Aristides Guitars

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  1. mbardu

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    Hey folks. Didn't think to check the last time I tried one.

    Is it easy / normal to change the strap buttons on an Aristides?
     
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    I saw one on Reverb that they cracked by using the strap lock screw. I guess the arium doesn’t compress like wood.
     
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    Trump?
     
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    Right? I was actually kind of bummed when I learned they don't offer custom inlays on their multi scale boards - this is exactly what I had in mind :agreed: Schecter's version of this on the Merrow signature looks badass. Can't wait to see this one finished
     
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    Hey, dude, I'm not sure if you're referencing Aristides in that statement, but we offer custom inlays on every model we produce.
     
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    I think back on page 40 or so I mentioned it but I’ll say it again. I love the fact that multiple Aristides are referred to as ‘tiddies. Pretty awesome.
     
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    Any pics of the gold raw tone? I didn't see it listed on the gallery page.
     
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    Merrow is leaving Schecter?
     
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    Shit my bad. My memory sucks and I don't have the email chain anymore. Maybe it was the logo on the first fret that you told me couldn't be removed (only blacked out)
     
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    No worries, brother! Yeah, the A is routed into all of the multiscale boards before they arrive here. The two easiest options for getting rid of it are to fill it in with black epoxy on a Dark Richlite board (you'll still see it when you get super close, but it's essentially hidden from a distance) or route an inlay on the first fret that encompasses the A.
     
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    no Gucci. They are not allowed to post pictures of it

    I will when it’s in my hands
     
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    Super easy. Unscrew and screw in the new ones.
     
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    Hardly an inconvenience?
    I guess that works easily if you are using exactly the same screws- I was more specifically concerned about cases where you need to use slightly bigger or smaller screws.
    With wood you would just enlarge or fill...but not sure what happens with Arium. As someone said above, it may crack but there's little info to be found...
     
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    In the case of slightly bigger, you're likely going to be just fine. In the event that you want to use smaller screws, I'd advise filling in the hole with epoxy or superglue with as high of a bonding strength as possible.
     
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    I know the idea is that Arium is impervious to temperature, but realistically what extremes can it handle? I’d like to take my guitar and leave it at work, but the AC and heat doesn’t go on there at night, so it could get down to freezing or up to 100 (F) depending on the season. Is it realistic to expect it to handle that? I don’t want to ruin an expensive guitar.
     
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    It's just fancy particle board wrapped around fancy styrofoam. It'll expand and contract with hot and cold, like pretty much every material on this planet.

    These have truss rods for a reason.

    Guitars made the old fashioned way will usually be just fine in that scenario.
     
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    Ok, cool. In that case, I may just take a regular guitar and deem it the work axe. My thinking is that I can play a little on my lunch hour, but I don’t want to schlep it back and forth every day.
     
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    Yea, I feel like it's worth emphasizing the difference between ~"maybe a little bit better than average" vs. "impervious to" the various environment changes in temperature and humidity.
     

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