I joined this forum at the right time. Hopefully you guys can help me out. I just picked up a new RG7321. I got a great sound out of it right away, despite the light gauge strings and factory pick ups. So i swapped in Dimarzios (crunch lab/liquifier) and ernie ball 11's. Aaannndd the great tone went away. Swapped back to my factory Ibanez pick up...still crap. So i think it might have been the strings....ive been using ernie ball for years and never knew them to be dull, but this is seeming like the problem. Also i know about the ibanez and dimarzio wiring differences so im sure the wiring is correct. I think the strings on the guitar were d'addario (colored rings)... So has anyone else seen this? Reccomendations for 7 string set? I just want the bright tone back!!! Thanks in advance.