NGD come for the wood, stay to make fun of the headstock

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  1. beneharris

    beneharris SS.org Regular

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    I just got this in today. It is a Pete Malinoski Rodeo. I really like these fancy furniture wood guitars, so this one was a no brainer for me. Its a spalted maple top, flame maple neck, spanish cedar back, and pau ferro fretboard. Really pretty, I think. It has 3 of his own pickups, which sound great, but unfortunately squeal like a pig. It does have a piezo in, and he mentioned that could make things go crazy, so I haven't decided whether it is that, or they need a potting. They sound really good, is the problem. The piezo is his own design, and is passive. It sounds really good, I was very skeptical of that.

    He also described the neck as a medium c. It is some sort of mish-mash between a C and a V profile, which is actually quite comfortable. Anyway, it has a few issues, namely the electronics noise, but that is fixable. The guitar itself doesn't have any playability problems, or anything worrying. This is my first time taking a chance on a "TPG Darling" guitar, and I'm glad my chance wasn't a total waste of the money :lol:

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    Lasik124 SS.org Regular

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    Pictures aren't working for me :(
     
  3. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Looks goofy as all hell, but I love it.

    I have a real soft spot for builds like this. Congrats!
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    Nlelith Motion Designer

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    HNGD. Are those some sort of wood inserts instead of the bolts on the neck heel?
     
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    Vede SS.org Regular

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    Pix still aren’t working...
     
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    cip 123 SS.org Regular

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    Hit reply when it only shows the image icon on this forum and they sometimes pops up in your comment box.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    That looks awesome, what's the deal with the neck joint?
     
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    Soooo nice!!
     
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    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    Minus that hideous headstock, that looks really nice
    Congrats op, enjoy the guitar
     
  11. beneharris

    beneharris SS.org Regular

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    I believe the neck joint is glued in like a set neck, and those are posts. *I think*.
     
  12. beneharris

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    Thanks everyone. Plays real nice, and I get that it isn't for everyone, but I definitely like it. Different from my basically 15 80s metal guitars!
     
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    Thx! Makes no sense at all, but it works! :sponge:
     

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