First act 9 string

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  1. TimothyLeary

    TimothyLeary Tune in, Drop out

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    Sorry if it's been posted before.

    I saw Bill kelliher of Mastodon in the studio videos of new album, and did a search and it seems he has a signature first act - http://www.firstact.com/Products/CustomGuitars/Gallery/Kelliher_Bill_DCLola9.aspx

    apparantly Matt pike of high on fire has one too, but the Bill's one is nicer, because it has ebony fretboard, cool inlays and really nice color! :D

    I thinks is a cool concept, three bass strings and the 6 strings are double like in a 12th string guitar.
     
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    Æxitosus Banned

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    st first i got excited because a major guitar brand was making a 9 string

    not the kind I was hoping for though
    either way, pretty frickin nifty there
     
  3. leftyguitarjoe

    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    the dude from High On Fire used one of those when I saw them open for Opeth.
     
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    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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  6. Hollowway

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    Maybe it's just me, but it's a buzz kill when I see a 9 or 10 string guitar, and it turns out just to be a doubled six string. It doesn't count as ERG to me, because I likes me lots of separate strings.
     
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    Yeah i thought it was going to be an actual 9, the kind that adds low notes. I would have been shocked that a company would even try to make money off that :lol:
     
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    I think I vomited in my mouth a little.
     
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    daughters plays a nine string with that setup. They say the action sucks but they cant resist
     
  10. Esp Griffyn

    Esp Griffyn Play more music

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    This guitar does sound awesome, Bill used it for a lot of his parts on the new Mastodon album. Brent doesn't really use his first act custom anymore, there are a few pics of him using it but I have never seen a video, or any new pics recently. Probably because it had a Bigsby tremolo and never stayed in tune, espescially when it was tuned AGCFAD.
     
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    they came to my town as well :hbang:
    i thought he played a nifty looking guitar
     
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    this should be moved to standard guitars imo.
     
  13. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Agreed, it's not a 9 string ERG so much as a slightly retarded standard 12 string :lol:
     
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    vampiregenocide SS.org Regular

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    I do love the sound of dual courses, being a 12 string player. I like how they've used them on the new album.

    Shame Brent doesn't use his FA custom much, I love it.
     
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    9 and 10 string hybrid single/dual corse guitars are pretty awesome, especially when you want to get a 12 string (dual course) sound without your hand muscles turning to mush after a set.
     
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    dude first act rules!! i had a pink single pickup les paulish thing i got from wal mart for like 90 bucks. i put an emg 81 in it and it rocked!
     
  17. All_¥our_Bass

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    Not what I expected (which was a 9 string single corse) but still pretty interesting.
    I am gonna pick up Crack The Skye in the near future, the clips I've heard of it are really sweet and interesting.
     
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    Raoul Duke This is bat country

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    After watching the new Mastodon DVD i was like "Who the hell makes that guitar..."

    Now i know :yesway:
     
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    damigu stay tuned

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    i like that 9 string setup more than the BC rich 10 string setup.
     

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