NGD: Blackat Feral DC 7 String in ROSSO FUOCO Red!

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  1. lewstherin006

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    GOt myself a Blackat 7 String. Lets run down some specs:

    Body Shape: DC - Classic Doublecut
    Body Wood: Euro Ash
    Bevels: Cutaway
    Scale Length: 26.25"
    Neck Wood: Maple with wenge stripes
    Headstock shape: Ninja
    Tuners: Open Gear Hipshot locking
    Pickups: Fishman Fluence
    Bridge pickup / Set: Keith Merrow Set
    with battery pack (must have)
    Tone control: No
    Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail
    Finish: Open Ash
    Color: ROSSO FUOCO
    Frets: Stainless
    Top Dots: Luminlay

    The toggle switch switches the merrows from voice 1 to voice 2. The middle position on the 3 way switch defaults to the middle split coil sound no matter what voice you are in. I am not 100% sure on the radius but is is pretty flat, which honestly hasnt bothered me at all. The guitar itself isnt very flashy, nor does it have a top that will make the djent kids jizz in their pants but the guitar plays and sounds well. I have a set of elixir 10-59s on it and it does well in Drop Ab.

    This is my first guitar with the merrows and they are very awesome. The bridge is sorta dark in nature and the neck itself is just a fluence classic. They can do tech death very well, and they can also djent believe it or not. They also dont really "feel" like active pickups persay. I find myself staying on voice one most of the time. The tosins are pretty much the perfect "Djent" type pickup, meaning the tend to focus on the 1200hz range and are very clean and tight overall, while the Merrows are just dirty and "looser" is that makes sense. Both are really good and I am glad I have guitars with both of them.

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    that is super hot, congrats!
     
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    Simple and elegant, yet great attention to details, very nice!
    Enjoy and HNGD!
     
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    Love that color! Did it arrive with the headstock tip like that though? (don't know if you bought it new or not)
     
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    The very tip broke off during shipping so I glued it back on. Tomek offered to rebuild my neck for me but I told him I would just glue it. He ended up refunding me some cash because of the break. It was still in tune though lol. It holds tune and intonations perfectly fine.
     
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    Very nice. Very clean looking shred machine. HNGD!
     
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    clean and simple. love it.
     
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    loving it!
     
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    Damn that's nice!
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Sharp looking guitar. Love that color. Interesting headstock design too. Congrats and great pics!
     
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    Meow!
     
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    Blackat make some really awesome guitars! Played a couple here in Scotland and they were incredibly well setup, congrats!
     
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    Beautiful organic guitar. With the 26.25 scale, do you feel there's a great difference compared with 25.5 for a) hand stretches and b) tone on that bottom string?
     
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    I rather longer scales for 7 and 8 string guitars. 26.25 is perfect for a 7 string. The scale isnt that hard on your hand and it lets the top strings keep tune without having to use super thick strings.
     
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