homepage   sevenstring guitars   sevenstring registry   photo gallery   subscription   spy 
Sevenstring.org - The Seven String Guitar Authority
Go Back   SevenString.org > Music Discussion > Extended Range Guitars
LIKE SS.org on Facebook FOLLOW SS.org on Twitter
  
Extended Range Guitars Welcome to everyone from ERG.com. Eight, Nine, Baritone and beyond discussion here.

Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By guy in latvia
  • 1 Post By XEN
  • 1 Post By guy in latvia
  • 1 Post By Mehnike
  • 1 Post By guy in latvia

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 01-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
SS.org Regular
 
guy in latvia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 1,251
Thanked: 6
guy in latvia is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
NGD

One of the most intense NGDs ever, so awesome!









So now that youve seen the pics. Review time.

So far, loving the 27" scale, but on an 8 more would be too much for me, the neck is already wide as ....! i got big hands but my fingers aint too long, so this is gonna take some time to adapt to.

construction is spot on perfect, amazing job from team J craft!

the bride is probably the nicest ive ever played, super easy to tune and maintain + floyd type of stability!

my only gripe is with the EMGs, they sound really really dull and dark, i had to turn my presence up to 80% wtf? im gonna have to play around with the pickups on this one...

question for the 8 stringers. its got a 70 as the low F#, its way too loose, what do most of you guys use?
djinn314 likes this.
guy in latvia is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Seven String

Beitrag Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on SevenString.org
   
Unread 01-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
XEN
(formerly urklvt)
 
XEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 3,705
Thanked: 8
XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Congrats man!
I use a 0.074 and many guys swear by 0.080.
simonXsludge likes this.
XEN is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
SS.org Regular
 
guy in latvia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 1,251
Thanked: 6
guy in latvia is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
thanks!

id probably go with the 80 since the 70 feels REALLY loose.

do they even make 80 gauge guitar strings, or do I have to buy a bass string and wind it down?
guy in latvia is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-19-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
XEN
(formerly urklvt)
 
XEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 3,705
Thanked: 8
XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.XEN can play Erotomania with his toes.
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by guy in latvia View Post
thanks!

id probably go with the 80 since the 70 feels REALLY loose.

do they even make 80 gauge guitar strings, or do I have to buy a bass string and wind it down?
Daddario and Ernie Ball both make thicker strings, even up to 0.090. You should not have to use bass strings.
XEN is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
I play drums!
 
SYLrules88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,531
Thanked: 19
SYLrules88 is just really niceSYLrules88 is just really nice
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
whats so intense? all i see are 3 ibbys

congrats though. id like to get some playing time on one of these someday as i hear they are quite nice

Agile AL-727 EB
Carvin V3
Avatar 2x12 w/ Celestion G12K-85s

SYLrules88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-19-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
SS.org Regular
 
Levi79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,718
Thanked: 23
Levi79 is a glorious beacon of lightLevi79 is a glorious beacon of light
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
Who's sig? and HNGD!
Levi79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #7
Lefty! What the Fur?
 
fabriarockz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Italy
Posts: 230
Thanked: 0
fabriarockz has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Feedback Score: 15 reviews
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by SYLrules88 View Post
whats so intense? all i see are 3 ibbys

congrats though. id like to get some playing time on one of these someday as i hear they are quite nice
Well I think the guy is righteously creaming inside his pants as I did when I got my 2 Ibbys 7s at once...

Sweet... keep those pics comin'
fabriarockz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #8
SS.org Regular
 
guy in latvia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 1,251
Thanked: 6
guy in latvia is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Levi79 View Post
Who's sig? and HNGD!
thanks! its john petrucci's.

Also, intense, because its the first time I played an 8 today, its not like any instrument I've ever played before, so intense!

The RG on the right ive had for 1.5 years now, amazing guitar. The modded RG on the left ive had for 6 months now, same guitar just with a fixed (hipshot) bridge, also awesome, but im gonna sell it soon.
djinn314 likes this.
guy in latvia is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #9
SS.org Regular
 
Mehnike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ca, USA
Posts: 760
Thanked: 8
Mehnike is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 35 reviews
D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Acoustic or Electric .080, NW080

The .080s really do feel solid but they are almost a little to thick for my tastes and sit high on the nut and saddle because of that. After running that very .080 for a few months, I put on a .074 and it does sit lower and sound a little more guitar like, enough so that I think I'll be sticking with it. If anything I might try to search for a .076. Get the .080 through if you plan on dropping that lowest string as low as Eb or D. It will remain stable.

And nice guitar! 2228s never really disappoint.
djinn314 likes this.
Mehnike is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-20-2012, 12:23 PM   #10
dEUs
 
ExhumedShadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: South Side [Tagus], Pt
Posts: 609
Thanked: 7
ExhumedShadow is just really niceExhumedShadow is just really nice
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Damn I already miss her. :p

About the sound remember that you are messing with lower frequencies than what you're used to, it's normal that it sounds muddy at first, adjust d presence and mid's on your amp, and don't push d bass to much it doesn't need to. Emg's are a bit sterile for sure, but nod muddy at all, they get really tight once you have d correct eq settings.

Strings tension, I got those strings for regular tuning, now it's dropped to E, return to regular tuning and you should be fine.
Also, I noticed a lot of people around here go for ridiculous thick gauges, but well it's a matter of preference I guess.
For posterior reference, anything over 0.68 won't go through d post on d tuner.

I'm sure you gonna love it, it's such an awesome axe, will help you improve you chops!

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
ExhumedShadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #11
Banned
 
engage757's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: St. Augustine Beach, Florida
Posts: 3,799
Thanked: 159
engage757 is his own personal hero.engage757 is his own personal hero.engage757 is his own personal hero.engage757 is his own personal hero.engage757 is his own personal hero.engage757 is his own personal hero.engage757 is his own personal hero.engage757 is his own personal hero.engage757 is his own personal hero.engage757 is his own personal hero.
Feedback Score: 32 reviews
dude, your collection kicks ass all around!
engage757 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-24-2012, 01:59 AM   #12
SS.org Regular
 
guy in latvia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 1,251
Thanked: 6
guy in latvia is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by ExhumedShadow View Post
Damn I already miss her. :p

About the sound remember that you are messing with lower frequencies than what you're used to, it's normal that it sounds muddy at first, adjust d presence and mid's on your amp, and don't push d bass to much it doesn't need to. Emg's are a bit sterile for sure, but nod muddy at all, they get really tight once you have d correct eq settings.

Strings tension, I got those strings for regular tuning, now it's dropped to E, return to regular tuning and you should be fine.
Also, I noticed a lot of people around here go for ridiculous thick gauges, but well it's a matter of preference I guess.
For posterior reference, anything over 0.68 won't go through d post on d tuner.

I'm sure you gonna love it, it's such an awesome axe, will help you improve you chops!
Thanks, it really is an awesome axe. When i first opened the case i decided to tune it up to E, which i did, still the string just feels too loose, ill just have a mess around then.

Quote:
Originally Posted by engage757 View Post
dude, your collection kicks ass all around!
I'm guessing that includes my caps these are just my non 6 string axes.
guy in latvia is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-27-2012, 06:29 AM   #13
ss.org Regular
 
djinn314's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: [
Posts: 218
Thanked: 2
djinn314 is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Congrats Bro! I love my 2228 so much I think the only thing Ibanez missed with putting tits and a vag on that gar-tar. Someone told me welcome to 2228 club when posted so thanks for joining the ranks lol!

Quitting Music...Buy my gear?
djinn314 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-27-2012, 07:22 AM   #14
SS.org Regular
 
guy in latvia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 1,251
Thanked: 6
guy in latvia is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Cheers bro! It only took 2 sessions with the 8 string to really get used to playing it. So I'm glad to be a part of the RG2228 club! Still got to figure out what to do with the pickups, the EMGs are ok, but they really lack that top end sparkle of passives.
djinn314 likes this.
guy in latvia is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-02-2012, 02:38 AM   #15
SS.org Regular
 
guy in latvia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 1,251
Thanked: 6
guy in latvia is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
btw, i tried adjusting the truss rod last night, no matter what i did it still had a lot of relief, suggestions?
guy in latvia is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #16
Awaiting Boden8
 
jsl2h90's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 424
Thanked: 7
jsl2h90 is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by guy in latvia View Post
One of the most intense NGDs ever, so awesome!

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...82541783_n.jpg
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...14102105_n.jpg
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...68282949_n.jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...42060108_n.jpg
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...68197817_n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...98646669_n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...79307836_n.jpg

So now that youve seen the pics. Review time.

So far, loving the 27" scale, but on an 8 more would be too much for me, the neck is already wide as ....! i got big hands but my fingers aint too long, so this is gonna take some time to adapt to.

construction is spot on perfect, amazing job from team J craft!

the bride is probably the nicest ive ever played, super easy to tune and maintain + floyd type of stability!

my only gripe is with the EMGs, they sound really really dull and dark, i had to turn my presence up to 80% wtf? im gonna have to play around with the pickups on this one...

question for the 8 stringers. its got a 70 as the low F#, its way too loose, what do most of you guys use?
congrats! I totally have the same problem with the presence, thought it was just me. I think it would be even worse if I hadn't modded to 18V though.

-In Maya's Grip, Illusion Transforms Verity...
-Will sell every piece of gear I have for an 8-string Jackson soloist (JSL2H8?)
jsl2h90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-05-2012, 03:36 PM   #17
ss.org Regular
 
MJMinky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Latvia, Jēkabpils and Rīga
Posts: 31
Thanked: 2
MJMinky has a spectacular aura about
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
For Latvia's 8 string scene it's a quite intense NGD

Apsveicu ar jauno stroķi!
MJMinky is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-05-2012, 03:42 PM   #18
Nathan Wessel
 
nathanwessel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Louisville,KY
Posts: 276
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
nathanwessel is on a distinguished road
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Happy ngd, 2228s are where its at! Love the ibys, the one on the right has obviously seen some love!
nathanwessel is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-06-2012, 04:14 AM   #19
SS.org Regular
 
guy in latvia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 1,251
Thanked: 6
guy in latvia is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Thanks again guys, really appreciated!

Hella loving the RG2228! At first, I was like WTF did I just buy, but now I can't imagine a world without 8 strings!

I'm still trying to figure out what pickups to get for it, the EMGs are totally killing this guitar for me...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MJMinky View Post
For Latvia's 8 string scene it's a quite intense NGD

Apsveicu ar jauno stroķi!
Oho! Nezināju ka SS ir ārī citi Latvieši! Paldies!
guy in latvia is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-06-2012, 04:27 AM   #20
Awaiting Boden8
 
jsl2h90's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 424
Thanked: 7
jsl2h90 is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Try the 18V mod, it really makes a world of difference. I'm still thinking of maybe switching to the 808X's though.

-In Maya's Grip, Illusion Transforms Verity...
-Will sell every piece of gear I have for an 8-string Jackson soloist (JSL2H8?)
jsl2h90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-06-2012, 04:54 AM   #21
SS.org Regular
 
guy in latvia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 1,251
Thanked: 6
guy in latvia is a jewel in the rough
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
yea, i want to do the 18v mod, i just cant find a store that sells 9v sockets, its ridiculous. I dont want to order them online for 1 euro and pay 5 for shipping...

but i suppose my main issue with the EMGs is that they sound so flat and lifeless, almost dead. Plus they have no high end sparkle, which drives me insane, i have to tweak my amps like crazy and only then I'm kind of satisfied. I'm not sure if the 18v mod would fix these issues... Over the weekend I recorded a clip with the RG2228 and my RG7620 (stock pups) and it was ridiculous how much fatter, clearer and more defined the 7 string sounded, the RG2228 was only audible on the accented notes while all the alternate picking was completely lost in the mix...
guy in latvia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.


Our Network: PRS Guitar Forum | Luthier Forum | SG Guitar Forum | Les Paul Forum | Marshall Amp Forum | Acoustic Guitar Forum

SS.org proudly supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Copyright © 2004-2014, SevenString.org. All Rights Reserved.