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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking RG2228GK 8 string has arrived!!!!

Got my Ibanez 8 finally after a long wait!!! Plays really well, and is not as awkward, or feel as massive as you might imagine. Really great slim neck, very clear sounding pups, which have a lot of power, and it also sounds really good clean!!! Shed loads of sustain due to all that extra mass in the neck. What a beast! The only real 'problem' i've had is a slight change to the angle of my picking hand when p.h. muting (to cover all 8 strings, and stop unwanted noise) which im geting used to. Been only playing this for the past week, but picked up my Les Paul for a bit and it felt like a little toy! Very weird feeling, as I have been playing that guitar for 10+ years, and for the first time it felt odd! Soon felt normal again though, think it was just culture shock!!! Im lovin' it..........

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Re: RG2228GK 8 string has arrived!!!!

Now THATS a MANS guitar!

Haha.

Sweet guitar man. You'll have to post some videos of it so we can see that baby in action!
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Re: RG2228GK 8 string has arrived!!!!

Just for good measure (and size comparison purposes!!!) here's some pics of the 8 with my 6's:

with my Ibanez J-custom JCRG21B:











Both Ibi's with my 70's Les Paul & strange Tele:

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Re: RG2228GK 8 string has arrived!!!!

Nice! and Congratulations!

How many more strings before they have to call it a harp!
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 11:06 AM
 
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Awesome!

Even though I'd have absolutely no need for 8 strings, I'd still like to own one. Just for experiments sake really. And that low-end chug of course.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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Great guitar!

I must admit though that your JC made my jaw drop (due to the fact that it's the first neck-through ibanez I've seen with GK and an AWESOME color btw).

Congrats on the beautiful family!!!!
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Looks gigantic next to the JCRG21B! BTW, that JCRG21B may very well be my favorite Ibanez ever, awesome guitar!!

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Re: RG2228GK 8 string has arrived!!!!

VERY cool. I have gotten to play on a few as I have been doing my clinics and I have to say I am sold. I am buying one myself. :-) Dont know when I will use it exactly but its just too damn cool not to own! lol

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How many more strings before they have to call it a harp!
well... it could be an 8-string harp or an oversized mandolin
Either way, it's a beastly guitar with a ridiculously thin neck.

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Lots of ohhs and ahhs, very nice,
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Re: RG2228GK 8 string has arrived!!!!

I assume you need large hands or long fingers to play an 8 string well. Is this the case ?

I have yet to try an 8 string or a 7 string for that matter... and iv been playing guitar for 20 years, just never got around to picking up a Universe Shame on me I know !!!
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I have yet to try an 8 string or a 7 string for that matter... and iv been playing guitar for 20 years, just never got around to picking up a Universe Shame on me I know !!!
If we ever jam I'll bring a few of my 7s. They all have vastly different necks so I don't feel guilty about having a bunch of similar guitars.
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If we ever jam I'll bring a few of my 7s. They all have vastly different necks so I don't feel guilty about having a bunch of similar guitars.
Il take u up on that. I'm always up for a jam !!!
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Very nice. Congrats! Nice collection too.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 01:36 PM
 
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Re: RG2228GK 8 string has arrived!!!!

I want an 8 so bad.
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