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Unread 12-30-2009, 08:12 PM   #126
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hey can get a good deal on one of these guitars but ive been having a read into what you guys think and I am just asking are they to much hassle or are they worth getting. the only thing holding me back is the basswood body but i can move past that with the price I can get it for. so tell me your real thoughts on them. I have a schecter c8 and love that but would love an Ibanez or ESP 8

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Unread 12-30-2009, 08:15 PM   #127
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Just dropped a set of blackouts in one of mine... I waited forever for those pickups but they were worth the wait for that guitar. What a difference.

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Unread 12-30-2009, 08:31 PM   #128
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yeah, 2228 with a pickup change is full of win, I threw a lundgren M8 in the bridge and it is like a whole new guitar, not that the EMG's are that bad (i think alot of people over play how shitty they are when in most cases the lack of tight bottom end is rig or amp eq related rather than pickup related)

How are the blackouts compared the the EMG's? what makes them superior? I'd love to hear some clips as I seriously considered the blackouts for my RG8 as well!
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Unread 12-30-2009, 09:34 PM   #129
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The blackouts have snap on the low F# now! Low chords are actually defined! The EMGs were ok for single note stuff on the low F# but play a low chord and it was mush imo. The 808s were a bit too accentuated on the low frequencies and not enough on mids, making them boomy. Blackouts are louder, cut through better, and have better definition on the low registers. I was thinking about only getting the bridge, but I got the full set, and the neck pickup is really sweet and calibrated well. It reminds me of a '59.

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Unread 01-22-2010, 02:27 PM   #130
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The blackouts have snap on the low F# now! Low chords are actually defined! The EMGs were ok for single note stuff on the low F# but play a low chord and it was mush imo. The 808s were a bit too accentuated on the low frequencies and not enough on mids, making them boomy. Blackouts are louder, cut through better, and have better definition on the low registers. I was thinking about only getting the bridge, but I got the full set, and the neck pickup is really sweet and calibrated well. It reminds me of a '59.
hm...sounds good to me. i just got my RGA8 and really have to swop the pups. the stock LZs are not doing it to me. horrible, when it comes to chord definition, tappings and what not. have to decide between EMGs and blackouts...
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Unread 02-02-2010, 05:43 PM   #131
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Hi this is ElMontu from Mexico
Just for check-in, btw I just came to the forum..
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Unread 02-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #132
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Cool ERG My New Ibby RGA8 - Electronics pics

I wanted to konw the inside of the RGA8 and finally got mine, so for those interested, here it is...!













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Unread 02-18-2010, 07:15 PM   #133
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Unread 02-18-2010, 07:20 PM   #134
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This is an rg2228 owner's thread. :P Nice guitar regardless
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Unread 03-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #135
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I have mine since April 2009 . F-A#-D#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D# Tunning. with .11-.60 DR strings and .72 for F

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Unread 03-06-2010, 08:40 AM   #136
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Odd, mine doesn't have the battery plate behind the pickups like yours.

Edit: Oh NVM, just noticed this was an RGA
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Unread 03-15-2010, 06:51 PM   #137
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I bought mine from a friend of mine. He got it in '08.
As soon as another buddy of mine gets his Lundgren M8's for his new RGA8, I'll see if I like those more than the EMG-808's I have in my RG. The EMG's sound ok to me but since I've turned my back on all that's active (SD Blackouts exempt), I've been all about the Dimarzio D-Activators! Since there is no 8 string version, My buddy AKA Otaraxia and I are giving the M8's a try. If those blow, we're trying out a Bare Knuckle Nailbomb/Mule set.
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Just got mine used, mint condish yesterday... proud owner here...
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bought mine this week, $690 US new
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bought mine this week, $690 US new
Now where in the world did you score that fantastic deal? I want in!
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Unread 04-18-2010, 07:04 PM   #141
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Now where in the world did you score that fantastic deal? I want in!
He probably means an RGA8 and not the 2228.
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Unread 04-19-2010, 03:04 PM   #142
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nope. brand new first owner rg2228, <700 bucks.
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Well that rules. How did you pull that off? Cost on them is a little under twice that.
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Yeah, how did that manage that? I'd literally kill to pay that much for one.

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This thing had been sitting in this SAM ASH for like 1 1/2 yrs, so they were eager to get rid of it. i was pretty much the only person to show interest i guess. pricetag was 1299 but we made a deal for just under 700 if i bought it right then. came with the original case, box, instruction manual, allen wrenches, etc.

the strings were original so very old, so i bought new ones. the factory installed low f# was a .65 felt like a rubber band, so i bought a .74 on amazon with a set of zakk wylde 70's and an extra .46, just waiting for them to arrive.

i'm actually playing this sucker through my bass rig, and it sounds MASSIVE. can't wait for new strings.
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u r one lucky dude.... congrats on ur great find!!

do u like them pickups?
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u r one lucky dude.... congrats on ur great find!!

do u like them pickups?
as a matter of fact, this is my first experience with an active guitar p/u. i have an ax7221 (google image search it, i'm the dude on the first page) w stock passives and love the tone, but the sustain and punch on the EMG's with the 2228 is UNREAL. i'm playing this sucker through my 750 watt SWR bass amp and a 4x10 with an 18 and this guitar sounds ridiculous.


just restrung the 2228 with 74/70/56/46/36/18/13/10 dropped 1/2 step and am really happy with the feel and sound of it.

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as a matter of fact, this is my first experience with an active guitar p/u. i have an ax7221 (google image search it, i'm the dude on the first page) w stock passives and love the tone, but the sustain and punch on the EMG's with the 2228 is UNREAL. i'm playing this sucker through my 750 watt SWR bass amp and a 4x10 with an 18 and this guitar sounds ridiculous.


just restrung the 2228 with 74/70/56/46/36/18/13/10 dropped 1/2 step and am really happy with the feel and sound of it.
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