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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RG8?

Seriously considering ordering one of these, I generally don't order online(I mostly shop used).

But the price is REALLY tempting me, are they on sale or something?

Anyone had any experience with these? Most of the feedback I've seen seems relatively positive.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 04:37 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

They are ibanez's budget 8 strings. Ive heard good things about them as well.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

I played one a few weeks back at a GC. They sound great. I really like Ibanez's stock active pickups. Build quality is almost exactly the same as my RG7321 which IMO is really good in general and excellent considering the $400 it costs. I will say it reminded me of playing a Universe back when they came out as far as finding the 8th string strange. I didn't like 7's until much later in life when I got an RG7620 but that's another story. The one at the GC was out of tune (no surprise) and tuning the 4/4 headstock was odd being used to inline 6 tuners added with the strange extra string. I love this headstock and kind of wish Ibanez would do a few 3/3 six string guitars with it.
The guitar overall plays well but don't have very high expectations of the 8 out of the gate. I found it very hard to get to that top string and I have big hands. In all a great guitar but I'd say it's not for me. I'll stick to 6's and the occassional 7.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

Really wish I could play it before I ordered, but I don't want to miss out on the current pricing lol.

Argh, decisions..
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

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Really wish I could play it before I ordered, but I don't want to miss out on the current pricing lol.

Argh, decisions..
The current price isn't a special sale or anything. I'd think you have time to take your time on this decision.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

Yeah theres no sale
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

I played one before. Really liked it. Stayed in tune, had a comfortable neck, and sounded decent enough.

All it REALLY needs is thicker strings. The stock ones are just too damn thin.

And new pickups could never hurt.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

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The current price isn't a special sale or anything. I'd think you have time to take your time on this decision.
Well dang, this keeps getting better.

What's the catch? LOL.

Perhaps I've become too jaded . Looking forward to trying one out. Local GC had a dean 8 string, it was comfortable to play aside from really dead strings. I'm used to 7 strings and the jump to 8 was refreshing.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 01:12 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

I'm very curious to try one of these, but I decided to wait till I try an Ibby 7 string first lol

Idk, I don't get 8 strings for my kind of music. I guess I shouldn't complain. Noone is making me buy one
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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Well dang, this keeps getting better.

What's the catch? LOL.

Perhaps I've become too jaded . Looking forward to trying one out. Local GC had a dean 8 string, it was comfortable to play aside from really dead strings. I'm used to 7 strings and the jump to 8 was refreshing.
Ask your local GC to order one of those so you can try it out. They are popular, so if you order one and decide not to buy it, there always will be some other idiot who will!
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ask your local GC to order one of those so you can try it out. They are popular, so if you order one and decide not to buy it, there always will be some other idiot who will!
Said they couldn't get one in unless I paid for it upfront. I'm thinking...what's the point of that?
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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Said they couldn't get one in unless I paid for it upfront. I'm thinking...what's the point of that?
Probably to be sure that the guitar is gonna be bought by the one who ordered it. If you let everyone just order guitars but they don't buy them, the guitars would pile up to the ceiling. Quite logical if you ask me.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

The RG8 is a great guitar for $400. Its by far the best 8 string anywhere near that price point. Its a very simple guitar which is part of why it is so good. Take away the 27" scale length and good neck and all you have is a basswood body, 2 humbuckers, 3 way switch, and simple bridge. There isn't much that can go wrong on it unless the hardware is made out tin foil. You should be safe ordering one online from Sweetwater. The guitar will need to be set up when you get it though. But even that won't be a huge deal because there is no floating bridge to deal with.

Almost half of the members of ss.org have purchased one and I have yet to see one show up in the for sale section, which is really impressive.
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

Awesome guitars for the price, they're already a best seller. can't go wrong, except the pickups
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG8?

Even i am jumping on one of these this year,this or the S version which is also 27inch.
I will decide once everything has been revealed after Namm.
These things will be everywhere!
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