Mayones opinions?

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Dawn of the Shred, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Sdrizis89

    Sdrizis89 SS.org Regular

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    I just grabbed a Duvell for a great price. The build quality is incredible and the guitar plays beautifully. I will definitely be buying more. If they are worth the price tag is up to you. It's amazingly well built. Pretty sure you can find then for decent prices used.
     
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    pls delete
     
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    InHiding SS.org Regular

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    I gotta say I'm disappointed with one Duvell I bought new late last year. It's a 6 string Duvell Elite and it came out of the factory with one neck bolt stripped. That's just unacceptable! Also I tried to set it for a drop A tuning with a 62 gauge 6th string. It doesn't fit the nut. I'm not sure if even a 60 would fit. I do not like the idea of filing anything, but maybe it needs to be done.

    Personally I would also like if the bridges were installed a little further, even 1 mm would help. Not sure if it would mess up it for some people if they tune up.

    The 25.4" is not a good guitar to begin with if you want to tune down.
     
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  4. LeoLmX

    LeoLmX I like turtles.

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    It's not "only a 62", that is a huge string! You most definitely have to file the nut to a proper size to fit that thing. I have a Duvell Elite 7 with the same scale length as yours (25.4) and I can safely say that I do not have any issues with tuning, and I play in drop A with a 60. The neck bolt stripped is a bummer though.
     
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  5. AkiraSpectrum

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    A neck-bolt being stripped is definitely bad, no question; however, your other concerns are not at all actual concerns. If you buy a 6-string (99% of which will come in E-Standard with either a 42 or 46 for the low E) and the nut will fit a 62 gauge string without filing then that itself would be a problem--you don't want to buy a new guitar in E standard and have a 62 gauge string fit the nut without issue. When you go up in string gauges, especially from a 46 to a 62 you will 100% require a filing of the nut, that's just normal and expected.

    The scale length is personal preference. Down-tuning how far (Drop Db, C, B, Bb, A, lower)? The majority of down-tuned 6-string guitars are on scale lengths between 24.75-25.5. A scale length of 25.4" on a 6-string is more than adequate for most people, even if they are tuning down quite low. If you want to downtune a 6 really low then you can buy a baritone scale 6, what were you expecting exactly?
     
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  6. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    I also have a Duvell that arrived with two neck bolts stripped. It's apparently a Thing. :\
     
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  7. Wolfhorsky

    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

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    It might be something with the alloy used in these black bolts. I remember few years ago, when i was ordering my first Skervesen, i wanted black bolts and i’d been told that they (Skerv) use only steel/chrome/dunnowhichmetal bolts because the black ones can strip or break. My :2c:
     
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