Re: NGD Ibanez RG2228
thanks guys, i like it a lot, i was lookin into 8-10 strings, but after playing an 8 string, i decided 9 and 10 were too much: too low notes/frequencies for the guitar (and guitar amplification/pickups) and uncomfortable to play, at least fretting would require a serious 90 degree wrist bend - which might lead to carpal tunnel lol. i thought 8s were too much at first before trying, but i gave a couple a shot and i liked it, so since ibanez had an 8 string prestige/team j craft (j custom?) with EMG 808s, i had to get it, moreso than anything because of what i was able to buy it for that made it possible and irresistible. plus with the money i had my only option for a 9 or 10 string was agile, so it was like (a) get the best 8 string on the market [for me/IMO] or (b) get a 9 or 10 string ive never even tried from a company i dont know much about and dont like really.
syl, ive never done a vid but since you mentinon it, it will come soon as my 2gb of ram gets in cuz pro tools is corrupt on my original computer, and i reinstalled it on another hard drive, but now it wont record with 1gb, and im curious to make a pro tools video (meaning audio in 11r>pro tools w/ webcam as vid, cuz u wont wanna hear this thing thru my webcams mic and my quarter stack lol)...any requests as far as guitar solo, programmed drums, layered keys, clean/overdriven/both?
ill tell you what dorian, it would be daunting except for the wizard neck, which is why i wanted the rg2228, its the thinnest, fastest 8 string neck on the market....lemme put it you like this, if ibanez made vai an 8 string jem/universe, this is the neck they would use, and i consider jem necks top of the line and thinnest.other 8 strings necks that ive played are thicker and make it less playable. right scale/ length too, 25.5-26.5" arent long enough really for the low F#, but 27" is just right, there are longer necks, but thats too long for me....
with all that said, even with a wizard neck, idk about 9 and 10 strings tho, and i doubt guitar companies are going to make a production 9+ strings guitar. there are semi-custom agiles and halos, but idk anything about those companies and i wouldnt spend $725 to see if i liked a 10 string not knowing if i could resell it.