NGD Ormsby SX8 custom shop

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  1. Semi-pro

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    Hey guys!

    After a few years of gassing like a mofo, I've finally got a custom shop Ormsby! She's a beast! I accidentally deleted my wall of praising text while trying to hotlink the pics, so here's the folder for now :lol:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/paDq5IfdMJEztZ8E3

    What a stunner this guitar is. The neck profile is very comfortable and plays like butter. Much rounder than on my HypeGTR. Not any fatter, but less shoulder. Thanks to the perfect fan spread and body size (I've realized I like carved tops a lot more) it almost feels like a 7 string! Very comfy. The craftmanship is top notch (anyone surprised?) and the colors are stunning. Not sure if I'll ever go past the 24th fret but hey, easy access! The natural maple "binding" looks nice too. You can see the same flame pattern that's on the top. Also some nice figuring in the neck.

    The Hot Rock bridge pickup is awesome. I like it more than the Nunchucker. The neck pup sounds also sounds nice with cleans and a little bit of crunch. Not sure if I'll use it much with high gain settings though. Who knows!

    Here's a quick video through a Mark V with a Precision Drive in front (through a random cab impulse with via the Captor):
     
  2. Go To Bed Jessica

    Go To Bed Jessica SS.org Regular

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    Looks amazing and sounds great! Would love to hear some clean tones from it too - especially from that neck pickup.

    My only hands on experience with Ormsby is my Hype 7 GTR, which is an excellent guitar. I can only imagine how incredible his custom shop stuff must be.

    The colours, top carve and heel shaping of your guitar are stunning. Congrats!
     
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    CerealKiller SS.org Regular

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    Nice! I had a go on Joe Haley's SX last year, what a guitar. Felt amazing, neck was surprisingly beefy, yet still comfortable.
     
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    JEngelking Gravity is Shifting!

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    Oh my, that looks awesome, HNGD! One day I will own an Ormsby.
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    love that color. Congrats.
     
  6. A-Branger

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    this was an awesome guitar, shame I suck at 8 string so couldnt try it properly at NAMM, but beautifull

    Happy NGD. GReat shoots too \m/

    Here are some more snaps I took during NAMM for those too lazy to click on the links

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    KnightBrolaire highway to the metalzone

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    Damn that guitar is hot.
     
  8. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles 8 string Warrior

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    Gorgeous.
     
  9. Semi-pro

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    Thanks guys :) I actually have one of those A-Brangers pics as my phone's bg pic :lol:

    Right now my band's Humavoid is making an album and I'm trying keep other stuff in minimum, but I'll post some more demos if I find time to do that. Really wanna jam more on the clean sound, it just sounds so good with the Mark V.

    Oh, one more plus about having a chambered body guitar: in addition to just looking at it when not playing, you can also knock around the body and try to locate the chambers by the sound. I admit having spent a while doing that :lol:
     
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  10. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    that thing is fucking gorgeous
     
  11. MAJ Meadows SF

    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    This one looks sooooo good! And sounds amazing to boot. Perry really nails his purples and purple blend stains. I love the carved top SX's! Congrats on the killer NAMM score!
     
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    good god
     
  13. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Everyone should have an Ormsby in their stable. Happy NGD!
     
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    I got two GTRs on pre-order :D
     

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