NGD: Aristides 070

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  1. jco5055

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    Hi guys,

    Those who regularly peruse the Aristides thread may know of my build, and it has finally arrived! First the pics:

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    If people want better/more specific pics let me know!

    I'm not one to espouse a ton of verbiage about guitars/products, I'm more of an "overall" feel guy, and it is absolutely killer. I am surprised I'm having minor adjustment issues getting used to the 26.5" scale (I'm used to 25.5") but I'm sure another week or so and it will be like nothing at all.

    My thoughts on Arium/it's supposed qualities: I have not had a chance to plug in yet sadly, but when I got it it was almost completely in tune, just literally 2 minutes is all it took (and considering it's got a Floyd Rose those who have experience tuning those should know how quick 2 minutes is), as well as I'd say unplugged it's like halfway between an acoustic and regular electric? It's definitely louder, but if I didn't know about those attributes/reviews already I don't think I'd consciously notice, but that's also the way I am in general haha.

    Definitely my end game guitar, at least until they make a V and/or some kind of ergo model haha.
     
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    Very nice! Happy NGD!
    What pickups are those? The covers look like BKP.

    Edit - And what's the little black knob for?
     
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    Congratz on finding 'The One'. That def is a fine looking instrument.
     
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    I'm happy for you, but the statement about it being your end guitar, while you haven't even plugged it in yet, seems absurd to me.
     
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    Give it time, you'll get over it.

    HNGD dude!
     
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    HNGD! Beautiful finish on that!
     
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    yes
     
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    love the finish on that.
     
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    Happy NGD! Currently, saving up for one.
     
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    That thing looks phenomenal!! I love the maple board on that, doesn't seem like I've seen many other Aristides with maple boards. Nice spec choices all around:agreed:
     
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    haha I see your point but I'll be shocked if I can't coax a good tone out of it, or worst case scenario I do a pickup swap.

    But those that know me know that I'm not like quite a few on this site, I just need one amazing guitar and I'm set for years and years haha.
     
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    The pickups are the BKP Aristides customs, and the black knob is for the Piezo.
     
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    It's actually a Richlite board it just looks like maple haha.
     
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    Also guys,

    here's the Spec sheet. Only change are the strings, I ended up going with the Aristides strings after they announced them so I got 10s instead of 9s specs.png
     
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    Oh, cool. I didn't know they made a custom set for Aristides, what are they like?

    I thought it might be a piezo, but I didn't see a toggle switch. :D Is it activated with a push/pull knob?
     
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    The customs are I believe basically the Holy Diver in the bridge and the Emerald in the neck, but they were tweaked in an Aristides so that they are optimal for the Arium. I have owned a guitar in the past with the Holy Diver set and I did love those pickups.

    And this is gonna sound dumb that I need to actually test if it's a push/pull lol but I didn't think so, it's a 3 way switch so I believe it's off-blend w/pickups-solo as the three settings.
     
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    Oh, so it's a switching knob? I see! I thought it was a piezo volume control. :)
     
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    let me take a raincheck until I can test it haha
     
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    That is cool to know about the pickups and what models they were based on by Bare Knuckle. I've never played a holy diver bridge pup. Do you think I'll like them much if I love my Ceramic Nailbomb that is in my Ibanez RG? I only ask because I'm waiting on a Aristides 060SR with those Aristides custom Bare Knuckles. Can't wait to get a NGD up on here when she arrives in a few more months :)
     
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    I've been hard GASing for one and you sir are not helping....very beautiful guitar HNGD man
     
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