG7221QA-TKS on ebay from 2019 with a new zealand pine fretboard which is almost black which I really like, usually the fretboard is out of purpleheart.

    I replaced the nut with a black tusq xl and installed hipshot locking tuners which I also found on ebay. I did file the nut a bit since I use 11-56 gauges with a 68 at the bottom for drop G# on a 25.5" scale. I mostly play progressive metalcore and use neural dsp's archetype: gojira plugin with the included oct pedal to drop 1 or 2 octaves lower if I want to drop F#.

    I installed seymor duncan nazgul/sentient PUs which I bought new from my local music store and did a lot of fretwork (leveling, sanding etc.) Really happy now with the setup it plays super well and sounds exceptional! For a total of 470€ for all the parts + guitar I'm very pleased with this axe.

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  2. mlp187

    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Damn, that is a decked out Gio! Congrats!!!
     
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  3. TheBlackBard

    TheBlackBard SS.org Regular

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    I bet that thing sounds killer! Hell yes, man! Play the hell out of it!
     
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  4. FromTheMausoleum

    FromTheMausoleum That one guy

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    Looks clean af, great stuff. Modding a used RG is honestly one of the best routes for having a stellar starter 7 string. Congrats
     
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  5. Shawn

    Shawn ESP • Ibanez Forum MVP

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    Nice work! That guitar is beautiful too.
     
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  6. CovertSovietBear

    CovertSovietBear Lord Bagel Supreme

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    Really nice quilt top. Interesting choice of fretboard wood-are they running out of rosewood these days or do guitar makers have a new, inexpensive analog?
     
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  7. Calibix

    Calibix 16.666% more string

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    I agree the quilt looks really even, but it's an ebony fretboard right?
     
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  8. Kellz

    Kellz SS.org Regular

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    I wish it was ebony :)
    It's new zealand pine, I like how dark it is. They used it from 2018-2019 on the GRG7221QA-TKS. After it's all Purpleheart.
     
  9. SpaceDock

    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    Nicest GIO out there! Congrats
     
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  10. arie

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    awesome! i like those tuners, they look like they are built for work.
     
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