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post Mar 15 2013, 04:29 PM
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Todd, Fireball - Please keep us updated, I've really wanted to dabble in the serious drop tune stuff but can't justify breaking my bank account to do it. This looks like it would be perfect.

Looking forward to your reviews!


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post Mar 15 2013, 04:32 PM
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Ive never heard anything bad about them!

I've got a friend on Facebook who has it and he loves it. I've actually been looking into getting one myself.


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post Mar 15 2013, 11:22 PM
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I'm keeping a close watch on my email because I will get an automatic notification when it arrives at Guitar Center.


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post Mar 15 2013, 11:53 PM
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Order was shipped out.


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post Mar 16 2013, 09:40 PM
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So far I like it but I must admit I'm getting way more string buzz than I"m used to. With the neck set flat and with low action, it buzzes far worse than my ibanez 7 string. It plays great though. Also, the pickups are the one thing I'm thinking about swapping out. Perhaps with a set of DEATHBAR pickups. These pickups sorta just sound cheap. I realize they had to cut corners to get this guitar this cheap. For this price, the guitar is impressive. If you want to get started with an 8 string I"d say it's the way to go. It just plays SOOOOOOOO much better than the ESP 8 string I sold. And that one cost about double and had neck through body and EMG pickups!! String tension was awful on the ESP, so tight that made bends a pain. The ibanez is smooth as glass I'm comparing apples to apples in that both guitars were setup by the same guy for the same purpose to my specs. THe IBBY just CRUSHED the ESP in playability.

Again, the string buzz is my main issue, and the cheap pickups. But I can work around those things at this price smile.gif


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QUOTE (gregc1 @ Mar 15 2013, 11:29 AM) *
Todd, Fireball - Please keep us updated, I've really wanted to dabble in the serious drop tune stuff but can't justify breaking my bank account to do it. This looks like it would be perfect.

Looking forward to your reviews!



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post Mar 17 2013, 08:08 PM
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UPS says it should arrive at Guitar Center tomorrow by the end of the day! ohmy.gif I hope so!!


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post Mar 19 2013, 02:53 AM
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I have picked up my new guitar and I love it! I changed the strings to Ernie Ball 8-string set because the factory ones were way too floppy.
You can view I higher quality picture here. Ibanez RG8

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I am tuned to EAEADGBA. These new strings play much better. I did some adjustments on the height and intonation and the fret buzz has been minimized. I was playing around with my EP's title track "Living in the Last Days." Coming up with some 8 string parts. I could probably include it as a bonus track, as my Jackson SLSMG will remain the main guitar on the EP. The next album will be 8-string throughout. haha

-Brandon (stoked and proud to own my first 8) smile.gif


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post Mar 19 2013, 03:02 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Mar 18 2013, 08:53 PM) *
I have picked up my new guitar and I love it! I changed the strings to Ernie Ball 8-string set because the factory ones were way too floppy.
You can view I higher quality picture here. Ibanez RG8

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I am tuned to EAEADGBA. These new strings play much better. I did some adjustments on the height and intonation and the fret buzz has been minimized. I was playing around with my EP's title track "Living in the Last Days." Coming up with some 8 string parts. I could probably include it as a bonus track, as my Jackson SLSMG will remain the main guitar on the EP. The next album will be 8-string throughout. haha

-Brandon (stoked and proud to own my first 8) smile.gif


Congrats on the 8-string Fireball.

Do you think you'll be changing the pickups at all?


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post Mar 19 2013, 04:28 AM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Mar 18 2013, 08:02 PM) *
Congrats on the 8-string Fireball.

Do you think you'll be changing the pickups at all?

Yeah, though, I'm not sure what kind yet. I have to slow down my spending. Thanks. And here's my EP's title track with the 8-string.

https://soundcloud.com/fireball100/ibanez-rg8-eptitle

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post Mar 19 2013, 06:47 AM
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Welcome to the RG8 club! smile.gif Enjoy man!!

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QUOTE (thefireball @ Mar 18 2013, 09:53 PM) *
I have picked up my new guitar and I love it! I changed the strings to Ernie Ball 8-string set because the factory ones were way too floppy.
You can view I higher quality picture here. Ibanez RG8

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I am tuned to EAEADGBA. These new strings play much better. I did some adjustments on the height and intonation and the fret buzz has been minimized. I was playing around with my EP's title track "Living in the Last Days." Coming up with some 8 string parts. I could probably include it as a bonus track, as my Jackson SLSMG will remain the main guitar on the EP. The next album will be 8-string throughout. haha

-Brandon (stoked and proud to own my first 8) smile.gif


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post Mar 19 2013, 08:39 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Mar 19 2013, 01:53 AM) *
I have picked up my new guitar and I love it! I changed the strings to Ernie Ball 8-string set because the factory ones were way too floppy.
You can view I higher quality picture here. Ibanez RG8

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I am tuned to EAEADGBA. These new strings play much better. I did some adjustments on the height and intonation and the fret buzz has been minimized. I was playing around with my EP's title track "Living in the Last Days." Coming up with some 8 string parts. I could probably include it as a bonus track, as my Jackson SLSMG will remain the main guitar on the EP. The next album will be 8-string throughout. haha

-Brandon (stoked and proud to own my first 8) smile.gif


Congratulations man! May you wield it happily! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 19 2013, 08:56 AM
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WOW! That is freaking mean! I love it!
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QUOTE (Spock @ Mar 19 2013, 01:56 AM) *
WOW! That is freaking mean! I love it!

Thanks! biggrin.gif I was smiling when I first started playing around with these parts.


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post Mar 19 2013, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Mar 19 2013, 05:53 AM) *
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Man I like that photo. Shadow of the headstock looks really awesome. Congrats again for your 8 stringer cool.gif

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post Mar 19 2013, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Mar 19 2013, 08:52 AM) *
Man I like that photo. Shadow of the headstock looks really awesome. Congrats again for your 8 stringer cool.gif

Thanks. biggrin.gif My little bro took that picture for me. I just edited it to touch it up.


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post Mar 19 2013, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 16 2013, 08:40 PM) *
So far I like it but I must admit I'm getting way more string buzz than I"m used to. With the neck set flat and with low action, it buzzes far worse than my ibanez 7 string. It plays great though. Also, the pickups are the one thing I'm thinking about swapping out. Perhaps with a set of DEATHBAR pickups. These pickups sorta just sound cheap. I realize they had to cut corners to get this guitar this cheap. For this price, the guitar is impressive. If you want to get started with an 8 string I"d say it's the way to go. It just plays SOOOOOOOO much better than the ESP 8 string I sold. And that one cost about double and had neck through body and EMG pickups!! String tension was awful on the ESP, so tight that made bends a pain. The ibanez is smooth as glass I'm comparing apples to apples in that both guitars were setup by the same guy for the same purpose to my specs. THe IBBY just CRUSHED the ESP in playability.

Again, the string buzz is my main issue, and the cheap pickups. But I can work around those things at this price smile.gif


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Awesome! Thanks Todd! Sounds like it would be perfect for someone like me who has never dabbled with the serious drop tune stuff.


QUOTE (thefireball @ Mar 19 2013, 03:28 AM) *
Yeah, though, I'm not sure what kind yet. I have to slow down my spending. Thanks. And here's my EP's title track with the 8-string.

https://soundcloud.com/fireball100/ibanez-rg8-eptitle



Well if Todd's review didn't sell me, this damn sure did! Mother of God that sounded so good.

Now to get clearance from the wife... ph34r.gif


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post Mar 19 2013, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE (gregc1 @ Mar 19 2013, 09:39 AM) *
Well if Todd's review didn't sell me, this damn sure did! Mother of God that sounded so good.

Now to get clearance from the wife... ph34r.gif

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