Carvin Vader

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  1. Electric Wizard

    Electric Wizard guy incognito

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    So I'm totally out of the loop in regards to whatever is going on with this vader run, but are you saying that Carvin is doing racing green now? Please be saying that... :bowdown:
     
  2. Dusty Chalk

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    Yes, they did British racing green and a couple other colours for the first time in this run, I think they said they'll be adding them later.

    EDIT: also, blood red. Don't know if that means oxygenated blood (bright red) or dried blood (dark red).
     
  3. Guamskyy

    Guamskyy Hwat you call me?

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    Just got off the phone with one of the Carvin/Kiesel reps regarding luminlay side dots- $30 upcharge.

    So for you folks like me who didn't get in on the run but want luminlays for a future build, there you go!
     
  4. olejason

    olejason SS.org Regular

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    Answers to a few questions I've had...

    Luminlays are now available on any guitar and are $30
    The open grain raw tone finish is available at no additional charge

    Now I just need to decide between ebony and zebrawood for the board. I've always preferred ebony on guitars but the zebrawood is growing on me.
     
  5. MetalBuddah

    MetalBuddah 0000 00 0 0 00 000

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    This gives me 2 more reasons to order another vader lol
     
  6. IChuckFinleyI

    IChuckFinleyI Banned

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    Mine shipped out last night! Scheduled to be here by Friday. Luckily for me I put in for some PTO on a random week just to use some of it and this Friday is one of those days!
     
  7. Guamskyy

    Guamskyy Hwat you call me?

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    Temptations got the best of me- placed my order this evening!

    Specs off the top of my head are:

    V7 Lefty
    25.5" scale length
    Maple Neck/Swamp Ash Body
    Mahogany Top
    Chambered body
    Satin diamond pearl white
    Clear satin back, sides, & neck finish
    Flame maple fretboard
    Abalone dots
    SS med-jumbo frets
    Luminlay side dots! (blue; the only color they offer at the moment and that's perfectly fine with me)
    14" radius
    White humbuckers (thinking about changing them to creme or zebra)

    I'm super excited about this, and Chris informed because of the vader run they did, he expects this build will take about 2 months or so!
     
  8. spudmunkey

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    As for the Lumilay dots, they only use the newer brighter/longer-output material, and it only comes in blue and green (both look green when they aren't glowing) and they only currently offer the blue. I kinda wish there were an orange, red or especially white. I think green dots with a honeyburst would look really weird.
     
  9. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Sad truth.
     
  10. Guamskyy

    Guamskyy Hwat you call me?

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    Yes, when I was on the phone with Chris talking about the luminlays for my order, he said they chose the blue color only because to them, the blue was the brightest color when illuminated in a dark room. I trust their judgement!
     
  11. russmuller

    russmuller Cramblin'

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    Well that was quick! lol Man, I'm gonna have to sell my DC7X to finance my Vader. :ugh:
     
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    Jonathan20022 Engineer

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    Best believe :D
     
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    mod edit: please keep things on topic, this thread is about the Carvin Vader
     
  14. oremus91

    oremus91 Melodeth-er

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    So that's where it comes from.
     
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    My new V7 appeared on the FB page today.
    The top looks amazing! :hbang:

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    Full NGD will get posted when I receive her :D
     
  16. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    That top is a straight up kaleidoscope. Very impressive!
     
  17. Veritech Zero

    Veritech Zero Jeffy Turbo

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    My card just got charged! She's officially on her way to me :D

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  18. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk SS.org Regular

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    Dayum, that is spectacular. I would call it "Souleater" because it looks like one of those movie special effects when there are a lot of ghosts trapped in an object.
     
  19. Dyingsea

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    Is the Vader run closed? Tried to join the group several days ago just to see options but never received an acceptance.
     
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    Attn. Vader owners - does the bridge dig in to your leg if you hold the guitar in the classical position?

    I play that way 95% of the time seated with the lower cut out on my left leg and the area behind the bridge (which is usually round) on the inside of my right thigh so I worry about it being an issue. Any info would be appreciated because I can't quite tell from the angle if it would be an issue or not but I really think it may be.
     

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