NGD: FRG8 (Heavily Modded RG8)

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  1. ThePhilosopher

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    They only come in one size; email them for more details.
     
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    That looks outstanding.

    I may have to inquire if djohns74 can concoct a Flying V for my S8 neck.
     
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    I'd say go for it; he's getting more business from me.
     
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    Some detailed shots:
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    Some sloppy playing through almost all positions.

     
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    Looks like the project was a great success!

    Mind if I ask what string gauges you're using here?
     
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    I'm using the rest of my 10-74 sets before I get a different set, but I really don't mind this set as much as everyone else here. I find the 80 to sound too bass like at 27".
     
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    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    this is making me regret building a destroyer body when I could have built a tele body for my rg8 neck.
     
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    That just means you need to build an entire Tele 8 stringer ;).
     
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    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    don't tempt me lol
     
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    You'll have to try to mix piezo and Neck pickup, either in serial or single (one of my favorite mixes). Also, don't forget to experiment with overdriven piezos and piezo+mags, slightly over the break up (not much gain). Wonderful tones there.

    Also, some Bridge serial + Neck single combos on dirty territory are some nice alternatives to fat up the guitar tones.
     
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    I've experimented there, but I've not been able to get the balance quite right on the volumes. I really like the 2nd and 4th positions mag with the piezos to get some nice jangly/spanky tones especially with a cranked Vox model. I'll have to record some of that stuff.
     
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    This joint is a straight up Steam Punk guitar. Love it man. How does it sound?
     
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    Just scroll up a bit.
     

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