Aristides Guitars

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  1. oracles

    oracles Australian in Canada

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    I had 6 Aristides go from temps of +30c down to -45c, and even had one literally 10ft away from a burning wildfire, and never once had to perform any sort of truss rod adjustment. All of them were incredibly stable.
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    oracles be careful!!!!!!! :lol:
     
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    oracles Australian in Canada

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    They're all gone now, but for reasons entirely unrelated to stability. The wildfire thing was a one-off (I hope) and I don't live in the far, far north where those temp swings are an issue anymore. I'm much more careful with my gear than my original post would imply, I promise :lol:
     
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    Fizz SS.org Regular

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    I feel like there's a great infomercial bit to be had there.

    The neck's so stable, you'll never need a truss rod adjustment again! To prove it, we threw this 060 into a real fire!
     
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    BUT
    THERES MORE
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Any material will expand and contract with temperature. Some may do it more than others, have a narrower range, but resins are far from impervious.
     
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    "do you have to adjust your truss rod...every...single...day...?!?..." (cut to a black & white scene of someone failing to even put the allen key into the hole, trowing it out of the window and shaking their head to the camera)
     
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    soul_lip_mike SS.org Regular

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    I'm very unfamiliar with this brand -- I keep seeing pics of people showing their NGD with only a gig bag, is that all they come with?

    Are they all made to order or do they have in stocks?
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    They come with a mono gig bag, which is arguably the best gig bag money can buy imo. Very durable and padded.
    They occasionally do in stocks, but most orders are custom.
     
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    Velokki GAS station

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    Yeah, and super happy about that. I'm drowning in hardcases, which I never use. I'm not in a touring band, and even if I was, I'd invest in a proper flight case if that came to be.

    Whereas quality gigbags I use all the time. Mono are the best. I love that they come with a Mono gigbag.
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    I like it at first glance, but the more I look at the rectangle around the bridge pickup and not the whole bridge, the weirder it gets. Also the kanji means purple, which is... well, not the most interesting inlay.
     
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    i was thinking the same thing, but also i dont think the possible alternatives work that well either. if you machine the plate to go full around the hannes i feel it would look too long. and if you install the hannes on top of a plate i dont know what that would do to the sound. maybe removing it altogether? which in that case it would lose its vintagey look altogether.
     
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    ah yes because the hannes and colorshift marble finish screams "vintage"
     
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    It looks fine, I didn't even notice it at first glance. Personally I would've gone for an open pickup like on a Tom Anderson but I have no problem with the chrome plate.
     
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    well imo, considering the vintage style control layout, the pickguard, and the bridge single coil (together with the plate) i'd say it does look vintage-y. Or at least i'd say it was Aristides' intention to make it look somewhat vintage. I'd also say they succeeded, and the plate does contribute to that immensely. again, IMO.

    maybe vintage is not the right word. traditional, maybe?
     
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    Average for me (060R). It definitely moves. I’ve picked up the guitar and the strings were lying on the fretboard from neck movement.

    Better than a ‘normal’ guitar with a single piece bolt-on neck, but not as stable as others which have graphite reinforcement or 5-piece necks. At least that’s my experience.
     
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    Pietjepieter SS.org Regular

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    This looks promising! Looking forward to see some more.

    Any details on the hardware they use?
     
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    Exactly my experience, too! My PRS Custom 24 is much more stable, it literally never moves. Aristides seem to move quite a bit.
    I think they could update their marketing a bit on there, since I've not experienced the rock solid stability from humidity or temperature. It's been just normal guitar behavior :)
     
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    This build is fantastic imo. Theme is cool, colors work well together, + single coils on multiscale is a winner in my book. In love with this one right here.

    Aristides Multi Single Coils.jpg
     
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