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Old 01-27-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Budget 8 string?

Hey,

Since it's tax time I figured I'd pick up something new.
I've had my eye on this Agile
http://www.rondomusic.com/septor827mncpblueflame.html

I just want to know if there is a better 8 string I could buy in the $400-$600 range.
Something that I could upgrade over time is ideal for me.

I mainly play math-rock if that matters.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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That should be fine. There's also the Ibanez RG8.

Ibanez has a new 8 string that might come close to your top end budget. The Ibanez S8.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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I like a lot of ugly guitars and that S8 is just awful.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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I love the Ibanez Sabers, but the S8 is ridiculous...

But yea, theres the Agile and the Ibby RG8
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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I was able to snag my Schecter Damnien-Elite 8 for $400 new (Normally $630). Comes with EMG 808's. It works for my needs, although its only a 26.5 scale so the lowest string is kinda flubby.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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I had a Septor 828 natural, the thing was SOLID. Though, I do advise, unless you have massive hands you're not gonna enjoy playing it since it's nearly 28" scale.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:06 PM   #7
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I just got the Ibanez RGA8 for about $600. Its not a bad guitar but if you plan on buying it, you have to factor in replacing the pickups because they are absolute shit.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #8
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It's way over your budget, but there is the Jackson DKA8. Comes with D activators and a killswitch. A guitar you might want to consider as an upgrade if you get sick of cheaper guitars.



I think it's supposed to be around $1000, but I could be wrong...
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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you could look at the new Jackson js32-8 string it looks fukin awesome cant wait til it comes out , im either buying the jackson or the Ibanez RG8 stil waiting for good reviews from both of em
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agile septor hands down
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #11
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It's way over your budget, but there is the Jackson DKA8. Comes with D activators and a killswitch. A guitar you might want to consider as an upgrade if you get sick of cheaper guitars.



I think it's supposed to be around $1000, but I could be wrong...


In the same price range, Carvin has their own 8 as well.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/dc800
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #12
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Just heard of the Ibanez RG8-BK, think it was recently announced at NAMM as 'entry level djent'. Probably be about $550.
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Let's not get carried away! From an Agile, to a Jackson DKA8, to an $1100 Carvin that can potentially turn into a $2100 Carvin.
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Let's not get carried away! From an Agile, to a Jackson DKA8, to an $1100 Carvin that can potentially turn into a $2100 Carvin.


I know what the link says, but actually it's under $1k...and that's a price increase of $100 from late last year. Carvin always lists their prices like that.

And, FWIW, I only posted that because of the ibanez- on a budget under $600, I'd probably go with an Agile myself.
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