NGD: Charvel DK24

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by oneblackened, Mar 16, 2019 at 7:37 PM.

  1. oneblackened

    oneblackened Doesn't Actually Play a Seven String

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    After playing the import Charvels a bunch at NAMM and being incredibly impressed with how freakin' good they are... I figured I'd buy one. ProAudioStar was doing their "used, but actually new in box" sales on ebay, and I had a $100 coupon... How could I say no for $599?

    So, I bought one, and on Friday it showed up. The fit and finish on this thing is absolutely stellar for the money. Legitimately good setup out of the box, fretwork is excellent, wiring works well. Finish is flawless as far as I can tell.
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    Everything was awesome until, uh... this.
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    The bar was over-plated and I had to remove some of the plating to get it to fit. Not really Charvel's fault, though, that's on Floyd Rose. A little steel wool and it fits fine. The fine tuners are sort of stiff also, but I figure that's also on FR and it should be easy to fix when I restring and set this thing up for its intended tuning.

    The only downsides are the stock pickups aren't quite my thing. They're very hyper-precise and I, uh... I am not that good of a player. :lol: I'm going to replace them with something hotter and a bit fatter, I think.
     
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    NickS Carvinite

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    HNGD!!


    But also, you are not helping my GAS:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:
     
  3. decoy205

    decoy205 SS.org Regular

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    Noice! What tuning are you going to use?
     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    wicked!
    I agree, Charvel has been putting out great stuff recently. Loving their DK24's especially.
     
  5. yellowv

    yellowv Turd Ferguson Contributor

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    The tuners on all the Korean Floyd’s are like that. A little oil smooths them out. It’s bc they have coarse threads rather than fine threads like the German Floyd’s. Glad you got the bar to work.
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Yeah, I want to get one of these. I would LOVE for there to be a 7 string equivalent, because these DK24 Floyd models are gorgeous.
     
  7. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Sweeps and Chuggs

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    Classie.. Congrats and HNGD
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Damn that thing looks sexy.
     
  9. mystix

    mystix Balaguer Guitars Brand Ambassador

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    congrats!!!! enjoy
     
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    Avedas SS.org Regular

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    Congrats, these are really awesome! I was just taking a look at one today actually. The finish is beautiful.
     
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    MSS Active Member

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  12. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Congrats! I usually hate gold hardware, but these Angel inspired ones click a ton of boxes and look absolutely killer. Been eyeing them up myself.
     
  13. The906

    The906 RGART Contributor

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    Love it. These are MIM correct?
     
  14. oneblackened

    oneblackened Doesn't Actually Play a Seven String

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    Yup! Far better than the MII Jacksons they compete with.
     
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    gnoll SS.org Regular

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    Cool! The black, white, gold and maple look great together I think.
     
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    ekarinsm SS.org Regular

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    Congrats! That gold hardware really pops against the black finish.

    Shred on! :hbang:
     

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