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  1. Captain Shoggoth

    Wintersun's Groundhog's Day Thread

    I've groused more than enough times in this thread about how much I love the S/T then have been increasingly disappointed by everything since in terms of both musical output and real-world buffoonery. So here's me doing 2 solos from the S/T on a 7WA wireless amp during a blizzard the other week
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    Dealbreakers. What are yours?

    Lack of inlays - makes a huge difference live - satin painted (ie not natural) finishes, 20" radii
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    What is The Lexus of Guitars?

    Given as you've actually specified Explorer my easy recom would be any of the Schecter E-1 models or the Jackson Jeff Loomis sig, plus cost of a setup. Hardware and pickups will be great out of box on any of the above. 24 fret HSH Explorer is the king of specs, but no such production thing...
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    New Jackson Rhoads 7 Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence) signature

    Vs are maximalist, and 7>6. More is more. If anything I want production floyd V8s. With gold hardware :agreed:
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    New Jackson Rhoads 7 Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence) signature

    Oh fuck yeah, that is dope. You can see on the rear I think they've approximated the "invisible" fret access cutaway from his CS as well. I'm the exact target demo for this... if I hadn't just bought an E-II Arrow 7 hahahahaha. Definitely would have bought one of these if I hadn't.
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    Sevenstring forumites song collaboration?

    Came here to say this haha. I'm down.
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    FS Daemoness Hadian Black Beauty (UK)

    Awesome build, insane price. I'm broke and in Leeds but have signal boosted this, hopefully you find a buyer soon!
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    Wintersun's Groundhog's Day Thread

    The S/T is melodeath taken to its logical conclusion in terms of bombast/pomposity, with some of the best metal solos of the 21st century, easily. The lesson since then is that there was no further that that sound could be taken, as evinced by Jari's subsequent output either sucking ass or being...
  9. Captain Shoggoth

    NGD - Custom Daemoness ML

    WOW an incredible instrument, not a single thing about it I'd change. This really does the ML shape justice. Sorry to hear about your health troubles; whatever happens you will always have bragging rights for this absolutely fucking bulletproof spec mate
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    ESP Owners Club-Show Us Your ESPs!

    Gave the Arrow some detailing with a mix of spare parts lying around, extortionate FR push-in arm, and some titanium FU-Tone bits. Also a Schaller Sure Claw although not really evincable beyond the hole I drilled in the backplate Purple quilt with a maple board is always killer. Sensational!
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    ESP Owners Club-Show Us Your ESPs!

    It's a very nice guitar. I can see what people mean about it being the best iteration of the offset V; definitely feels ergonomically enhanced vs the Rhoads. I do wish ESP would use Gotoh trems instead of the OFR though. FWIW I bought used directly from Ishibashi in Tokyo, who were also selling...
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    ESP Owners Club-Show Us Your ESPs!

    Arrived this morning, my first ESP of any kind. Cheers to @narad for the advice buying used from Japan. Time for some gold mods I think
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    Post Your GAS

    Update: welp
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    Post Your GAS

    Found one of these for a good price, psyched myself up to pull the trigger, went to do it but the store's a dud 😭 Glad I didn't get scammed but still, heartbroken. Having horrific rebound ideas, like spending twice as much for the one on Reverb, or thrice as much on one of these:
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    Ergonomics of widely fanned frets

    I have a 26-29" 8; I can make my way around it comfortably enough for rhythms but I'm a big lead player, & on that account I wouldn't personally do a fan bigger than 2" in future. You'll be able to acclimatise fine, my main guitar before that was a 24.75" 6-string, but YMMV long-term
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    WTB Jackson RRX24-7 (Duncan Designed)

    Long shot but looking for this cheapo 2010s import model. Gloss black, neckthru, laurel fingerboard, Duncan Designed humbuckers, Floyd Special. Happy to pay up to around 400 GBP/USD I'm in the UK but open to international sellers provided shipping is reasonable.
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    Best of the Genre, Worst of the Genre

    SSO-core, djent, ERG-core, whatever. Best: Worst: Nah, Thrasher lives rent-free in my head, awesome tune. Really captures being in a crusty pit in the North of England better than anything else. I like that Yellowcard album too so clearly my taste is questionable :lol:
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    For Those Who are Younger, How Relevant is Metallica?

    Apologies, I was using the term flippantly to refer to gen-Xers in the main (plus some of the very youngest actual boomers, and the very oldest milennials). The middle-aged! If they love metallica, so do their kids lol
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    For Those Who are Younger, How Relevant is Metallica?

    26 here. If we mean young as in 16-26 (conveniently), the way I see it: -young guitar guys with boomer guitar dads LOVE metallica -a large casual listening audience (think pop artists, rappers, kids scrolling on tiktok) admires them almost as a concept or lifestyle brand, with 1 or 2 songs...