NGD: Agile Intrepid 928 RN Nat - When 8 Isn't Enough! World First!

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  1. NaYoN

    NaYoN Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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    Words won't suffice. Have some images instead:

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    So I arrive home today and check my mail...


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    Great success!! Guess what I have:

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    Let's compare this to the hardcase of my Interceptor pro 830.

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    Now to start opening with my... whatever these knives are called.

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    Cut cut cut...

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    More cutting...

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    There's a much smaller box inside!

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    It's so small compared to the case now!

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    Let's cut this one open.

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    Aha! We're almost there!

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    Guess what! More cutting!

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    I've uncovered a headstock!

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    And here is the whole thing!

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    Turns out that the other side of the box had a really nice logo!

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    Let's compare it to the Interceptor!

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    And the Xiphos

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    Shot of the bridge

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    Tomorrow I'll have video, sound and more pics!
     
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  2. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke This is bat country

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    Congrats dude!

    That thing looks epic :agreed: I have a soft spot for natural guitars as well

    What tuning will you have this baby in? Low f# and High A?
     
  3. techjsteele

    techjsteele Contributor

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    She's a beauty. Congrats bud! Will be awaiting clips of it in action. :cool:
     
  4. NaYoN

    NaYoN Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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    I'll try both :D I'm not sure yet :D

    The pictures were a bit screwed, I fixed them now :)
     
  5. NaYoN

    NaYoN Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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    Shitty video of me stuttering too much out of excitement:

     
  6. Inception7

    Inception7 Tappy Tapper

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    Wow, that's a beast!
     
  7. Black_tear

    Black_tear SS.org Regular

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    Congrats man, my 8 arrived today, i received an email about the 9 string guitars an i was already thinking what would i do with one :shred:. I think there's no turning back once you get "extended"! eheheh

    sorry for the bad joke
     
  8. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    Greatest video ever. :lol:

    Really great dude. :cheers:
     
  9. jr1092

    jr1092 Avalanche in D Minor

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    wow that thing is beautiful :yesway:
     
  10. Ippon

    Ippon Nobody

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    Congrats! That's a beast!

    Here's another chugger:

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  11. Black_tear

    Black_tear SS.org Regular

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    that "guitar" with the beer :yesway: maple top, natural finish:agreed:
    eheh
     
  12. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Well, I'm not sure "natural" is the first thing that I think looking at her!:lol:
    @NaYoN - keep us posted with your tunings and what gauges you use, and your impressions. I'm curious about what will work best on those 9s.
     
  13. Philligan

    Philligan The White-Knuckler Contributor

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    Holy shit! That's awesome, man, I hope you like it.
     
  14. Philligan

    Philligan The White-Knuckler Contributor

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    Also, tune it down a half step, then drop the low C to Bb and you can play Spasm whenever you want haha.
     
  15. Evil7

    Evil7 LowCrushingMetal

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    Thats fucking hot. Where do I buy one of these?

    Oh and nice guitar man.... :wavey:
     
  16. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Awesome! Congrats to you.
    I absolute cannot stand not having a 9 string :( It's driving me insane!

    EDIT: Personal opinion:
    I think tuning that low at 28" is pretty extreme - so floppy! (video confirmed my prediction) I'd want a 32" or so for that. A high A at 28" is also going to be hell...so why not tune it like this:
    If I were you, I'd tune it to C# standard (6 string guitar).

    C# F# B EADGBE current, down to...
    A# D# G# C# F# B E G# C#

    But then add a high string instead.
    D# G# C# F# B E G# C# F#

    This in my opinion is the perfect tuning for this guitar. I'd still personally want a 30" for that D# but what can you do :lol:
    The high F# is perfect as you can use a 008 or 007 from D'addario and it wont be too tense at all. (Similar to high A on a 24" I believe).
    I also think D# or so is the 'limit' for chuggah, particularly at any higher tempo. Any lower is more suitable for drone stuff in my opinion.

    I highly recommend trying this with the following strings:
    D'addario EXL115 Blues/Jazz Rock 11-49
    11 14 18 28 38 49

    And single strings NW066, NW080, PL007

    Just my two cents :hbang:
     
  17. simonXsludge

    simonXsludge (((Ω)))

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    i knew someone on here would pull the trigger on that beast in no time, haha! :hbang:

    enjoy that thing, man...i think it would be just a string too much for me.
     
  18. Deadnightshade

    Deadnightshade U gonna eat that?

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    Congrats man!

    An alternative idea would be for you to use as a 9th string a F# two octaves above the low F#.My two cents..
     
  19. Nublet

    Nublet Sevenstring wannabe

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    Wow! Nice of you to put up a video so we can see them in action! Kinda wish I had one of these but I don't know what I'd do with it... don't know if want, kinda!
     
  20. Soopahmahn

    Soopahmahn Tu ne cede malis

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    28.625" scale will be fine, just get thee a .090 gauge bass string or so for C#. Congrats. :yesway:

    len 28.625"

    E .009" PL == 16.55#
    B, .012" PL == 16.52#
    G, .015" PL == 16.25#
    D, .022" NW == 16.81#
    A,, .030" NW == 17.71#
    E,, .040" NW == 16.94#
    B,,, .054" NW == 17.1#
    ^F,,, .072" NW == 17.09#
    ^C,,, .090" NW == 14.38#
    total == 149.35#
     

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