#1
After almost a month it's finally here!

Picked up my Ibanez RG8 last night. Still adjusting to having the extra string, and he scale length.

I'm used to my Epiphone MKH Les Paul 7, and it's a 24.75" scale length, so this feels quite different for me.

There are only two flaws really worth mentioning and they're barely noticeable. One is a tiny ding on the headstock, most likely from shipping, and the side dots on the 34th fret are misaligned, no big deal though, I can live with them.

Overall I'm supremely satisfied with this guitar.

Here's a few crappy pics, I'll have better clips, more of a review, and some sound clips tonight I hope, or tomorrow morning.

You've seen this a million times before, so I'll keep shitty pics to a minimum.







I've had to buy a bass case for the time being, so I need to find a better fitting case, any recommendations?

One the honeymoon period is over I'll re do the review as well.

Thanks for looking!
Main Rig:

Epiphone MKH Les Paul Custom 7 - Ronda
Ibanez RG8 "Scarlet" - AKA The Rambanez
Fender Strat "Danielle"/"Dani"
Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

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#3
HNGD! I've been looking at one of these for a while. How do the pups sound? Are they muddy at all on the low end?
Guitars:
ESP Eclipse II w/ SD Black Winters
Ibanez S540 w/ DiMarzios
Ibanez RG370DX w/ EMG 81/60
Ibanez RG7321 w/ DiMarzios
Pedals:
Fulltone FB-3
Crybaby Wah
Ibanez TS-9
Amps:
Peavey 6505+
#4
Quote by gorgthemeatpile
HNGD! I've been looking at one of these for a while. How do the pups sound? Are they muddy at all on the low end?


Thanks dudes!

They aren't terrible, but better than most of Ibanez's stock pickups imo.

I'll record something tonight and post it up for ya
Main Rig:

Epiphone MKH Les Paul Custom 7 - Ronda
Ibanez RG8 "Scarlet" - AKA The Rambanez
Fender Strat "Danielle"/"Dani"
Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

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Purchase list: Jim Root Tele, Jim Root Jazzmaster, MTM20
#6
Quote by Charvel1995
They aren't terrible, but better than most of Ibanez's stock pickups imo.


That's good to hear. I never get an Ibby without plans to upgrade the pups, but I like guitars to at least sound decent right out of the box.

Quote by Charvel1995
I'll record something tonight and post it up for ya


That would be delightful
Guitars:
ESP Eclipse II w/ SD Black Winters
Ibanez S540 w/ DiMarzios
Ibanez RG370DX w/ EMG 81/60
Ibanez RG7321 w/ DiMarzios
Pedals:
Fulltone FB-3
Crybaby Wah
Ibanez TS-9
Amps:
Peavey 6505+
#9
Thanks dudes!

Izzy this thing has me totally lost. I seriously have no clue where to go from here aha

https://soundcloud.com/zacharyk/8-string-tone-test Tone Test!

And enjoy some better outdoor shots.







I took these in -20 Canadian winter.

Never again.
Main Rig:

Epiphone MKH Les Paul Custom 7 - Ronda
Ibanez RG8 "Scarlet" - AKA The Rambanez
Fender Strat "Danielle"/"Dani"
Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

Come join us...

Purchase list: Jim Root Tele, Jim Root Jazzmaster, MTM20
Last edited by Charvel1995 at Jan 23, 2014,
#10
You are insane to take pictures in that weather. But it makes the pics that more "metal", right?

Thanks for the clips, I think this guitar will be a perfect test to see if I can deal with 8 strings. It sounded a little too muddy during the palm mutes at the end but that could just be the POD settings. It dj0nts enough, lol.
Guitars:
ESP Eclipse II w/ SD Black Winters
Ibanez S540 w/ DiMarzios
Ibanez RG370DX w/ EMG 81/60
Ibanez RG7321 w/ DiMarzios
Pedals:
Fulltone FB-3
Crybaby Wah
Ibanez TS-9
Amps:
Peavey 6505+
#11
nice score! 8s aren't for me but I was wanting to snag one of these just so I can always keep an 8 lying around, ya know, just in case I hear these are great modding platforms and overall decent and playable guitars. going from 7s to an 8 was an adjustment for me. just keep working at it, you'll get more comfortable and feel less lost in time! and just think of the different tunings you can try out


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Schecter C-1 Classic
Frankentele
Laney Ironheart 60w + Avatar Cab

#12
Quote by gorgthemeatpile
You are insane to take pictures in that weather. But it makes the pics that more "metal", right?

Thanks for the clips, I think this guitar will be a perfect test to see if I can deal with 8 strings. It sounded a little too muddy during the palm mutes at the end but that could just be the POD settings. It dj0nts enough, lol.


Still tweaking the patch, it could also be the 'bass" (I just ran this through the pod clean to fatten the lows up)

But I really like the guitar, it's a wicked modding platform dude.

Thanks Syl! I'm gonna bea t it for a while before I figure out what to do with it aha
Main Rig:

Epiphone MKH Les Paul Custom 7 - Ronda
Ibanez RG8 "Scarlet" - AKA The Rambanez
Fender Strat "Danielle"/"Dani"
Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

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Purchase list: Jim Root Tele, Jim Root Jazzmaster, MTM20
#13
That thing is stunning.

Nice!

HNGD
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#14
Congrats.
But how the hell do you play a barre chord???
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#15
Quote by The Judist
Congrats.
But how the hell do you play a barre chord???


Are your fingers not long enough to bar 8 strings? Having hands that small would make me sad
Guitars:
ESP Eclipse II w/ SD Black Winters
Ibanez S540 w/ DiMarzios
Ibanez RG370DX w/ EMG 81/60
Ibanez RG7321 w/ DiMarzios
Pedals:
Fulltone FB-3
Crybaby Wah
Ibanez TS-9
Amps:
Peavey 6505+
#16
Quote by The Judist
Congrats.
But how the hell do you play a barre chord???


I usually just use the bottom 7 strings and omit the 8th. Unless I want that ridiculous bottom end then I'll use the top 7.

The fingerings are just a bit odd is all
Main Rig:

Epiphone MKH Les Paul Custom 7 - Ronda
Ibanez RG8 "Scarlet" - AKA The Rambanez
Fender Strat "Danielle"/"Dani"
Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

Come join us...

Purchase list: Jim Root Tele, Jim Root Jazzmaster, MTM20
Last edited by Charvel1995 at Jan 24, 2014,
#17
Quote by Charvel1995
Thanks dudes!

Izzy this thing has me totally lost. I seriously have no clue where to go from here aha

I took these in -20 Canadian winter.

Never again.


-20? How are you enjoying autumn over there? Its been pretty much -30C all winter, for me anyways in Manitoba. Without the windchill.

Fvck...
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2006 PRS CE-24
Mesa/Boogie Mark V
Voltage S212 w/ V30's
Strymon Timeline
CMATMods Signa Drive
TC Electronics Corona & Hall of Fame
#18
Quote by AWACS
-20? How are you enjoying autumn over there? Its been pretty much -30C all winter, for me anyways in Manitoba. Without the windchill.

Fvck...


-28 or so with windchill.

-20 was as warm as it had been almost all week, at least when I was able to take pictures in Southwestern Ontario.

Autumns been nice though
Main Rig:

Epiphone MKH Les Paul Custom 7 - Ronda
Ibanez RG8 "Scarlet" - AKA The Rambanez
Fender Strat "Danielle"/"Dani"
Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

Come join us...

Purchase list: Jim Root Tele, Jim Root Jazzmaster, MTM20