NGD: Boden Prog 7

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  1. eayottes

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    I recently sold my Boden Metal 7 since I was looking for a 7 string with a trem. The Boden Prog 7 answered that call. Until now, its the best instrument I've ever played.

    After a few hours of getting acquainted with my new friend, I decided to do a short video of me playing a lick from Paul Wardingham's 20 Epic Metal Licks.

    My 1st impressions:

    Fishman Fluence pickups sound great, namely in the passive voice (for leads).

    No tuning issues with trem.

    Other than a bit of sanding to do on the zeroth fret, the guitar was in pristine shape.

    Disclaimer: I'm bad when it comes to recording and I'm not that good of a guitar player.

     
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    Your playing is smooth dude, if you're not much of a guitar player then what the actual tits am I? :lol:
     
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    Liar!
     
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    Haha ! Thanks guys, these forums are filled with incredible pro musicians (Per Nilsson, Ola Englund, Widek, etc.).
     
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    Happy NGD. And now: get some beginner lessons... :congress:
     
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    I'll try to get those lessons now :)

    After about a week of playing, my 1st impression remains: this is an incredible instrument and the pick ups are amazing. My only wish would be that Strandberg give the option for a thinner neck profile (like Kiesel does) and 25.5" necks for 7 string guitars (no fanning). That would help with the stretchy passages.

    I think the Per Nilsson model (Singularity) had the thin EndureNeck with a 25.5" scale length but it is now discontinued (Strandberg no longer work with that factory). Ed Yoon of Strandberg told me they're working with Per to define a new model of the Singularity 7-string.
     
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    Dude, that guitar is awesome and your playing is great. Hot damn.
     
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    Very cool guitar and that goes for your playing as well!!!
     
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    Dude sounds like Per and says he’s not that good a guitar player. Lol
     
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    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    Congrats man!

    Fellow Prog 7 owner here, they are indeed fantastic :) Swapped out the pickups in mine and installed a Tremol-No so now I've got the best of both worlds :D
     
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    Thanks guys !! It's sometimes hard to find motivation and your good words help :) Still not sure if I'm gonna try and do something with this music "hobby", but your comments definitely help :)

    Sacrilege !! But thanks :) Guys like Per are light years away from me (I'm a huge fan of his and of Paul Wardingham). A guy like Syndrone, which frequents these forums, is someone that I consider in their league (and I'm also a huge fan of his).
     
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    Nice !! What pickups did you put in ? (Googling Tremol-No :))
     
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    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    I went with the Pegasus & Sentient set :)
     
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    Good call, I've only heard good things about them. Thanks for making me aware of the existence of Tremol-No :)
     
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    Love the Pegasus. Why did you throw out the Fluences?
     
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    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    The Fluences were okay, it's just that they're active and they feel it, it makes my right hand really uncomfortable to play with something that compresses that much so I got some Duncans instead cause I'm a big fan of the Peg/Sen set and I also work for the Seymour Duncan agents in South Africa so I get good pricing so what I sold the Fluences for paid for the Duncans :)
     
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    Tremol-Nos are super convenient, there is definitely a bit of mechanical resistance that they add so if you wanna do like Polyphia style flutters it's a bit detrimental but I'm not super heavy on the trem, I use it for a bit of vibrato and odd bends and stuff so I don't need it to be super smooth and the convenience of being able to switch to a mode that does in tune double stops or lets me drop A without retuning every other string a million times is super useful :)
     
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