[Finished] lefty Steinberger Synapse project

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  1. alvaro

    alvaro ... dat chugga

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    six months ago I started this, just as a blurry idea: a Steinberger Transcale Synapse... lefty! (unfortunately I'm left-handed). That was my dream guitar since I first saw one. Finally I spotted a ST-2FPA on the Internet and decided to purchase it, for trying on a lefty conversion sometime.

    After much surgery, I can say it may become the best instrument I have ever pounded.


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    Here's a promo slideshow I prepared as an advance for the incoming audio/video demo:



    , and finally the demo (as a guitar cover for one of my favourite bands):



    Here is an article I wrote with more tech info. Hope enjoy it,
     
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    Nlelith Motion Designer

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    It looks like you can shoot someone with it. Great job!
     
  3. alvaro

    alvaro ... dat chugga

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    that 'tactical' look is deliberated, however the guitar is super comfortable. The grip is also detachable in seconds.
     
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    Wtf. Are those roundwounds? :lol:
     
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    Does it fly too?Looks like it does!
     
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    Very cool dude. Very tight cover too.. Thanks for showing me Sybreed.
     
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    MetalDaze Repless in Seattle

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    I'd pound that :lol:

    Lefty Power :shred:
     
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    I love the AR carrying handle idea. Very cool conversion!
     
  9. alvaro

    alvaro ... dat chugga

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    love your work at decibel guitars since years, that javelin has the sexiest profile i've ever seen!!
     
  10. matt till

    matt till Audio Mangler

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    How did you get your hands on heavier elixir double ball strings? or are you able to use single ball end strings with the Synapse model/using a modified "headstock" ? (sorry I couldn't read the full specifications on your blog post, the site resizes all weird no matter what I do)
     
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    alvaro ... dat chugga

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    They are single ball, thanks to the combo headpiece which admits regular strings. It says "modified" due to the width of the grooves that had to be re-accommodated for left handed (reversed) operation.

    What device did you use to browse my web? On regular PC / Mac screens it should display fine.
     
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    matt till Audio Mangler

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    Ah I see. and I'm using my pc. Dunno what's going on tbh but it's an issue on my side.

    I was about to pull the trigger and buy one of these, but I'm scared if I do I'll end up busting it and since there's that whole thing about being difficult to find parts i guess heh heh. for now I'll just look at the images you got up here and drool a bit.
     
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    alvaro ... dat chugga

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    indeed, it's difficult if no near impossible to get original steinberger replacement parts, at least here in Europe.

    would you be able to post or send me a screenshot of the issue that you get on my website? I would appreciate it.
     

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