Abasi Concepts/Larada Megathread

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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Specs help define pricing, but the biggest determinant is expected unit volume, basically how many they'll be making.

    The more units purchased/spoken for the lower they can make the unit price and take advantage of economy of scale.

    Of note, related to specs, it's not the materials nearly as much as the labor. On goods like these the labor greatly out costs materials.
     
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    ROAR oaf tobar

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    What's your guess on price Max?
    Think they'll make a lower end?
     
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    metale SS.org Regular

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    Any guess on how long until the TAMs get faded out? May get one if they are still around at the end of the year...
     
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    Good chance they don't even go low end on this. At least not immediately. Not the way they're acting.
     
  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Gotta be my favorite song from them for sure
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    You know, the thing that gets in my way most when I attempt that technique is the pick falls out of my mouth and I have to go chasing it across the floor.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Or you go to use it again and it's covered in saliva :noplease:
     
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    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Either you're doing it wrong, or more likely, I am. But I seldom put the pick in my mouth (it's unsanitary), but when I do, I just gently set it on my lower lip by the "top left" corner, and it could stay there even if my mouth was open, meaning that the top lip is there to support it even more. Maybe I'm just weird.

    Anywho, killer guitar, would love to try one if it gets released, I really like the inlays on this.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    I can actually get it right but it's a pain :lol:
     
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    Stuck_in_a_dream SS.org Regular

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    Sorry if it has been mentioned b4, but has Tosin left Dimarzio and will be using Duncans now? Are these regular Blackouts in the vid. or new sig pickups?
     
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    He's been using a Pegasus/Sentient combo in most of his guitars for awhile now, if they're developing signature pickups, I don't think anything's been mentioned as of yet.
     
  13. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    You see, this is the kind of immediately applicable practical advice that you just couldn't get before the internet.
     
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    metale SS.org Regular

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    He's probably been using them with the Ionizer single, right?
     
  15. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Looks like it, since Duncan doesn't make 8-string single coils without going to the custom shop.

    [​IMG]
     
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    looks like a Strandberg Boden had a stroke and its forehead melted into a hump.
     
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    Besides aesthetics, how do you guys think the guitar will sound? What do you guys think from the videos we have? His tone sounds great in the videos as usual but no distinctive differences for me (mmm cant wait for recordings yo). The two prototypes are hardly different in woods, except the new one has a maple fretboard. I can't really tell what the top piece is but from what I see from the woods this guitar is going to be way more bright? I sorta dislike that, personally because deeper tones please my ears, but also because I found the TAM100 really cool specifically due to the wood choices and pick up selection. That also leads me to ask, what do you guys think about the HH set up? Unless that knob is a push pull it seems like a downgrade from something as versatile like the TAM100. 10 channel pick up selection was pretty awesome.
     
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    metale SS.org Regular

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    TAM 100 has 8 switching options, not 10 ;)

    He could have as much with only two humbuckers with a 5 way mega-switch and two push-pull pots:
    1. Bridge full in series
    2. Inside coils in parallel ala Petrucci
    3. Both full humbuckers
    4. Neck humbucker coils in parallel
    5. Neck humbucker full in series

    • With a push-pull to split positions 1, 3 and 5
    • Another push-pull to reverse phase of the neck in positions 2 and 3

    = 11 switching positions with just two humbuckers VS 8 on the TAM :shred:
     
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    TAM100 pickup switching options. 10:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Look again. Positions 2 and 4 are repeated.
     

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