N(u)GD - 1st 8

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  1. MetalGravy

    MetalGravy Making a meat suit

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    So here it is:

    Das Boxen:


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    Das case


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    First impression: it's a bit smaller than I'd expected. For whatever reason, I was expecting something more akin to my BTB575FM :scratch:.

    The neck is taking a little getting used, but nothing too bad. It's mainly having to remember that the lowest string is tuned to F# instead of B. I'll be taking it in to have it set up in A (or maybe B) standard, so I don't need to worry about that for too long. This has the thickest neck of any 8-string that I've tried--kind of like two RG2228 necks glued together. I daresay the Omen-8 actually has a more comfy neck since its is rounder. The rounder radius (13.7") definitely helps in the comfort department. Got a little bit of neck dive, too.

    The pickups aren't bad. They're a little on the dark side (compared to the EMGs in my SLAT3-7), but that's prolly due to the 'hog and the strings needing changing. The neck pup has a good amount of clarity when boosted.

    Love. the. Finish. Seriously, ALL guitars need satin clearcoat :shred:.

    There is a chip or something in the fretboard that I tried to capture in the final picture. It doesn't bother me since I got a good deal on the guitar used, but it probably would've had I bought it new.


    Overall, I really like this guitar so far. It turns out that I don't bend my wrist the proper way to play fanned frets near the nut, but I can learn.


    If you guys want to see any other pics let me know.



    Also, :scream::scream::scream: 500th post :scream::scream::scream:
     
  2. s_k_mullins

    s_k_mullins !@#$?!

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    Looks awesome dude...Congrats! :metal:
     
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    JPMike Totally Random

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    OMFG!!! Wood and 8 strings!! Happy NGD!! :D
     
  4. VILARIKA

    VILARIKA SS.org Regular

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    This makes me want it again, thanks.. :ugh:

    Happy NGD! :cool:
     
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    stevo1 ClearTrack Studios

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    that chip looks kinda like it was filled in. was it? Otherwise, HNGD! love the natural satin!
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    I get mine in April! I totally wasn't expecting a Pendulum when I opened this. Nice score!
     
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    crg123 SS.orgLocalArchitect

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    Wow thats awesome Congrats! Love the natural finish with the neck thru.
     
  8. MetalGravy

    MetalGravy Making a meat suit

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    I don't know. Though, if that's the result of it getting filled in, it must've been a hell of a chip.


    I forgot to mention: I really like the case. It's no Prestige, but definitely one of the better wood cases that I've seen.
     
  9. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    What scale(s) is this one?
     
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    -42- Nothing to see here

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    Hellsing poster noted.
     
  11. MetalGravy

    MetalGravy Making a meat suit

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    Scale is 25.5-27.
     
  12. Splinterhead

    Splinterhead Sojourner Contributor

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    Nice! I have the exact same guitar 'cept mine is 28.625-27. You are indeed right about the finish...silky:agreed:
     
  13. craigny

    craigny Winning...duh

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    Love the fanned Agiles..congrats, looks killer!
     
  14. sell2792

    sell2792 Back from the Dead

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    Rondo - "Uniform Neck Profile - For ultra fast playing - 21.5mm at the first fret and 22mm at the 12th fret."

    Ibanez - "Super Wizard neck features the legendary ultra-thin, ultra-flat Wizard 17mm neck dimensions,"

    I don't understand where people are getting this perceived thickness from... That's what, 4mm thicker than the Ibanez neck? It's not a Gibson!


    Regardless, I love the guitar man.
     
  15. LolWotGuitar

    LolWotGuitar SS.org Regular

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    Mmmmm, sexy Pend.
    Was thinking of getting one, but decided on a custom instead.
    Nice score though!
     
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    ImBCRichBitch SS.org Regular

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    I thought i was the only one to notice
     

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