NGD: guitar came with a USB cable? Is this normal???

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  1. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Hey it's an Aristides 070r!

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    black everything :metal:
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    USB CONNECTIVITY, can't wait to load some SNES roms on this thing

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    I like how the fretboard is barely distinguishable from the rest of the neck, looks like it's all one piece, pretty cool

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    Fishmans, no neck heel, the "brushed" finish on the R series works really well in black, even better than my pink 080r

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    Ollie was very annoyed that I interrupted his nap time by unpacking a guitar

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

    I knew what to expect since I've already got an 080r, and this guitar didn't disappoint. Fit and finish are flawless. It arrived in tune and with no need for adjustments. Playability is superb, it's got the same thin oval profile as the 080 but feels a little comfier because the neck isn't as wide. The "raw" finish definitely has some texture to it, I could see some people not liking it compared to their regular satin finishes but I think it's quite nice.

    This is my first instrument with Fluences in them and I like them a lot! Nice and high output but more "open" sounding than the EMGs in my 080r, like passive pickups only in 4K, if that makes any sense. The 2nd voicing sounds flatter and less dynamic to my ears, but is nice if you don't want to drive the amp as hard on clean or semi-clean stuff. I've got it in drop-g right now and it sounds killer.

    I got this direct from Aristides and they were great to deal with (again). I think I might be done with wood guitars, they hate the climate up here and I'm tired of sharp fret ends and constant truss rod adjustment. Believe the hype, these guitars are fuckin fantastic.
     
  2. BigViolin

    BigViolin breakfast foods

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    No, not normal and you need to kill it with fire.

    Really though, I want one.
     
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    musicaldeath Herald of Djod

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    Small detail, but I love how the brushed finish continues on the plastic(?) cover on the back.

    Awesome looking guitar!
     
  4. Dineley

    Dineley SS.org Regular

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    Oooof :( super jealous if you cant handle the USB send it my way.
     
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    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

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    Wow!! That's damn cool and that finish is immense!! HN-USB-GD!!
     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    wooooow!

    that is a looker!
     
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    shupe13 SS.org Regular

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    Congrats!
     
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    josh1 SS.org Regular

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    Awesome
     
  9. Doug Craft

    Doug Craft The Squirminator

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    Not common - but a good idea if you want to just record the guirtar direct, and then re-amp etc in your DAW. That is a classy looking guitar and appears to be a neck though model... Congrats and I hope it becomes a favorite and you play it often!
     
  10. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    the usb port is just for charging the pickups lol
     
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  11. SpaceDock

    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    I keep lusting after these raw series. I really want to see one after it gets some where and tear because the color is all the way through. I really wonder if the brushings wear down like matte finishes shine.
     
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  13. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    I haven't had my 080r for super long but I feel like you'd have to be REALLY hard on them to get much finish wear.
     
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  14. Shawn

    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Love the looks of those Aristides, nice score! Interesting about the USB port too, pretty cool. Congrats!
     
  15. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Came for tiddies and got a dawg also. 10/10 thread, will look again later.
     
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    Its for charging battery for active circuit?
     
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    Soya Poor person

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    Yes.
     
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    Nice! Love that brushed finish...
     
  19. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Wow, that's an R?? That looks like their proper metal finishes when it's done on black. Very cool.
     
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    Vegetta Change Everything

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    Aww man i love the looks of that. Cute pupper as well.
     

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