NGD: Mayones Regius 8 White to Blue Fade (Review, Pics and Soundclip!)

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  1. bulb

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    Hey guys,
    So here is my Mayones Regius 8 String.
    Specs are:
    - Basswood wings on neck-thru construction
    - 11-ply Maple-Mahogany-Amazakoe-Wenge Neck
    - Quilted Maple top
    - Standard binding
    - Luminlay side dots
    - BKP Aftermath 8 pickups
    - White to Blue fade on the top, matte finish
    - Matte finish on body and neck
    - Hipshot Fixed bridge w/ GraphTech saddles
    - Sperzel Locking tuners
    - 1x Vol + 1x Petrucci style switch.

    Review:
    Having played a fair share of 8s i would say that this is definitely one of the clearest 8s i have played thus far. The low strings are extremely well defined and the notes tend to bind well together tonally, making even an F# power chord "purr" clearly.
    A lot of attack as well, probably in large part due to the Aftermath pickups, which are well balanced across the board as usual, pretty much necessity with ERGs.
    Cleans sound pristine and clear, and between the 3 way switch and the volume knob which can be pulled to coil tap, you can get a vast array of tones to feed to your clean channel.

    The neck on this particular model has to be one of the best 8 string neck profiles out there. It is probably the thinnest neck i have seen on an 8 as well, it has been fairly stable since it arrived here, so let's hope that keeps up on tour, thin necks can be troublesome on the road. The 11ply construction would definitely aid that, though.

    The fit and finish of the instrument are top notch, as one would expect from Mayones. They really have been delivering as of late. A truly unique instrument with a monstrous presence and sound, and a gorgeous interpretation of the White to Blue fade i described to them, never seen anything quite like it before!

    All in all, very happy with this instrument and how it came out.

    Some Pics (lighting sucked hard again, did my best to bring the colors out accurately):
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    And here is a clip i quickly whipped up so you could hear it in action:
    Mayones White/Blue Fade Regius 8 String Test Clip by iambulb on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

    Hope ya dig!
     
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  2. Empryrean

    Empryrean Undecided forever

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    not bad at all.. damn freaking nice actually ._.
     
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    That soundcloud link is just... my god








    The guitar's not half bad either
     
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    That 2nd pic is epic, that top is amazing. I almost want to dive in it.

    Congrats man, happy New Guitar Day!
     
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    That burst is some of the best paintwork I've ever seen.
     
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    That is the nicest 8 string Ive ever seen pictures of. Straight up! Its even in the run for one of the coolest looking guitars Ive ever seen. Totally amazing and stunning looks! Yes Mayones delivered hard on this one! And oh man that clip is gonna tally up so many plays so quick. Its at one right now haha! Super sick powerful riffs and just outstanding tone! Huge congrats brah!
     
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    Jesus christ, what scale length?
     
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    That is probably the best finish I've ever seen...
     
  9. MobiusR

    MobiusR Thall, that is all

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    Misha for the love of god (bad pun intended) please finish that song clip :O
     
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    Thanks guys!
    It's a 27 inch scale.
     
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    Tjore Hipster Jesus

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    Really interesting finish on that one.
    And really nice sidedots, I basically live for those!
    But WTF Misha, didn't you just post a 7-string NGD!? Haha!
    No matter, Happy NGD dude!! Looks frickin sweet! :D
     
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    That quilting is so deep. Nice.
     
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    C2Aye has the groove.

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    Fantastic looking guitar and the clip sounds great too. Really want to play a Mayones one of these days, so damn you student budget!
     
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    basswood looks similar to swamp ash:scratch:
    blue monster:hbang:
     
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    I thought so as well, but when i talked to them they said it was definitely basswood, and that it was just the staining that made the grain pop like that.
    It would be interesting if it was actually ash haha.
     
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    Definitely one of the sickest burst paint jobs I've ever seen
     
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    I rather enjoyed looking at those photos, a beautiful specimen indeed. HNGD dude.
     
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    HNGD that guitar looks amazing
     
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    I've never heard anyone who can perfectly replicate the sound of Satan, The Devil Himself, taking a fat angry shit.

    You my internet-acquaintance, have some seriously sick riffs.
     
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    Looks wicked dude! You should have had them do an inlay that went from dark blue around the 20th-24thish then to light blue in the middle of the fretboard and dark blue again near the first few frets :D
     

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