NGD Ibanez Apex100

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by LetsKillKevy, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. LetsKillKevy

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    It's been a loooong time since I've been able share a ngd and this is a little belated as I've had the guitar for a few weeks now, but better late than never.
    I got the guitar from Rich over at Ibanezrules as a "second stock" guitar but aside from a small chip in the finish the guitar is just about perfect. This was my first experience buying anything from Rich and I must say I really enjoyed the personal touch of having to communicate with him personally and he seemed to be a really nice guy. My apologies if I scooped this up out from under any of you, but I just had to have it. I know this is a feeling shared by many here and she looks great next to my 1527 ... A question to those of you that own this guitar, or have owned it, and taken off the pick guard( I haven't gotten into the guts of this one yet ) would there be room to install a duncan bridge pickup without doing any additional routing?

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    HNGD man! looks very neat and classy! WAY better than the new Apex...
    greets
     
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    One of the best axe I own (around 7 o'clock) ! Congratulations ! :yesway: :)

    Quality and fun are here :shred:
     
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    Congrats bro these are awesome!
     
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    This is one of those sig models that transcend the artist.....Like, honestly even if I loathed Korn (i don't) I'd be drooling over this axe.....as I am now.

    Congrats! Looks amazing.
     
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    Congrats!
    I have never played one of these, but IMO these are among the nicest looking Ibanez 7's. Too bad they were discontinued.
     
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    I regret selling the one I had a few years back. Congrats to you! I can't see you having an issue putting in an SD passive humbucker in there. From what I recall, you will probably only have to cut the tabs on the new pickup slightly to have it fit into the route. I don't remember clearly though as it was a while when I took off the pickguard on mine when I had it.

    I really liked the Blaze pickups in the alder body.
     
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    Noooooiiiice!
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    Rich is awesome and that guitar is on the long list... Congrats!
     
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    Thats a nice looking guitar. I bet she plays wonderful. Congrats!
     
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    Love these. Oh yes, I will own one.
     
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    Beautiful! Any sounds clips yet??
     
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    A beauty.
     
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    Nice score man Rich is a top bloke to deal with hngd!
     
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    Nothing yet as I'm sans recording equipment, but I'm working on putting something together by the middle of next year or so, I could just go through the line6 x3 live into audacity but to be honest I've never gotten a tone out of it that I really liked and it just wouldn't do this guitar any justice.
     
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    I use my iPhone headphones and garageband lol. Youre right though, it doesn't do the guitar near justice, but then again my amp doesn't really do it either.


    I did play a Jem7v7, alder body 7 string, blaze pups. OMG the sustain and tone was amazing. I swear the 24th fret on the high E wouldn't stop ringing until I muted it. Amazing....
     
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    I would have to agree. The blaze does sound pretty d@mn good in an alder bodied guitar. Very thumpy but still clear and articulate. Very unlike most of the opinions of the blaze that I've read previously. I've got a 6505 going through an orange 2-12, tube screamer, mxr comp( don't use it much )and boss ns-2 up front and the line 6 in the loop for its noise gate, eq, delay, reverb etc. sounds great to my ear in the room and I'm absolutely dying to hear it in a mix. Hurry up Christmas bonus lol. 😈
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    If I was to get another seven that one has practically my "dream features" (ie, H-S and trem) which are not that common so it would likely be the one.
     
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    As promised now that I've finally got. Little recording setup put together I made my first ever mic'd amp ( 6505 ) recording :) and I'm in love. First shot at it sounds light years better than anything I've ever done with amp sims.

    Signal chain:
    Ibanez Apex 100
    Boss ns2
    Ibanez ts9
    Peavey 6505/ orange ppc 212( celestion v 30 )
    Shure sm57
    Focusrite scarlett 2i4
    Presonus studio one2

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    This the best I can do for a sound clip at the moment as I don't have Internet but I'll try to get some stuff on soundcloud in the future. No drum bst at the moment either...
    http://youtu.be/QMCGwoHJnEw
     
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    congrats....GAAAS
     

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