NGD: Ibanez RG2228

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by WhiteLightOfDeath, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. BananaDemocracy

    BananaDemocracy 8 String Impaler

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    They call it Mr Clean!
     
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    Yeah, it was an F key if I remember right, at least on the green screen. I would tell the clerk to hit it for me every time, and they had a "?" over their heads every time.
     
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    Congrats. I picked up an RG2228 as my first 8 string and still haven't "upgraded" to anything else. I have a pair of Abasi Fluences sitting at home waiting to be installed to replace the EMG 808s. I also picked mine up as a steal, it was $900 CAD at a local guitar because it had been used by one of their guitar instructors and he had already bought it at a discount. Basically flawless other than a small chip, and already had the 18V mod on the EMG.
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Despite not playing 8s anymore, I do miss my 2228 frequently. Hell of a workhorse. HNGD, m8!
     
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    I’m obsessed with this guitar
    I can’t put it down
     
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    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    I have severe gas for the white one with maple board. Congrats
     
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    How is the neck profile on these? C or D shape? Overall thickness? I’ve been curious about the 2228 for a while now. HNGD!
     
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    Definitely a very flat D. The back has very little curvature to it, and then it only curves up at the ends. It's also extremely thin, for an 8 string. I find it really comfortable to play, but takes some adjustment in technique from playing a 6 or even 7 string.
     
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    It feels like a Wizard 8
    The post above is accurate

    It’s extremely thin, by far the thinnest 8 string neck I’ve felt or heard of (besides high end custom guitars )

    It’s actually in between a C And D like just when it’s about to be a strong D it curves ever so slightly

    The real flat D would be the M80M IMHO
    Actually the M80M neck feels as good but just the playability is slightly more agile on my guitar IMHO
    hope that helps
     
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    Yeah it's so wide and thin you don't really notice the shoulders much IMO. Only other 8s I've found with necks that feel similar is Aristides.
     
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    Hmm thanks for the response guy's. From pictures they have always looked a little bit more curved but its hard to tell unless it's in your hand. I didn't like the profile of an old 7321 I had. It essentially had a flat back but the 7620 I liked because it was more curved and a little bit thicker. I'll have to try to find one locally somewhere that I can return it if I don't like it.
     
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    It is curved man. It’s weird though because of the nature of the width and feel of the wizard it doesn’t “feel” curved, but your eyes are accurate
     
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    BigViolin breakfast foods

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    Not a “D” shape at all. That requires shoulders. The 2228 is a shallow, thin C, all day long.

    I actually had this one for a bit but was frustrated at Sam Ash for their inept description and ignoring the hanger damage and the missing fine tuner. When I returned they apologized up and down and commented on how they do their very best to describe everything blah, blah. Then they repost with same exact, none description.

    It’s a good one. You got a good deal and I’m stoked an SSOer rescued this one. I ended up with a slightly cleaner but less lively one.
    Enjoy man, you done well, it’s a good one.
     
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    The fine tuner is in so no problem there
    The hangar damage is luckily beyond the playing area so it’s like nicks on the back of a guitar who cares u know
    But yeah I mean $625 for a guitar with nearly mint condition (just the hangar scrapes ofc) I’m happy
    Thanks man
    What did they charge you ? Before Returning .?
     
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    750 which wasn't really a bad deal
     
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    Thanks for returning it in great condition lol lol rofl
     
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    It’s so loud you had to put the cans on.
     
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    HAHAHAHAH ur a funny muthaf@@A man
     

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