So if Legator is crap...

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by Xfing, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. BrailleDecibel

    BrailleDecibel 55.0r6 R36ul@r

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    Thanks for the help there! Probably wouldn't be worth it if I had to do all that to it, I like some of Agile's designs far more, and would probably go that way with it. :D
     
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    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    Tbh I don't understand why anyone would buy a legator when there are so many companies making the exact same stuff for the same price with much better reputations
     
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  3. Djentlover666

    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    I dont know if it's in the 8 string section but I would recommend getting the 827 in the 7 string section. It's amazing. And it looks like the picture. If you want a better look at it. Here:
     
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  4. Masoo2

    Masoo2 SS.org Regular

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    I'm gonna be completely honest, there's barely anyone else making 9s (let alone fanned 9s), affordable fanned 8s without stupid scale lengths or neutral fret placement, or headless guitars under $1000.

    Their QC may be garbage, but don't act like there's a ton of competition, especially considering how they're almost always on sale for 50-60% of retail cost.

    The one I bought used off of Reverb two/three years ago had a few QC problems, but that was expected of a Chinese instrument. The neck on it was amazing though.

    Would I have paid more than $400? Probably not. But I'd say the same about any low end Chinese/Indo guitar that I've tried.
     
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  5. will_shred

    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    9 strings, true. Everything else, not so much.
     
  6. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    And Legator has some stupidly high priced stuff. I think THAT'S the issue. You can get a much better instrument. Like, who the hell is going to pay $4000 for their 9 string? I think they'd be a way more successful company if they dropped the high-priced-but-always-on-sale bullshit, and stopped trying to pretend they can make instruments worth $3000-$4000. Agile and Harley-Benton have great reputations, because they don't pretend to be super high end, and don't do the "ZOMG, it's a $1500 guitar marked down to $550!" stuff.
     
  7. A-Branger

    A-Branger SS.org Regular

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    much savings
    such offer
    many sale
    Wow!
     
  8. laxu

    laxu SS.org Regular

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    I really hate this sales tactic. They aren't giving me a deal, they are just stating the real retail price. Same for the "Oh look, it's so much cheaper than MSRP" pricing shit. Usually it's worth buying stuff like this only when it is on actual sale.
     
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  9. GunpointMetal

    GunpointMetal SS.org Regular

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    Hey it works on soccer moms in department stores, why wouldn't work on guitarists? LMAO
    "Hey I saved $1100 and I only had to spend $900 to do it!" *facepalm*
     
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  10. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Considering most NGDs for Legators say: "I got this for $$$ instead of $$$$!", it works on guitarists too! :lol:
     
  11. spudmunkey

    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    It reminds me of an episode of Burns and Allen. George Burns come home, and Gracie Allen tells him about how much money she saved. She heard that instead of using expensive whipping cream, you can use Carnation Evaporated Milk and a little lemon juice to make a whipped dessert topping. She heard that it can save 10 cents per serving...so she proceeds to fill her refrigerator with bowls of whipped Carnation Evaporated Milk, proclaiming, "look at how much money I've saved!"
     
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    GunpointMetal SS.org Regular

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    Pretty much. I had an ex that was addicted to Kohl's. She would come home after spending $400 on crap she didn't need then point at the bottom of the receipt and say "Look, I save over $750!". No babe, ya didn't, you spend $400. Nothing in that store was ever sold for the price on the price tag. Not once, ever.
     
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  13. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    To be honest, I pulled that card too when I bought my UltraTone: "Dear, I saved 4K" !
     
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  14. AwakenNoMore

    AwakenNoMore Wrong Handed

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    "If Legator is crap"
    Sort of . . .
    I might be biased.
    Let me explain:
    I wanted a left-handed fanned fret 8 string and Legator delivered for $400.
    Finish, feel, balance and weight are absolutely fantastic.
    Action, neck heel angle, fretwork and pickup quality are toilet.
    I still think I came out on top. Better than an RG8 for me.
     
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    So you bought a say $600-800 guitar when you account for fixing those.
     
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  16. Xfing

    Xfing SS.org Regular

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    Ok guys, weird story - I got a refund for that payment from Rondo Music, since it turns out my debit cart wasn't properly confirmed on PayPal. Go figure :p

    So I've got a second chance to carefully consider this purchase. Any better recommendations in terms of finish, brand or anything else? Being honest, paying 50% of the value of the entire gutiar as a shipping fee is kinda brutal IMO, not to mention probably that same amount again as import tax.
     
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  17. Acaciastrain360

    Acaciastrain360 Agile INTERCEPTOR PRO 828 REST IN PISS

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    You from uk? I ended up buying second hand because of the whole import costing so much, with tax on top! So yeah, I just waited around until an immaculate one came up and I grabbed it!! 828’s are great!!
     
  18. Djentlover666

    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    Agiles worth it. Or get a ibanez rg8 and get a used Seymour duncan nazgul for the bridge.
     
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  19. BrailleDecibel

    BrailleDecibel 55.0r6 R36ul@r

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    As the owner of an Ibanez RG8 with that exact same pickup in the bridge (and a Sentient in the neck), if Agile isn't anyone's bag, not just OP, DO THIS. :yesway:



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