NGD: Ormsby Hypemachine Claro walnut burl

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  1. Slunk Dragon

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    So much porn, gotta see it all!!!

    That top looks like the waves of a chocolatey ocean, a very tasty one at that. Congrats on the guitar, dude!
     
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    Thank you, your an amazing musician :shred:
     
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    I am still amazed every time I jam with my Hype. They are worthy of all praise. Congrats!
     
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    This is insanely gorgeous -- my favourite NGD in ages.
     
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    Thanks mate, neck is absolutely a dream to play on.
    super smooth and we'll carved all the way down. An upgrade on my esp thin U shape for sure which is what it was based on.
     
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    Congrats mate! Love the curls on the walnut.. is it a one piece??

    And what scale / tuning for a 6 string multiscale?
     
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    Thanks bud :wavey:
    It's a book matched walnut top
    The scale is 25.5-27.5 multi and it's setup in drop C 10-52 Elixirs
     
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    Pretty cool exotic woods in there, wow. HNGD!
     
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    Good question mate

    Things that come to mind is that it is a lot more mid range prominent than compared to my mahogany bodied guitars. (this has black limba)
    Theres obviously a few factors at play but that comes to mind first.

    The low end appears to have a sponginess to it kind of like if it was naturally coil tapped- thats probably the best way I can explain it. To compare the corrosive hype side by side which has an ash body and tas bw neck and is sharp and defined in tone this has a looser, spongier feel.

    The guitar has a 3 way selector with coil tap and 2x volume, no tone.
    Given that natural sponginess I poorly described :nuts: engaging the coil tap and 3 way almost gives me as much sounds as a 5 way selector, almost :lol:.

    When flipping over to the neck pickup one thing strikes me straight away and that is compared to other hypes and guitars in general its sound is less muddy and warmer. It still has the warm neck sound your looking for, for lead playing but to my ears is a little more refined and snappy. Almost front and centre.

    The notes are clear and well defined throughout the middle and treble side of the fretboard and where my horizon was too glassy and bright/harsh at times when hitting the higher registers the hype has less of that harsh cut through.
    Could also have been pu's SD vs these well suited pu's.

    The pu's (ormsby handmade) are a driving force here however allow the user to control their direction of playing and not be confined to one tone as they do more then peel paint off walls metal stuff.

    I would say this guitar may be better to suited to alot of the modern type metal music as compared say a thrash type due to its sound though certainly not restricted to it. I have an sx on order with a maple cap, blackwood body and wenge neck which I think is a more traditional combo. That is the same tonewood specs as Joe Haleys sx and it will be interesting to compare my hype and sx side by side tone wise.

    Im really not that good at the tech stuff so hopefully this helps explain to some degree.
     
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    Congrats! Ormsby nails it yet again..
     
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    This blue/brown (rusted?) one on the left looks ... interessting! Could you post some more detailed pics of it? I would appreciate it :)
     
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    Thanks for all of that and please don't apologise that you can't put the tone into words. That's a failure of language and nothing more.

    All of the variation is really quite impressive and it does make me really keen to pick mine up and see how she sounds.

    Maybe Mat or someone could do a tone test video at the next 'Meat up'? :metal:
     
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    for sure
    will try to get a couple in there :yesway:
     
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    I have a build thread for my sxm starting real soon, keep an eye out here for a link
     
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    This is inspiring. Congratulations on the guitar(s). They're surreal.
     
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    Some more pics that have recently surfaced, these were taken pre delivery
    Loving this guitar more than when I first got it too :shred:
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    That just a stunningly beautiful instrument! I follow him on Instagram, and dude generates some seriously drool worthy guitar pron!
     
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    ughhhhhhhh I want it
     

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