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    Looks pretty close on my tappy deal. Either way, she's a beaut.

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    I think its gonna be awesome
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    Im looking forward to your review once you receive it.

    Maybe you posted already, but what pickups are in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtrjunior View Post
    I’m looking forward to your review once you receive it.

    Maybe you posted already, but what pickups are in it?
    It hasn't arrived yet
    Probably another 2 or three weeks out
    The pickups are probably some inexpensive Chinese brand
    I'm gonna try them then probably put this other set of JB/JAZZ I got in a box in
    I have a piezo for the bridge

    I'll make a video when i have it all together
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    It's here

    Took it to my buddy's house to try it out







    The string pull wasn't exactly straight as I had wanted
    But it'll be fine





    For some reason they didn't use the locking tuners the way I would have expected

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    The black binding give a hard edge to the side





    The back is beautiful and the body is super thin and light



    I like the ridge at the headstock
    It's not in the way at all





    The body is about an inch and a quarter thick at the edge
    Super thin much thinner than either my Ibanez RGs or Gibson/Epiphone LP

    Really light I would say about 7.5 - 8 lbs

    Pickups are a bit dark.
    Fretwork is excellent
    They have a hole under the bridge to the pickup cavity
    For the piezo bridge
    The volume pot as a nice gradual taper
    Neck is a shallow D
    Not as thin as my Epiphone or RG
    But very near my slim D on my Gibson

    Balances well
    Just awesome
    Next week or so I'll swap out the bridge
    And pickups
    Because I can. Not because I dont like the ones in it
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    That is one SWEET freaking axe!

    Congratulations!


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    Oh yeah, I'm taking that when you're not looking.
    Wonderful. It's a looker for sure. The binding gives it a real nice seperation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PS412 View Post
    Oh yeah, I'm taking that when you're not looking.
    Wonderful. It's a looker for sure. The binding gives it a real nice seperation.
    A sharp edge from the fade of the top to the red on back

    It is so thin

    I was playing just before bed and the pickups sound awesome

    I have some clips I gotta upload of my buddy playing it Thursday

    It sounds much brighter on my setup than his
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    A sharp edge from the fade of the top to the red on back

    It is so thin

    I was playing just before bed and the pickups sound awesome

    I have some clips I gotta upload of my buddy playing it Thursday

    It sounds much brighter on my setup than his
    Definitely do that if you can. Id love to hear it.


    Not sure if you already did, but could you post a link to where you ordered that from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    For some reason they didn't use the locking tuners the way I would have expected
    What do you mean by that?
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtrjunior View Post
    Definitely do that if you can. I’d love to hear it.


    Not sure if you already did, but could you post a link to where you ordered that from?
    1st post should have a link. It may be broken
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    What do you mean by that?
    They wrapped the strings around the posts several times as if they were non locking
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    They wrapped the strings around the posts several times as if they were non locking
    Oh, I get it.

    That's the way I do it so the strings can be loosened, but not removed, to do pup changes, etc. If you cut the strings right at the tuning post, you'll have a heck of a time trying to get the strings back in after removing them (presuming you want to save the strings).
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    I usually get just less than one wrap .but it's ok
    Takes a bit for all that string to stretch out
    It showed up "down tuned half a step"
    And after sitting a day , last night it was down tuned again
    Just more string to stretch
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    Ok here's a cellphone video of the stock pickups
    No mods at all from the factory

    Played thru the Bugera G5
    At first I had the Biyang Tri Reverb in front with some amp reverb as well
    Turned that off as you see in the video

    I dont play that well but you get a sense of how it sounds

    I'm kinda digging the stock pickups at the moment

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    Just realized, I make faces like Bruce does when I play
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    ehdwuld, I've noticed on these Asian guitars that you have done you have very specific details in mind. How is communication with these people? Is there a language barrier, or do you speak a bit Mandarin? I find this process very interesting, and possibly something I may wish to try one day. I'm just leery of would my specifications be understood, and would they deliver on my expectations? You seem to have that worked out though.

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    Well it seems some of them use Google translate to read your text and to put their responses back in

    One asked if I wanted a maple hat on the guitar

    You have to use common words

    Speak simply

    Use pictures with arrows and such

    Make sure they understand, they really want to make it exactly how you want
    Make sure that they have enough to go on

    Ask for pictures along the way, in case something goes wrong
    On this current build
    The logo on the headstock got tinted red by mistake
    It was caught and corrected before shipment
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    By the way that's the Warehouse Speaker Veteran 30
    That's in the Eminence cabinet
    The one from Steve (80's Metal)
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