KxK Sii-8 8 Scale photo thread

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  1. Jessy

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    I don't understand why you'd want a brown guitar.
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  2. Z4T888

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    Dear god, its dead sexy!
     
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    i feel like such a complete dickhead for missing out on this run.
    kruneh's was pretty hot, and yours just drives the knife
    further in. i hope you never have to sell it, since kxk discontinued
    the sii-8 scale.

    which is a shame, since rob's execution of a fanned fret super
    strat is, imho, the most aesthetically pleasing. i'm sure it plays
    better than anything i've ever layed my sorry hands on.
    if we're lucky rob may have a change of heart, though i doubt
    it.

    :2c:
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    :yesway:
     
  5. guy in latvia

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    I contacted Rob today and he said its highly unlikely he will ever make 8 strings again... dreams shattered! :(

    but in all seriousness, the people who are ACTUALLY interested and have the funds available should get together and contact Rob, maybe we can change his heart! How many do we need to sign up for Rob to do the run?
     
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    The prior fanned fret KxK runs were limited to 10 people and I'm pretty sure the FF8 run didn't fill all 10 spots - which probably accounts for some of Robs current distate for doing 8's.

    I think there are other complications though... including a seemingly trivial matter of cases. I think Rob has had trouble sourcing cases for longer guitars, so it might not be only about demand.
     
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    I can understand those concerns, I just hope that we can get at least 5 people interested in FF8 KxK guitars to justify Rob doing another run. I'm sure he can be reasoned with if there is enough serious demand.
     
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    Actually I was told by Rob that the case for this guitar is the same type that he uses for the sii-7 type KxK. This guitar really isn't much longer than any of my 25.5" 6-strings, a bit less than 1.5" longer than an Ibanez Jem. So it fits perfectly in the case, just a little further towards the headstock end of the case than a standard Sii-7.
     
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    And he doesn't offer the Sii7 any longer (at least in part) because of the case issue :)
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    Exactly.

    I've asked Rob about several things & I'm pretty sure he's got his priorities on finishing the current builds he has in place, discontinuing the 7ii because of case issues, time & effort verse actual profit. He definitely doesn't want to do any 8's & I stop asking so that I didn't take a chance in pissing him off. I want a custom from him later on.

    This guitar is a prime example of Rob's work & Hauschild's taste in his instruments. All around excellent. Such a great guitar.
     
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    Well I have the money and am interested in this.

    Count me as 1)


    Might be a good idea to see who else is interested and has the funds to go through with it so we can see if it would even be possible.
     
  12. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Rob and I have talked about it pretty extensively, and unfortunately the fanned guitars in general are WAY more work than was initially thought and they're just not worth it for the amount people are willing to pay. In addition to the case issue, Rob has to fabricate the bridge and fabricate and wind the pickups for all of these... for guitars with a base price just over $2k.
     
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    I would easily pay $3k - $4k for a guitar like that! If there is any chance in hell, im in!
     
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    Oh, I wasn't aware that was one of the reasons for him starting to move away the Sii-7 design. I guess that's why all his new designs have the two row headstock then :idea:
     
  15. technomancer

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    Yup the new designs all fit standard cases instead of needing custom-made G&G cases.
     
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    Ok guys, this is a short clip displaying the KxK through a patch I recently made on my Axe Fx II. It's just guitars and drums. The drums are Toontrack's Metal Machine and I've also blended in the Black Beauty snare from the Avatar kit. The guitars have very minimal processing: Hi-pass at 70 Hz, low-pass at 12 kHz and a slight dip around 100 Hz to help them sit a little better. I don't yet have a lot of mixing experience so any criticism is greatly appreciated.
    BTW anybody know why the sonic image looks so "hairy"? I haven't seen that on anything else I've put up. I guess it's the drum hits, I just don't know why they're so prominent on this?

    http://soundcloud.com/andreashauschild-1/kxk-tone-test
     
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    After getting both an 8-scale and (yet to arrive) my 7 scale for such great prices I almost feel obligated to buy another guitar from Rob.
    The build quality of the 8 scale is superb, and the design makes for a very playable and exelent balancing instrument.
    Not to mention the fret acces, wow!
    I´m not in the market for more 8 strings, but I could very well see myself with a DC model in the not so distant future.
     
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    thrsher \m/-_-\m/

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    i would pay 3k for a straight scale 8 kxk
     
  19. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Sounds awesome, nice work :yesway: Really liking the tone in that :agreed:

    I don't want to derail this any further as it's not the right place for it, but for people interested in either an 8DC or an 8 Scale shoot me a PM.
     
  20. s_k_mullins

    s_k_mullins !@#$?!

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    Wow, just a killer looking guitar. The fanned guitars have never peaked my interest, but this guitar looks fantastic!

    Congrats to the OP :metal: KxK guitars impress me every time!
     

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