New guitar - CST

Discussion in 'Guitar Reviews' started by Drew, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Metal Ken

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    The best part about this whole thing is, that drews gonna give it to me when i'm up there next ;p
     
  2. Drew

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    :agreed:

    Speaking of which, hurry up and get yourself up here, bro. :)

    -D
     
  3. Metal Ken

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    I'd love to. heh.
    Extreme ammounts of Chilling and swilling of beverages must occur.
     
  4. Drew

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    True as fuck, bro, true as fuck... :metal:
     
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    yeah, i think you just quieted arguments of where to have a sevenstring.org fest anywhere other than Boston :p
     
  6. Drew

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    Hahaha, owned. :raises horns:

    Dude, if we ever get one of these off the ground (i figure we need at least another year to do it properly, for numbers), I'd love to host some sort of a barbecue/jam session. And, of course, my CST will be very much in attendance, as will my UV and whatever else I've broken down and bought by then... :lol:
     
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    Welcome to "mahogany Ibanez seven" land bro ! Fucking sweet guitar ! There IS a reason why I chose mahogany for my custom 7620 body , and I think you understand it ;) .
     
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    Congrats on the new ride, man! I truly believe that the CST could be the finest 7-string to come out of the factory. Ever.
    (relax...it's just my opinion)

    Some tech info for ya:
    The pickups in the CST models are custom-made, but they're custom made for Ibanez 7-strings. I don't think any of them were hand-wound/built by Blucher, but he certainly put his 3.2 cents* into the design of them. If I remember correctly (all the way back to 1999), the neck and bridge pickups will have markings on the baseplate of "N-1" or "N-2" for the neck, and "B-1" or "B-2" for the bridge. These are to designate the two different 'orders' that DiMarzio did exclusively for Ibanez. In terms of specs, they compare closest to the the Super Distortion and the Super 3. Take that baseline, and add on the little extra that the 7th string provides, and you've got a pretty sweet setup, and a great match for a mahogany/maple combination. Again, because ears hear things differently, maybe a different set of pickups is what's needed to make your dream guitar into your wet dream guitar. Your call.

    Just get in touch with me before you start tearing into the wiring. :D

    Congrats, and enjoy the ride!

    *= Steve Blucher is so f-ing smart that his 2 cents is actually equal to 3.2 cents.
     
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    This ain't Jemsite. You CAN type the word "fuck" without fear of reprisal, al la Glen et al. :lol:
     
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    fuck'n A!

    i mean...

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    i really dig my RG's, and will certainly be checking out the better quality ones (probably not as quality as that CST) once i get some employment.

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    I need to get me some'a that employment stuff, too. I hear it's been goin' around. :lol:
     
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    Incredible guitar man! Have fun.
     
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    Congrats. :fawk: Asshole. Just kidding. At least once person on here has the guit and can pass on any insights on it to the rest of us.
     
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    As I know KEVAN has got one as well. Lucky man! DREW official congrats

    I'm still waiting for some info and I hope I will make it... ;)
     
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    Could you guys imagine if ss.org ever did have a member 'convention', and we had everyone's guitars lined up for a 'money shot' photo??

    I proclaim that would be bad as fuck. :metal:
     
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    + 1, very true \m/

    Drew,

    Nice grab!...dead sexy I must say. Can't wait to hear the sound bytes. As stated before, I'm jealous but happy at the same time. I know someone (or at least I can claim that to my friends, lol) that owns a CST. You have now made me look better :)
     
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    Dude, I'd frame that photo and hang it up in the abode.:yesway:
     
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    This gives me an idea.... But I'ma start a new thread for it!
     
  19. Drew

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    My recording setup pretty much blows, lol, but I'll see what I can do. Just, remember that you're hearing a great guitar driving a great amp, as captures by a crappy mic and as filtered out by a horrid sound card. ;)
     
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    Ok, some more CST shots...

    Another body shot. It doesn't look QUITE this light in person - the flash changes things a little - but you can see the flame fairly well. As you can see, Ibanez never got the hang of bookmatching, but I like the slight chaos.

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    The backside, pre-tremol-no:

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    The neck pocket/neck heel. There's apparently some confusion as to what the original "official" model number was, and Ibanezregister.com lists it as both PB1 and PB2. Mine's stamped both, the neck 2 and body 1. i'm not sure if this means mine was made at the transitional period between batches (pb1 being the first run of 12, pb2 the second), if they simply made all the necks and bodies first and grabbed one of each at random, or if someone at Ibanez just had a sick sense of humor, but it's interesting nonetheless. The top's color is pretty accurate in this one.

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    The backside of the pickups. I was hoping they'd provide something by which to identify them, but all we have is "Dimarzio Pickups, Made in U.S.A" with one red dot on the neck, two on the bridge. Oh well.

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    and, just for kicks, a candid shot - it just looked cool laying on my bed. Ignore the clutter. :lol:

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