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Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by MikeH, Oct 19, 2013.
Nice thanks. I haven’t been active lately here so I didn’t catch that one
I bought a more precise contour gauge a few days ago so I will remeasure them and post pics if I get the time
Okay, so I measured the Kiesel and the MK-III Artist and the MK-III is much more rounded than the Kiesel. The Kiesel is closer to a D shape than the MK-III Artist is for sure. I'll post pics of the gauge later if I can but I've been super busy. My word is about as good as the pics of a contour gauge anyway. It's hard to really get the full idea unless you can see the gauge in person. I really want to get my hands on a MK-III Standard to find out if the profile is different now.
There's no doubt it's different. If you are saying it's rounder than the Kiesel profile, then I know it's different. My Kiesel is rounder than my KM7, but you are right in that the Kiesel is slightly close to a D shape. It's like in between a round C and a D shape.
This makes me sad
I was ready to open my home to more MK-IIIs
made some clips of the KM7 MKIII standard through my revv 100p. They're pretty decent stock pickups imo. I don't feel the need to immediately rip em out like I usually do with OEM pickups.
Hi everyone !!!
I've been following this thread since I got myself a KM6 MKII NATP. I am so happy with this beauty, but it had a volume pot removal because It was so noisy, and I see now the original wiring diagram was not followed by the luthier, because instead of volume, it has a tone (the volume is always at 10, but I can regulate tone with this pot so sad) and there is no split anymore either ! split does not do anything, same sound.
Could you guys please post here the original wiring diagram? I would be so grateful so I can get it totally original
Thanks everyone in advance
Thank you so much LeviathanKiller!! I just soldered this way.. and ¡t is perfect ! Split and volume has come back
She says thank you as well
Just received my KM7 MKIII Artist in Blue Crimson today. I ordered a B-Stock off of Reverb and couldn't be happier with it. There is a small mark by the bridge that you can see in certain light, but other than that it looks perfect.
It sounds, feels, and plays great. Absolutely in love with it.
The ONLY thing I'd like different with my Predator is that the red was brighter on the inlays.
Congrats man!! I totally love mine. I was considering a B stock but was afraid it would be a trainwreck. Glad it worked out for you.
So shameless plug I have great shape MK-II 7 string for sale for $625 shipped in the USA in the classifieds if anybody is looking for a good deal on one. This is the 4th one I ever owned and my favorite one,I had. I planned on keeping it, but I lucked into an old Ibanez universe and have to sell something to pay the bill.
Question for KM7-MkI owners...
I'm looking to swap out the Duncans for the Merrow Fishman set plus the Universal Battery Pack. Will the Merrow's drop in or will routing have to be involved? Thanks in advance!!!
Routes on the MK-1's are bigger (just more square really) than the MK-2's and so on. Should have no issues. I actually put a set of BKP Impulses into my MK-1 since they wouldn't fit into some of my other guitars.
I don't know about putting the battery back in there though. Not sure if anyone has done that to a MK-1 that I know of.
Been really enjoying my MK-3 quite a bit. The wenge neck just feels so good (why don't more companies use wenge?) and the Fishman pickups sound huge and clear.
Wenge = more $$$
I agree, wenge necks are awesome, probably my favourite neck wood.
Wenge is THE stuff. Got it on my MK-3, Schecter Custom Shop, and my Skervesen build that's in the works.
I don't like it as a fretboard though at all.
wenge makes for a great neck but it's a fucking pain in the ass to work with.
Wenge is very hard on tools, prone to splintering and it's dust is toxic.
It's not a great wood to work with, due to the tooling and health implications. Cost and working conditions are obviously more of a factor for this wood.
It is a great wood to play with however, smooth feeling and very hard/stiff compared to other woods, so it's quite stable.