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heads on fire 05/03/2012

Ibanez RGD2127Z : la opinión de heads on fire (content in English)

"Almost there."

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Made in JAPAN.

Neck Material: 5pc Maple/ Wenge
Neck Type: Wizard-7 Prestige (26.5")
Body: Basswood body
Frets: Jumbo frets
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlay: Pearl dot inlay
Bridge: Edge Zero 7 bridge w/ZPS3
NeckPU: V77 Custom
BridgePU: V87 Custom
HW Color: CK
Finishes: ISH


Scale/Length 672mm/26.5"
a: Width at Nut 48mm
b: Width Last Fret 68mm
c: Thickness 1st Fret 19mm
d: Thickness 12th Fret 21mm
Radius 430mm
Bridge Pickup
Name: V87 Custom
Model No: V87 Custom
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Alnico
Description: Rich, harmonic tone with clarity in low-end.

Neck Pickup
Name: V77 Custom
Model No: V77 Custom
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Smooth and dynamic tone with warm mid-range.


This guitar plays fantastically. The neck is smooth, stable, and sublime. The added inch of scale length makes the string response very tight on the low end, adding girth to the sound. For an instrument designed to give maximum impact to low notes, this extra scale length is very welcomed. The fretboard is very flat, with just enough radius to allow for easy bending, and the higher fret access is very nice, with the extra bevels carved out of the cutaway. This guitar will get wayyyy low, but also soar into the stratosphere on the 24th fret! Also, the Edge Zero Custom bridge is very accurate, and the guitar returns to pitch when diving or in pulling up.


Here's where I get a bit disappointed. The pickups are a bit weak and dull-sounding. I've heard better in some of their much cheaper guitars. I guess the thinking is that the player that is this exacting in their metal axe will already have a pickup preference, and just swap new ones in to the guitar after purchase. But it doesn't make me a fan of these. They just don't have the power needed for this type of guitar.


All in all, a very good instrument. At this price, these pickups should have been Dimarzios or EMGs or similar. But this is still a good guitar. Anyone that needs their fix of low-tuned chugging and polyrhythmic djenting will dig this axe, big time. Play it if you like experimental or extreme metal.