NGD: BDay/Anniversary/Christmas Ibby

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by ThePIGI King, Apr 29, 2019.

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  1. ThePIGI King

    ThePIGI King Death Will Reign

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    Story first!


    Just kidding, nobody cares about a story:

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    Well, whoever this guy was, he knew Tom!

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    Signed by Angel Vivaldi!

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    So I got this yesterday. Found it locally, which for anybody that knows Columbus OH, you know how rare this is :lol: For those that don't, Columbus is a horrible place for anyone who doesn't want to play Fender, Gibson, and Marshall. I've never seen a Prestige 7 or 8 before.

    So I got this for a crazy good deal used with obvious mods - Passives (unsure what they are, sound good), removed tone pot/moved volume pot, push/pull, and previous owner had it signed.

    Was at the store for my friend to try out some amp modelers on the cheap side (he got a HD500X), and we left GC for Sam Ash and found this thing. Plugged into a 5153 and I played for over an hour. Wish they'd have had more high gain amps, since the 5153 is too dark for me, it'd have been cool to try something more my style, but it still slayed. I realized I've bought more guitars than I (probably) should have in the past 12 months, so in order to "justify" this 852, I told the GF that it can be my BDay/Anniversary/Christmas present from her, she liked the idea because she doesn't have to try and find me something for a year :lol:

    The only con to this is that it's almost like the neck is a semi-gloss. Not sure when Ibanez started doing that, buy my RG9 has a slightly less glossy version of it. Time will tell whether or not the gloss gets the steel wool treatment, but for now she's a killer guitar that puts my RG8 and RG9 to shame.

    Highly recommend these, especially if you get it for a stupid low price like me.
     
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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Cobgrata, that is awesome!
    WTF is cobgrata? When I type c-o-n-g-r-a-t-s it auto-corrects to cobgrata. Cobgrata to you!!!
     
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    Toxin no, i don't drink vodka

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    Cobgratz!
    You can always put a Fender sticker on it to avoid unnecessary attention:idea:
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Nice prestige! HNGD!
     
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    noise in my mind SS.org Regular

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    Nice guitar. 5153 too dark? I don't I have ever heard anyone say that about that amp.
     
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    GatherTheArsenal SF2 > Everything

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    *opens thread*
    "pictures before story??!"
    *pouty face*
    *closes browser*
     
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    That’s awesome!

    The RG852 is a NICE guitar. Ibanez knows what it’s doing.
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    ThePIGI King Death Will Reign

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    Might be due to pickups, but i tried EQing it all over the place and it didn't help. I like ENGL tones though.
     
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    AC.Lin Master of the 0-string guitar

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    CAN YOU ZOOM A BIT MORE ? :fever:

    HNGD though ! Glad that useless tone knob is missing and the volume one got moved, i would have done exactly the same. Now you can properly chugchug that thing.:hbang:
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    cobliobulations
     
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    walkhard SS.org Regular

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    cobgrats!
     
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    aesthyrian SS.org Regular

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    Very nice, and even signed by Angel Vivaldi!

    I notice you got rid of the tone knob, good call. If you want a bit more of a "prestigious" solution to covering the hole, check these out https://www.widgetco.com/hole-plugs
     
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