Washburn WG-587V

Electric 7-String Guitar

Made by Washburn

Description Wasburn 7 string electric, comes in metallic grey or red. Floyd Rose trem and locking nut. D-S-D pickup configuration with 5-way toggle. 24 frets.
Posted By Keith Sherrill (105)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 1/6/2003, Keith Sherrill (105) posted:
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I chose this over the Ibanez RG7420, both because of the price and a friend's recomendation. I absolutely love this guitar. Simply install new pickups (at least at the bridge position), and this is the absolute BEST value on a 7-string.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: www.music123.com
Features:
US-made. 7 string. 24 jumbo frets, comes with .009s, so if you change your gauge of strings, be sure to adjust the bridge tension accordingly. Two knobs; one tone, one volume, with a coil tap switch. Three pickups; H/S/H, five-way toggle switch. Double cutaway body, beautiful finish. Locking nut, Floyd Rose trem.
Playability:
The neck is fat, but thin, so it's easy to play fast. With the standard pickups, if you set your action too low, you get a slight buzz, especially at the lower string, and especially with a light gaug set of strings. Other than that, it's tip-top.
Sound Quality:
I use a 212 wat Crate amp, and lotsa boss effects. It plays just great through my setup and handles HEAVE distortion well. I use it for metal, funk, and fusion; this axe gets the job done. Very diverse timbre, depending on the pickups you use. I installed three new DiMarzio Blaze pckups in it, and that totally got the buzz out. With the standard pickups, you get a lot of electrical noise.
Durability:
I haven't had it for long enough to test the durability, but I haven't had an problems at all with it.