This is my second post and I still don't have an 8 and I still don't know what to choose
Yesterday, I went to my trusted guitar shop to get the Ibanez RGA8 I've ordered.
After, a general euphoria for a such new & strange intrument (yes, the 8strings are really unusual here) we went for a test of the guitar.
First of all, the guitar looks really really cool.
After a proper (and standard) tuning [F# B E etc.] we immediately notice that famous buzz I've read on several posts.
(The guitar looks well set from the factory and the action was good)
We gave the axe to the liuther of the shop.
He rapidly did his job but the fret buzz didn't quit.
This buzz concerned the F#, the B, the E and even if a little the A too! Almost all over the fretboard
So came the bad times.
I've told to the shopkeeper if we could send the instrument back.
(We'd could make a more deep setup but the buzz, IMO, was really too much to be solved with another setup)
So, after some heavy swearwords here and there, he accepted the idea.
I was almost about to order the Schecter Damien 8 (to make me forgive). That was my original first choice. At the last moment, I called him to switch to the Ibanez.
But I told him to give me some time to decide.
I went out the shop without my 8.
I wish this post will help somebody to make the right choice.
I don't know
Maybe that guitar was just one of the unlucky ones.
Now, the second part of the thread.
Please give me a word.
The point is, as written in the title:
Schecter Damien Elite 8 or Agile Intrepid Pro Dual 828?
I came to this last choice after a long and deep evaluation of the matter.
I could order the Schecter from my shop but he told me that if even that one will buzz, he will not send it back.
(He came to the conclusion that every 8strings buzzes)
And this is my first question to everybody own an 8.
Does every 8strings buzzes on the low strings?
The second choice is to make a transoceanic order to the Agile.
The price will be charged a lot by the italian duty but I will spend not a lot more than the Schecter (something I can afford).
The intrepid pro is my fav. I deadly love that natural finish but the scale is 28.625” while the standard Intrepid comes with the choice of 28.625” or 30".
(Playing the 27" of the RGA, even if not downtuned, I feel the first two strings a little too loose and the sound is a little "farting" for my tastes)
The Damien is 26.5 but I love the look and I usually pretty like EMGs.
So, what should be the best choice for me?
(my fingers are not so long but I feel pretty well on the RGA neck)
Thanks to everybody for the help&Sorry 4 the long post and the poor english
I don't have buzzing issues with my Intrepid. I'd imagine that new strings and a proper setup would have fixed the RGA, though.