Post your 26.5 7's

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  1. davefishman777

    davefishman777 AKA ALPHA DEALER

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    Here are my 3 26.5's I love them all and the best one is the prestige rgdr4327 it's incredible and flawless!!! Next I'm getting 2 27's. The schecter is great I'm just more of an Ibanez dude Screenshot_20200527-211825.png
     
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    Nice, they look great together.

    I keep wondering about this scale. On one hand I would like to try it, on the other I am afraid it will be to big of a change from 25.5 for a beginner such as myself. And then there is a question if it really helps that much if I do not plan to go lower than drop / standard A...

    I am currently thinking about buying a new 7, and atm it is 25.5 inch Solar V2.7 and their 26.5 super strats.
     
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    davefishman777 AKA ALPHA DEALER

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    Dude don't worry! I too was a new guitar player when I got a brand new 26.5 and then I sold it I missed it so much that I bought 3 lol I truly recommend this scale you'll be amazed.
     
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    Dude don't worry! I too was a new guitar player when I got a brand new 26.5 and then I sold it I missed it so much that I bought 3 lol I truly recommend this scale you'll be amazed.
     
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    Go to any GC now that they’re opening. They should have Schecters or LTD that are 26.5.

    Otherwise order one from an online store like MusiciansFriend. They have at least 45 day no-questions-asked return policy and I think they still have it extended to 180 days.
     
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    I will, I will. Though V generally suits me better and it is 25.5.
     
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    I picked up this PRS Holcomb 7 last week. I was a little unsure about the scale length at first because I also pretty much play in standard tuning, but it's really not that bad if you're coming from 25.5". Some things are a bit of a stretch but within a few hours my hand had adjusted to it. The extra inch of scale length definitely makes the low end tighter and more well defined, at least to my ear.

    If you play mostly in standard or drop A I'd recommend dropping down to 9's. The Holcomb came with 10's and they were pretty stiff in standard. I put on a set of 9's and it made a huge difference.
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    Surveyor 777 I measure things

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    Don't worry too much about the change. I have one 26.5" scale (a Schecter Loomis model). Yes, I did notice the change - the spacing between frets - but it was when I concentrated on it or if I was trying to really spread my fingers. For normal playing, it really isn't THAT noticeable.

    The thing I did notice was the string tension. The strings are tighter on the 26.5", so if you play a lot on the low strings they don't "flap" as much. I normally only play in standard tuning but I really like the 26.5 when playing the low strings.
     
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    Vegetta Change Everything

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    Its in the front of my rack here.


    Schecter Merrow Mk3 Artist
     
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    Jackson JS22-7 with Blackouts. Removed the tone knob and moved the volume back to its spot, replaced the knob itself with one from my old Marshall Valvestate that isnt working and covered the pickups with gold vinyl adhesive to go more for the les paul custom look
     

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    I disassembled my RGD 2127z and made two guitars out of it...

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    This is the RGD 557 I guess, lol
     
  12. davefishman777

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    Is that a floydrose?
     
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    I like this very much, very cool and different guitar. I love the pickguard.

    How do you like the Entwistle Darkstar 7?
     
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    Yes it is :)

    Thanks man! It is actually a design that could come from Ibanez, at least in my mind

    The Entwistle Darkstar are medium output with a rather low end-y tone. I like them, especially for the money. I paid like <100 bucks for both of them and for that money it is kind of a no-brainer. Way better than RGD 2127z stock PUs
     
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    My latest guitar, a Dragonfly Sottile

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    Fwiw I just went to a music store and tried one of thE many mid range schecter that have that 26.5 scale and honestly I really liked it. Felt basically like a 25.5 just with a hair more tension and slightly larger high frets. I liked it and it didn’t feel weird. I would imagine that after and hour or two I’d be just fine.
     
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    Totally love 26.5s they sound tighter and feel sick!!!
     
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    The original floyd fits? Or did you have to mod
     
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    I was a little hesitant too when I got my 26,5" Schecter, since the 27" RG8 that I used to own felt super uncomfortable to play. Now that I've played it for 2 weeks i don't even notice the added inch anymore. I'm using standard tuning and very slinky strings (9-52).
     
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    No unfortunately it doesn't fit. You have to fill most of the cavity and route it new

    That is the other RGD btw, the one with the original neck and new body
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