NGD: The Strictly 7 Cobra that my neighbor totally didn't steal.

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  1. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    So after some confusion involving a mysterious "BGRANT," I got my Strictly 7 Cobra!

    I'm super pumped, this guitar is phenomenal. I'm amazed out how well the setup held, considering it came from Ohio to Houston (only a 40-45 degree difference in temperature, no biggie).

    The neck feels great. Fretwork is spot on. Finish is gorgeous. Sounds like an absolute beast through my DAR. :hbang:

    What more can I say? Jim and his crew did an amazing job. :yesway:

    Specs:
    Swamp Ash Body
    Flame Maple Neck w/ Pau Ferro fretboard
    Medium-jumbo stainless frets
    Hipshot Contour 7 tremolo
    Bareknuckle Cold Sweat's in bridge and neck
    Tremol-no
    Sperzel locking tuners
    House of Kolor NE506 Blue Neon

    Oh I suppose you lookie-loo's want some pictures?

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    All of dem pics here => Strictly 7 Build pictures by gunshow86de - Photobucket

    Oh and look even a video (not me playing);



    Now what do?

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  2. Rick

    Rick ALL HAIL DJOD Forum MVP

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    Beautiful! :metal:
     
  3. CrushingAnvil

    CrushingAnvil \m not jesus land m/

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    Congrats, although it looks really cheap in that first photo :ugh:
     
  4. Hemi-Powered Drone

    Hemi-Powered Drone Dragonblade629

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    I don't know if its that colour, which I doubt because I love that colour, but that headstock looks weird.

    Otherwise its an awesome guitar, congrats!
     
  5. caskettheclown

    caskettheclown Sexytime!

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    I love that guitar. Its just so simple. No crazy paint job or pain the ass trem on it.
     
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    buffa d SS.org Regular

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    mm... cold sweats. My favorite bkps.
     
  7. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    You are one lucky bastard Gunshow, but good on you for it. I loved seeing the video (which I consequently saw a few days ago) the cold sweats are pretty amazing sounding. If I don't get on with the nailbombs they seem very much my style. There is always next guitar though.
     
  8. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    Oh yeah, the Coldsweats sound amazing. Very percussive, and really clear sounding. I have the middle position of the three-way set to split to the inner-coils of each pickup. It really nails that single coil snap.
     
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    It may be a minor thing to you...but what do you feel about that over route on the neck pup on the bottom control side? I've highlighted it so you can know what I'm talking about.

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    It may not be a big thing for you but I'd be a little hesitant about ordering a $2k guitar when mistakes like that are getting out.
     
  10. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    Huh? The routes are perfectly symmetrical. Jim uses a CNC machine for all the bodies.
     
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    mountainjam SS.org Regular

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    congrats dude, that thing is awesome.
     
  12. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I think he's talking about the gap under route for the pickup tab where it looks like somebody slipped with a router... it's small but it looks like it's there in two different pics, not sure how it could have happened if he's using CNC

    I'm liking the color you picked :yesway: How are you liking the Hipshot trem (assuming you're not just leaving it locked)?
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    I think I see what you mean. The cavities may have been widened a bit by hand because of the covers. I don't know, I honestly wouldn't have noticed if he wouldn't have said anything. Thanks a lot. :lol:

    The Hipshot has a nice feel to it. It's definitely "tighter" than the Edge on my RG560, but I think that's due to the extra tension for the low-B (IIRC, my JP7 was like that). For palm mutes, it feels just like a hardtail Hipshot (which is great for me). The arm-mount is interesting. It does't screw in and it doesn't have the Ibanez plastic collars. It must be some kind of metal clip inside of the trem itself. Whatever it is, it keeps the arm from spinning, so I can move it out of the way and it stays there. :yesway: It seems like a pretty stable trem. I really only use it for flutters and stuff. The Tremol-no is really there for when I feel like getting my chickn' pickn' on (I am a Texan after all) and don't want my bends to throw the other string out of tune.
     
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    ^^^

    How do the cold sweats chicken pick, they sound as if they would be amazing for it, even though humbuckers.
     
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    Lukifer Need more gain

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    Dude that thing is CLASSY! Love the color and everything else about it!!
     
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    adrock long ball larry!

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    finally!! absolutely gorgeous :yesway:
     
  17. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Cool, I'm thinking I'm going to use the Hipshot trem on some future guitars and you're the first person I've seen that's used one :D

    And it needs said again, that color kicks all kinds of ass :metal:
     
  18. Sicarius

    Sicarius Reggie J Worthington

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    love the guitar, beautiful color.

    Glad you got everything sorted out with FedEx. I know the one here in Conroe is atrocious.
     
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    highlordmugfug themuthaphukkindeath

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    Gonna sound gooood through the SC. :D
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    Yeah I was a bit nervous, you don't see too many of them out there. It's seems at least as good as the JP7 one, but I'll have to put it through some more testing. The block is fairly sizeable, not sure what material it is. I know JohnIce has one on one of his home builds, and there's a guy in the luthier section that has one on his 7-string Strat.

    A word of caution for your builder (I'm assuming KxK? :lol:); don't use the PDF on the Hipshot website. It is wrong. Jim programmed the CNC using their CAD drawing, and when he finally got the trem (Hipshot takes their sweet time with the 7-string trems) it didn't fit correctly. In fact, on the Hipshot site, the one review for the Contour 7 trem says as much.
     

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