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Todd Simpson
post Dec 28 2012, 09:46 PM
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There is a new 8 string guitar from Ibanez that only runs about $399 and I've just got to try one and make a video review.

ANYBODY PLAYED ONE OF THESE?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-RG8-8-S...854-i2659105.gc


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post Dec 29 2012, 01:22 AM
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I haven't personally had my hands on one yet, but I have a friend who has one and he loves it!! We're just making some inquiries for some replacement pickups as he want's something a bit higher in Output!
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post Dec 29 2012, 03:34 AM
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I don't have one either, but I would be curious to see your review.


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post Dec 29 2012, 05:16 AM
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Yes, please review. I am leery about models this low priced. Is it still good quality, is what I want to know.


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post Dec 29 2012, 06:22 AM
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Lots of strings and not too much money! That's a good deal! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 29 2012, 09:13 AM
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I would take white one. cool.gif



I found a soundclip...

https://soundcloud.com/m3chk1lla/rg8-stock-p-u-test-gino

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post Dec 29 2012, 09:29 AM
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Let's see what you think about it Todd! I trust a man who knows his Ibanez tongue.gif


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post Jan 1 2013, 05:58 AM
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Man! I gotta ask my local GC to order a white one!! I want to play one myself now! I could upgrade the pickups if I like the guitar!!


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post Jan 1 2013, 05:35 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Jan 1 2013, 04:58 AM) *
Man! I gotta ask my local GC to order a white one!! I want to play one myself now! I could upgrade the pickups if I like the guitar!!


Truth is... the white one looks KILLER!!!


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post Jan 5 2013, 04:29 AM
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I'm gonna get one of these in 2013 and I"ll let you guys know as soon as I"ve got a video review up! The pickups are evidently not the best in the world, but that's easy to fix with new pickups smile.gif Then again, the pickups in my ancient RG560 are not exactly "High End" or active or anything like that and they still work well for the guitar.

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post Jan 5 2013, 09:26 AM
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I haven't had the chance to play one yet, but I hear great things from my friends. They seem to be great guitars for the price!

On a related note, I bought the 7 string equivalent of this (Ibanez RG7321, $400, also the "budget" model line) and ended up loving it! I bought Bareknuckle Cold Sweats for it and it's now my best sounding guitar, hands down.

Just mention it because if you find an RG8 that plays really well and looks good, replace the pickups and you could have a killer guitar on your hands!

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post Jan 5 2013, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE (ConnorGilks @ Jan 5 2013, 08:26 AM) *
I haven't had the chance to play one yet, but I hear great things from my friends. They seem to be great guitars for the price!

On a related note, I bought the 7 string equivalent of this (Ibanez RG7321, $400, also the "budget" model line) and ended up loving it! I bought Bareknuckle Cold Sweats for it and it's now my best sounding guitar, hands down.

Just mention it because if you find an RG8 that plays really well and looks good, replace the pickups and you could have a killer guitar on your hands!


Those cold sweat pickups are THE THING biggrin.gif one of the guys in my band owns a very cheap Ibanez baritone guitar he bought for about 320 bucks on Ebay. He strapped a BK Coldsweat bridge pickup and BLAM! Instant crushing tone! biggrin.gif


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post Jan 8 2013, 09:23 PM
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The 7321 is a GREAT way to get in to 7 string nuttiness! I have a 7320 and I LOVE it!!! You can find the 7320 on ebay, used for around 3 or 4 hundred if you ever decided to upgrade. It mostly adds a locking trem. The other bits are different, but the trim is maybe the BIG difference.

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QUOTE (ConnorGilks @ Jan 5 2013, 03:26 AM) *
I haven't had the chance to play one yet, but I hear great things from my friends. They seem to be great guitars for the price!

On a related note, I bought the 7 string equivalent of this (Ibanez RG7321, $400, also the "budget" model line) and ended up loving it! I bought Bareknuckle Cold Sweats for it and it's now my best sounding guitar, hands down.

Just mention it because if you find an RG8 that plays really well and looks good, replace the pickups and you could have a killer guitar on your hands!



The guys at BARE KNUCKL PICKUPS make some killer stuff! For you guys who haven't heard of them yet, check them out. Their web site has sounds samples and such. They will add new life to any guitar smile.gif
Todd

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 5 2013, 09:25 AM) *
Those cold sweat pickups are THE THING biggrin.gif one of the guys in my band owns a very cheap Ibanez baritone guitar he bought for about 320 bucks on Ebay. He strapped a BK Coldsweat bridge pickup and BLAM! Instant crushing tone! biggrin.gif



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post Feb 18 2013, 08:17 AM
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Really digging this RG 8!! I'd like to add DEATHBAR pickups and it would be perfect smile.gif

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post Feb 18 2013, 02:40 PM
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Video review? biggrin.gif


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post Feb 18 2013, 08:42 PM
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Sounds like a plan!!! smile.gif


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Video review? biggrin.gif



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post Feb 18 2013, 11:11 PM
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I want to see that as well smile.gif


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post Mar 15 2013, 02:13 PM
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Yesterday, I ordered this Ibanez RG8 from Guitar Center! smile.gif I got the black one because I didn't want a guitar that had two colors (white body and black headstock). Besides, black looks so mean!! Excited!


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QUOTE (thefireball @ Mar 15 2013, 01:13 PM) *
Yesterday, I ordered this Ibanez RG8 from Guitar Center! smile.gif I got the black one because I didn't want a guitar that had two colors (white body and black headstock). Besides, black looks so mean!! Excited!


Wow biggrin.gif dude! Awesomeness!


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