NGD: Carvin HH1 (56k = HOLDS on, it's WORTH the wait, don't lose your head)

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  1. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    Here's my newest edition, the Carvin HH1. I could bore you to death, writing sentence after sentence about how awesome I think this guitar is (and you won't even read it). Instead, I'll let the pictures do the talking (but feel free to ask questions :)).

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    HH1 - Allan Holdsworth Headless Guitar
    Right Handed
    XS Tremolo
    Gunmetal Gray Metallic
    Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
    Maple Neck/Alder Body (Standard)
    5-Piece Maple Neck w/ 2 Walnut Stripes
    Tung Oil Finish Back Of Neck (Natural Wood)
    Birdseye Maple Fingerboard (Tung-Oiled)
    Dot Inlays (Standard)
    Stainless Jumbo Frets .055" H .110" W
    20in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
    Black Hardware (Standard)
    H22T Bridge Pickup (Standard)
    Black Coils w/ Black Bezels (Standard)
    Drop Shadow Logo White on Black
    Dunlop Straplocks
    Black Tolex Hardshell Guitar Case
     
  2. Lagtastic

    Lagtastic Five Align

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    Sweet, I bet that thing is comfortable. That is a nice fretboard.
     
  3. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    That is hot :yesway:

    Great color / wood combo
     
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    LtdRay SS.org Regular

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    I have a question to all people who owns a guitar like this what draws this to these no headstock guitar? also that looks really nice
     
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    Empryrean Undecided forever

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    sir gunshow, I hate/envy you now :squint:
     
  6. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    Besides aesthetic, I suppose it is mostly because it's more "ergonomical" than a standard guitar (though this model would need a different body style to be a true ergo guitar).

    This is the first headless guitar I have ever owned or played, but I really like it so far. I'm really enjoying doing vibrato without the weight of the headstock; it feels like I can get somehow more expressive with it (or at least different).

    I'll also concur with what Jack said on here (and what other HH owners are saying on the Carvin BBS), this thing sustains for days.

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  7. themike

    themike Chug Life

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    Not my style but that maple is fucking GORGEOUS :eek:
     
  8. HighGain510

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    That. Is. Awesome. :bowdown: Any chance of a vid of this thing pleeeease? :D
     
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    sell2792 Master Chugger

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    How's the trem on these things? That guitar is killer.
     
  10. drgordonfreeman

    drgordonfreeman On vacation

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    Awesome. :hbang:

    So, how do you string it?
     
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    yellowv Turd Ferguson Contributor

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    I love it. Man those are tempting.
     
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    Indigenous Indigenous

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    Yeah video footage is in order, methinks.
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    I might actually try a video, but I'll have to borrow my Mom's camera (oh god does that sound pathetic). I'm definitely going to record a clip this weekend. I'm trying to dial in a Holdworth sounding patch on the POD HD right now. No, I'm not going to embarrass myself by trying to play one of Mr. Holdsworth's songs (unless the first 5 bars of City Nights counts, I got that on lock :lol:). Maybe another headless artist is appropriate? I used to know a few random bits from Traced in Air, so maybe I'll cover a Cynic solo or something like that.
     
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    Your guitar's been decapitated!! Looks killer bro :yesway:
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    It came with single-ball strings. I've got some double balls ready to go on it, but why waste a brand new set of strings?

    Tuning is actually quite simple. You just; flip the locking switch, tune the individual strings, un-lock, and then adjust the spring tension (the big wheel) until it is back in tune.

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    Ironbird Kahler Abuser

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    Ha, you should've written sentences upon sentences about how awesome it is, I would've read it. But then again, I am a writer, so I'm naturally inclined to read everything I see.

    Anyway, I digress. That is one killer axe! Stunning.
     
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    bob123 Banned

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    Action's far too high to be playable, and thats an ugly maple board you got....


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    Thats AWESOME man!!!! The only thing I would have done to it, have the fret board rounded! :p
     
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    Imalwayscold Is actually warm

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    Looks nice man! One thing though, does the trem bar not get in the way of the controls somewhat?
     
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    Offfttttt. The only thing I don't like about that is that the neck heel is painted, I would have preferred to see the neck completely paint free (the recent Charvel Desolation series have that wrong too).

    Other than that, looks amazing and very cool. Maple board FTW!

    EDIT: and it's super annoying that these things are so dam cheap in the US and so damn expensive in Euro-land!!!
     
  20. BlindingLight7

    BlindingLight7 Needs moar Gear.....

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    Whats up with the tiny whammy bar?
     

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