#1
So I was away at the cottage for the week and this is what's leaning on the wall inside my house to greet me!



Any question as to what brand it is?



Unpacked...



CLOSERRRR



My new Agile Intrepid Pro 828 Dual Cepheus Maple FB Nat!! [What a mouthful...]

Anyway, the 8 string neck is certainly going to take a bit of getting used to, but it's going well so far. The neck is nicely shaped and is quite comfortable.

I haven't actually been able to play it through an amp too too much so far, but it sounds pretty good, I just need to figure out how to EQ an 8 stringer properly now

It came in really nice condition, the only complaint I have about the guitar is that there is some excess glue left around the nut; it's been smoothed, but it still has the tiny white smears. No biggie though!

The case is alright, there's a small tear on the underside, but I don't really care, I could just glue it back down or something and I'm not someone to make a fuss over something as minute as that. OH. The lock on the case is pretty annoying. It took me a while to figure out that you had to really push the key in hard to turn the locking mechanism. I was pretty bummed at like 4 AM last night when I was trying out the lock and locked the guitar in the case for around 20 minutes, while I lay on the ground, half asleep, idly turning the key hundreds of times around The biggest problem with the case though, is that it doesn't have that new guitar smell

Anyway, it was a HN8D (or maybe N8N[ight]?) for me
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#2
More photos because of the image limit.





And if anyone wants more photos, I can take more for you
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#4
Damn

8 string porn> 6 string porn

can we get some neck joint pics?
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#5
beautiful... excuse me, i need to get some towels for my computer screen and i need to change my pants.
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#6
First time I read it, I thought it said "Leaning on my wall outside my house"


And I just thought... "fedex"
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#7
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Sexy as hell bro, HNGD

Btw, what bands use 7/8 strings?

Dream Theater uses 7, Meshuggah uses 8. there are many others, you'd be surprised.
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#8
Quote by Juadafi
First time I read it, I thought it said "Leaning on my wall outside my house"


And I just thought... "fedex"


Actually, FedEX did ship it and I was worried all week that I'd come back to find that...or not at all

They just gave it to my neighbours down the street, who then put it in my house

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Damn

8 string porn> 6 string porn

can we get some neck joint pics?


Gimme just a minute
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#14
Wow! That's beautiful. Just love natural finishes.

That's gotta be wierd to play, I mean I can't get my head round seven strings, let alone eight! Madman!

HNGD!
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#15
Thanks everyone for the comments

And here are the neck joint pixxx





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#17
WoW!!!
I love the clean look of the maple fretboard without inlays It does look like an heavy guitar though

HN8D

EDIT after neck joint pics: The neck joint is begging to be filed and slimmed down!
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Last edited by DavePT at Aug 10, 2009,
#18
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Can you believe that came from China...?


Actually, the guitar is Korea and the case is China. Still, though!

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WoW!!!
I love the clean look of the maple fretboard without inlays It does look like an heavy guitar though

HN8D

EDIT after neck joint pics: Is that neck 1-piece quartesawn maple? The neck joint is begging to be filed and slimmed!


Yeah, I really dig the maple The guitar's pretty heavy, but nothing too painful...yet

And it's apparently a "5 piece maple/walnut" neck. The neck joint's actually quite comfortable on the higher frets
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#19
The pickups look really cheap despite everything else looking great. How are the electronics?
#20
Quote by no.mop
And it's apparently a "5 piece maple/walnut" neck. The neck joint's actually quite comfortable on the higher frets

Oh, you still got my first edit Yeah! It's obviously a 5 piece neck. The icecream must have frozen my brain

Anyways, what sort of pickups does it have? What are the options in terms of aftermarket pickups for 8-strings?
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#21
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The pickups look really cheap despite everything else looking great. How are the electronics?


Yeah, I agree with them looking cheap, but oh wellss.

They sound pretty good, not very muddy at all on the low strings, especially considering what I'm running it through (Randall RG100ES). They are missing a bit of beef on the low E string (3rd string), but the maple sure isn't going to help with that

I haven't yet opened up the cavity, I'll do that in a bit and take a few pics.
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#22
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Oh, you still got my first edit Yeah! It's obviously a 5 piece neck. The icecream must have frozen my brain

Anyways, what sort of pickups does it have? What are the options in terms of aftermarket pickups for 8-strings?


They're called Cepheus Alpha and Beta (bridge and neck) and are actually quite good!

There's a little discussion about them here

Other than this, for Agile, you can get EMG 808's.

For other companies, I'm really not sure, all I know is BKPs and as mentioned, EMG. I don't know my 8-string pups too well though
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#23
I'll admit, when i saw the "8" a small part of me, a very small hopeful part of me thought it may have been a Blackmachine. No, HOPED it would be a blackmachine 8 string. I realize that that was a foolish hope


BUT HNGD!!
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#24
ive been thinkin about buying these for a while, been tenative because i may not be what it looks like in the pictures on their site but i think after a new 7 string comes an 8 string XD

HNG/8N/D
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#25
The more I look at that, the more I want an 8 string. . .I primarily play blues and shred. . .8 strings have no place in those genres but I don't care!
#26
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I'll admit, when i saw the "8" a small part of me, a very small hopeful part of me thought it may have been a Blackmachine. No, HOPED it would be a blackmachine 8 string. I realize that that was a foolish hope


BUT HNGD!!


I wish
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#27
Hawt.
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#28
Cavity photo...



Not the neatest I've ever seen, but pretty good for what it is, I think
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#29
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Not the neatest I've ever seen, but pretty good for what it is, I think

I think it looks great! Well applied conductive paint and lots of free space for additional electronics.
Actually, it looks alot like the controls cavity on my Cort G254, down to the little zip-tie holding the cables. I did redo all the electronics myself and added copper foil over the conductive paint... just for the overkill factor

I think it's very cool to see these "budget" brands with quality details like these that you don't find on other much more expensive brands.
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#31
HOOOLLLLYYYY C RAPPPPPPPPPP


XD

HNGD

That guitar and the other Agile 8-string i saw make me want an 8-string. XD
#32
Aren't there 8-string versions of SD Blackouts?

HN8D!
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Foo Fighters
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#33
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Aren't there 8-string versions of SD Blackouts?

HN8D!


I haven't seen them, but I'm sure they'll be out soon enough
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#34
WOW man nice guitar, the more I look at these 8 strings the more I want. But have you seen the new ones they gots with the kahler, it looks badazz. HNGD
#35
Dude that guitar is sexy as hell. HNGD
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#37
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HNGD.
Honestly I wish Rondo would make 7-string Intrepids. 8 is just too much for me.


Yeah, I LOVE the Intrepid shape!

Suggest it to Kurt; drop him an email!
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