NGD Ibanez RG1527

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  1. Crungy

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    I was looking at getting an Ibanez 7 of some kind for years, and after looking at the rare Ibanez thread it gave me some "inspiration". There were a few options but this one was one of the cheapest and in the best shape on Reverb. I received the guitar on Thursday and everything looked and felt good. I didn't realize the case had the J Custom tag and it came with the original J Custom bag and Prestige wrenches. A nice touch all around.

    I wasn't able to plug it in until Saturday and while it sounded great it would NOT stay in tune. This is the first time I've ever owned or even played a guitar with a floating bridge and I was getting worried! Up until this afternoon I was thinking I needed to get it to a repair shop or sell it and move on.

    After sitting in the case from hours of researching and wrenching on it last night it's finally staying in tune. I'm assuming the strings stretched enough and settled in.

    I was only able to upload this photo, but here it is.
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    I really like how it sounds and plays. As far as I know it's all stock so these should be V77 and V87 pickups. They sound great and I like the 2 and 4 positions with high gain stuff, I'll probably really like them with clean settings.
     
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    CovertSovietBear Lord Bagel Supreme

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    How's the paint holding up? Looks good!
     
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    Thanks! It's in pretty good shape, there are a few little dings on the edge of the body but they're not very noticeable. There is some light surface scratching near the pickup selector but no where else.
     
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    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

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    Haha yeah Ibanez paint is terrible, especially on those older workhorse RG's.

    I had a 1527 and I really liked it, they're great guitars.
     
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    The trem cavities are pretty rough! Lots of paint missing there, and that was before I even opened it up.

    @CovertSovietBear I forgot to mention the paint in the trem cavity, that was more chipped than I expected!
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    I’ve had two 1527s and loved them both. I need to get my hands on another. HNGD!
     
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    Randy Tony Lazuto?! Super Moderator

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    Those pickups sitting deep in there or is it just the picture?

    Great guitars. I'm in a kinda meh phase with my 7x20s, I'm kinda thinking of trading in for a 1527.
     
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    Dawn of the Shred I play Guitar and Drums

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    Congrats man
     
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    At least the paint chips aren't in a place where it's visible :agreed: The chipping seems to be around the edges from examples I've seen in person and online.
     
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    I think it's the picture, they seem to be normal though I didn't measure anything. Not sure if this makes it any clearer but here goes: 20210802_104623.jpg
     
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    First time owning a floating bridge, you're braver than me, I'm still to take that plunge! How are you finding it?
     
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    The first couple days I thought I made a huge mistake! Now I'm liking it quite a bit. It's a different approach but to me all in all it's similar to a fixed bridge. You make tweaks to the tuning as you go, but in a different way. I'm slowly figuring out little tricks that work for me and overall I'm impressed at how it stays in tune.
     
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    I am considering a Tremol-no since I will not be using the Whammy bar, if that would give me even greater tuning stability.
     
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    I think those things essentially make it a fixed.bridge
     
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    That first picture is really tripping me out. Something about it, just the angle of the guitar or something.

    Anyway, doesn't matter. RG1527's are great, congrats.
     
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    Great score! I love the 1527's. Seriously great 7 stringers for the money, play great and sound damn good. HNGD!
     
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    they are not super adjustable being direct mounted. The Pups on mine look like they are the same height.
     
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    Love a good 1527, congrats!
     
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    Thank you and I agree, the more I look at it the looks oddly distorted or like some weird photo editing was done... Weird.
     
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    I'm really digging it now that it's staying in tune, it's making me want a 6 string version... Would that be a 1570?
     
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