New KSE Caparison sig incoming

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by narad, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Jarmake

    Jarmake Frost Giant

    Messages:
    965
    Likes Received:
    164
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Location:
    Oulu, Finland
    I never liked that headstock, but that white one is very nice... Like a Adrian sig, but not as sexy because of that fugly headstock! :Lol:
     
  2. Jarmake

    Jarmake Frost Giant

    Messages:
    965
    Likes Received:
    164
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Location:
    Oulu, Finland
    I never liked that headstock, but that white one is very nice... Like an Adrian sig, but not as sexy because of that fugly headstock! :Lol:
     
  3. silverabyss

    silverabyss

    Messages:
    3,827
    Likes Received:
    554
    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Location:
    Brewster, OH
    I guess it really is a question if you like the devil tail and clocks enough to pay your kidney

    I like Adam D's pizza hat though :lol:
     
    setsuna7 likes this.
  4. R34CH

    R34CH Counter Culture Bullet Vulture

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2017
    Yeah, Adam's pizza hat and flip flops are so metal.
     
    setsuna7 likes this.
  5. McBrain

    McBrain SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    113
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Location:
    Denmark
    Not a fan of the cosmo black hardware. Would have looked much better with all black hardware. They could at least have matched the tuners with the bridge and knobs.
     
  6. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

    Messages:
    7,119
    Likes Received:
    890
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Location:
    Paris, France
    Pretty cool, I like strats with the volume knob placed everywhere but where it is on a strat, never managed to play regular strats because of that. (My hand keeps touching it when I play)
     
  7. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Location:
    Halifax, NS
    This is the one thing I don't like about my Dellinger 7, I'm glad they switched to black hardware on the newer models.
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

    Messages:
    22,315
    Likes Received:
    3,775
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Bump. A long-awaited Cap sig is coming as well.

    [​IMG]

    Big shame it isn't based on the PLM, but it's still cool Adam D is FINALLY getting a sig.
     
  9. kevdes93

    kevdes93 Sassy

    Messages:
    2,129
    Likes Received:
    498
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Location:
    Washington, MA
    And I'm sure this one will be 3k+ too :lol:
     
  10. narad

    narad SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    6,208
    Likes Received:
    3,447
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Adam D's sig is going to be dealer stock for the next 5 years.
     
  11. Captastic

    Captastic SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago
    Yeow I really like that!
     
  12. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Location:
    Tampa Bay Area, FL
    Soooo it’s a no frills Horus with one less pickup and no trem.

    I’m wagering on $2899.99 pricetag
     
    cwhitey2 likes this.
  13. narad

    narad SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    6,208
    Likes Received:
    3,447
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Tokyo
    It's based on the tat special.
     
  14. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Location:
    Tampa Bay Area, FL
    Ahh you’re right I overlooked the neck thru body.

    I change my pricetag guess to $3200 lol
     
    fps and cwhitey2 like this.
  15. lewstherin006

    lewstherin006 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    3,119
    Likes Received:
    352
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Location:
    New Orleans Area, LA
    Necro nump, but I got to try out Joel's sig at namm!

     
  16. skmanga

    skmanga SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Location:
    Bridgeport CT
    Oh damn :/
     
  17. Glades

    Glades Down in the Everglades

    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    188
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Location:
    Florida
    Maple fingerboard with black binding looks sick!
     
  18. Flappydoodle

    Flappydoodle SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    273
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    I have played both guitars for a couple hours.

    The Adam D guitar is AWESOME. Both Adam D guitars I played were perfectly set up in Drop C, with super low action of F, A and D, but a bit more room for hard picking on C, G and C.

    The guitar sounded amazing. Voice 1 is incredibly tight. I thought there was a noise gate on the amp (ENGL Powerball, and Dual Recto), but no, it's just the pickup. Voice 2 is looser and adds an absolute shitload of low-end chunk. Was great for lead lines, big chords etc, whereas voice 1 was your standard KSE style riffage. Neck profile is your standard TAT special feel - actually a more chunky neck than you're expect, but incredibly comfortable. You could absolutely shred on this guitar if you wanted to.

    I really wanted to buy it, but the only deal-breaker for me was the small frets. Apparently that's how Adam likes them, but I'm just too used to ESP super jumbos and I couldn't get over it. If that guitar had had super jumbos, it would be mine without hesitation.

    The Joel guitar, on the other hand, was a total disappointment for me. I'd been obsessing at photos online and I really wanted to love it, but I just didn't. In person, it looked nowhere near as pretty as the photos. The maple fretboard was more yellow and looked "dirty" in contrast to the white body. The black binding also makes the neck look small to me, which is weird, and the black inlays again made the fretboard look unclear somehow.

    In terms of feel, it was similar to my Caparison Brocken, since it has the same bridge, same 5 piece bolt-on walnut/maple neck etc. But something about it just didn't feel right to me. In fact, I vastly preferred the standard FX-AM Dellinger model to the Joel model.

    What also struck me is how crazily different the two KSE guitars sounded, even though they have identical pickups. The Joel honestly sounded a bit thin and buzzy, and didn't sound as tight as the Adam D guitar. Whether it's the wood, construction (TAT vs bolt on), absence of neck pickup (magnetic fields dragging on the string?), or something else, I don't know. And again, both of them sounded completely different to the standard FX-AM Dellinger (bright, tight) or the Brocken (baritone - thick, chunky).
     
    narad and AkiraSpectrum like this.
  19. TunedToB

    TunedToB SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2017
    Location:
    Philippines
    KSE? Awesome. Caparison? Awesome. The sig models? FREAKING AWESOME.

    I love Adam's model and its simplicity, but I'm a sucker for pickguards in super strats.
     
  20. Flappydoodle

    Flappydoodle SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    273
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    See my post just above - the Adam D was AWESOME. The Joel, for some reason, less so. Sounded buzzy and thin, whereas the Adam D just has this super tight chunky sound with tons of attack.

    I was totally prepared to LOVE the Joel, and I thought the Adam D was pretty cool looking but I wouldn't like it. I was wrong.

    The "problem" with Caparisons, IMO, is that they are all so different. You play 5 Dellingers and they're all different. The WM, AM, various signature models etc all sound and feel different. You basically need to try them, which is next to impossible unless you live next to a dealer.
     

Share This Page