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  1. Robstonin

    Meshuggah Megamushthread!!

    Saw them yesterday evening in France and they killed it. Not sure what else there is to say really... Quick question though: I was standing too far away from the Fred to see clearly but at some point Kent handed him what looked like an inline headstock Stoneman that seemed like a 7 stringer...
  2. Robstonin

    NGD Jackson RRX24 MG-7

    Interested in seeing the end result whatever you end up going for!
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    NGD Jackson RRX24 MG-7

    HNGD dude, she's a beast, and thank you because that Neck Illusions tip is exactly what I needed to finally put Solars on my radar :hug:
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    Would you choose a 22 fret guitar as your main 7?

    Real question for those of you who need 24 frets: what kind of music do you guys play? The only times I need 24 frets is when learning somebody else's music or solo or whatever, like something from a violin concerto, pretending I'm really going to learn that Jason Becker sweep sequence or...
  5. Robstonin

    H/S/H set for everything

    If you hate a muddy neck PU tone you'd be surprised what the Humbucker from Hell (DP156) could do for you. And then I'd put a Cruiser Bridge (DP187) in the middle, Andy Timmons does that. In the bridge you could try a Transition (DP255) or an Air Zone (DP192). I can't think of any style this set...
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    What does annoy you the most?

    Unfortunately these are super hard to come by here in Europe EDIT: we're going to need pics of that Capa!
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    What does annoy you the most?

    AFAIK the only production 8 with a Floyd is a Schecter Hellraiser which has too many things I don't care for: 28" scale length, inlays, abalone, soapbar pickups. Wish ESP would come up with a LTD version of Stef's Floyd 8s... 🤤 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D07CU3TXQAAlGBi.jpg...
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    Best pickups for Black limba (korina)

    What are those frequencies that bother you with the Kiesel exactly? If you give us a frequency range or tell us where the bothersome resonances are, in actual numbers, people could figure out what pickups to recommend to you more easily than with 'ala Vildhjarta' as reference point. Right now...
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    Best pickups for Black limba (korina)

    Many in this thread believe that tonewood, which is at the centre of OP's question, is only a small part of his problem. Many have recommended things worth looking into before even considering a pickup swap and deeming his pickups unsuitable for black limba, which OP brushed away on the basis of...
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    Best pickups for Black limba (korina)

    1) How helpful is it to enable the belief that wood species is that important, especially in a mix? I posted a video a few pages ago where Jake Bowen explicitly says that wood species were never taken into account when designing his Titan set. I don't think the people at DiMarzio are...
  11. Robstonin

    Help me find the best 7-string with a tremolo

    Ah yeah, forgot about that one, thanks. Truth be told I forgot because of the inlay. I understand why it's there and why it's so big but it just bothers me... But yeah spec-wise it's pretty spot one aside from that.
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    Help me find the best 7-string with a tremolo

    Things get even more complicated when the guitar also needs to have a 26.5"+ scale length (because drop F) and a forearm contour. The only option I can think of right now that is not from Schecter or Ibanez is the upcoming Loomis Soloist. EDIT: But depending how picky you are with forearm...
  13. Robstonin

    NGD: Mayones Duvell Elite, Black Limba, 27" Scale

    HNGD man! The fretboard looks ridiculous, love it! But can you get a progressive, dense and readable rhythm tone with it? Something that doesn't have too much mids? This has been an issue for some people.
  14. Robstonin

    Best pickups for Black limba (korina)

    This is actually funny. I had a basswood + thru-body maple-neck Indonesian Kelly that had way more low end than a friend's all hog, MIC Epi Les Paul. Both had the same EMG pickups. Both had the same strings. Both tuned to D. Both guitars plugged into an EVH OD, into a Blackstar HT5R. According...
  15. Robstonin

    Your favorite Guitar player you want to perform with?

    First name that comes to mind is Andy Timmons. Taste, Tone, Technique... He's got everything.
  16. Robstonin

    Best pickups for Black limba (korina)

    "What is this multipressor you are talking about and how do you achieve it?" -Youknowwho ;)
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    Never use the tremolo - am I the only one?

    I also prefer having a vibrato though I never use the bar. I actually prefer to have a Floyd bridge for the locking nut, not so much because it's locking but those can easily accomodate different string gauges. Besides, raising the nut is only a matter of adding a homemade shim from a soda can...
  18. Robstonin

    Best pickups for Black limba (korina)

    Thick strings definitely add low-mid bloat though. Pickup height can also muddy up your tone in those frequencies. Higher value pots or using no tone pot adds to the perception of greater overall clarity. But none of these things really matter that much when you process your signal like all...
  19. Robstonin

    Best pickups for Black limba (korina)

    Since there's no real consistency between one plank of wood and another I still recommend trying out a M7 in your guitar. Also, in order to eliminate as many variables as possible, do you know what string type and gauge was used to record those DIs? What was the value of the pots (real value...
  20. Robstonin

    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    According to Thomann it is currently their 42nd best selling 7 string. Not too bad, is it? No idea how this translates into actual numbers though. I mean, looking at the ranking it is apparently outsold by an EBMM Majesty that's 4 times more expensive (#16)...


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