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Unread 04-28-2008, 05:28 PM   #51
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they are bass strings that i'm using but honestly, there work just fine and match the guitar string set tone.

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Unread 04-29-2008, 01:29 PM   #52
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Why? What's happened? Any specific technical reason that you may illustrate?
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Unread 05-06-2008, 12:38 PM   #55
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I think he's going to buy another 8 string soon after SC608B?


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Unread 05-06-2008, 11:53 PM   #56
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yes trading it in for the 608. Its more to the spec i desire. Cant afford to keep both

It sucks i cant have both cause i really love this thing, but im almost 100 percent sure ill like the 608 more considering i already own a 607, so i have some clue how its going to be
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yes trading it in for the 608. Its more to the spec i desire. Cant afford to keep both

It sucks i cant have both cause i really love this thing, but im almost 100 percent sure ill like the 608 more considering i already own a 607, so i have some clue how its going to be
Dude, you'll have to let me know how you like the 608B.

You'll be the first person I know to have directly compared the two!
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Unread 05-07-2008, 12:46 PM   #58
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Sure thing man, i should be getting it around the 12th. Ill post a pic story on it too if i have time
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Unread 05-18-2008, 10:04 AM   #59
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So...i´m thinking about going and get my rg2228 intonated.
But im kinda noob on string tuning. What tuning is a good tuning? I want it in drop.

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I Love Metal, and so:
It's a great guitar. I Love It!!!!!!!!!


but to answer a few questions I saw about it. Ibanez designs their guitars, for how they think they will be used, with design advice from those requesting such models I think???

And so, the action is set, extreemly low on purpose ---with a slight intensional buzz /to give the most extreme low action possible /and with the slight buzz, as I see many strat fans also like to use, because it is a "coveted" set up style by many, including the Metal Head Musicians Ibanez feels want it that way the most.

And with that slight buzz, when amplified, it simulates a slight spongey sound ( ????), as it's been described, ( but seems to Me, would generate it's own harp harmonics ---without any help ), --but in actualy usage with note clarity, more than you would expect, inspite of the slight buzz.

But Ibanez is famous for setting up their guitars with low gauge string sets to begin with, and one would think going up a gauge, would slightly pull the neck ( more tension to reach a higher pitch to relative string thickness ), and sit just a little higher,

But the action is set, just too low, for Me, even though I am pure Metal in My taste of music,

So I raised the bridge just a little ( which required more turns on the bridge height/adjusting screws ( if you could call those monsters screws ---it's a good thing I have a very wide blade straight edge screwdriver ), and in increments I adjusted the truss rod,

I wanted to give it time to settle, so I did the truss rod, a few times, and the action is still unbelieveably low ----like the lowest action I have on a guitar, and yet I got rid of the slight buzz.

I don't care about their recomended set up specs, as they invision it's set up extreemly low, which I still retain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Their design, and quality, and sound is excellent, and it's a wonderfull guitar, which I love, but I just prefer a little higher action, without the boderline buzz.

But any adjustment at all ( like adding or removing bend to a neck ----affects the overall string length from nut to brifge < even if only a micro amount > ), and therefore intonation needs to be checked /and adjusted if needs be, after adding bend to the neck.

I have not decided yet, if I want to use any heavier strings or not, cause I love it as is,

It's an awsome guitar.

But I would change, the whole hidding the active pickup battery, in that small control knob compartment like that, and opt for a change, to a seperate, battery compartment ---the kind, where you can just unlock the cover, without removing screws, to change the battery.

And so, until they invent, a heavy duty enough tremolo arm, for those things, I would not change anything else on it, except maybee ask for "Gothic Cross" fret inlays standard?????????

I have seen the picture of one, somewhere, youtube, or myspace, which showed one with gothic cross inlays, and did a double take, cause it sure looked like thr rg2228gk to Me.

I also use ( at the very least ) a MXR M-108 10 band EQ, and when I save up, like many well built racks have, I would look into those 32 channel graphic eq's, and BBE sonic equalizers ( 421's ??? ), etc.., and all of that other expensive stuff, before I complained, about not liking the "sound" I get out of a 7, or 8 string guitar,

Because BBE, is correct, about sound getting out of time and phase, and cheap, and expensive rigs can be improved with one ( but the BBE, which I don't own yet ----as I have no more money to spend at this very moment ),

but My MXR 10 band EQ, is killer, with this guitar, and a good tube amp,

and so what about 2 MXR M-108's, ( set up with slightly differnt scoops/boosts ), and a Boss LS-2, functionality/switchable, line switcher,

for the 2 10 band eq's, or the 2 10 band eq's, and a bypass channel, etc.., ????

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Unread 06-11-2008, 05:24 AM   #61
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i just bought mine on the weekend i have been playing exclusively 6 string guitars for the last year as the band i was in didn't want to play any lower than C, but since leaving that band i've been GASing for a new 7 i decided to give the 8 a try and i loved it.

i switched to a .070 for the F# but i'm finding it too thick has anyone had any luck with .064's or lighter
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Unread 07-08-2008, 05:04 PM   #62
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Meant to check in this morning - got mine here Loving it so far. Can't understand why it shipped in E! But now it's up a whole tone and right as rain. Can't complain so far. Can only say I'll still keep my other Ibby's around for those strat-esque tones as the 2228 only has a 3 way. But nothing to gripe about. It's a beautiful guitar. Me and her are gunna get mighty close...

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Can only say I'll still keep my other Ibby's around for those strat-esque tones as the 2228 only has a 3 way. But nothing to gripe about. It's a beautiful guitar. Me and her are gunna get mighty close...
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Unread 08-04-2008, 04:49 AM   #64
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Bought mine from Guitar Center in Las Vegas in November '07. Love it to death. Tuned it eaeadgbe to play both drop e and drop a.

But I need a wallmount for my guitar, regular wallmounts are too narrow. Anyone got any ideas where to get one that fits an eight-string?
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Unread 08-07-2008, 08:56 PM   #65
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Bought mine from Guitar Center in Las Vegas in November '07. Love it to death. Tuned it eaeadgbe to play both drop e and drop a.

But I need a wallmount for my guitar, regular wallmounts are too narrow. Anyone got any ideas where to get one that fits an eight-string?
It can only really go in or out one way but my 2228 fits my wall hanger and its just a generic Dixon wood base one.
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Finally I have one too! It's gonna be my main one, love it to death.
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I wish I was in this But unfortunately I only have about $400 bucks saved up and with my school plus after school stuff I can only work weekends...

Damn, after playing an 8 string my 6 just feels like a sin, way to thin and tiny. The LTD 8 (not the SC one) really handled nicely, and I can't wait to try the RG2228, as I like the shape and bolt on neck much more!

I will be in this... ONE DAY!!!
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Unread 08-12-2008, 02:33 AM   #70
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If you save up 125$ more you could get yourself an Agile 8 of the next batch (preorder for mid september)
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I wish I was in this But unfortunately I only have about $400 bucks saved up and with my school plus after school stuff I can only work weekends...

Damn, after playing an 8 string my 6 just feels like a sin, way to thin and tiny. The LTD 8 (not the SC one) really handled nicely, and I can't wait to try the RG2228, as I like the shape and bolt on neck much more!

I will be in this... ONE DAY!!!
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Dusty, I feel your pain! I had to sit and just look at pictures and videos of other people playing them for so long before I got mine. The only thing I can say is...don't pin your musical happiness on the one guitar. I was so desperate to get mine that I was considering selling my 7's...I'm glad I didn't. The 8 string is great, no doubt. But it's just another tool to do a different job. My other guitars still have their place, as will yours.

School and weekend work are a bit sucky for ya, but just keep at it. It'll happen. In the meantime just keep enjoying music, enjoying the guitar you have, and WHEN you get your 8 it'll just be the icing on the cake

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So what are the serial numbers/region of the first few made?

I'm just curious as i bought mine 2nd hand and don't really know how early or late it is. I've had a few problems with the low F frettin out but ive changed it about a few times and its at least very playable now but not perfect.



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Dusty, I feel your pain! I had to sit and just look at pictures and videos of other people playing them for so long before I got mine. The only thing I can say is...don't pin your musical happiness on the one guitar. I was so desperate to get mine that I was considering selling my 7's...I'm glad I didn't. The 8 string is great, no doubt. But it's just another tool to do a different job. My other guitars still have their place, as will yours.

School and weekend work are a bit sucky for ya, but just keep at it. It'll happen. In the meantime just keep enjoying music, enjoying the guitar you have, and WHEN you get your 8 it'll just be the icing on the cake
Oh yeah man, I'm still loving my guitar! Although the pickups recently crapped out on me I'm still writing some stuff, I just really wish I could upgrade now, but it'll come and when it does I will destroy my Jazz band solos with super shredding speed haha
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