So I got a Legator... and it’s awesome!

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  1. yellowv

    yellowv Turd Ferguson Contributor

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    So I have been curious to try a headless Legator for some time now. I have seen that they have started to turn things around both with QC and CS. So I gave it a shot and ordered one of the white ash 8’s at their sale price. It came and was awesome, but I found a cosmetic flaw that bothered me. I asked them about it and they insisted on swapping it out. In the end they ended up giving me a great deal on their top end model and it has totally blown me away. Buckeye top, mahogany body, wenge/maple neck, ebony board, SS frets, Fishman Moderns, etc. Came perfectly set up and plays and sounds amazing.

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  2. cardinal

    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Cool man. I've been looking at some of their Multi-Scale 8s.
     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    looks super sweet!!
    congrats!
     
  4. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    That looks super clean. Gerald to hear it plays well. That buckeye looks great in natural/brown. No idea why everyone needs to dye it a whole rainbow.
     
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    I was surprised by how much I dug the Ghost shape, though I wish mine had only one knob like yours as I find I tend to hit my volume knob more than I like

    HNGD
     
  6. yellowv

    yellowv Turd Ferguson Contributor

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    Just move the volume to the tone spot and put in a killswitch in the other hole like they do on these. I really dig the ghost shape too, which is why I haven’t wanted to try one for so long.
     
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    Nice. Bummed to hear the first one was flawed, but that looks nice. I think Legator is probably one of those companies where the QC issues are bad on the lower end models, because otherwise it hurts their profit. The nicer ones are pricier, so they end up controlling it better.
    What I would like is for Legator to develop some of their own stuff, rather than just hopping on the bandwagon of whatever is popular. They're always going to be a company who is the "cheaper version of..." otherwise.
     
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    Glad you ended up with a good one!
     
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    Looks awesome.
     
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    Looks cool! Congrats man! :)
     
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    pastanator electronic musician

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    its not a big deal or anything but it seems odd to me that it doesnt have a battery compartment. other than that it looks great. glad you got a good one
     
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    There is, orangey red'ish thing in the upper section of cavity. But do you mean like an individual compartment for it?
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Yeah he's referring to a quick access compartment so you don't have to take out three screws each battery change. I thought it strange too.


    Rev.
     
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    Happy N7D! That guitar is a beauty!
     
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    This. It's not the be all end all, but this is something that's typical of a retrofit. You slap a battery in where it'll fit because most people don't want to route guitars. Gibson explorers are really bad at this. I prefer a separate compartment also because there's zero room for the battery or a wire to become loose and have metal touch the battery and cause issues.

    Mostly it's a convenience issue. It's nice to have the battery in a spot where you can reach it toollessly. That way if it dies on you, say during a set (never don't use new batteries, folks), you don't have to fight with a screwdriver in the dark and mess with some nonsense trying to replace it. Plus in general it's just more simple to never need a screwdriver. That wood doesn't have inserts, so after replacing the battery a bunch of times, you'll need to refill the holes with toothpicks or something. Wood wears over time when you screw/unscrew/screw/unscrew over and over. Not a huge deal, and I hate that this is making me want one of the headless models. Looks sick, and I bet it sounds sick. Congrats and enjoy.
     
  18. Politics of Ecstasy

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    Wasn’t the consensus a while ago to stay far away from this company for some kind of unethical practices while shipping defective/damaged/subpar guitars? Since resolved I guess?
     

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