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post #1 of 171 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez 8 string???

Please have a look at the following pics of this Ibanez 8 string....




Compaired to regular RG-7 you can see the upperhorn swoop to be a little less deep/wide than normal RG swoop.....

But the neck.....and this is what's bugging me. The neck looks almost like regular RG-7 neck. I mean, it's not huge like the 8s I have seen from others (LGM et al.)

Seem the string spacing is more compact......

Not even asking where he might have gotten that top-nut and trem, cause bet they are custom jobs.
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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

Yep, Meshuggah's custom 8s.
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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

The cutaways are the same. They just look different in relation to the neck because those 8s have a really long scale length.
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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

The strings almost look too close together to be playable. The LGM's look easier.
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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

But check the "chords" he's playing! Ok, sorry, couldn't resist ;-)

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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

From the other thread in this area, I have read it's a 30" scale length neck.
Now it makes more sence, to me.

The 30" scale length is giving this huge neck....a rather long and "slim" appearance. I really like the look of it.

Not sure though what this longer neck will have of advantage over a 27" neck.
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30" will give the thing a more bass-guitar feel, which is the thing that meshuggah are heading for, with more single note stuff.

Edit: But what about the high Eb? I`m puzzled, maybe 008 string?

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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

Anyone know for sure how they tune it?
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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, eb.
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Those things are gorgeous though! Absolute monsters! I bet they play pretty amazing too. God I want one of those things - lol.
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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

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But check the "chords" he's playing! Ok, sorry, couldn't resist ;-)
Ok, I'll grant ya what he's doing in these pics looks pretty simplictic, but I'm asumming you've heard some Mesh, right? These guys are about as far from one-finger powerchord hacks as they come.

I really don't think they look THAT thin- I'm sure they're slightly more compressed than a 7,. but no more than the difference between a 7 and a 6.

Those are the best pics I've seen yet of the 8's, though- score.

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F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, eb.

So a low string below the usual low 7th string.......awesome, would love to have a go on one. It confuses most other guitarist/bass players if they are trying to follow you with 7 strings, 8 would be excellent
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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

Ever since I stumbled upon this link:

http://www.capitaledumetal.com/index....jsp%3Fid%3D87

on extendedrangeguitar.com, this 8-string Ibanez has been buggin me.
The more I look at it....the more I want one.

And now knowing it's a 30" scale guitar.......what nut size is on that thing.....

43 mm - 6 string
48 mm - 7 string

so logically.....this should have a 53 mm wide nut at the top of the neck, but this one seems more like 50 mm or so. The strings look closer together then normal.......but I guess not sure what is normal anymore after seeing this thing......

My 6 string seems so flipsy, all of a sudden. ;-(

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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

Like mentioned, the neck is friggin wide, it justs seems alot more narrow `cos of the scale length. Their Nevborn 7s are 28", and their Ibanezes are 27", except for their Universes, which they used 1995ish
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Re: Ibanez 8 string???

hint:

43/6= 7.1666...
48/7= 6.8571

7.1666/6.8571= .9568

6.8571*.9568= 6.5609

6.5609*8= 52.4872

Hmm. That was supposed to come out as 50mm, so I could feel like a smart-arse. Oh well... It's possible there's no relationship between the 6 and 7 change and the 7 and 8- could be the longer scale is making it look narrower than it actually is...?
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