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Angelo @ Hoshino dropped me an email this past weekend. As many of you know I am an avid Agile player and have been for the past few years. I really wish that they endorsed artists because I'd probably have 10 Interceptors at this point lol.

I just took a look at what Ibanez has been up to and stumbled upon the new RGD 7 string looks miiiighty sexy...



If I do get the offer for an endorsement this is definitely the guitar I'd be getting, (if I choose to go that route). What SEVERELY disappointed me was that there's not 1 neck thru 7 string, needless to say one with ebony. Anyone here try the RGD series at all?
 

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Not sure if it's a deal maker/breaker but those are 26.5" scale, if memory serves.
 

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it's a nice looking guitar for sure, but WAY overpriced for what it is.

basswood (i know, i know, personal preference...), garbage pickups, blah, blah, blah...

Agile gets you alot more guitar for close to 1K less. but if you can get an endorsee discount and some promotion for yourself, why not. for the right deal i'd play one.
 

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it's a nice looking guitar for sure, but WAY overpriced for what it is.

basswood (i know, i know, personal preference...), garbage pickups, blah, blah, blah...

Agile gets you alot more guitar for close to 1K less. but if you can get an endorsee discount and some promotion for yourself, why not. for the right deal i'd play one.
This.
 

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Yep.
 

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Oh don't get me wrong, my Agile is pretty much THE perfect guitar for me. But from a business/promotional aspect an endorsement would probably help me out a bit.

The pickups wouldn't last a day in my hands. EMG all the way. The closest thing to a deal breaker is the fact that it's a bolt on neck :noway::noway::noway::noway::noway::noway::noway::noway:
 

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Am I the only person here who prefers bolt-ons? :lol:
 

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I'm sure you're not. I simply adore the feel of neck thrus and it helps a bit with sustain. What is it about bolt ons that you like?
Eh, you know, most of it is probably just what I'm used to and psychology - I'm a Strat guy from way back, so I'm just used to having some sort of transition from the neck to the body, and I like the fact that neck angle isn't set in stone. There do seem to be tonal differences too, though - I can't quite put my finger on what exactly it is, but there's something different in the attack and, again as a strat guy from way back, it's just something I'm used to hearing.

I mean, at the end of the day a guitar is a guitar, and unless the neck joint (bolt on OR neck thru) is horribly designed I'll be just as happy playing either. It's not a big deal for me either way. But, all else equal, I'd slightly prefer a bolt on.
 

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Eh, you know, most of it is probably just what I'm used to and psychology - I'm a Strat guy from way back, so I'm just used to having some sort of transition from the neck to the body, and I like the fact that neck angle isn't set in stone. There do seem to be tonal differences too, though - I can't quite put my finger on what exactly it is, but there's something different in the attack and, again as a strat guy from way back, it's just something I'm used to hearing.

I mean, at the end of the day a guitar is a guitar, and unless the neck joint (bolt on OR neck thru) is horribly designed I'll be just as happy playing either. It's not a big deal for me either way. But, all else equal, I'd slightly prefer a bolt on.
Ahh yes, I can totally see it from that perspective. There definitely is a tonal difference- even when you think of the concept of having one massive piece of wood as opposed to various woods bolted on together. The sustain, IMO, is undeniable. I was never a neck thru player until I got my Agile... at which point there was no turning back. Until now... LOL
 

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Am I the only person here who prefers bolt-ons? :lol:
Nope.
I MUCH prefer Bolt ons. Mostly because if something happens to the neck, I can be assured it can replaced very very easily unlike a set or neck through.
That and I like them tonally too.
 

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I'm sure you're not. I simply adore the feel of neck thrus and it helps a bit with sustain. What is it about bolt ons that you like?
FWIW, i remember reading that the differences in neck through vs. bolt on construction in the area of sustain (all things being equal) was so minute that its impossible to actually hear the difference :lol:
 

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Congrats, Angel. :yesway:

Am I the only person here who prefers bolt-ons? :lol:
I have owned three neck-through guitars (and still own two of them), and I prefer bolt-ons too.

However, I do completely know what he means about sustain. Of course, with a tremolo and a noise gate, the sustain isn't going to last that long anyway, even with a neck-through. With my settings, I really can't tell any difference in sustain between one of my bolt-ons and one of my neck-throughs.
 

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However, I do completely know what he means about sustain. Of course, with a tremolo and a noise gate, the sustain isn't going to last that long anyway, even with a neck-through. With my settings, I really can't tell any difference in sustain between one of my bolt-ons and one of my neck-throughs.
Well, that's the other thing for me. I remember years ago after playing a show with a great bar band I used to play with, some half-in-the-bag way older Les Paul player pulled me aside and started telling me how I needed to get a Les Paul because I could play a note, go out to lunch, and when I came back it'd still be ringing, etc. While that's all well and good, the thing for me is I'm playing a seven string with relatively hot pickups into a high gain head with MORE than enough saturation on tap for anything I could throw it, and for better or for worse I'm pretty into the "shred" thing. While I do occasionally sustain longer notes, I almost never find myself needing more sustain than my rig, even with my lower-ish gain settings, is capable of producing.
 

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Sweet! You need to work with Ibanez to get us some more options in the 7 line :D
 
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