NGD + NPD : Ibanez S8QM

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  1. 77zark77

    77zark77 SS.org Regular

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    Got this S8QM a few month ago and have a lot of fun with it
    It's light and comfy - I had an RG2228 in the past that was a beast I couldn't tame, sold it, regreted it, and found that elegant pet.
    The precedent owner had put a SD Sentient/Pegasus in it that I found too tight and weak.

    I decided to put in a set of BKP Warpig 8 : Wohoooo it's fantastic !
    Just have to say that the SDs were badly wired, maybe it explains the lack of "life"
    But now, it sounds really really nice in a lot of variety - they're wired like : 1-Neck serie, 2-Neck parallel,3-Both,4-Inner coils of each, 5-Bridge serie

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  2. Joan Maal

    Joan Maal SS.org Regular

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    I love Ibanez "S" shaped guitars

    Beautiful axe
     
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    Politics of Ecstasy OG Shredder

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    HNGD/PD
    And thanksgiving as well

    it’s a nice looking 8
     
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    I'm always after a S7420FM if any....
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Good pickup choice! I've always found the pegasus/sentient pretty anemic, you're not alone
     
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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Looks killer! Congrats!!! Great pickup choice!
     
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    Anemic, the word I was about !
     
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    Those new pickups are really matching the guitars looks. Nice move there!...
     
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    Yep! It looked sad, now it's happy ! :)
    Ant those pickups are a real improvement
     
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    How is the balance on the 8 string S? The body is so light that I'd be worried about it nosediving with all that neck on it.

    Damn, it looks good though - and there's nothing quite like the feeling of dropping in a new set of pickups and hearing an instrument come to life just the way you wanted it to!

    Congrats!
     
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    Thank you
    There's a light neckdive but not too much, I can do with it easily
     
  13. Shawn

    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Very nice. Love the pickup color combo...ties well with the finish. :yesway:
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    I never knew those existed. That's really nice looking man. Congrats!
     
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    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    I actually passed up on one of those blue S7420FM's a while back. Waited too long to jump on it and it sold. Makes me sad.
     
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    That guitar is gorgeous, nice find! Normally I really like the Pegasus/Sentient set, being wired poorly certainly might explain it's weakness for you. But that BK set does look really good in this guitar!
     
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