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Howdy guys! I've recently acquired a couple of new guitars that I'd like to show you!

First up is my Ibanez RGA8 8 string. I've had one before that had Aftermaths in it but it was traded for a RG1527z. I found this one on craigslist in perfect condition, too cheap to pass up so I picked it up! I also just recently installed the new Lace X-bar and Deathbar pickups in it which are unbelievable!






I made up a little test clip for these pickups because they sound so good. I would choose these over the Aftermaths any day of the week. They sound great with anything you throw at them, and notes ring out clearer than I've ever heard! It even sounds like an acoustic plugged in if I don't use a cab sim on my Axe Fx.

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Next up is my new Fender Blacktop baritone tele! I've always wanted a tele and I couldn't resist this one when I saw it in our local music shop! It feels and plays great although I'm sure I'll be swapping the pickups on this one soon also.





If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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Hngd. Just noticed this, on the second to last picture, is that a scratch on the Tele near the upper strap button?
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Did you put the Deathbucker in neck or bridge position? also, how much was the set? I'm looking at getting some over the Aftermaths now i've seen this (: HNGD!
#4
you could land a cargo jet on the RGA's fretboard..HNGD nonetheless..lol...hows the Baritone Tele feel? Regular tele, just longer?
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#5
My god!!! Both guitars are amazing!!!

The Ibanez looks amazing and the chrome pups make it shine.

And I'm not into tele's (except the JR tele) but this one looks awesome.

HNGD!!!
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Did you put the Deathbucker in neck or bridge position? also, how much was the set? I'm looking at getting some over the Aftermaths now i've seen this (: HNGD!


I put the death bar in the bridge since its the hotter of the two. They range anywhere from 100 a piece to 120 a piece, just depending on what size you get and whether you want black or chrome. I paid around 230 or so if I remember right. Thats about 70 bucks cheaper than the aftermath set cost me.

Controlpanel: The baritone tele is awesome. Besides being baritone, the only things that feel a bit different from the standard tele are the bridge and the humbucker pickup. Otherwise its got that same ole tele vibe.
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Also, is there a six string version of these pickups? The only one one the site that I can find that resembles these is modelled after a p90
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Warning: Potentially stupid question ahead.

At sections like at 34sec and the end, are you just picking that fast, or is that effect just created by the string's natural vibration?

On topic, those Lace pickups sound incredible!
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you could land a cargo jet on the RGA's fretboard..HNGD nonetheless..lol...hows the Baritone Tele feel? Regular tele, just longer?

I think you could land a bit more than just one cargo jet on it. :P


OT: HNGD! How's the 8 string?
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Those look like some sweet axes, to be sure! HNGD!

A question, though: I'm a big fan of the standard Alumitones I put into a maple hollowbody I own, but I've been considering putting some Deathbuckers in a Dean EVO Special Select along with modding the guitar for coil-splitting. I haven't heard the Deathbuckers in person, and have been told theyre not good split.

What is your take on the Deathbuckers?
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Dr sixstring: Nah that's just a reflection from the photo.

Minimallamb: The death bucker is the regular version of the death bar. As far as the x-bar, I'm not sure what its six string counterpart is but I'm assuming its the alum 90 or just the standard alumitone humbucker.

bAngiel01: That is me hitting the low string (tuned to F) pretty hard. It's just hit once before the riff starts again. All you're hearing is that one note ringing out and probably going a little sharp from picking it hard.

Metallica1554: I'd love to if I had time! I really don't have a lot of free time though. There's a video posted in the extended range section of Sevenstring.org where a guy played the whole song through. That might help you!

Mister A.J.: It's great! Like I said, this is the second one I've had and you really can't beat it for the price. The only dislike I have about it is the crappy stock pickups but I usually end up replacing pickups on most of my guitars.

dannyalcatraz: I haven't used the death buckers before but this Deathbar is apparently modeled after it. I really dig it and it can handle anything from these super distorted metal tones to bright snappy cleans. I'd say go for it! I didn't split the coils in these pickups so I can't comment on that either but as good as these pickups are I don't see why they would sound bad coil split!
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Mister A.J.: It's great! Like I said, this is the second one I've had and you really can't beat it for the price. The only dislike I have about it is the crappy stock pickups but I usually end up replacing pickups on most of my guitars.

Yeah, I've been meaning to ask you peoples about 8 string pups. And which ones are really warm and fuzzy (just like a puppy!), 'cause I'm gonna be getting a DC800 soon (I hope) and I need pups to fall back on in case I don't like the stock ones.
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Yeah, I've been meaning to ask you peoples about 8 string pups. And which ones are really warm and fuzzy (just like a puppy!), 'cause I'm gonna be getting a DC800 soon (I hope) and I need pups to fall back on in case I don't like the stock ones.


I've heard nothing but good things about the DC800 pickups! In case you don't like them, I would say go for these alumitones since they fit active routes and all. Besides that, I've only had BKP aftermaths which are super tight, definitely not warm and fuzzy. I've also heard great things about the dimarzio d-activator 8's!
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I've heard nothing but good things about the DC800 pickups! In case you don't like them, I would say go for these alumitones since they fit active routes and all. Besides that, I've only had BKP aftermaths which are super tight, definitely not warm and fuzzy. I've also heard great things about the dimarzio d-activator 8's!

Yeah, I've just got to make sure I have my routes mapped out. 'Tis my dream guitar, and I want to make sure it has my dream guitar sound. Which is warm and fuzzy, like a puppy!

(It's 'cause of the viola. It made me choose warm and fuzzy tone wood stuffs. :P)
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Thanks for the response, and I listened to your sample- the Laces really did seem to deliver everythingnyounwanted...and nothing extraneous.
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