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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-12-2010, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question opinions please!! (8-String question)

Okay I have been waiting to get an 8 string and now i can finally get it after saving up some cash but have a very limited budget of about 600.I want to get it as soon as possible and the 2 options i have drawn up based on what i want with little sacrifices of specs.

Option #1
Schecter Damien Elite 8-String (Crimson Red)
http://proguitarshop.com/store/guita...-8-cred-p-1596

Sacrifices:Shorter scale then wanted

Option #2
Agile Intrepid 828 MN Dark Burst
http://www.rondomusic.com/INTREPID828mndarkburst.html

Sacrifices:Loss of EMG's (done know if thats a good thing yet)

The only reason i havent chosen one yet is because all the places i check for the Schecter are back ordered till the 21is of this month and the other reason is i hesitant about which pickups are better for more of a "Djent" style,The tight attack but able to hold alot of gain.

Please give your opinins
and also how long does it usually take agile to ship on average-big concern as well.

Thanks for your time!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-12-2010, 06:03 PM
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Re: opinions please!! (8-String question)

Besides no floyd rose that agile rules !
It's beautiful and different from other models.
I don't like the sound of the 8 string cause it's too low,I prefer 7 strings BUT if I was going to buy one it'd be that agile.
A different color and a floyd and I'd be in heaven!
Schecters to me look really cheap.
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I'd go the Agile too.
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Re: opinions please!! (8-String question)

agile all the way
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Re: opinions please!! (8-String question)

Agile is the way to go.. And don't worry, loss of emg808's isn't a loss at all. If the guitar has cepheus pups, they are considered quite good. And you can always put on some blackouts (and the agiles are routed for actives already..) or bare knuckles or whatever floats your boat
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 08:09 PM
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Re: opinions please!! (8-String question)

I just bought an Agile 8 string and over all it's decent. The stock pickups are garbage, and from the factory, everything on the first fret frets out but I would probably buy it again if I had too.
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Re: opinions please!! (8-String question)

I just got my Agile back from my tech. I'll probably copy and paste this in my Agile NGD thread.

The problem with the notes fretting out was due to frets 3, 4, and 5 being too high and they needed to be re-set. A truss rod adjustment had to be made and the the action needed to come up. Also at no point in making the guitar were the frets leveled and crowned. Not really a big deal, but something to be aware of.

On a positive note, the neck has 2 truss rods.
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Re: opinions please!! (8-String question)

Agile is awesome!

The scale will make the lows sing and the pickups can ALWAYS be swapped.
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Re: opinions please!! (8-String question)

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I just got my Agile back from my tech. I'll probably copy and paste this in my Agile NGD thread.

The problem with the notes fretting out was due to frets 3, 4, and 5 being too high and they needed to be re-set. A truss rod adjustment had to be made and the the action needed to come up. Also at no point in making the guitar were the frets leveled and crowned. Not really a big deal, but something to be aware of.

On a positive note, the neck has 2 truss rods.
What the hell... I've owned several Agiles including an 8 string and have never gotten one that the frets were not leveled and crowned. Sounds like you should have used their return policy to get another one.
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