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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Guitar Day! I never get to say this...

Ok, today I made the big purchase. I have wanted an Ibanez guitar for a long time. I have never had one. Today I cracked down and bought a slightly scratched (very small on the back) H.R. Giger Ibanez RG Series strat. I have been wanting/needing a guitar with a trem system on it. I got it for $500 at Musician's Friend. I talked them into making the cost $500 with tax included. The kid working there was so cool he threw in a nice Fender gig bag for free.

Before I checked out I noticed that one of the fine-tuning screws was missing, but the sales guy pulled one off another RG for me. I'm thrilled, but I'm sure refitting the strings will be a new adventure for me. I was advised to not remove all the strings and tension off at once.

I know to some this may not be considered a big purchase, but this is major with my budget. I don't know what happened. I wasn't that thrilled with the Giger's before, until I actually played one yesterday. The action is wonderful. I do have a little fret buzz to work out on my low E string, though. The whole body is mahogany.

I've been in a bit of a slump lately, so this should help breathe new life into me. I have a friend teaching me how to play Van Halen and Ozzy songs now.

It was important for me to rush home and tell my fellow Jemsiters. I haven't even plugged in to my own amp yet.

I know most know what a Giger looks like, but I will put up pics soon with me and my new baby. I've already installed strap-locks and a new strap on it. YIPPPEEE!!!

Brenda
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Congrats I'm sure you'll love the guitar and you'll get used to setting it up.

Btw, this thread is no good without pics
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heeheehee

work in progress! I love my Ibanez!!!!
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Congrats and welcome to the club.......... Oh yeah once you've started buying Ibanez its hard to stop...
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Thanks for the warning!
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Congrats on the new guitar, once you go Ibanez it's hard to go back from this moment on. I hope you realise that.

And as Gurj said, pics would be great!
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Congratulations Brenda!! Enjoy your new baby.
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Congrats, and enjoy!
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Congrats and welcome to the club.......... Oh yeah once you've started buying Ibanez its hard to stop...
Yep. I once bought an Ibanez, now I have 8.

Congrats on the new axe.
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Congratz and welcome to the club

It's a well known fact that..........NEW GUITAR DAYS ROCK

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post #11 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok, here come the pics

keep in mind that I always look like a criminal in photos
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i love new guitar days, ive had a few myself in last couple of months..

congratz on the giger!

BTW i thought you had a rg 20th??

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In my defense for bad photos, my allergies are killing me today!
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you were right about the criminal look.. just kiddin' .. and the strap is .. well .. very british.. i'm kinda honored.. nice axe.. congratz
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