Mishas Sig?

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Thorerges, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. stinkoman

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    Thanks for the response. That is a bummer to hear. These check off a lot of boxes for me on what I want in a guitar, and one of the best looking 7 strings IMO. I don't mind wizard necks, but after owning a couple KM7, that thin C shape I guess you would call it has been more my thing now. I didn't know that about the pro models so I'll have to see if I can check one out.
     
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  2. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I'm in the same boat. They are one of my favorite looking 7 strings and they have everything I want, but the neck was a huge let down to me. Same as you, the Ultra Thin C on the KM7 is so nice to me. Again, I still want to give one a chance and try to play it for a week, I may surprise myself.
     
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    This probably won't help much:

    I definitely wouldn't consider myself picky by any means, but the neck shape is the only thing I don't dig when I try these out. I can probably get used to the 6 (especially the newer roasted ones :yum:), but the HT7's definitely put me off. Clunky is absolutely the word I'd use--definitely when comparing it to the KM7's super fast feeling neck shapes. The HT7 doesn't get out of my way as much as I'd like a 7 string neck to.

    The only other Jackson 7 I've spent any real time with is the Broderick model and I never thought the neck was weird or going to be a problem for me.

    Everything else about it slays though so if you haven't played one it'd definitely be worth it to track one down to see if it's something you can acclimate to. Misha got a lot right when working with Jackson on these. Very 'No bullshit' guitars
     
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  5. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    This is very accurate to my experience with one. I could definitely gel with the HT6, but the HT7 absolutely felt clunky. Especially since I enjoy doing big chords, I had trouble playing some chords I normally do.
     
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    but you can have fun with it
     
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    Very true!
     
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    The neck on the 6 was definitely not was I was expecting, but I loved it. Between the carve and the 20" radius fretboard, it felt unlike anything I'd ever played. I've always been interested to try the 7 and had sort of assumed it would be my first choice when I wander back into 7-land. Will have to get out and try one.
     
  10. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Hey Misha, can you comment on the necks between the Pro vs USA models? I've gotten mixed answers about it. Are they the same dimensions or slightly different?
     
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    This was my take from my indo HT7. My RG7420 actually has a slightly thicker, more curved neck. I thought it was a good shape, but I think the extra shoulder throws some people for a loop. I think the most unusual thing for me personally was the 45mm nut width. It feels very crowded at the nut, reminds me of Les Paul string spacing.
     
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    Slowly but surely upgrading my HT7 Pro to USA specs bar stainless steel frets :p Anyone here that has experience with swapping out the stock bridge on a HT7 Pro to a Hipshot? Is there drilling or is it as ‘easy’ as an Ibanez Hipshot swap?
    (Same question for the tuners tbh, stock work fine but I prefer how the Hipshot look)
     
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    The bridge is a direct replacement. The tuners fit in fine but you need to drill new holes for the screws.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    So they are adding colors from the USA models to the Pro models and having (what I believe to be for that price) fake roasted maple necks. They look super cool, but still not enough for me to buy one. Those Pro models felt way too cheap to me, but cool for others who want the look.
     
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    Those are real roasted maple necks, and the guitar is awesome.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Besides look, is there anything else new on it? The roasted maple is definitely a nice touch for being the lower end model.
     
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    Blue frost plus roasted maple is fire
     
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    Nice digging the new pro models
     
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    They look great to me! I'd love to grab one of those scratch and dent ones and use it live!
     

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