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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tosin Abasi 8-string question

I'm in the market for an 8-string. I tried the Ibanez S8QM, which is on the low budget, but at $629 the price was enticing. However, after playing around with it, I wasn't sold (something 'cheap' feeling about it, unlike my JS2400).

OK, so now I'm looking into the Abasi model, the Tam10 (I don't feel like spending 4k on the Tam100 for it to be 10% better than the Tam10). Does anyone have any feedback on this particular model. I can get the Tam10 for $1300, a price in the right ballpark. Thanks.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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Re: Tosin Abasi 8-string question

I haven't played one myself but I have seen a plethora of NGD posts on SS.org. Maybe Rich has messed with one? Here are some links with lots of pics and an "owners club" type of thread.

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Re: Tosin Abasi 8-string question

Not only is it a hideous guitar, but youd be better with the best of the best and not a mutant signature version, of the original #1: RG 2228

You can find those for $1300 in MINT condition, as a matter of fact, I just saw one for sale in NYC CL for one, hope its still for sale
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Re: Tosin Abasi 8-string question

It's a hideous guitar and you can get SO much more for $1300.
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Re: Tosin Abasi 8-string question

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Not only is it a hideous guitar, but youd be better with the best of the best and not a mutant signature version, of the original #1: RG 2228

You can find those for $1300 in MINT condition, as a matter of fact, I just saw one for sale in NYC CL for one, hope its still for sale
Not only that, Tony MacAlpine is using a slightly customized 2228 right now as well For the money, I would never buy a signature that expensive if I can get something just as good for ALOT cheaper. It's why I haven't bought a JEM.
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Re: Tosin Abasi 8-string question

There is also the RGA8, not a bad ride!
I like mine!
I put three Ionizer 8s in it.
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Re: Tosin Abasi 8-string question

Thanks to everyone. I visited the 7-string forum, and not much good was said about the guitar RELATIVE TO THE PRICE. It's not that it's a bad guitar, but more can be had with something else. Interestingly enough, more people sided with the Carvin DC800 (which is played by Javier Reyes of Animals as Leaders. That is the one I ordered... should be ready to ship by the end of the week. $1500 with all the bells and whistles (including triple stained maple quilt in crimson red).
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Re: Tosin Abasi 8-string question

I'd have to say a new RG2228 for $1250 is an extraordinary guitar relative to price
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I'd have to say a new RG2228 for $1250 is an extraordinary guitar relative to price
Maybe only the people who already own one can read your Clearance Ad. It baffles me that you still have any left.
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I think I need to put some adds in SSO! Evidently word of mouth isn't spreading there even though most of those buyers were from there
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I think I need to put some adds in SSO! Evidently word of mouth isn't spreading there even though most of those buyers were from there
Make an Ibanez Rules! thread in the dealer section, Rich!
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I'm still not sure what's allowed there and what isn't. And it's not like I've ever used the classifieds here either
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Re: Tosin Abasi 8-string question

Got the DC800 and love it! Excellent finishing on the guitar, frets, etc. And the low registry notes are very clear... not muddy in the least.
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Thanks to everyone. I visited the 7-string forum, and not much good was said about the guitar RELATIVE TO THE PRICE. It's not that it's a bad guitar, but more can be had with something else. Interestingly enough, more people sided with the Carvin DC800 (which is played by Javier Reyes of Animals as Leaders. That is the one I ordered... should be ready to ship by the end of the week. $1500 with all the bells and whistles (including triple stained maple quilt in crimson red).
Wow, shoulda waited though. Yesterday Jeff Kiesel at Carvin released a new flame/quilt color called lava. REALLY sexy with deep triple stain.

I have a JB200C with Deep purple flame. You definitely did the right thing getting the DTS. It will make your guitar look soooooo much better
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Re: Tosin Abasi 8-string question

Rg 2228
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