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  1. guy in latvia

    guy in latvia SS.org Regular

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    One of the most intense NGDs ever, so awesome!

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    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 fuck! 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?
     
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    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    Congrats man!
    I use a 0.074 and many guys swear by 0.080.
     
  3. guy in latvia

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    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?
     
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    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    Daddario and Ernie Ball both make thicker strings, even up to 0.090. You should not have to use bass strings.
     
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    SYLrules88 I play drums!

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    whats so intense? all i see are 3 ibbys :cool:

    congrats though. id like to get some playing time on one of these someday as i hear they are quite nice
     
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    Who's sig? and HNGD!
     
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    fabriarockz Lefty! What the Fur?

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    Well I think the guy is righteously creaming inside his pants as I did when I got my 2 Ibbys 7s at once... :agreed:

    Sweet... keep those pics comin'
     
  8. guy in latvia

    guy in latvia SS.org Regular

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    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.
     
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    Mehnike SS.org Peruser

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    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.
     
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    ExhumedShadow dEUs

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    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!
     
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    dude, your collection kicks ass all around!
     
  12. guy in latvia

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    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.

    I'm guessing that includes my caps :D these are just my non 6 string axes.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    btw, i tried adjusting the truss rod last night, no matter what i did it still had a lot of relief, suggestions?
     
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    jsl2h90 Awaiting Boden8

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    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.
     
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    For Latvia's 8 string scene it's a quite intense NGD :shred:

    Apsveicu ar jauno stroķi! :hbang:
     
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    Happy ngd, 2228s are where its at! Love the ibys, the one on the right has obviously seen some love!
     
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    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...

    Oho! Nezināju ka SS ir ārī citi Latvieši! Paldies! :)
     
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    jsl2h90 Awaiting Boden8

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    Try the 18V mod, it really makes a world of difference. I'm still thinking of maybe switching to the 808X's though.
     

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