Meshuggah m8m style Agile guitar, anyone seen this yet?

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  1. jmeezle

    jmeezle SS.org Regular

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    Although that is close to the M8M, this is far closer:

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    I've e-mailed Kurt with these specs:

    Ash wings
    5 piece maple/walnut neck-thru
    30' scale
    charcoal gray stain w/ satin polyurethane finish
    ebony or rosewood fretboard
    EMG 808's
    Hipshot bridge (or something comparable)
    no inlays
    right handed

    His response:

    Let's hope.
     
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    HurrDurr Lord of all Things

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    Maybe, but I have an even better question, where are you going to find a Tele bridge plate that fits a 7-string humbucker?! :lol:
     
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    HurrDurr Lord of all Things

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    Why can't we get custom Hawkers? :ugh:
     
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    I'll either make one, find one (Rio Grande pickups most likely), or just rage quit and and just beg Kurt to make me one :lol:
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    IIRC It was a bass model that Darren used a starting point when he designed it.
     
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    Orgalmer Chuggasaurus Rex

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    I've got an 828 Intrepid Pro Dual, not bad guitars at all, necks play well and the sound is quite warm at times. Haven't had any problems with it to date and I've had it for more than a year now.

    The fanned fret one looks scary. Can anyone tell me if they're harder to play than a regular guitar? I've been thinking of trying one out but I don't know anybody who owns one in Melbourne.
     
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    Well its a 3" fan, and personally anything part an inch and a half is too much.
    At first the fan is literally a pain, adapting your palm mutes can be difficult, running into the nut when playing low has been a problem for me, and it isn't hard to get lost on the higher frets when all you have is a side dot..but that's what I got from about 2 hours of playing a 28-30 fan, and people usually say it takes a couple days to get past the learning curve, bit it isn't too much of a problem
     
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    tommychains That Guy

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    That being said, I'm still really determined to try and play one. Unfortunately most of the music stores near me suck, and the really good one (an hour away) still doesn't have stuff like that. I asked about one and they just gave me the blankest stare.
     
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    Multiscale guitars are still a pretty rare breed and you won't find Rondo's guitars anywhere but their storefront. Your best option for actually trying a multiscale guitar short of stumbling across a custom-built instrument would likely be to order an Agile that's otherwise to your liking and exercise the return option if necessary. I'd check out Fretfind2D first though - google it, useful little tool. People have wildly different tastes in fans, so it's good to have an idea of what's to your liking beforehand. I get the impression that the bridge and the high frets tend to set the maxima on fans around here moreso than the fan near the nut; bridge might be the more limiting factor of the two once you've got your head around it but I can't really say for sure since my right hand technique isn't impacted by fans.

    I find 0.5"/string fans (3.5" on an 8) pretty comfortable for what it's worth :shrug:
     
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    a .5"/string fan, on an 8 string, would be a 4" fan.

    Edit: Sweet looking agile though. I don't see them often with that config/color.

    Also

    I agree, the bodies are large(and in charge).At least the girth is proportional to the neck on my 92730.
     
  11. Temple_of_Mason

    Temple_of_Mason Chunga's Revenge

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    So no swapping of pick ups? :squint:

    Personally, I think this guitar is great. When I get the money I'll definitely purchase this.:shred:
     
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    To be honest, it's the straw that broke camel's back. I've had a few bad experiences with Agiles. Bad fretwork, defective hardware, awful fretboards, etc. Also, I really dislike the neck profiles. I'd be willing to roll the dice on another one if it at least had pickups I liked, or I could throw in a set in under 5 minutes. LOL. Otherwise, I'll be dropping $800 on a guitar that I need to dress frets, shave the neck, replace saddles, and swap pickups.
     
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    1-0"
    2-0.5"
    3-1"
    4-1.5"
    5-2"
    6-2.5"
    7-3"
    8-3.5"

    First string doesn't increment the fan, so the total fan is spacing*(#strings-1).
     
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    The 72730 looks good.
    @berzerkergang Your avitar made my week lol
     
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    Konfyouzd Return of the Dread-I

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    Could still throw some blackouts in there if you really wanted I suppose...?
     
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    Absolutely. LOL. I'm nitpicking over the 10 minute difference between soldering new pickups and just dropping them in with quick disconnects.
     
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    Konfyouzd Return of the Dread-I

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    Yea... I read that late after I'd already posted. :lol:
     
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    If you want an M8M Agile, the body would have to be alder. These are ash. Just saying. :lol:

    And yes, the Intrepid body shape is molded off of the Brice basses of the same shape, but I think the Brice basses are hideous XD
     
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    ouch, that's some bad luck there buddy. Also, are the neck profiles on Agiles anything like Carvin? or Ibanez?

    btw, if it's a 10 minute difference in swapping the pickups then i think it's all worth it. depending on the state of the hardware, fretboard, neck, etc.
     
  20. rockskate4x

    rockskate4x rockskate4x

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    The formula for scale difference per string is. (Bass scale - Treble Scale)/(# of strings - 1). Therefore (30"-27")/(8-1) = 3/7 = 0.42857143" per string
     

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