NYNGD (Not yet new guitar day) Mensinger 8-String Steinberger, Headless "Paddle" BKP

Absaloms Axe

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Well well. I guess i'm a man now.
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Pics of higher quality than this, sound demonstration and more detailed review will follow.
As far as I can tell this thing is built f*cking solid and it sounds and feels amazing :)
 

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how's that b string? still looks a bit wonky at the nut...

it is wonky at the nut! but that can be easily fixed by placing it there again. it's fixed by a slug. the e string is a bit right and the b string a bit more left so it looks horrible. but i didn't even notice playing it
 

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That is absolutely the embodiment of what I want in a guitar! I got my synapse custom in amber but it feels like time for an 8 string... How much does a paddle like this set one back if I may ask?
 

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oh my god, i had no idea ABM made that sort of 'cap' nut piece for headless guitars. that's basically almost exactly like the steinberger & hohner versions! plus it has truss rod access!!!

to be honest, my sole complaint with the strandberg individual locking nut pieces is that it necessitates having that thick block at the end of the neck. i love the old steinberger caps that mean it's actually truly headless.

right, time to have a word with ABM, i think.

H
 

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I remember Eric from Xen posting some images of 8, 9 and 10 string versions his Facebook. I'd pm him, he may have been involved in their design.
 

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I remember Eric from Xen posting some images of 8, 9 and 10 string versions his Facebook. I'd pm him, he may have been involved in their design.

aye, thank you, i actually emailed what i assume to be the ABM address a little earlier. if nowt comes of that i shall PM on here.

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I remember Eric from Xen posting some images of 8, 9 and 10 string versions his Facebook. I'd pm him, he may have been involved in their design.

found em'
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"ABM headpieces for XEN 7, 8, 9, and 10 string models! I can't begin to express how happy I am to work with the great guys at ABM."
 

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found em'
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"ABM headpieces for XEN 7, 8, 9, and 10 string models! I can't begin to express how happy I am to work with the great guys at ABM."

ok, these are very cool but:

a) the profile looks to be quite square, rather than yours (axel) which looks more like a kind of D profile neck shape

b) where's the aperture for truss access?

that's what i be needin!

H
 

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ok, these are very cool but:

a) the profile looks to be quite square, rather than yours (axel) which looks more like a kind of D profile neck shape

b) where's the aperture for truss access?

that's what i be needin!

H

That's what I was thinking. I wonder if they make them extra square so builders can file them down to fit the neck profile of each guitar they do?

Looks very awesome man :yesway:
 

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That's what I was thinking. I wonder if they make them extra square so builders can file them down to fit the neck profile of each guitar they do?

Looks very awesome man :yesway:

i was under the impression that these headpieces were hollow inside, so that they fit over the end of the neck like a cap?

H
 

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As far as I know the ABM headpiece doesn't have truss rod access. At least the ones OAF/Xen are using. I'm pretty sure Tom of OAF said truss access will be at the other end of the neck, (regarding the Xen run he's doing) like some acoustics. I dunno, maybe I'm wrong.
 


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