- Mar 7, 2010
- Reaction score
- Near San Francisco
For obvious reasons, Mayones and Skervesen had the same production track. Earlier production models had a higher level of QC failure or just overall questionable build quality (not talking Legator quality though!). The newer (I didn’t know 2009) ones are solid. I’ve owned a bunch and still have two.
I sold the NAMM Setius I had. It was just fine (no issues), and I never compared specs, but it felt played and sounded similar to my $600 first year (that low serial number tho!) Loomis. But I bonded with the Loomis and the Setius didn’t do anything special for me so I moved it.
I still have a Regius 6 negative black burst or whatever it’s called, with BKP Juggs. The build quality is impeccable and it plays and sounds quite good (for having Juggs lol). Is it just me or do Juggs sound better split with high gain? My only complaint is the top looks extremely fotoquilt fake. Like old bad MIK guitar fake. I even contacted Mayones to check because I thought I might have been scammed lol.
My Regius 7 with BKP Impulses and Piezo I got from Axe Palace when the hype was legit and they were like $4k. This is my main 7 and it crushes. I call it my DI or FRFR guitar because it just plays perfect and neutral with my Kemper or high gain tube amps like KSR.
My only complaint in general about the Regius line is every single one I’ve played always feels like a piece (or multilaminate piece) of dead wood??? They always sound cold and sterile. Which works really well I guess for chugs and shreds. There’s no coloring from the materials. None of the adjectives used to describe other guitars work. E.g. No maple snap. It’s like a neutral machine that will sound exactly like whatever preset you use in your Kemper or AxeFX. I’m not a tonewoodslut... I’ve always wanted to try their Tele style guitars. But I feel like if they’re anything like these they’d be sterile and lack all the snap, twang, or chime that makes a Tele sound like a Tele?
I have no experience with the other models like Duvell, but I’ve heard they are very different from the Regius in tone and feel?
Citation needed. A Regius is more expensive than a Suhr Modern or CU24 in the UK.Maybe the pricing outside of Europe makes it a different story, but they’re so much more bang for your buck in the UK than a Suhr and at over a grand less starting price point for a Regius vs a PRS it’s almost a no brainer, especially now they come with Hipshot bridges and stainless steel frets as standard. They’re typically not trying to cater to the same players ofcourse, so apples vs oranges I guess.
Citation needed. A Regius is more expensive than a Suhr Modern or CU24 in the UK.
imo they are not worth the money, my OCD ticks when I see pickup alignments issues, especially on $3k+ guitar
also saw plenty of Setiuses with fretts popping through the clearcoat finish on the sides of the neck
I can't understand how this is a build problem
Yeah their prices in the UK really suck, I've looked at a few on guitarguitar and they're brutal when priced in the pound. When I've bought in Europe it's been from either Omega Music in Belgium or Metal Guitar in Paris, much more reasonably priced there.
I remember seeing those Duvell Kuato avocado vomit bursts and thinking they were awesome at the time. Much like a tattoo I'm glad I slept on it before buying. Imagine waking up next to that.
The strings are directly above the poles on the bridge pickup, so what does this really leave as an explanation?
Like a trem-spaced bridge pickup in the neck? Or the neck pickup height higher on the bass side than the treble side? I can't understand how this is a build problem given that the actual pickup route looks perfect.
It’s not. It’s just something people online point out when they don’t understand how string spacing works.
Nothing has perfectly aligned neck poles because pickups with those dimensions don’t exist.
They only make a single 7-string pickup spacing and unless you order matching bridge and nut spacing/width there’s going to be a variance.