Musical Instruments : Bass Guitars Reviews - 12/18/2018

Musical Instruments : Bass Guitars Reviews - 12/18/2018

Ibanez RG Series RG7421PB 7-String Electric Guitar Flat Sapphire Blue

Category

Musical Instruments, Bass Guitars

Price

$499.99

SKU:

B00X6UVGL8

Product Rating

5.0 / 5

  • Super-resonant, lightweight, and balanced mahogany body
  • Topped with cool-looking burled poplar
  • 3-piece maple/walnut Wizard II-7 neck is slim, ultra fast and eminently shreddable
  • Get super-hot tones from high-output Quantum ceramic humbucker pickups
  • Awesome precision instrument at a totally great price

Beautiful By:
Awesome
Good Heavy Sound By:
Might want to change the pickups but good sounding guitar.
Nice introduction to a 7 string without breaking your budget By:
Always kind of wanted a 7 string, ever since I saw Steve Vai playing one live years ago, but just never bought one. Saw the price tag on this puppy and couldn't resist. It's typical Ibanez quality for a guitar in this price range, very solid, tiny bit of noise from the volume pot, nice thin Wizard neck, great feel, low action, and good growley sound. Not something I really needed, or would ever use live or for recording, but it's now my favorite for doing my neck exercises, the added low B string gives you a little more of a workout.If you're curious about the 7 string but worried about the typical cost for most, this is the one you want.
Looks just as good as the picture By:
First guitar purchased online and I can honestly say I am pleasently surprised. Looks just as good as the picture, and feels even better to play. The fret board is isn't too wide, doesn't have any buzz, and is nice an light in your hands while still managing to feel quality. Overall a fantastic guitar that I highly recommend.
I actually expected this guitars paint job to be a little lighter like the pics By:
Sound: very versatile. Can do clean very well and the distortion packs a punch!Look: I actually expected this guitars paint job to be a little lighter like the pics, but, nevertheless it's a pretty unique paint job.Feels: pretty light weight and smooth.

Schecter Omen Extreme-7 Electric Guitar (Black Cherry)

Category

Musical Instruments, Bass Guitars

Price

$439.00

SKU:

B0771SRQ3Y

Product Rating

4.7 / 5

  • Graph Tech Tusq Nut
  • 24 X-Jumbo Frets
  • Schecter Diamond Plus Pickups
  • Schecter Tuners
  • Limited Lifetime Guarantee

BUY ONE By:
Superb craftsmanship. (This instrument looked and felt like the assembler was in love with This Guitar.) The sound, provided by: Ernie Ballcobalt 7-string reg, proved unbelievable.Truth be told I hesitated for months, being frightened about the shipping. The packaging was fantastic. (it was ship from the east coast the day if their massive snow; no problems, arrived safe and sound.)For those of you who are unsure of a 7-String: Tune the Low Bass to a LOW "B". The rest just like your 6-String. The neck feels a touch wider but is compensated by being flatter than the standard neck.BUY ONE! YOU'LL LOVE IT!
Five Stars By:
Beautiful guitar
Five Stars By:
Great condition, great package, newest update, love it
A Monster By:
I ordered the guitar using one day shipping so that I could avoid having it sit in the hot delivery truck for a couple of days, not that it really matters since guitars usually get shipped from elsewhere outside the U.S. or sit in a warehouse for awhile, but who cares. The guitar was packaged in the stock Schecter box with another foam reinforced Coffin box on the inside. The guitar was in perfect condition and looked far more amazing than the photos give it credit for, actually the guitar I received was a newer model of the Extreme Omen-7, so it has a matching body color head stock. I started playing it and it felt way lighter than I imagined it would, it is probably 2/3rds the weight of my Les Paul, which is a much smaller guitar. The neck of the guitar is wide and very smooth, this being my first seven string I had to modify some of my methods to adjust for the new spacing, etc. It really is remarkably easy to get used to actually.My primary goal for the purchase of this guitar was to be able to play massive drop tunings without having to permanently modify my six string, since I only own one. So far I am pleased.Concerns: The guitars are already set up by a technician at the factory but it is very likely that you will need to get it adjusted before you can really play it. I had horrible string buzz and when I tried to strum a lot it was remarkably stiff and kind of dead sounding. Turns out the neck was slightly back bowed, which was rectified with about 2 turns of the truss rod. ( I had someone at a shop do that so I didnt get over zealous of jack it up, and it was a bit better but I still wasnt satisfied. I check the string to fret spacing and saw that if I pushed down on say the 6th fret the string would touch all the way down the neck on the heavier strings. I raised the action on the heavier side about 3 turns so that there was a quarter space between the strings and frets and it completely fixed the problem. The guitar sounds like a million bucks and plays like a dream. You won't be disapointed with a guitar purchase from amazon. Just remember that you aren't buying the guitar from a brick and mortar store which would usually have checked and adjusted the guitar before they sell it. You will want to get it checked out and adjusted, which you should probably think to do anyway.
Feedback on Omen 7 Extreme received from Amazon By:
Before this, I had never received any defective items from Amazon. I ordered this one and I was really excited to get it but, the Push/Pull Coil Tap was broken so I requested for a replacement. The replacement arrived in 4 days. The replacement guitar's neck was bent more than usual. They had set the bridge too high so that the strings do not touch the frets. Overall I found it difficult to play with high strings. Although Omen 7 Extreme is a great sounding guitar, I a not happy with my replacement.

Jackson JS22-7 Dinky - Satin Black

Category

Musical Instruments, Bass Guitars

Price

$199.99

SKU:

B00BSL5Z1E

Product Rating

4.2 / 5

  • Dinky JS Series seven-string
  • Arch-top basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • 16"-radius rosewood fingerboard
  • 24 jumbo frets and "piranha" inlays

Very nice By:
Very good. Gave this to my brothers birthday and he was very happy with it.
If you buy this, you’ll be drowning in Poo See in no time By:
It showed up on my doorstep one day....nice!
Great for the money; definitely recommend. By:
Short Answer: This guitar is perfectly fine for the money. I didnt know what to expect but I am pleasantly surprised. This is a good guitar and fun to play.Long Answer: Let me start by saying I’ve built 9 guitars for myself, family members, and friends and I am maniacal about quality. I was interested in getting a 7 string guitar but didnt want to commit to a high priced model. I purchased this after reading through all the reviews thinking I had nothing to lose. I actually really like the guitar. Aside form being very good looking and stylish, it sounds fine. I immediately hooked it up to me Jet City Custom 22 and began chopping away. Best pickups ever? Not really, but again, it sounds fine. I may throw some EMG’s or Bare Knucles in it to get more out of it. The neck, frets, and action were fine; no buzzing and no visible flaws. I would definitely recommend buying this if you are looking at gettting into the 7 string world. Light and well balanced, good paint job, neck feels fine, tuners are fine, volume, tone, and pickup switch is fine. Again, not the greatest quality item in the world, but it’s hard to pick out any cons and flaws becasue I keep going back to “$200!” I honestly am impressed and really like the guitar.
Jackson continues to deliver high quality guitars at affordable prices By:
Unbelievable guitar for the price. When I was a youngster, there were zero guitars of this quality available for $200.Price aside, this is a solid guitar. The simplicity of the electronics is actually something I look for in professional grade guitars: one volume knob, one tone knob, three way toggle switch, nothing more. The pick ups sound excellent, they are high gain and can chug some seriously heavily distorted riffs. This is also an excellent guitar for people looking to play some seven string jazz (guitarists like Charlie hunter and George van eps play gorgeous jazz guitar with seven strings).The extended scale length makes the frets above the 12th feel like a whole new playground, extra space = extra room for your fingers to roam. I rarely move past the 15th fret on my fender, but with this guitar I’m rediscovering the upper register of notes with comfort and ease.My only cons are, the tuning machines are a little wobbly but definitely functional.P.s. this guitar is becoming somewhat of a staple in the budget guitar player community. I have seen these guitars GAINING value online, scoop one up now!!!
Five Stars By:
A must have
It feels better then my 500 dollar By:
This is a beast of a guitar for 200 bucks. It feels better then my 500 dollar schecter
For the price I love it. Sounds good By:
I've had this guitar for only half a day now, and was going to wait a week or so to write a review, but I can't help reviewing it now. For the price I love it. Sounds good, looks good, comfortable playability, and its stayed completely in tune. All the knobs and hardware seems to be solid too. I've played multiple 200 dollar price rage 7 stings this past few months, and this one is by far that best.
Had a big gouge of paint missing on the back and needed a setup but other then that it's awesome. Best 7 string guitar you can get in ... By:
Got this as a blemished item. Had a big gouge of paint missing on the back and needed a setup but other then that it's awesome. Best 7 string guitar you can get in the price range before spending a few hundred more (imho). As always amazon was fast with their shipping and I couldn't be happier with what showed up!
I recommend this product. By:
I spent a lot of time on youtube checking out reviews for this guitar and I finally ordered it because the cost was inexpensive for the what seemed like great performance that was shown on all the review videos. I am indeed very pleased with my purchase. The guitar is great. I play a lot of rock and metal music and this really shines in this area. It has great tonality, it stays in tune extremely well and the design is very nice. The strings that came with it where in working order but I did replace them as I am very specific with my strings. If you are a new or seasoned guitar player, this is a really good buy for heavy metal or hard rock.
Five Stars By:
Got it for my grandson and he loves it

Ibanez S Series S670QM - Sapphire Blue

Category

Musical Instruments, Bass Guitars

Price

$599.99

SKU:

B00I2268EU

Product Rating

3.8 / 5

  • Signature body shape is sculpted, lightweight, and mahogany
  • Stronger and more musically responsive than guitars weighing twice as much
  • Cloaked in a quilted maple top with beautiful transparent finish
  • Light enough to amaze in terms of comfort, heavy enough to provide tone and sustain
  • Wizard III neck provides comfort that translates to responsiveness and speed

Nice Ax! By:
I'm really enjoying this guitar. It's beautiful for starters. The adjustments on the action are pretty decent although I did get some buzzing on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd strings and had to adjust them higher. I'm assuming due to some fret irregularities. It took some effort to set this guitar up but once I got things dialed in and the intonation right it sounds great. Only issue I've really had so far is that one of the hex head screws for the bridge adjustment stripped and I will have to find a replacement. Overall I'm very happy so far.
nice guitar it makes me wish I had 2 of them in different colors. By:
It is absolutely great and plays very nice. One of my best players. I did not have to adjust very much just a little tweaking. I never had a floating tremolo so experienced a little bit of a learning curve for tuning it.
Five Stars By:
good
Five Stars By:
Love it!!!!
Five Stars By:
I enjoy it.Thanks.
Five Stars By:
Beautiful color, smooth finish, no rough edges, tunes nicely - spring tension great for strings it comes with.
Five Stars By:
Beautiful finish. Super action. Plays like a dream.
Early Christmas Present By:
Got to try it out and loved it. Can't wait for Christmas to get here so I can add it to my routine.
Five Stars By:
Great product
then like a distant scream He heard one guitar By:
Standing in the rain, with his head hung lowCouldn't get a ticket, it was a sold out showHeard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scenePut his ear to the wall, then like a distant screamHe heard one guitar, just blew him awayHe saw stars in his eyes, and the very next dayBought a beat up six string in a secondhand storeDidn't know how to play it, but he knew for sureThat one guitar, felt good in his handsDidn't take long, to understandJust one guitar, slung way down lowWas one way ticket, only one way to goSo he started rockin'Ain't never gonna stopGotta keep on rockin'Someday he's gonna make it to the topAnd be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyesHe's a juke box heroHe took one guitar, juke box hero, stars in his eyesJuke box hero, he'll come alive tonightIn a town without a name, in a heavy downpourThought he passed his own shadow, by the backstage doorLike a trip through the past, to that day in the rainAnd that one guitar made his whole life changeNow he needs to keep rockin'He just can't stopGotta keep on rockin'That boy has got to stay on topAnd be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyesHe's a juke box hero, got stars in his eyesYeah, juke box hero, got stars in his eyesWith that one guitar he'll come aliveCome alive tonightYeah, he's gotta keep rockin'He just can't stopGotta keep on rockin'That boy has got to stay on topAnd be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyesHe's a juke box hero, got stars in his eyesJust one guitar, put stars in his eyesHe's just a juke box hero, aah aah aahJuke box hero, juke box hero, he's got stars in his eyesStars in his eyes