NGD: Blackmachine B2 - Snakewood Neck

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  1. ice_age_magic

    ice_age_magic That's what she said

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    I've had this for a few weeks now, and have had so much fun playing it, I forgot to do a NGD post! So here it goes..
    This guitar sounds surgically tight and looks amazing. It is, by far, the best standard scale 6 string guitar I've owned. The neck a medium sized flat D shape, with a nice smooth feel to it.
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    5p Snakewood/ebony neck
    Snakewood board
    Brass Nut
    Jumbo frets
    1 piece African Mahogany Body
    Burled Sapele top
    Snakewood bridge
    Bareknuckle Aftermath pickups

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    rifft SS.org Regular

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    :O that is a stunning guitar! HNGD! Also, what kind of bridge system is that?
     
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    GuitaristOfHell The Optimist Prime.

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    That looks great! Must have cost a fortune though!
     
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    isispelican SS.org Regular

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    ludatshit!
     
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    ice_age_magic That's what she said

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    I bought it from a friend; he sold it to me for the same thing he paid, which still wasn't cheap, but he could have sold it for close to twice as much I'm sure.
     
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    ice_age_magic That's what she said

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    It's a piece of snakewood, mounted directly to the body with saddles. Rumor is that in total, 4 guitars were made with these bridges.
    It's really comfortable and there is tons of sustain between that and the neck.
     
  7. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Dude, DAMN!

    HNGD, that thing is SICK.
     
  8. MetalDaze

    MetalDaze Repless in Seattle

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    That is a crazy bridge.
     
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    crg123 SS.orgLocalArchitect

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    Dude! Where did you get the Surge from?! Are they making it again. Oh ya, nice guitar...






    Seriously though, that's awesome. Jealous. Love the snake wood
     
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    Lorcan Ward 7slinger

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    Nice one dude! It looks awesome. This was built in 2004 I think. This was 1 among 4 snakewood neck guitars.
     
  11. ice_age_magic

    ice_age_magic That's what she said

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    Off topic: Coke agreed to do a small reintroduction of Surge only available through Amazon. They restock the store every month or so and it usually sells out within 48 hours. A 12 pack is $15 plus shipping, unless you have Amazon prime, in which case shipping is free.

    This guitar was built in 2006. 1 of 4 indeed, though they each had slightly different necks.
     
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    leonardo7 Banned

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    Nice one, Congrats!

    What pickups do you think were originally put on these back in 2004?
     
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    ice_age_magic That's what she said

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    Thanks Al! I suspect it originally had BKP, though I'm not sure what model. The original owner had put emg's in for a while, but active pickups seem like a crime to have in a guitar known for the best tonewoods available.
     
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    capoeiraesp SS.org Regular

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    Nice one, Jeff! Looks awesome and welcome to the 5150iii side.

    "...the best standard scale 6 string guitar I've owned"

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    ice_age_magic That's what she said

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    Thanks Mat, I'm really happy with the III. It's a huge improvement over the Peavey 5150 II that I used to use for everything. Same overall sound, but refined. The effects loop is tops as well.

    Looking forward to my next Ormsby.. When thinking back on my old hypemachine multiscale, the first thing that comes to mind - unrelenting quality.
     
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    Scruffy1012 BMOD

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    That looks killer man, Sweet rig as well!
     
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    Humbuck Can't stop, won't stop

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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Very nice score, the neck and top on that both look fantastic :yesway:
     
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    icos211 Schecter faithful

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    Are the saddles moveable? I've been really interested in this bridge design, but I'm perplexed about the intonation. Do they have any travel in them or were they just set perfectly the first time and left there? If they were, wouldn't that prevent the changing of string gauge or tuning from the original intent?
     
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    ice_age_magic That's what she said

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    The saddles are moveable and have plenty of extra room still for even thicker strings or lower tuning intonation. There in an Allen screw bolt on the back of each saddle to adjust intonation and two small Allen screws at the front to adjust height. The bridge is just as functional as a traditional hard tail fender bridge, but is very smooth to the touch with no sharp edges.
     

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