Major Announcement from KxK Guitars (the $1499 Sii-7R 27" limited time offer)

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Which scale length do you prefer?

  1. 25.5"

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  2. 27"

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  1. Blind Faith

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    For where it says color stain will that be like a full colour or just a light coat over the wood? some pictures would be good if there are any
     
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    i would assume a stain would be something like this

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    Hey Dave Im just curious,
    What pickups do you have in your SII-7? I'm getting the dimarzio's but I will probably keep the AirNorton neck and later on swap the Dsonic bridge out for something else depending on how I like it....... I just bought a BK nailbomb I'm gonna tryout in my Ibanez. If I really like it I might through one of those in the kxk as well. Just wondering if you have any suggestions as far as BkP's and the kxk or any others for that matter.
     
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    I'm pretty sure he has a Duncan Custom in there but I'll let him answer that.

    In regards to BKPs though, a lot of things would work, but just keep in mind with a maple neck-thru guitar, the vast majority of the tone is going to derive from the neck and not the wings. So perhaps approach the pickup search with that in mind - something that would interact well with maple's tonal characteristics (high mid emphasis).

    I personally think a Warpig, Holy Diver, Miracle Man or of course the Nailbomb would be a good fit for the KxK Sii-7Rs (though others would sound good too most likely, it just depends on what sound you're going for and what amp you use).

    I personally am not a fan of the DiMarzio D-Sonics. I liked them initially but fairly quickly after the honeymoon I started to find they sounded pretty boring and could get muddy fairly easily on the low B (even with the bar facing the bridge). If I was buying the KxK I personally would opt for the Blackout option, but that's just me. :)
     
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    Well I used to be a Emg user. Then tried the Blackouts and thought they were ok but I think From here on in it's passives for me. Never say never though. At least for now I want to explore what passive pickups have to offer. As far as 7 string guitars goe I have tried the evo 7 and a BKP painkiller ( talkin bridge pickups ). I like the Painkiller but I it's not exactly what I'm lookin for. I wanna try some more BKP's.
     
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    Yeah the Painkiller definitely isn't one of the warmer models they have to offer, that's why I think the Holy Diver, Warpig, etc would be a good way to go. Obviously you'll have your Nailbomb shortly to try out too :)
     
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    For the record the BKP Nailbomb bridge / Cold Sweat neck sounds amazing in the KxKs with this configuration (it's what I have in mine).
     
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    i've got a reinforced rod:agreed:
    sorry but i had to say that

    but on a serious note, whats the sort of base price for a kxk, anyone know?

    my bad, i just saw the $1499 in the thread title :lol:
    thats a fucking good price
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    If you want to know the base price for a custom model, PM Noodles. I'm fairly certain that price is just for this particular model with these particular specs. :)
     
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    ah fair enough, thanks heaps :yesway:
     
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    One more question would the maple fretboard be birdseye maple or just plain maple?
     
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    Base price on the custom Sii-7 is about $2100 and you have to order it through Apple music, or Noodles possibly. You'll probably have to wait like a year or so.
     
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    For $1499 I would lay money it's normal maple...
     
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    Yeah thats what i thought/think it would be
     
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    my girlfriend is quite possibly the nicest person i have ever met...
    i let her move into my place.. she buys me a KxK ..



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    Nope. He has a Wolfetone-rewound Duncan JB7 in it. I cannot recommend the man's services enough - he makes the JB7 sound like the '80s JBs that won the hearts of so many players....
     
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    :agreed:
     
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    Like Mike said, I have a rewound JB7 in it, and I couldn't be happier. Considering how well they worked as the OEM bridge pickup for Jackson in the 80s, I'm really not that surprised with my results. As you said, most of the tone is from the neck wood, and the original JB always excelled with that construction. It is a shame that the stock JB7 is so far off of this, because I really cannot recommend it to anyone at this point. It is actually closer to a Distortion, since it is thin and overly hot, which is the wrong thing for maple.

    Having payed Andy's green splat this weekend, I can say that the DS7 works a whole lot better in a neckthru with mahogany wings than it does in basswood. It has a nice punchy growl to the lower mids, and sings well up top. It just still has that processed sounding midrange that I associate with Dimarzio in general.

    In contrast, the Duncan Blackouts in Chris' guitar had that angry bark that I have come to associate with the midrange character of Duncans. They were still obviously active pickups, with the focused highs that I expect from an EMG, but far warmer and more interactive. You still had to hit them a bit harder to really get the punch out of the bottom, unlike the on/off switch low end of EMG.

    So, if I was choosing between the two, I'd pick the Blackouts. Of course, there is an excellent chance they would get replaced within a month or two. :lol:
     
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    Just plain maple, obviously.
     
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    Thanks very much, just wanted to make sure
     
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