Washburn USA Custom Sonic 7 String

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  1. WayneCustom7

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    Oh thanks, I've heard of Ed, and I've also heard of most peoples thoughts on Ed, I guess I'm a little slow...
     
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    haha, no worries. Ed's a well known hater of anything without a "deep tenion neck," whatever the fuck that means. :lol:
     
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    LMFAO :lol: No doubt.

    That dude is Leprechaun, I tell you. "Where's me deep tenion neck?! ARRGH!"
     
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    I can't recommend these guitars enough, especially for those looking for something a little different in a 7 string. They play great, sound great, and usually go for cheap on evilBay. I've had mine for nearly two years now, and it's still just as awesome. If only I didn't have this Jackson thing that I play most of the time...
     
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    Here, here, I love the neck and they are as solid as a rock. Mine gets played most of the time (practise, writing, etc)
     
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    I had one of these as well. I liked it, but I felt the neck was way too uncomfortable compared to just about every other 7-string ive ever played - Ibanez, USA BC Rich, anything. It sure did sound and look great though. It came with a Duncan Distortion/59 instead of dual Invaders like my Sonic 6 has.

    Here is a pic of mine:

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    That's hilarious. You sold that on eBay, right? I think that's the one I have...

    I don't find the neck uncomfortable at all - it's hardly wizard-thin, but it fits my hand nicely...

    Edit - I'm almost sure that's the one I have now, unless two have almost exactly the wear patterns on the bridge...
     
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    Yes I sold it on eBay, it probably was to you. I've sold a lot of 7s on ebay. I'm happy you like it to be honest, I was worried when I sold it whoever I sold it to wouldn't like it.

    My hands aren't that big, so, I mean I could shred all day on the thing, I just didn't like the neck profile as much as some of the other USA 7s I had.

    That is really funny though, I'm real happy you love it.
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Lemme see if I can find the feedback you left me for the guitar lol.

    Positive feedback rating Item exactly as described, fast shipping, great packing job-would buy from again
    Buyer eaeolian ( 78Feedback score is 50 to 99) May-14-04 18:14 3721465252

    haha nice, it was you!
     
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    Yep. Small world - I remeber you packed the thing to survive a nuclear blast. :lol: I love the guitar - I haven't got the biggest hands, either, but the curve of the neck works well with my thumb position. I just changed the Distortion (too "gritty") for a Custom, and now it's my #2 7 string.
     
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    What kind of pups did you change them to?
    Yeah I love mine also, I spend most of my time on it. I love the neck. I just need to get a set of Optimum strings for it so I can be on the same level as my JP...then I'll really love it. I wonder exactly how many of these were made...it seems that info on these is really hard to find. When I bought mine on Ebay the seller had quite a few Sonic 6 and 7's (plus a bunch of other Washburns)
     
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    It had a Duncan Distortion and a '59 when I got it. The '59 is fine for a neck PU, but the Distortion was too "grainy" for me (I've never been much of a fan of that PU, personally), so I swapped it for a Duncan Custom, which I've had a lot of success with in mahogany guitars with maple necks and boards. The guitar sounds great now...
     
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    Yeah, I dont like the Duncan Distortion at all. The Invader works really well in the Sonic 6, the maple fretboard helps offset the huge thickness of the Invader. Eventually Sonic 7s started coming with Invaders as well, before they got discontinued.
     
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    Hahaha, that's awesome. :yesway:

    As an aside, I absolutely love maple boards, both the sound and the look and the feel, and that thing is bizarrely attractive.
     
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    I prefer ebony, but maple is nice too. Especially birdseye/figured maple boards like those Washburns.
     
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    Yeah, it's a nice piece of birdseye. The build quality on the guitar is great.

    These used to show up all the time, and now they're pretty scarce on evilBay. Quality guitars all around.
     
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    I've got even smaller hands than Eaeolian, yet I find it extremely comfortable to play. It's all about the shape of the neck, I guess. That guitar is also an absolute cannon unplugged.
     
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    It's built like a tank also...
     
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    I don't know, it just wasn't for me. I'm glad I sold it to someone who appreciates it to its fullest though. I just got a Universe which is coming on Wed, hooray.
     

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