Post Your GAS

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Scar Symmetry, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. USMarine75

    USMarine75 The man who is tired of the anus is tired of life Contributor

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  2. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter ... drifting...

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    Oil Bone Nut... Yep, I almost did. Christ, that's hawt af.
     
  3. Masoo2

    Masoo2 SS.org Regular

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    Just found out about Motherplucker guitars, seems like an interesting take on the ergonomic guitar concept (Rick Toone, Sankey, Klein, Claas, etc) but with an aesthetic that wouldn't be out of place on a Jazzmaster

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    Talk about GAS jeez these are probably the most interesting guitars I've stumbled upon in months, just hits all the right checkmarks for me aesthetically and spec-wise.

    Fanned fret, 8/9 string, semi-hollow, interesting body shape, excellent upper fret access (didn't include a picture of the back joint), etc. Negative frets could be done a bit better rather than just extending the whole fretboard out though, similar complaint for the fretboard end towards the neck pickup.

    That shell pink but with negative frets would be oooooooooooo so nice.
     
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  4. Aaron

    Aaron SS.org Regular

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    I really really want one of these. Its a Japan only model. Ill find a way.
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  5. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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  6. I play music

    I play music SS.org Regular

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    Looking at the pickup position I guess this is not the guitar to play Meshuggah on :lol:
     
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  7. Masoo2

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    See the pickup position is one thing I've been thinking about more and more.

    Especially on something like a guitar with negative frets, would you want the pickups matching the bridge angle if the scale length of the lowest two strings were actually another 2-3 inches longer than the rest? The seafoam green guitar up there is a good example of this, though its pickups are further from the bridge than I'd normally expect them to be regardless of slant or no slant so maybe something like Rick Toone's Blur or Fathom would be better examples of this:

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    I know it's not as extreme as just doing like a 34 inch bass converted into a guitar (ie Admiral Angry) or pulling a Holdsworth with 34-38 inch scale lengths, but it's one thing I've thought about a bit and seem to think it might work out pretty well.

    Though to be fair there have been guitars with negative frets pushing into the 31-32ish inch scale that I've seen with slanted pickups, Rook's old strandberg #55 with Lundgrens come to mind (also GAS, talk about a beauty, one of the most perfect strandbergs designed):

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    Ideally I'd love one of each concept as I think there's a bit of merit to both, but if I was going in on my first 8 (or 9) string custom it'd likely have straight pickups and be specced out as more of a clean guitar with a semi-hollow body and ample split coil options (maybe even a single in the middle) as that's the main area I've found most of my 8s to struggle at.
     
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  8. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Having the bridge pickup right up to the bridge makes a sort of percussive and nasal tone to it, which fits great for something like Meshuggah or some djent type bands where the guitar is almost a percussion instrument.

    If you want it to sound like a guitar...eh, it's not as important.

    I've owned fanned and single scale 8s with various pickup placements, and there's sort of a sweet spot where I think they sound best a most guitars tend to fall there and sound better than right on top of the bridge.

    Tightness is a function of the strings and rig more than pickup placement outside of the extremes.
     
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    I've been wanting the Striped Series guitars for a while, and my GAS for one of these has gone up significantly. Unfortunately and quite understandably, they're all out of stock.
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    well fuck now I want a 5153 stealth.
     
  11. Kaura

    Kaura Le Petit Caporal

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    Visited a local music shop today. Walked around a bit and was disappointed with all the new guitars. But then I turned around and my heart literally skipped a beat when I saw one of these. I've been wanting one of these ever since they were introduced.

    Never could I ever even dream of these landing in Europe. And the price wasn't that bad (for an import). I can't remember the exact price but less than 1400 euros. I already quit drinking, kinda want to quit smoking too to save money faster to get it. Kinda...

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    They also had one of these. I've always shrugged Schecter off for some reason but this one looks dope.

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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Came across this Mayones on their Facebook page. Perfection. Not that I need it, like at all, but this triggers GAS hard!

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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    Trying to convince myself I don't need one of those Mayones mini-basses. It's the perfect "noodling on the couch while watching tv" instrument.

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    Seabeast2000 lifetime novice Contributor

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    I think you do.
     
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    I am a shitty player with to many fancy guitars.... so i really should NOT buy it.

    But damn just look at it!!!!

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    Should I get a used Prestige or a new Solar... I want something classy.

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    Prestige. Solar's aren't classy.
     
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    Yeah... RG752 probably coming, just making a deal from it.
     
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  19. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    It's not that hard, Ikebe sells to the US :lol:
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    I kind of want a Rhoads or an ESP arrow.
     
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