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RG1527, Electric solidbody baritone or 7/8 string guitar from Ibanez in the RG Prestige series.


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Ibanez RG1527 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Ibanez
  • Model:RG1527
  • Series:RG Prestige
  • Category:Electric solidbody baritone or 7/8 string guitars
  • Added in our database on: 06/25/2006

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Ibanez RG1527 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 13 reviews )
 9 reviews69 %
 3 reviews23 %
 1 user review8 %
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Hatsubai06/22/2011

Hatsubai's review"Cooler looking than the RB"

Ibanez RG1527
Ibanez has pretty much always been the leader in the seven string world. My first seven string experience was a bit woeful, but given how much I like Ibanez, I decided to give it another go. This guitar is pretty much the same as the later model 7620s with the major difference being the 5 piece neck on the 1527 and Edge Pro vs Lo Pro. The body is still a basswood body, and the fretboard is still a rosewood fretboard. Just like the 7620, the 1527 comes in an HH configuration.

UTILIZATION

One of the best things about Ibanez is the ability to get super low action and easy access to the higher frets. The all access neck joint and cut out lower horn make it feel almost as if there's no neck joint at all. Everything on my guitar was put together nice, but the electronics were the weak point. The stock pickups are pretty bland, and the stock switch is somewhat low quality. The pots aren't terrible, but there are better ones out there.

SOUNDS

Given how bland the stock pickups sound, I immediately replaced them with an Air Norton 7 and Evo 7. The guitar really came alive then. The Evo 7 keeps everything nice and tight, and the Air Norton 7 gives a wonderful lead tone. I replaced the standard 5 way switch with a 3 way that has the inner coils split to give me that John Petrucci style setup. LIke most of my guitars, I disconnected the tone knob as I rarely use them. If you dislike basswood guitars, you'll probably dislike this. It has that typical basswood midrange going on, and some people hate that. I think basswood sounds awesome for lead tones as everything seems to stay smooth and fairly linear.

OVERALL OPINION

Those looking for a seven string should just skip on the budget trash and seriously check out the Ibanez guitars. The thinner neck makes it easier to get used to the low B, and the MIJ Prestige factory's fretwork usually cranks out consistently good quality fretwork. I have no problems getting ~1/32'' @ the 12th fret.
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Hatsubai03/17/2011

Hatsubai's review"The "go to" seven string"

Ibanez RG1527
Ibanez has pretty much always been the leader in the seven string world. My first seven string experience was a bit woeful, but given how much I like Ibanez, I decided to give it another go. This guitar is pretty much the same as the later model 7620s with the major difference being the 5 piece neck on the 1527 and Edge Pro vs Lo Pro. The body is still a basswood body, and the fretboard is still a rosewood fretboard. Just like the 7620, the 1527 comes in an HH configuration.

UTILIZATION

One of the best things about Ibanez is the ability to get super low action and easy access to the higher frets. The all access neck joint and cut out lower horn make it feel almost as if there's no neck joint at all. Everything on my guitar was put together nice, but the electronics were the weak point. The stock pickups are pretty bland, and the stock switch is somewhat low quality. The pots aren't terrible, but there are better ones out there.

SOUNDS

Given how bland the stock pickups sound, I immediately replaced them with an Air Norton 7 and Evo 7. The guitar really came alive then. The Evo 7 keeps everything nice and tight, and the Air Norton 7 gives a wonderful lead tone. I replaced the standard 5 way switch with a 3 way that has the inner coils split to give me that John Petrucci style setup. LIke most of my guitars, I disconnected the tone knob as I rarely use them. If you dislike basswood guitars, you'll probably dislike this. It has that typical basswood midrange going on, and some people hate that. I think basswood sounds awesome for lead tones as everything seems to stay smooth and fairly linear.

OVERALL OPINION

Those looking for a seven string should just skip on the budget trash and seriously check out the Ibanez guitars. The thinner neck makes it easier to get used to the low B, and the MIJ Prestige factory's fretwork usually cranks out consistently good quality fretwork. I have no problems getting ~1/32'' @ the 12th fret.
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Acos03/28/2005

Acos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez RG1527
RG 1527 japan, 24 frets, two humbuckers Ibanez V77 (neck) and V87 (bridge)
Floyd Rose Edge Pro 7, 1 volume, 1 Tone 1 5-way switch.
Overall has for me, but I feel that the new ibanez Floyds are less efficient than the old ..

UTILIZATION

Flat handle, friendly and with a finish more than correct.
For me the access to acute does not differ more than has that of any other RG, JEM or universe.
for a 7-string it seems rather light and well balanced.

SOUNDS

I play mostly metal stuff axs (dream theater, opeth, pantera ..)
I plugged into a peavey bandit 112 (a recent, not the one manufactured in the States), with a metal master digitech distortion and ultimately get a pretty heavy sound that is close enough that you can hear on train Thought of the dream (relatively guards of course).
The Ibanez pickups are correct without rock the house .. as bridge or neck position I like the ds intermediate positions as I think it lacks personality in the clear. all positions together I would say they lack a bit of precision.
I intend therefore to change the pickups pr something a little edgier.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had a few months and this is what I mainly play.
In the end I really like the handle, but I remain deu by floyd: it seems less accurate than models with most of Jem and universe, so I did not catch the interest of the system to block the small ring rope, as Floyd, as a - it's a hassle to properly block the rope, and 2 - it works very well without using it! I precise that even when floyd is very much in question in the agreement lasts.
on the other hand, it is on, its not the 7-string musicman petrucci (which, incidentally, has been dropped), but the fact remains that I love this scratching, and that 800 new I think I will buy it back.
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Bobdugers04/16/2005

Bobdugers's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez RG1527
24 frets, 2 humbucker Ibanez, floyd, volume and tone. Just what I asked a scratch! and especially 7-string, hello potential.

UTILIZATION

Good Access in treble.
The weight is correct and the balance is good.
Good sound of the game without looking for the right balance of knob.

SOUNDS

Perfect for playing mtal, especially Korn etc ...
Only small BMOL, micro serious not sound terrible in its bright, saturated as it is ok.

OVERALL OPINION

I play it for two years and I do not intend to change it, it suits me. If I had to change something that can be micro serious.
This is a great skyscraper try! You will not come back on then 6 strings!
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