EBMM Abasi Kaizen

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@bostjan that's why I want an out of the frabric one ! yellow pickups...where to find' em ? lol
Swirl things break the shape, but a solid and particular simple color scheme...:yum:
 

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^The pickups being covered should be easy enough to paint. Just avoid metallics and the like. Maybe thin vinyl stickers/wrap.
 

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^The pickups being covered should be easy enough to paint. Just avoid metallics and the like. Maybe thin vinyl stickers/wrap.

Interesting suggestion. I'm surprised we haven't seen more vinyl wrap pickup covers.
 

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Interesting suggestion. I'm surprised we haven't seen more vinyl wrap pickup covers.

I agree.

I have looked off and on at some vinyl wrap rolls, but they seem quite thick from what I have seen.

Kind of surprised a company like Neck Illusions hasn't put something out test the market.
 

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I forget who it was a few pages ago, but ever since they pointed out that it's essentially just an Albert Lee body shape with some spiffy tweaks I'd rather just get an Albert Lee lol.
 

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I forget who it was a few pages ago, but ever since they pointed out that it's essentially just an Albert Lee body shape with some spiffy tweaks I'd rather just get an Albert Lee lol.

The Albert Lee shape is rad. Bear in mind it has a heavy V on the neck shape, which can be polarising for metal players.

I don't think the Kaizen looks much like the Albert Lee as an end product, although EBMM definitely has a designer who has a type. The same seeds are there. The new Mariposa model is a more obviously tweaked Albert Lee.

Also, the bridge placement and shortness of the arm rest on the Kaizen I was talking about a couple pages ago is very obvious when comparing the three models. Albert Lee is normal, Kaizen is short, Mariposa is exaggeratedly long (I assume the Firebird was an inspiration).


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For whatever reason, I don't like anything EBMM has, EXCEPT the St. Vincent, which I adore. I just can't get behind this Kaizen. It just looks like it's trying to be different for the sake of being different.
 

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To me it looks like a very comfy guitar but I'm not keen on how the bridge looks, how the bridge pickup isn't tilted so the bass strings are going to be boomier, and the neck pickup not being easily swappable. (Seriously, why the mini-humbucker?) And why for Pete's sake did they just not use their regular Schaller locking tuners? It'd be like putting retro tele tuners on the Larada for the sake of "innovation"
 

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I forget who it was a few pages ago, but ever since they pointed out that it's essentially just an Albert Lee body shape with some spiffy tweaks I'd rather just get an Albert Lee lol.
twas me. The albert lee is their coolest shape by far.
 

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Probably to give more clearance to your picking hand. A full size humbucker would take up a lot of room with that fan and scale length.
That could be it, or part of it. But also there's absolutely no shortage of 2H 7s. I like that it's something different. A multi-scale 7 that's not the exact same specs as every other multi-scale 7 is really the whole appeal to me.
 

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Probably to give more clearance to your picking hand. A full size humbucker would take up a lot of room with that fan and scale length.
Maybe, but then there's HSH 7-strings on the market too so I don't know if it's that big of an issue?
 


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