NGD - White Ibanez RG8!

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  1. Jarabowa

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    I've had the white one since Friday (I know, NGD coming in the next day or so when I can get some non crap pictures), and I haven't had any issues with residue or finish coming off the bridge, at least not yet. This is with a couple 3-4 hour play sessions thus far. Keep in mind that I'm a greasy Italian whose hands are generally clammy, especially when I'm playing :ugh:
     
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    goldsteinat0r Zib Zob Zabbity

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    WAIT ONE MOTHER-EFFING SECOND







    Does it djent?




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    I haven't tried an 80 to see if it'll fit through the tuner yet. And honestly, the way it feels with a 74 makes me think an 80 is overkill anyway.

    Even though my hands black from muting on the bridge, I am not noticing the paint coming off the bridge. I think I got one so fresh that the powder coating was still curing, because one spot of the bridge I rubbed my finger over as soon as I took it out of the box turned a lighter color and felt soft still.
     
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    I put a heavier set of strings on my after playing around for a few hours, and had to drill out the tuner head to accommodate an 80. Ironically, I just ordered a new set of strings that's more or less similar to what it came with, as it feels like overkill with the 80. It's funny, because I remember only liking an 80 for the low E on my 30" Agile 8 when I had it, and on this guy it's a bit too much :lol:
     
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    Wtf? I remember feeling like I needed an .080 on my RGA8.

    Maybe the fact that the 8th ferrule is placed back just slightly farther than the rest made a little bit of difference?
     
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    chromaticdeath Arpeggio Fom Hell

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    Thanks for not posting 40 "suspense building pic's" of you opening the box, those people infuriate me :evil:
     
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    I think this is just a result of my playing style changing after playing on a 24.75" scale 7 for the last year or so. I loved the high tension of my 30" Agile when I had it, so I ordered a set of 11's to throw on there with the .080, and in retrospect I should have stuck with the stock gauges it came strung with, which seemed surprisingly comfortable, even on the low F#. I'm still playing around with it, so your mileage may vary.
     
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    JPhoenix19 Playing life by ear

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    Lol I do that.
     
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    @Jarabowa - Let's hope so... :lol:

    I remember being fine with both .074 and .080. But I also like .080s on my 28.625" axes too...
     
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    JPhoenix19 Playing life by ear

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    I thought .080 was crazy huge and rediculous for anything higher than E on the RGA8 I had for a while. I ended up with a .076 or something like that.
     
  12. Jarabowa

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    Now I wish I'd kept the box so I could do that with mine! "Wait, this stuffed animal won't cut this box open lol, let me get my samurai sword" :lol:
     
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    What do you tune to? E is my jam...
     
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    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    What kind of tuners could I replace the stock ones with?

    Schaller? Sperzel?

    Are there mounting holes, and of so where? Need pix.
     
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    Rook Electrifying

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    Sperzel are bigger than Schaller, not to mention cheaper, but I prefer Schaller and you'll still have to drill either for an 80.
     
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    I've been out of the loop for a while and I come back to see a NGD for an Ibby 8 I didn't even know existed. And it sounds like the pickups aren't the usual Ibby useless crap stock? Congrats. Love white guitars.

    What's the scale of these? They're cheap enough I may want to grab one to compliment my Agile in recordings.
     
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    JPhoenix19 Playing life by ear

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    I'd be willing to bet they have two pins on the back, like the tuners they use on later RG7321 models.
     

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