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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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E-Gen 8 or Charvel San Dimas?

I am going to be coming into a bit of money, and I want to finally get the sweet shred guitar I have always wanted...I play shred and instrumental rock in the style of Vai, Timmons and Satriani

I have norrowed it down to one of the new E-Gens and a Charvel Style 1

I dont know the price of the new Ibanez, but I suspect it will be similar to that of the Charvel, if it is lower that money will go to a set of Evolutions (I her that is was Herman used before the HLM was developed?)

so what do you guys think?
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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Re: E-Gen 8 or Charvel San Dimas?

I take a regular 24 fret S over the egen. handle is atrocious. The S itself is a great guitar.
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Re: E-Gen 8 or Charvel San Dimas?

The original E-Gen is an absolutely fantasic guitar, but the new one if a low end guitar. Edge 3, Wizard 2 neck, etc. Way better to get a prestige S than one of the new Egens. No idea on the price point though.
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Re: E-Gen 8 or Charvel San Dimas?

RG 550 reissue
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Re: E-Gen 8 or Charvel San Dimas?

I looked at some of the RG series, I really like the thick body, but I have just never really been partial to basswood. It has a weird EQ hump in the high mids that I can never get past. That being said those reissues are sweet, and will not rule them out.

How do the neck pickups sound on the double-octave Ibanez neck? Do they still have a fat, singing quality? I know I have played a few 24 fret ESPs, and the neck pickup had no life whatsoever.
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Re: E-Gen 8 or Charvel San Dimas?

The E-Gen is the most interesting guitar that Ibanez have released in a long time.

But those Charvels are way cool and always will be.

Sucks to be you, OP
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Sucks to be you, OP
Tell me about it...

I really wish that Ibanez made an Alder RG (not a jem) I would own one in a hearbeat!

I'm off to the guitar store to play some guitars, I'll come back with an update!
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Re: E-Gen 8 or Charvel San Dimas?

You really should try out some S-models.. Mahogany instead of basswood. And the older ones have lo-pro edge (or is it original edge? can't remember) if you prefer "normal" floyd over the zero resistance systems.
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Re: E-Gen 8 or Charvel San Dimas?

Between those two guitars, I would get the Charvel.
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Tell me about it...

I really wish that Ibanez made an Alder RG (not a jem) I would own one in a hearbeat!

I'm off to the guitar store to play some guitars, I'll come back with an update!
Tell me about it! Alder body, maple neck and fretboard would be perfection. I'm considering getting one of those USA production San Dimas guitar specifically because of that.
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Re: E-Gen 8 or Charvel San Dimas?

Charvel. The necks are like pure sex.

If the Egen 8 is Indo (like I think it is) there's no comparison at all here.
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Charvel. The necks are like pure sex.
I had a horrible girl like that once
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I had a horrible girl like that once
Your definition must be very different then.
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Charvel. The necks are like pure sex.

If the Egen 8 is Indo (like I think it is) there's no comparison at all here.
QFT

The Charvel is probably the only new guitar that I would part money for. The are actually very good value.

As Toshiro says, the necks are amazing.
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