NGD: KxK picstory of doom! (56k=Heavy customs charges)

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  1. Shikaru

    Shikaru Mechanical Thunder Contributor

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    So a way back in November 2006 I got in on the Sii-7 offer. A little over a year later, Rob tells me that it is finished and ready to ship! I present to you the story of yesterday's events:

    So I wake up late to find a letter under the door
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    It can only be my KxK! But what's this? Customs?! :mad:
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    Fuck you HM Revenue and Customs!
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    With my trusty SS.org T-shirt on, I enlist the help of my flatmate to drive me to the depot
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    While I wait for him, I snap a pick of our rubbish in the hall, though it's not as bad as it has been in the past
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    A short drive later, I arrive at the depot!
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    I'm not taking too many pictures, because my flatmate thinks I'm weird enough already, but I spied this while I was waiting and I was like, WTF?
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    Finally I receive the box, after begrudgingly paying them the £145. After another short drive I arrive at my flat.
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    My viking friend inspects the box...
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    He determines it to be pillage-worthy!
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    But how best to pillage the tasty guitar inside from it's cardboard prison?
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    I've got it!
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    IMA CHARGIN MY BOX OPENING LAZAH!
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    Success! The top layer of box has been destroyed!
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    Time to remove the rest of the packing
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    But oh noez! One of the latches is locked, I try the claw...
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    ...the horns...
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    ...but nothing works! :scream2:
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    Rob was really quick to email me back about it, and I finally get it open!
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    I open the case and I am stunned
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    Now for some poor quality indoor lighting guitar pr0n (I need to get some natural light pictures at some point when it's not raining outside :rant: )
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    I :wub: this ebony fretboard
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    T-shirt and other things! :metal:
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    I administer the t-shirt upon myself.
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    Now for the final steps, power conditioner - Engage!
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    Pod - Engage!
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    Power amp - Engage!
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    Standby Switch - Also Engage, or off, I'm not sure which is right!
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    Volume!
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    And then metal was had by me and anyone within a 1 mile radius. :agreed:

    As for my thoughts on the guitar - simply amazing. Everything about it just exudes quality craftmanship. Obviously, it's styled after the Green Dot UV. I'm a poor student so I couldn't afford fancy finishes, but I love the style of that particular UV and I'm really glad I went with it on this guitar.

    As far as specs, it's the standard woods (Maple neckthrough/mahogany), Ebony fretboard. For pickups I've got the Blaze Bridge/Neck. I wasn't sure what to get, and I figured I'd give em a try. Plus they came in green :D. I'm really liking them so far though. The minimal inlays I really like the look of, and I was worried it might affect my playing for a bit but it hasn't really so far. This thing just plays incredibly right out of the case, I'm hoping I can still go back to playing my Ibby 7s after this beast :lol:

    Thanks for watching! :yesway:
     
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  2. D-EJ915

    D-EJ915 Forum MVP

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    congrats man, and nice laser pic lol
     
  3. Ruins

    Ruins SS.org Regular

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    i love this finish and the inverted headstock just awesome! congratulations man
     
  4. Lucky Seven

    Lucky Seven Lucky☆Seven

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    Hawt dude, I love it. I want a KxK now :(
     
  5. stuh84

    stuh84 The Viking himself Contributor

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    I giggled at the lazers pic :lol:

    Sweet looking guitar though :D, what sort of neck profile would you describe it as?

    How much did it cost you in the end too?
     
  6. Shikaru

    Shikaru Mechanical Thunder Contributor

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    I'd say it's a touch thinner than my Ibanez's, like a flat D kind of profile, I think. I forgot to add that the unfinished neck is amazing, so smooth.

    In the end, it cost me £670 for the guitar and shipping, plus the £145 in customs. A good deal I'd say.
     
  7. SHREDTOKILL

    SHREDTOKILL LOW AND SLOW

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    i think thats the best looking kxk ive seen so far!
    i likey!!
     
  8. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    good job on the KxK! nice story :)
     
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    ibznorange Chief Officer/RHLC © Contributor

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    that green on black logo is hottt
     
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    mmmmmmmmmm
     
  11. Unknown Doodl3.2

    Unknown Doodl3.2 look at each other..

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    That's my favorite KxK I've seen to date from all the picstories on this forum \m/
     
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  12. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Sweet, all of these are gorgeous :agreed:

    Your neck is D shaped? That's flat on the back and sides with slight rounding on the shoulders? Just curious as mine is C shaped :shrug:
     
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    Shikaru Mechanical Thunder Contributor

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    Well, it could be that I just have no idea what I'm talking about :lol:. It could be C shaped, it just didn't seem that round on the back to me.
     
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    ukfswmart Far too opinionated

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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    :rofl: ok. If you've ever played an RG7321, that's D shaped, ie a ruler with curved edges :lol:
     
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    Wolfie Molto Accelerando!

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    See, that's the cool thing man. You went for a more understated one and it still came out looking classy AND metal. :metal: The two coolest things on Rob's guitars (to me at least) are the neck volute and sculpted neck joint. They feel and look very sweet. :yesway: Congrats on your new axe man. :hug:
     
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    the.godfather Mr. Flibble

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    Very nice, congrats dude! :metal:

    P.S. I hate customs charges. Especially UK customs charges. :noplease:
     
  19. 7slinger

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    looks awesome, congrats

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    Man oh!! Man !!! is that sexxxxxy or what ! Congrats :)
     

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