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Phil66
I haven't got GAS just wondering about your thoughts on this wink.gif

Can't find any prices at the moment. That raised central section looks odd.

https://youtu.be/wEuyWBSg3TM


Todd Simpson
The "Speed guide" is a neat idea. I'm always telling folks to pick in a shallow way and not over commit to any one strike. This guitar is built to prevent the player from going to far past the string threshold which is what keeps folks, in some cases from being able to pick fast.


They look cool smile.gif The last versions were very affordable but some folks did complain about the frets not being filed properly as they were fairly cheap guitars. Proof is in the pudding. Hope I see one in a music store smile.gif Todd
QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 11 2020, 02:52 PM) *
I haven't got GAS just wondering about your thoughts on this wink.gif

Can't find any prices at the moment. That raised central section looks odd.

https://youtu.be/wEuyWBSg3TM
Phil66
I guess there's a market for a practice aid that can mimick the speed guide, kinda like an adjustable strap on device.

Mertay
To be honest I'd probably find that speed guide "bump" in the middle annoying. Maybe its my experience to use small picks and likely not making that mistake of digging too deep when playing, but I do know many dislikes middle pickups (a psychology thing) and lower them as much as possible.

But From the vid. I really liked everything else about that guitar. That blend knob for example seems very shred oriented (adjusting the pick attack feel) rather than tone alone, I'd definitely want to try that. Neck seems fast, PU's and trem. being placed so deep has a cool visual effect...maybe 24 frets would be nice but no biggie...

So strictly as a shred guitar I liked what I watched.
klasaine
And if you play with your fingers at all - forget it.
Adam
I was sceptical at first when I saw Ernie Ball Musicman (I only knew them to make strings and companies often try to expand their product range and these new are a fail.) But seeing how JP uses their them, I changed my mind.

I guess, a company such as FR wouldn't risk losing their 'top-tier' badge in the industry, so I doubt they'd release bad models. I'm sure they were carefully designed and made of quality parts and tested for a while before releasing to the market. I'd love to try one but I don't need to.
Phil66
Interview with the inventor.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DmCLWitfWx8&a...eature=youtu.be
Todd Simpson
I really like how recessed the trem is in to the body. I actually try to do the same them with my locking trems. It's always a balance of getting the trem to sink low enough before it starts to fret out and then getting the right amount of neck bow. A lot of the tricks I'm able to do in my playing style are helped by using crazy low action and light gauge strings. Starting out, I just left my guitars as they came so they all had terrible high action and thick gauge strings. For some folks, this is just fine, I found it really impeded my ability to shred so it took quite a while of trial and error. Also, not diggin in to far with the pick took me a solid year to get used to. This axe is almost a "teaching tool" much like training wheels on a bike. Not saying this is bad, just handy especially for folks still struggling with stuff like going to deep on a pick strike.
QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 12 2020, 04:36 AM) *
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