New Impulse Purchase (Mayones) Day

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  1. mnemonic

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    This popped up for sale for a good price and I couldn't resist. I guess it helps that I've recently been GASing for almost exactly this guitar. I've been looking at pictures of dark-colored Regiuses with trems, though a new one is more than I really want to spend on a guitar.

    Definitely in player condition with a bunch of chips and dings, and some serious buckle rash, but thats fine with me.

    Mayones Regius 7 string with spalted (subtle) maple top, Kahler tremolo, and Bareknuckle Aftermaths.

    Oh yeah, I'm also backwards-handed.

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    It was in desperate need of a good setup, and I still need to replace the volume knob. The Kahler was out of whack and the action was waaay too low. It also didn't have much sustain. I watched some videos on Kahler setups, put on a new set of strings and after a bunch of tweaking, it sounds really good now. Still not quite as much sustain as my hardtail Mayones Setius or my blocked floyd Schecter A7 though. It looks like Kahler sell a little metal bracket (for like £20 shipped to the UK!) to replace the springs, to make it a hardtail. I might do that as I don't actually use trems, I just like having a locking nut and fine tuners.

    If anyone has any setup tips or tricks for Kahlers, I'm all ears.

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    in before its backwards jokes.

    Super nice looking guitar. Congratz!
     
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    So you hold it like a right handed person and up-stroke for chugs?
     
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    Nah I’m just regular left-handed
     
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    Nice!!!
    Looks really good, especially with those BKP's!
     
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    Congrats! That's a beauty.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Nice guitar, congratulations!
     
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    Really beautiful effect with that top. Congrats :yesway:
     
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    A good tip for Kahlers is just to replace it with literally anything :lol:

    I kid, is this the one that was on ebay for cheap? I was half tempted to pick it up and learn left handed haha, looks like an awesome axe!
     
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    Cheers guys

    Yep that’s the one, I hummed and hawed over it for a few days, kinda hoping someone would buy it first. Then I made the mistake of showing it to my girlfriend who is a total enabler when it comes to gear purchases.

    As for the Kahler I think it’s comfy and I do like the fine tuners, so I broke down and ordered an overpriced metal bracket to replace the springs, making it a hardtail. Hopefully it works out as I’m hoping.
     
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    Marry her.
     
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    This is nice, congrats!

    If you care about fixing the back, you can fill the cavity with cyanoacrylate or an automotive acrylic laquer. Do a few sanding passes with progressively smaller grit until it's flat. Then polish it with a compound.

    If the sanding is done pretty well, the polishing can even be done by hand with the correct cloth. No need for a buffer if not doing a huge surface.

    Cheers!
     
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    maybe replace the brass saddles/rollers with steel ones, as recommended by kahler.
     
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    Looks great, happy NGD!
     
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    Nice recessed Kahler!
     
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    That guitar don't look right
     
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    I thought about that, but they don’t seem to make the wider roller for the low string in steel. I may try it anyway at some point.
     
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    Really love the look of that one. HNGD!
     
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    Always good to see a nice mayones :agreed:

    Never see one with a kahler before, cool!

    HNGD!
     

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