NGD: Beater Ibanez 7 String RGIR37BFE

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  1. IbanezDaemon

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    I was in the market for a cheap 7 string, something that I could have sitting next to me on a stand and that I wouldn't worry too much about my doggies chewing on. Had a quick look on the bay and caught this Iron Label 7 String about 5 minutes after it went live and deal agreed about 20 mins later after I submitted an offer. Got this for a good price.

    Think this is the first Iron Label I've owned, have handled/played a good few before and they were quite hit and miss. I think they have upped there QC a bit as this is not bad at all. Mahogany Body, Nitro Wizard Neck Maple/Bubinga, EMG 707 set (Ceramic), Gibraltar II Bridge, Gotoh SG381 Locking Tuners, 25.5 scale. It's quite light for a Mahogany, neck carve is good, usual slim Wizard 7 string affair. Frets are okay, good on the treble side of the neck but 3 or 4 sharp ones from the 17th fret upwards on the bass side....really no biggie in that area of the neck. I quite like the EMG's in this, bridge is great for riffing, lots of clarity and great crunch, neck I also like, great for leads and lots of low end filth though it does just get a tad muddy when you get down low on the bottom string, a little more definition and these would have been killer. I have this a half step down.

    Not a bad little guitar for the money, impressive enough spec and build quality has def come on with this series. If you can find one of these used for a good price they are well worth checking out. Pics:

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    That is a sleek looking axe, congrats and enjoy!
     
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    Great beater guitar. Super good looking too. Congrats!
     
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    Sleek guitar and if it came with the case it's sitting on then double score :)
     
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    @Strtsmthng @mlp187 Rockin' guys...much appreciated!

    @Edika: Cheers bud...case is from one of my Jems...still a decent score for £199 (if memory serves me correct).
     
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    That's a great price not just a decent score!
     
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    Agreed. I had to jump on it. £799 new. How you keeping with this lockdown thing? Still at work? I used to work for Seagate in one of the clean rooms so you'd think with the full PPE gear you'd be okay?
     
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    Nice!
     
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    I don't work in the clean room but they have taken measures to reduce the amount of people in the other areas. I work some days from home and some at the office. They do provide us with masks and gloves and I don't have a lot of people around me. Actually almost no people around me lol! Aside from that I'm ok, the kids are getting bored and need entertaining and I'm trying not to buy more gear hahaha!
     
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    Hang in there bud. I'm sure it's immensely frustrating for your kids...I would be throwing a monumental tantrum at that age...lol! It's a buyers market now though if you are looking to score something...I picked up a few nice pieces recently....I'm hoping to score that Mesa Mini Rectifier that's on ebay...seller is in Ballymena...have already spoken with him...I reckon the chances of that selling local as 'collection only' are slim. If it doesn't sell local I reckon I'm grabbing that when all this lockdown blows over.
     
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    Congrats! The whole aesthetic is great; the EMGs look fantastic against the matte body.

    What I love about Ibanez is that even their lower tier models play great. They might not have the best hardware or wood selection, but I have never played one that felt like an improperly made instrument.

    Cole
     
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    nice grab, congrats!
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Wow...for a “beater” that looks to be in pretty damn good shape. Nice looking guitar! Congrats and great pics too. :yesway:
     
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    @IbanezDaemon

    That's a nice looking guitar. Plain, simple, and functional to the point. I love that there's no inlays on it too. Ibanez needs more of this. And the reinforced neck is a plus too.

    - FYI the 707's are Alnico 5, not ceramic like some sites say. They're Alnico 5 unless these are some special just for Ibanez or something. About the gettin muddy on the low strings. If you try lowering them they will clean up, even on one side. The volume will dip a small amount but they become much more dynamic and articulate. I'm talking about 1/4" below the bottom of the string. I know it's against what most people do and what EMG recommends but they are better that way, imo. Doing that makes you work more for heavy riffage as you actuallly have to play heavy to get it, but that's what I love about it. Then light touch is stil no problem. They still pickup all the normal harmonics etc they're just more clear. They really respond well this way. Maybe give it a try if you already haven't. You may be pleasantly surprised : ) Also, don't readjust your amp at all except maybe only the master volume up an half hour on the dial. Then you'll see what I'm talking about. Just a suggestion you might like.

    - I wonder if this exsits with a LoPro.
     
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    I liked the 707s in my E-II Horizon FR-7 just okay. They sounded great for some things, and other things I just didn't like them. Had I known to try them that low, I might have really liked them. That said, I went to a 85f7X/60-7X setup and thoroughly enjoy what it did for my guitar (which is an alder body/maple neck through).

    My Ibanez (RG752 mahogany body) is a passive setup, and right now it has a set of Lundgren pickups in it. If you ever end up going the passive route, the Lundgren M7 is pretty killer in the bridge!

    Congrats again on a cool guitar!

    Cole
     
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    I own 2 prestige’s and a kiesel. My iron label is still a better guitar.
     
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    would you mind elaborating on what metrics you use to make that claim?

    I’m curious because there’s an Iron Label model that I’m looking at, but my experience with them has mostly been filled with sharp fret edges, spotty finishes, clunky necks, dead spots on necks, etc, all for an almost-prestige price tag. Just wondering if they’ve upped their QC game.
     
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    If that's a beater then I guess most of my Ibby's are complete pieces of ruined shit :lol:

    Looks good dude! Now play the shit out of it and make it a true beater.
     
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    It turned out super handsome. Love the blank fingerboard, binding and single knob.
     
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