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Unread 03-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #2751
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Based on his post a few posts ago, I think he got the case after the fact.

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Unread 03-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #2752
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Ha ha! Just got my Bloodburst Pro. No fancy picstory or anything because, frankly, I'm just not that clever, and I'm at work, and I was too impatient to take pictures anyway. And, since the camera on my phone sucks, no pictures at all for the moment, though I will attempt to correct that when I get home.

The guitar looks even better in person than in the pictures, which is amazing. It's darker and less glossy and actually really reminds me of a Schecter Loomis, though I haven't seen one of those in person. Everything appears to be about flawless on mine, which is a bonus. Don't let earlier reports fool you though, the fretboard is positively monstrous. The neck feels Ibanez-thin, so it's very playable and should be easy to get used to.

Being at work, I haven't plugged it in of course, but, not surprisingly, the intonation is not close, so a bit of setting up will be required. All part of the fun of getting a new guitar! Sucks that I sliced a finger on my fretting hand last night and so I can't REALLY try it out the way I'd like to, but so far this appears to be easily worth the price and maybe even worth the wait (though that part was torturous!)
You gotta post pictures because thats what I have coming to me. I was a bit worried because the pics ive seen of the standard bloodburst the red seemed WAY too bright but that may be because of the different wood. I hope its no brighter than in these pics.
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Unread 03-05-2009, 05:51 PM   #2753
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Got moine. Nice but there's a chip out of the nut beside the low F#, I got the wrong case, there are a couple of very small hairline scratches on the back, there are some scratches on the bridge from the screws. I emailed Kurt and am awaiting a response.

I like the guitar other than these things though. It plays well and is very pretty. I'm going to have a NGD picstory posted a little later.
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Unread 03-05-2009, 05:54 PM   #2754
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Sounds good, frets seem to be leveled well. The only issues I've noticed are that the nut could be slotted much deeper, probably 1-2mm on every string, and the 1st & 2nd string will need longer screws to be properly intonated. Also, the 8h string it shipped with is only a .060 according to caliper.
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Unread 03-05-2009, 06:06 PM   #2755
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Got my Standard 8 Bloodburst/Rosewood today and I couldn't be happier.

The stock pickups are even half decent. This is my first ERG too, and I don't think I'll be going back now after jamming on the Intrepid all day.
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Unread 03-05-2009, 06:26 PM   #2756
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Sounds good, frets seem to be leveled well. The only issues I've noticed are that the nut could be slotted much deeper, probably 1-2mm on every string, and the 1st & 2nd string will need longer screws to be properly intonated. Also, the 8h string it shipped with is only a .060 according to caliper.
Same with mine. I got a .060 for my 8th string. And I wondered why it was a bit flubby sounding.

And I as well will need longer screws for my low Eb and Ab strings. There is enough thread on the screws for the High Eb and Bb strings.

Also my Douglas case is a bit loose fitting, I might not have the right case as well
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Unread 03-05-2009, 07:36 PM   #2757
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Got moine. Nice but there's a chip out of the nut beside the low F#, I got the wrong case, there are a couple of very small hairline scratches on the back, there are some scratches on the bridge from the screws. I emailed Kurt and am awaiting a response.

I like the guitar other than these things though. It plays well and is very pretty. I'm going to have a NGD picstory posted a little later.
Is your case too small too?
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Unread 03-05-2009, 08:39 PM   #2758
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Got my Bloodburst around 3:00pm and it is just beautiful. First thing i noticed is how smooth the neck is, it is a freaking dream to play and the upper fret access is GREAT. It is definetly gonna need a good set up i am probably going to switch the 72 to an 80 and go from there. The finish was flawless and after an exterely thourough look over there was no scratches! execpt for the hairline scratch i myself provided on the back. my complaint is (suprise) the EMG 808 which has about as much tone as a waterlogged potatoe. It took me about 2 hours to get a semi-acceptable tone out of it. so maybe a pickup change will in order or maybe i will just spend a little more time searching for something really good. But all in all the guitar is ....ing wonderful. I will post pics tommarow

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Unread 03-05-2009, 08:49 PM   #2759
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Okay, finally, my Bloodburst Pro (and in the right thread this time). I've tried to select shots that are most representative of the color, but this one's a little tricky to pick up it seems. Natural light would probably be better, but God only knows when I'll be seeing that again here in Michigan.

To me, the first one is probably closest to how it seems in person, it's pretty dark with a very subtle burst effect, which I rather like.











EDIT: Added gratuitous ass shot for fun and to show off the full glory of the neck-thru construction
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Unread 03-05-2009, 08:54 PM   #2760
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That looks absolutely beautiful...cant wait to get mine.

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Unread 03-05-2009, 09:13 PM   #2761
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Okay, finally, my Bloodburst Pro (and in the right thread this time). I've tried to select shots that are most representative of the color, but this one's a little tricky to pick up it seems. Natural light would probably be better, but God only knows when I'll be seeing that again here in Michigan.

To me, the first one is probably closest to how it seems in person, it's pretty dark with a very subtle burst effect, which I rather like.
Dude, what are the chances of you letting me try that thing out sometime? I really need to try a long-scale 8 before committing to buy one.
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Unread 03-05-2009, 09:33 PM   #2762
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Is there any wallhanger that will fit the neck of the Intrepids?
Off The Wall Guitar Wall Hanger for Wider Necks from zZounds.com!
Think this'd work?
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Unread 03-05-2009, 09:37 PM   #2763
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I ordered one of these and I'm pretty excited to get it. It's going to be my first 8 string. But I'm not sure what gauge string to use for the lowest string.

On my 7 strings I generally used the Ernie Ball 10 gauge Slinkys tuned down a half step. So can anyone point me in the right dirrection for what to use for a low F?
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Unread 03-05-2009, 09:38 PM   #2764
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Is there any wallhanger that will fit the neck of the Intrepids?
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Think this'd work?
If it holds a 6 string bass, I'd think it would be fine, though it'd be nice if they could suggest some maximum dimensions to make life easier. In case you ever find out the numbers on it, the Intrepid neck is right about two and a quarter inches wide at the nut.
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Unread 03-05-2009, 09:48 PM   #2765
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I ordered one of these and I'm pretty excited to get it. It's going to be my first 8 string. But I'm not sure what gauge string to use for the lowest string.

On my 7 strings I generally used the Ernie Ball 10 gauge Slinkys tuned down a half step. So can anyone point me in the right dirrection for what to use for a low F?
I pose this same question but I use 11-14-28-38-48-58 for Bb standard. What should I grab for an F?

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If it holds a 6 string bass, I'd think it would be fine, though it'd be nice if they could suggest some maximum dimensions to make life easier. In case you ever find out the numbers on it, the Intrepid neck is right about two and a quarter inches wide at the nut.
That's what I thought, but like you said, no dimensions to go by. I'll contact the company or something. Thanks btw, you saved me searching for a tape measure.
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Unread 03-06-2009, 12:13 AM   #2766
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I would use something close to 8-38 + 52 + 70. Remember that the scale length is going to add quite a bit of tension.
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Unread 03-06-2009, 12:29 AM   #2767
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Not sure how recent this is but according to Rondo's site, they aretaking pre-orders on the Intrepid Standard Dark Burst/Ebony, $312.50 is the deposit with a final price of $625

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man I hope mine fits in the case...it should since i asked him to send it in the case heh
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I put an Elixir 68 on my low F# (I have a first run Intrepid) and that's about as light as I would go, as tuning stability isn't great. I'd go for a 72 or 74 ideally. Any heavier and the low string sounds DRAMATICALLY different from the upper strings.
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I use a 80 on my bottom string tuned to low E...thats perfect for me...sounds really nice and clear
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Alright, I've got my 8 strings of metal all the way here in the Netherlands =D
It's flawless, not a mark on it, perfect job. And the satin finish is awesome, real clean and slick looking. The neck friggin massive =p but it's also really thin so it actually plays quite fast. And the neck joint, man it really feels comfortable playing way up high.

The sounds just amazing, totally blows the 808 away, anytime. Clean sound can be very snappy and also warm and mellow. High gain is just pure ....ing DJENT all the way, I love it.

Money well spend, and I didn't even get charged by customs, so, HELL YEAH!
Grand total 770 US Dollars, that's like 613 euro's. =D
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YES! It arrived! I am sooo glad I picked one up.....

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Originally, I had ordered an Ocean Burst Pro. After seeing the shots come out of the standard and pro models of OB, I knew I wasn't going to like it as much as I thought. Thankfully, Kurt did one hell of a favor and swapped my order with one that cancelled out.

Initial thoughts:
Plays fantastic! There are the typical setup issues, but these are minor and come along with getting a new guitar.

Comfortable! Feels really nice on and the neck is not as scary as I thought it would be. I don't feel like I will get worn out with it on my shoulder during a show.

The case is overly roomy and the guitar moves when I pick it up. That is something I worry about though. Im not sure if I want to go and bother Kurt again because of it.

Cosmetically, flawless. I searched for SOMETHING to be dented, scratched, or cracked, but nothing was found!!!!

I was able to dial in some fun sounds - both heavy and clean - rather quickly. Most likely, I will be tweaking the hell out of those settings in the future, but I did spend about 2 hours just on a clean setting and man - IT WAS KILLER. The heavy sound was tight and very clear.

Thanks Kurt for being super nice and thanks Darren for getting this idea off the ground!

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Holy shit, i've got massive GAS for one of those.

Im ordering one first thing when the next round starts
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I have a first run Standard and I use a .010-.056 7 string set with a .075 bass string. Feels just fine. Im honestly not thrown off or noticing any extreme change in tension besides the F# being tighter and clearer. The only bad thing is the ball end of the bass string doesnt fit inside the ferrule does anyone know where I can find big fat strings like that with guitar size ball ends?

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all these people getting their intrepids ugh.. and im still waiting for mine..
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