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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2017, 06:13:55 AM »
Mine is currently my Blackmachine B6. Bought in 2008 and was my main gigging guitar for several years. After a while it developed some weird overtones and, although it still played great, it just sat unused for quite some time as it just sounded awful to me.
Long story short, a new nut and a Holydiver in the bridge and it's sounding great again! She's quite a midrangey guitar, so I only installed the Holydiver as it was going spare, but it really makes the guitar sound huge. It's a Duncan Jazz in the neck.

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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2017, 09:50:21 AM »
I guess this would be the one I play most often, right?

That's this 2007 Gibson SG Special Worn Yellow

Its got that "lived in" look which is the sign of a great playing guitar :)
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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2017, 09:56:43 AM »
It's a Duncan Jazz in the neck.

The Duncan Jazz is the only fullsized humbucker I like anymore in the neck position when wired in series. I bet it sounds good with the Holydiver!

The mid range of a guitar tone is kind of a weird thing at times and can be hard to predict. I'm happy the Holydiver worked out.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2017, 10:11:29 AM by gwEm »
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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2017, 07:00:37 PM »
Mine has to be this one.

In fact it's the only one out of all 5 of my guitars that i've touched in 18 months or so.

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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2017, 12:53:25 AM »
That swirl is so amazing looking!

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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2017, 09:11:53 AM »
I can't decide between my two favourite RANs:



The one in the left is a weightless 7 swamp ash 27', maple/mahogany/maple neck, macassar ebony with a crushing sound coming from the pair of Juggs installed. Tuned to A standard
The one in the right is a much heavier Floyded mahogany with walnut top, pauferro/maple/ovangkol neck, which I recently loaded with a Warpig+ColdSweat combo. Tuned to B standard
Both have SS frets




Both sound and feel pretty different, so I can't decide if I had to keep only one.
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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 06:18:20 PM »
My 2016 Suhr Modern Pro Satin Natural.  I'm actually having it painted right now because I don't like the feel and looks with satin finish.

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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 02:50:30 PM »
Currently, I am playing my old Fender MIJ Jaguar more than any other - The pickups are Curtis Novaks wound to 1962-1963 specs.  It also has an Earvanna nut fitted by Feline.  Sounds and plays great.
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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2017, 03:54:39 PM »
Currently, I am playing my old Fender MIJ Jaguar more than any other - The pickups are Curtis Novaks wound to 1962-1963 specs.  It also has an Earvanna nut fitted by Feline.  Sounds and plays great.

lovely guitar Elliot.

I'm wondering if compensated nuts help a bit more on the short scale guitars. I'm wondering about getting some fitted on my Mustang. Though I'm making it work for now and have adjusted the saddles so they are perfect, I hear intonation errors still.
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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2017, 06:11:51 PM »
The Earvana certainly helped the intonation on this guitar a ton.
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Re: What's your favourite axe right now?
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2017, 11:44:33 AM »
My 2 main guitars. 2000 honeyburst Standard with 10th anniversaries. Prs Se Bernie Marsden with Mississippi queen bridge and Mule neck.
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Gibson 2000 Honeyburst Standard/10th Anniversaries
Bernie Marsden PRS SE/Miss.Queen/Mule.
Orange Dual Terror Head
Zilla 2x12 cab