NGD - Back to the 6 strings, Marty!

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  1. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    So after selling my 8 string, I was debating whether or not to get another 7 string. I played my mate's BC Rich Warbeast and noticed how comfortable and easy to play it was, so I decided seeing as I have two 7 string guitars at the moment anyway, that I would get a good 6 string that could do anything I wanted, be it metal or melodic post-rock. I needed a good all-rounder.

    I guess you know what brand it's going to be right off the bat?

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    A Fender Jim Root Stratocaster!

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    The neck heel is really comfortable. I'm not a shredder at all, so I don't tend to hit those high notes bar a few chords, but they're very easy to access.

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    And a shot with her and my other more traditional styled guitars. I like guitars that can cross generations, that would not look out of place in any type of music.

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    I got this less than an hour ago, but my review so far is completely positive. Construction wise it's flawless. The neck is comfortable as hell, and the frets are all perfect. None sharp at all. It has a kinda satin finish on the neck, though not as light as my Ibanez or Agile, it's still smooth and doesn't inhibit your hand. The cutaway as I said is very good, decent access. There is no tone control, but to be honest I don't use that much and the pickups have a range of tones just swapping with the selector. The EMGs sound huge, tight and generally awesome. Doubt I'll even swap them out to be honest.


    Cheers :)
     
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  2. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    Congrats on the Fender yadda yadda yadda happy ngd and so on and so forth...


    ...now tell a fella wtf that glorious red Duo Sonic looking thing on the chair is!
     
  3. Captain Shoggoth

    Captain Shoggoth SIGN YO REP

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    Personally I'm more inclined to the Jim Root Tele, but that's a wicked sweet guitar regardless. HNGD
     
  4. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    Haha It's a Columbus Mustang copy. My father got it when he was a teenager (about 30 years ago) and handed it down to me. I got it cleaned up a while ago and new strings put on it, but everything else is original. It needs a bit of work still, the wiring is a bit messed up. That being said, it has a lovely twangy tone.
     
  5. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Cool axe, man.
     
  6. Semi-pro

    Semi-pro SS.org Regular

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    Congrats! Although... why didn't you just get yourself a Warbeast as well and play melodic post rock with that thing like a boss? :lol:
     
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    ridner Bastard of Thousands

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    congrats - that is very nice! the Jim Root strat is at the top of my GAS list!
     
  8. DrBloodyJack

    DrBloodyJack Total guitar geek

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    Congrats!
    Is it MIM?
     
  9. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Sweeps and Chugs

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    congrats!!!!
     
  10. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    I think the Teles are MIM, the Strats are USA if memory serves.
     
  11. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    They're made in the U.S. :)

    Haha they're painful to play. :lol: Plus neck dive is horrendous. I would consider getting a BC Rich in the future though for more metal stuff. :)
     
  12. joe-tofu

    joe-tofu SS.org Regular

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    Got one and (IMO) it beats every other guitar, that I ever owned (Gibsons, ESPs, LTDs, Schecters). I love that thing to death.
     
  13. danger5oh

    danger5oh I'm always... hungry

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    Is it my imagination or are those fret ends rolled? HNGD... I've been GASsing for a JR Strat forever.
     
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    -42- Nothing to see here

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    Saw this on facebook. Bitchin'.
     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    oooo nice, not a big fan of the color but i've heard a lot of great things about that guitar :-D
     
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    Is that a Burns 12 string and you restarted my gas for this guitar thanks HNGD
     
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    matt397 Tr00f

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    I never get bored of looking at these...
     
  18. Ocara-Jacob

    Ocara-Jacob Afraid, probably

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    Nice. I like it, I've always liked strats. HNGD.
     
  19. eugeneelgr

    eugeneelgr SS.org Regular

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    Beautiful guitar!

    By the way,no offence,but if you're not a shredder, are you at least into doing solos? If not why buy 8 strings or 7 strings at all? I mean this in the most docile way :)
     
  20. Michael T

    Michael T Sea Turtles mate Contributor

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    GAS Attack !!! :fawk:

    You just "VampireGenocided" my wallet !! Sucked it dry and wiped it totally out :lol::lol::lol:
     

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