QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ May 28 2012, 01:56 PM)
JB-4/Jazz set. It is wonderful to have the extra versatility to compliment your guitar tone. Some people even use JB/Alnico 2 Pro. Try and see if you can find a guitar with the Jazz pickup on it and play it. Or watch some videos and YouTube and see if you think it would be a good idea.
I'll try my best to find a guiutar that has a Duncan Jazz Pickup. But man, I live in India, Its incredibly tough to find a high end guitar, although there are a bunch of intermediate Ibanez, ESPs around.
QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 28 2012, 02:45 PM)
That V looks gorgeous Yash. That Dragon is sweet !
Thanks Ben. The dragon gives it a whole new dimension. I could have it in plain black, but the dragon on it says "This is gonna shred".
that's what I think.
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 28 2012, 03:30 PM)
Wou! That guitar looks amazing man! It's like a beast!
I agree with Cosmin about modifications, I would try it first and check which things need to be changed before going for the modifications. I can't suggest to change the tuners because I don't know how those ones work. I installed "Schaller" tuners in my Les Paul and it has been a great decision.
Do you have the possibility to try this guitar before buying? This would be also very important... to know how it feels, if it's comfortable for you and so...
No, I don't. But I tried a Jackson JS-32 KV and a Jackson JS-32 Warrior. The neck felt awesome. And the tone was amazing. I shred on the King V like never before (not even now, and its probably been over 6 months since I tried them.
) And the Holy Wars outro harmonic was there. Almost same as that on record (The 'solo' rhythm just after Marty's second Electric solo and right before Dave's amazing shredding) I couldn't believe that such a cheap guitar would have such a descent tone. The neck was so great that I even played the clean part of In My Darkest Hour, which I haven't done to this day ever on my current guitar.
For the modifications, I've heavily toned down. Right now, as per my last chat with the salesman, Its gonna cost $425. And he's giving these things.
- Floyd Rose Big Block $35,
- Floyd Rose Titanium Saddle Blocks $40 ($20 Install both)
- 5-Way Blade $10,
- Killswitch Mini Toggle $5 ($20 install we will have to drill a small hole in the body for this toggle switch)
- Push/Pull Pots $20,
- PA2 Boost $50, Gain Boost, so that they might sound like active pickups
- EMG SPC $50, Mid-Boost
- Duncan Jazz Pickup $75, including installation and set up will be $100.
I think of leaving the Big Block and Saddle blocks. That'd save me $95. He says it adds sustain and tone. And since it's a neck through, it must have enough sustain for hours, if not days
And I might even leave the Killswitch, as they'll have to drill a hole. But the 5-way toggle is for sure, and maybe the Mid-Boost too.
My idea of a lead tone is lots of mids and treble, and scooping the bass just a little bit. What's yours?
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ May 28 2012, 06:36 PM)
First of all congrats on your new guitar!
If you are spending 2+K on a guitar I wouldn't suggest to touch anything!
It will be a high end instrument and changing it will make it worse!
Additions you have chosen are good if you developing a cheap instrument and trying to make it better!
But it's like buying expensive stuff for a cheap car! It's better to sve up and get the real deal!
P.S. This shape of guitar is very hard to sit down with
I use to have a Gibson like that and sold it after I did the gig!
I've not yet bought it Alex
But will buy it in the near future. I won't ever sell it. Very right on the cheap car and expensive stuff. And what should I save up for, I wonder. This is the axe I've been dreaming about for the past three months. I saved up. And now I think of getting it.
The shape feels very comfortable to me. I mostly play standing up. And I didn't have any problem playing a similar shaped guitar at a shop sitting down, except it's jack was located on the lower horn of the V. But this one's located on the upper horn. So, it'll be more comfortable.
The reason I am getting this guitar modded now is because once I get it, the only things that's gonna change on it are the strings.
I won't dare to give it to an Indian shop.
If I would like to have it modified later, I'd have to ship it to US, get it modded and then get it shipped back. And it takes at least $475 to ship it one way between India and US (That's what they'll be charging me for shipping.)
And the bottomline is, I really love this guitar. Click to view attachment