Re: Bought an 8 string
hey dudes , i got it tuesday.
It is sweet, i checked it over as soon as i pulled it out of the box and the quality and craftmenship is excellent. There wasn't anything i could find, the frets were dressed and filed uniform, the finish is nice and satin smooth, the neck's finish feels like the lighter finished ibanez necks, the hard wear an pickups are top notch for the price.
It sounds amazing, and plays about the same. I really love it and if i get into some money i'll be buying me one of there neck thru models with a kahler.
It does take a little getting use to because the neck is so wide, if you have problems on a 7 string you are probably not going to be able to get around the 8. I am furtunate and have big paul gilbert style hands so the 8 isn't so bad but one of my buddies looked at it and said he wouldn't be able to play it, and sure enough he had issues.
I did have to change my settings up quite a bit. Less gain more mids, a touch more highs, pulled the bass way back and brought my presence up. I could see how using a Krank or randall would help with having lower tuning.
I checked it out through my buddie's ISP and it does indeed rock and rock hard.
Either way i'll try to get a video up this weekend but i can't make any promises, i am basically working two full time jobs and going to school. I work in a music store and i do the tech work, shipping and reciving, sales and i am in the process of rearranging the whole store to make room for the christmas inventory we will be getting over the next couple of months.
The work thing is a whole different story, so back to agile. I have heard great things about thier guitars, and if thier other stuff is as good as my 8 string, well there is no reason to buy anything else. If i was a touring musician i'd try to get endorsed by agile, because you can buy 2 or 3 of thier guitars for the same price as some of the ibanez, ltd, and schecter stuff and end up with basically the same guitar.