Late NGD. Orange V content

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  1. K3V1N SHR3DZ

    K3V1N SHR3DZ SS.org Regular

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    Around the beginning of the year, I specced and ordered this from Dave.

    In early July, he shipped and UPS proceeded to be their usual incompetent selves.
    The fist delivery attempt went as follows:

    >laying in bed, sleeping late as I work nights
    >around 10:30 I awaken to a sound. "Was that a knock?", no I'm just dreaming, they never show up this early.
    >wait a few moments for another knock or some kind of sound
    >hear the back door of the UPS truck slam shut
    >open my bedroom window and yell "Hey! Wait!" to the driver
    >driver looks DIRECTLY INTO MY SOUL (if souls were real), starts the truck and speeds away
    >curse to myself, knowing that my new guitar must endure ANOTHER day locked in a truck in 130 degree Missouri humidity
    :wallbash::mad:

    Next day

    >sleep on the couch!
    >catch that sombitch as soon as he knocks on the door
    >SUCCESS!
    >immediately unwrap guitar for inspection, knowing it won't play worth a damn due to temperature changes
    >find that the lacquer has melted, leaving imprints of the bubble wrap all over it :mad:
    >otherwise, no problems apparent.


    After a week or so of waiting for it to adjust to the climate (I always have to do this) I find that the 12th fret at the High E is dead, either through manufacturing error, or (more likely) shipping. Dave agreed to fix it if I ship the neck back to him. I just never found the time to go to the post office for a tube, and money was super tight this summer. Played with some dudes in a band setting and had to buy lots of other gear and it took all my time.
    It eventually sorted itself out, mostly. I just have to keep the action higher than I'd like. I'll get around to taking it up to J Gravity in STL and get them to fix it.

    Sound:
    It's mahogany, and the D Activator sounds different. No matter what those guys tell you, wood matters. It's very chunky and everyone else says it sounds much better than basswood, but you know how we guitarists are...I've been seriously considering swapping out the DA for an EVO, as I've heard that they are sex in mahogany. I like it, but it will take some getting used to.
    I love the Liquifire, tho. Holy ballz what a lead tone. Also, the cleans are exquisite. It's awesome in basswood, but just nowhere near as good as it is in mahogany.

    It plays pretty good, but the neck is thicker than it should be. It will probably end up being my main rhythm guitar for recording.


    It is very, very dangerous to panties. Girls just love it.


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    Route is a little close here, but it doesn't effect the performance of the trem
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    One of my favorite shots here:
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    Glamour Shots?
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    All said, I will order from Dave again. I've recently been bitten by the 8-string bug, so maybe he'll be able to do something on that front.
     
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    looks good man! i am only ever a fan of pointy instruments if they are ERG's, that sexy orange V most definitely has earned my approval.
     
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    iRaiseTheDead Ashes Of Rebirth

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    There's something about it that just speaks to me but I can't put my finger on it

    HNGD man looks sweet
     
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    Sexy guitar, Like the color and your choice of bridge!
    Congrats!
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Sweet Solos and Beautiful Melodies

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    Looks killer man! Late Congrats to you. I know how you feel about the humidity. Its a killer man.
     
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    Love it! Dave is specializing in orange. And rightfully so! Maybe I should be giving him a call...
     
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    DO IT.
    This thing is SICK, no doubt.
     
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    clean execution and I like how tight the trem cavity route is. it looks good on you man, can't be emperor of the universe without a kick-ass guitar. though, it looks like you've got that covered. congrats!! :hbang:
     
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    Robby the Robot The President Bits

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    As a V guy it's good to see more 7+ string V's floating around. Yours is indeed sexy and beautiful. I hope you get your neck issues sorted out. :D
     
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    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    Very cool! Congrats!!
     
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    That's a pretty epic beard. Nice guitar too
     
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    congrats .. i love V's especially asymmetrical
     
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    wow super clean! love the color!
     
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    Sweet guitar. Sweeter pink strap!
     
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    awesome guitar man love it!!!!!
     
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    I'm not much for Vs but that is gorgeous. :agreed:
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    I'm not sure who Dave is, but that is just beautiful, and the both of you have good taste.
     
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    Gorgeus guitar. Love the white against the orange. Congrats!
     
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    Normally not a fan of V-shaped guitars but that orange is amazing with that maple. HNGD dude
     

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