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  1. MerlinTKD

    Best Multiscale 8 under $2k?

    :orly: What the group name???
  2. MerlinTKD

    Best Multiscale 8 under $2k?

    I’ve heard good things about these, but if I was looking under $1k I’d get an Agile Pendulum, I’m already used to Agiles and I love the way they feel sand play. Thanks though!
  3. MerlinTKD

    Best Multiscale 8 under $2k?

    One tricky bit is finding a used Ormsby... not sure I’ve ever seen one :shrug:
  4. MerlinTKD

    Best Multiscale 8 under $2k?

    I tune drop-E, and use an .80 there, but if Tosin and Javier can do drop-E on 27” with a .74, I figure I can manage :ok: But yeah, Kiesel is looking better and better... now I just have to GET the job! :lol:
  5. MerlinTKD

    Best Multiscale 8 under $2k?

    I did a lot pricing options on Kiesel’s last night (which is a fun rabbit hole to fall down!), I could keep it in budget as long as I didn’t choose the blue/purple color change finish :lol: Ormsby’s seem to go in runs, yes? Heard great things about them, and I’d actually prefer a 28” low...
  6. MerlinTKD

    Best Multiscale 8 under $2k?

    Don’t know why I didn’t think of Kiesel, thanks for the suggestion!
  7. MerlinTKD

    Best Multiscale 8 under $2k?

    Might be taking a new job and doubling my income... so of course my first thought is to buy a new guitar! :nuts: :lol: What I’ve wanted for years is a really nice multiscale 8; I’ve got an Agile 828 I’m quite happy with, and a couple 7’s, but if I’m going to invest in another instrument, I’d...
  8. MerlinTKD

    New software from Neural DSP

    Anyone get this but not find the Aaron Marshall presets?
  9. MerlinTKD

    Tight Prog Metal pickups for warm/dark basswood 7

    @KnightBrolaire - Thanks! I will definitely check out your 6 string shootout for those Tridents; I didn’t care for the sample on the website, but there’s so many variables that go in to that, it doesn’t mean that much. @Legion - I didn’t think about the Cepheus, which is silly given that I...
  10. MerlinTKD

    Tight Prog Metal pickups for warm/dark basswood 7

    They’re very dark and loose feeling, especially down low (this guitar is in B standard, with 9’s). Of course, that’s relative to the PK’s, which are now in a 26.5” Agile (the other guitar is a 28” Agile 8 with the Lundgren-like stock pickups, so, yeah :lol:) Anyway, I just really don’t like...
  11. MerlinTKD

    Tight Prog Metal pickups for warm/dark basswood 7

    Basically, what the title says. The guitar is a late 90’s LTD; the body is basswood, and is fairly dark, pretty resonant, kinda loose in the bass. I had Painkillers in it, which worked surprisingly well, but could be a little harsh in the top end. I swapped them out for a set of Illuminators...
  12. MerlinTKD

    Replacement neck for 90's ESP/LTD? Or replace the truss rod?

    There doesn’t seem to be any way to remove the nut without removing the fretboard, but I’m no expert. I’ll hit up my guy and find out when/if he’s reopening, and go from there. Thanks!
  13. MerlinTKD

    Replacement neck for 90's ESP/LTD? Or replace the truss rod?

    I've got a late 90's LTD M-207 that I've upgraded pretty much everything on. It is (or WAS) a great playing guitar, and my first 7 so I'm kinda sentimental about it. Eventually, the truss rod nut socket got stripped/rounded, leaving me unable to adjust the action. I basically glued a 3mm allen...
  14. MerlinTKD

    Sean Reinert has passed away

    Fucking reeling. First Neil, now this.
  15. MerlinTKD

    Monuments Megathread

    Yep. Sounded like Monuments. That’s a very, very good thing :D
  16. MerlinTKD

    My debut EP: Eight. Fold. Path - “Laws of Unintended Consequence”

    Thanks!!! Indeed, the ‘melody’ part is tapped, mainly because it sounded smoother than picking it (which says more about my technique than anything else :lol:) More is already in the works! Thanks for giving it a listen!
  17. MerlinTKD

    Should I Get An 8 or Downtune a 7?

    Sounds like a great plan! Can’t wait for the NGD (with pics and audio!)
  18. MerlinTKD

    String Tension Super Thread (Got a string question? Post it here!)

    Also, changing strings, tuning, and springs all together, you’ll need to take the time to balance the trem. Like @c7spheres said above, you can play with the number of springs, orientation, and the claw til you find the right balance (pun intended;))
  19. MerlinTKD

    My debut EP: Eight. Fold. Path - “Laws of Unintended Consequence”

    As threatened in another thread: my debut EP is now live and available on all digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc), including eightfoldpathmusic.bandcamp.com! :woohoo: It’s a 4 song instrumental album; my intention was to tell the story of strangers fleeing to a new land, the harsh...


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