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- Homemade French (at least at the time). Moreover, in 92 there were only two models rested: the original and custom (with a table and finish most successful)
The rest of the features are rather well known legendary handle 90/10, maple fingerboard, alder body "artificially aged" set MSM Saymour Duncan, vibrato Khaller amended by Vigier, split microphones on intermediate positions ....
- It is an instrument that is in my opinion a reference in terms of ergonomics and comfort.
This applies to the handle but for everything else, except perhaps for the volume knob which is placed a little too high for my taste and requires a little time to adapt.
I also loved the "small changes" made by Vigier such as the principle of "coin 5F" replacing Allen key for changing strings at both the nut as vibrato, or the fact we can keep the ball on the strings.
Casually, this is probably the guitar "floyd" the best thought of the time.
I would add that it is also an instrument almost impossible to tune, even if you force the vibrato on a sustained and very little gallantry.
- We are in the presence of a pure product of the 90's designed for a fairly neutral sound should work upstream on the amplification chain. Remember it was the heyday of racks of all kinds, and the hack sound velocity manly ;).
In this register the Excalibur excels. on the other hand therefore we would like to make more of its roots (read two pedals and a small tube amp) is less obvious to find his account.
Indeed it is a superstrate, the guitar "go anywhere" and the character was sacrificed on the altar of versatility. A little too much for my taste.
At the same time I think it is set Saymour sth and that may be a change of pickups could bring little more missing.
- Overall Opinion
- Bought in '92, played a lot of 92 to '02, sold there qq days.
This is my first guitar "pro" and I confess that I find it difficult to criticize so she gave me sensations.
Regarding the value, I would say that is huge for this item. In 20 years it happened once in the luthier for setting and yet is because I was too lazy to adjust the floyd myself.
For the rest it was a lot of concerts, recordings and repets, qq travel with variations of temperature and humidity fairly consistent, never ask concern. For the time 5600FF represents approximately 1.1 minimum wage I would say it is even quite exceptional. I do not know the recent copies, however I find that they are much more expensive (> 2x the minimum wage) and for that price you can find other guitars "luthier" that was not the case in the time.
In any case I hope that "my" copy will delight its acquirer because it is an instrument that begs to be utlise and it makes it really good.
- Made in France!
Carbon rod with handle
Acute easily accessible
- The handle is not pleasant ... It is THE race!
I have other guitars brand, but it certainly is not for sale!
And Mr. French is a guitar!
- All styles, it digests all styles. This versatility is rare.
The clean sound is fabulous.
I play on VOX amp
In saturated sounds, it excels.
- Overall Opinion
- 20 years! Potato and always!
I ressigne tomorrow if necessary ..
- handle very nice, beautiful wood screws without setting but we need not reach the ropes to very low without breaking the head to adjust the handle
it is very thin and lightness
yes the access to acute is easy they would defo one of the round on the body where there is the screw that holds the handle
- With this guitar you can do everything Hard rock Heavy, thrash, jazz etc. .. the sound is also good with or without distortion not like some good guitars which are one or the other
- Overall Opinion
- It's been 3 years since I used
I have six guitars Jackson soloist, deluxe fender, ibanez and 2 that I have made (out of competition) i have bought and sold a lot since I was 14 to my 34 years but this one is probably my favorite.
I love everything except the price can be (like all the rest good guitars)
- Has any prcdemment said.
- First of all, I will start with the points ngatif and yes there are.
on vigier there is a problem that a lot of people, c is the zero-fret fast enough to use s c is not dramatic but there are for 50euros to replace it.
deuxime point, finally, so to speak adpend people, c is the volume knob, just like we can resolve the problem by ordering a plaque with the Vigier.
for the rest bah c is the top.
the body is a finer chouilla that a Start and a can must weigh 3kg prs.
the floyd is a vigier made in Germany with ball bearings that hold the trs though both agree that an original and better than the edges of at ibanez.
ah! the handle, here is what I got in scrapes ibanez (rg, s, jem, js), jackson, gibson, fender, lag, musicman, c esp.et well is the best, the string action is low profile is narrower that a row over some millimtres my petrucci (musicman) and prs can also pais that dernire (profile D). JP6 between my and my vigier I could not make a choice, there is a MODEL cons of ibanez is at a height c is the Q or Z rgt320 nothing to do with the row c is the top of ibanez but more products.
- for they are duncan pickups, I who am only dimarz ba I must say that I have my t bleuffmoins JP6 powerful, direct and cold I can do anything if the stuff is not derrire am problem but for me the sound is not my c priori we can always change the pickups, switch pdale, presets etc ...
- Overall Opinion
- yes and yes and yes I do it again this choice with his eyes closed.
- Guitar manufacturing Franaise,
24 frets, 25 frets (fret 0),
Vigier Floyd / Shaller,
1 volume, 1 Tone,
Channel 90% Rabl (I believe it) and 10% carbon, rather thin, not too round (I) and super fast!
- The handle is a comfort that I had never taste before, especially for the price (1100 OCCAZ '). Very smooth, no hooking and heel that seemed prominent in no way constitutes a gene (I have fairly large pognes) -> So yes for the ACCS to treble.
Ergonomics is the most enjoyable, not unbalance ... stratode one in fact.
The sound suits me perfectly, the pickups are original but the guitar is on these 17 years (2008) and they plutt age well. I practice in normment mtal but also funk, jazz, and I always find a Russian sound, if not n'tait forcment the sound that I liked silent Intgr always in the mood for the song and request it when even the most important.
Edict of 16/10/08: I changed the bridge pickup which delivers more than enough juice my taste. I pass one DiMarzio D Activator (DP220). It sends the heavy and still prcis: a pleasurable sensation in the extreme. If so ...
- Yes, the sound is right for me whatever the bowl in which I either branch up Submitted, I always have done what I wanted. I do not say to throw the big sound typical Cannibal Corpse via a fender twin but hey, we can work out. Oh! last dtail: sustain NFE .. its m. ..!
I use it through an EVH 5150 III. Compared to the test I did with a Peavey Wolfgang U.S., the rhythmic sound distortion is less straight forward, much less without prcis be more. However in the lead and clean, the fight is already lost for the peavey. This guitar has a crisp sound: one thing to say: BIG UP!
Edict of 16/10/08: APRS change evokes micro above, the U.S. Peavey can go get dressed. The grain is DIFFERENT but power level is not equivalent prs and precision is better (I think). So I can now have all the sounds I want to clean the cleanest of the most extreme distortion while remaining matre for my guitar. Ol
- Overall Opinion
- I am a musician since ending for 16 years (2008) and I am passionate about the guitar for 6 years. I was able to hear a lot and I jou shovels on a package before buying this guitar. I use it for 2 years now and I'm really happy trs, I was able to approach different styles without having to buy 12 guitars. I beacoup the instrument as a whole. That said, I taste with Tom Anderson and PRS U.S. ... it's another world: the rest of the exca high mid-range is Why I do not put 10. I tried MODEL moult before buying one l. The new exca are scandalous compare the MODEL: dcevante violin for a very lev. For the price, a OCCAZ 'well maintained is a real bargain. With eprience, I would do without this choice hsiter seen the budget that I era.
- French skyscraper, MSM, I possde over an Air Norton / SSL6 / custom Custom TB11
The pickups are not basic tip top, not enough gniak and chest
- Rock'N'Roll / Big Rock / Metal
It is well within the capabilities of the bte, for against the metal base with his microphone lacks a bit ^ ^
The guitar has the volume knob a little too high, it's a shame, then the knobs are not super progressive either, but hey, you get used to ...
- The is the best ^ ^ The violin of the guitar gives full power to microphones, there's potato, the dynamic is, it lacks some sustain I think (floyd requires: S), it is far from PRS's and Gibson's, but it is doing about as much as a fender US, so it's usable ...
The guitar is super versatile, and it has a well, which is appreciable ^ ^
Precision with return (unless the RG3120 that I had first of all same)
It lacks a bit of heat and low, but the mediums are present ^ ^
- Overall Opinion
- If I had to take one, it's crystal clear that I would, but with a TFW config Di Marzio, or Benedetti
Opinion APRS 1 year: Guitar sold, we are in love with beginners, but it sincrement nothing very specially, its not true ... It looks like everything and nothing ...
Good for scratching a studio guitarist for example, the guitar has no personality!
In short if I had to take one, it's crystal clear that I would not do it;)
Especially with the soaring prices Vigier's, which is totally pointless! The guitars are a little better than the high end Ibanez (and worse than the high end ibanez trs)
Soon a Vigier Indus will cost the price of a Custom Shop Start?!?!
I'm for personal shredder pass a strat HM United States is less versatile but it has a real sound;)
- Guitar made in France
24 cases = 25 frets because Vigier guitars have a system that replaces the 0 fret nut classic
Easel ball bearing type floyd exclusive Vigier
Volume 1 tone
5-way switch for my micro type strat HSH config (there are several types of micro config)
Channel exclusive system Vigier 90/10 insert a carbon replaces trussrod: no adjustment not strain the neck is perfectly straight Guaranteed!
The neck of my guitar is maple veneer for a highway range ...
- The handle is ergonomically pleasant with a snap point, notament rope at the blocks at the bottom of the handle or on some guitars hanging on one hand there is little nickel ... Access to acute is one of the strong points of this round the heel is super profile cutting is perfect
The guitar is very light alder, strat-looking but lighter ... The Sustain is truly amazing for a guitar with Floyd .... It's not a PRS, but we approach it ... no problem languorous ballads to Santana or Gary Moore
The microphones are of different config type (choose when ordering) mine is equipped with Seymour Duncan ...
- This guitar is perfect for my use in a cover band pop / rock.
They are very light it can blow up without the back enchainer sets ... The versatility of this instrument is amazing!
You want a Start sound and hop are two intermediate positions wouaouh! the way you want heavy or deep purple ACDC there is the bridge you need!! pti zztop hop on a neck pickup and send you a very heavy full of rhythmic harmonic .... Remember The Floyd Vigier a dive bombing, a game pti vibrato as Steve Vai, you release everything and is granted to pTis onions ... It's more simple I give my guitar between songs regardless of the slaps I put him in the head! Is more a dinamyque crazy that makes you want to unleash on your guitar!
I play in a POD XT Live that perfectly complements the versatility level corny ...
The only position I do not use the center position is = 2 humbuckers out splitted phases is a little space ...
- Overall Opinion
- I use this guitar for 2 months
I like its ease of use, sustain, its light weight, versatility, indestructible side when I play!
I play for 8 years, I traded this guitar against a PRS ce24 was heavy, a little too "precious" and lacked the clear ..
This new scratch is very expensive ... we just D'OCCAZ find good deals for the coast isa little lower than on American guitars of similar quality
I would do without hesitation that choice
- I have very little time for a Vigier Excalibur original and I must say that this Gratt put me a good slap ....
Good reputation of the Vigier is well established, for guitar is the top ... and is more French (hahaha Gaullois proud ^ ^).
The handle 24 cases with the carbon rod offers comfort and incredible sustain, the neck is of extreme rigidity and allows patients to Vivaldi to have fun like little microphones fous.Les concuent specially for Vigier by Seymour Duncan offers almost unmatched precision ... basically if you are not a specific minimum and noise are an amateur way "heavy metal stain" this guitar is not for you.
The Pink Floyd special vigier system with a ball is how to say ..... Incredibly, though I beat a dead horse over the tuning is not moving.
The only slight snag is that the volume control gene a bit, but perfection is not good ... though ...
- Well everything has already been said on the handle ... a marvel.
Access to acute poses no problem, although a little practice for the operation of the 24th box is required.
Start simple, though the form is used, the colors are really class offers Vigier (mine is wood finish with a mirror plate type). The weight is gone, you can play sitting on his bed without having to readjust the whole 5 minutes (not like my Lag Roxanne).
When the sound ... see below!
- I play mainly symphonic metal, rock and blues, I also have a lag and roxanne jackson roswell ... Vigier offers more than the two together (well ptetre not as aggressive as the jackson though);
I played on a marshall and I zoom multi effect (to avoid lol), the bridge pickup has a snapping sound and aggressive in your distortion and sound in its crystal clear, simple micro gives a very funky and the neck pickup very warm sound ideal for blues or his heavy way John Petrucci.
5-way switch with his palette is more appealing, a new sound every day ^ ^
- Overall Opinion
- I've had a few weeks and I must say that I never tire of exploring the sounds and the potential of this beast.
To summarize this scratching is a mixture of all you can find the best on the market: Fender Start, Ibanez high end, even ptetre Lag Roxanne and The ... basically if you like blues, funk, grunge or metal non-linkinparkien this guitar will charm you for sure.
I got it almost new for 1350 euros and I have no doubt that I would do this choice, the wallet has taken a sacred but hey it's a slap Gratt that keeps all his life.
- -1 For the position of the volume knob ... I "freinquot; with a rubber pad, which does not run it by mistake.
I play almost exclusively with the bridge pickup, but it is because it matches my style of music ... But I use so little that trs of ventail sound that makes this guitar.
- Overall Opinion
- T say everything on this guitar, and all true. That's why I Reduces my info at least above
I possde 7 years, and for the world I'll spare ... a joke, I often say that it will m'incinrer with (except the carbon rod ... but hey ...)
In seven years I had two small problem:
The selector is experiencing a bad contact, near the bridge position ... I'd have to do change.
The mid-bass had an unfortunate tendency to dtendre, but my dealer was involved (changing the position of the saddle) and now everything is nickel.
Sometimes I feel ashamed so I am not at this skyscraper. But Damn, it makes nothing, it's like a jewel ...
But happiness ...
- Nebuleyes (http://fr.audiofanzine.com/membres/index% 2Cidmembre 2C16169.html%) asked me to change the slecteur 5 positions that showed signs of fatigue after 5 years of good and loyal services. So I opened the bowels of the bte
One thing before I begin, I do not know o mamouchka9 out his numbers: "80% factory hand"
"The handle is made of Saddle franais aged for seven long years before being worked"
I know, by a friend who worked at Vigier: they are 4 production, which does not participate Patrice Vigier!
So four people, including two apprentices, who make 500 guitars in 11 months with a 80% production carried out by hand That sounds impossible!
Also on the site Vigier in the "visit datelier" they speak of leaving the wood Scher least 2 years! In any case they ensure a Schager 7 years in their sche example wood for 5 years but its not the case for all forcment their guitars!
Reminder of the Excalibur SERIES:
Supra (formerly Standard): DiMarzio pickups and vibrato type 2010 strat fretless version available Surcharges Supra (Obviously fixed bridge) and 7-string (without shield)
Special: cest a supra with a table in Saddle - fretless version available Special Surcharges
Original: Seymour Duncan SH5-SSL6 and TB5-type vibrato Floyd Rose
Custom: Original cest a table with a Saddle
Ultra: a specially without shield with EMG 81-SA-85
Ultra Blues: Same Ultra EMG but DiMarzio Virtual Vintage DP410/DP410/DP197F
Indus: one above but with 2 DiMarzio PAF Classic and finish texture
They all have an alder body in 2 parts, with or without table Saddle wave so as MODELS.
Note that the natural finish without the MODELS table relates are Alder Saddle Mouchet.
The models are no table Saddle dotsdun muzzle for washing hands and all are equipped with the muzzle stomach.
The sleeves are 24 cases visss in Saddle, Saddle dotsdune affects or rosewood with 90/10 and Systm possdent Zro a hoop that is interchangeable on the new mod and (this is not the case of lOriginal Nebuleyes of which dates from 1999).
The Systm 90/10: the truss road is replaced by a carbon rod! So there is more than can rglage the handle which can be a problem in some cases! In addition, the wood tends to rtracter after some time while the carbon does not move him! For example on my Vigier Marilyn we feel clearly that the wood has moved over time by the junction alder body / carbon race driver feels when passing the hand
As against this trend has apparently amliorer sustain.
Floyd Rose vibrato type is manufactured in Germany (EST described above) probably by Schaller, with the famous Systm ball rolling. It is associated with cord locks at the nut like all the vibrato of this type and mcaniques Vigier. The vibrato on that nest Submitted MODELS Original and Custom (only with Seymour Duncan pickups in fact .. there a relationship?)
2010 vibrato type stratum, and 7-string counterpart, the 2017 are also bearing mounted ball and wraps are associated mcaniques Schaller.
Llectronique is comprised of a slecteur Schaller Megaswitch davoir that allows the center position of the two humbuckers split. Potentiomtres the volume and tonality are signs DiMarzio. Jacks, the output of which is ergonomic, are Switchcraft. The cavities are shielded graphite paint!
Having disassemble the plate for changing the Megaswitch I can say that the work is extremely clean and very nice trick: the cable that goes from the jack is llectronique dot in the middle dune sheet that can dsolidariser compltement the shield (with all llectronique) guitar and then the female jack without any welds or dvisage do! Cest trs saw, ask why are not all that!
Microphones: It adj first several configurations. Know that Vigier through HTD is franais The importance of DiMarzio, which explains the combinations and moultes REFERENCE MODELS available on the mountains in DiMarzio. It is possible to request a configuration other than the 2 double / 1 single-General for the rigor of Excalibur.
In short trs high quality all levels, finishes, wood utiliss, fittings and electronics.
LExcalibur Original Nebuleyes possde a natural finish and therefore an alder body Mouchet handle everything beautifully Saddle ond. And like all models Original Floyd vibrato type of combat and SH5-kit-SSL6 Seymour Duncan TB5 sign.
I think I Nouble nothing
- Overall same thing for the Ultra Kida (http://fr.audiofanzine.com/produits/avis/index% 2Cidproduit 2C30203.html%)
The handle is an Excalibur so very easy to play but that is not Profile Jackson, Ibanez and Music Man is something else, I Whereas as one of the sleeves easier play ... and got some hands.
Ergonomics is a stratum roughly with all chamfers, Access in 24 cases is good despite the lack of heel profile.
The guitar is too lgre without lter, its not the balsa
- 1 for the heel that could be even more profile and unmarked mtallique!
Personally I dtest the volume buttons just below the micro acute, as is the case here, and jai always afraid of hitting the microphone with my intermdiaire mdiator when I play
I withdraw my other 2 points for comfort personneleh oh cest MY opinion Heiniger
- Pfff what about if it sounds!
Laulne gives it a well equilibrated in all frquences, while the handle Saddle gives a cot over and slamming prcis! Seymour Duncan The kit provides a warm sound from the DiMarzio. Laddition all this gives us an extremely versatile guitar:
The sounds are imbalances in the positions of diffrent slecteur same choullia sil is a blast and more simple when the microphone is in action, coupled with a split humbucker c is said about the positions 2 & 4.
Personally I'm a fan of the position 3 (2 doubles and splits) in the clear!
The mtal to funk to jazz, solo to arpges through scanning daccord everything goes with a color close enough to the Fender Stratocaster: the woods are the same! The Seymour Duncan in this configuration amnent supplment a warmth and versatility for heavy distortion that does not possde Basic Start with 3 singles.
- Overall Opinion
- Nebuleyes as a longtime friend jai jou several times on this guitar and this amp on Different.
It took me a while to let me down because I dont ever Saddle possd guitar having.
The Floyd is absolutely gnial, the ball bearing greatly facilitates rglages!
Jaime's very simple and natural look, the plate is still mirror effect.
I'm not a fan of body shape moreover trs lusage comfortable and as I said I Naime not positioning the volume control and microphone prsence simple, but there is a plate can order a custom den so
Lpoque the price, just under 1500 euros silent justifies the current price, 2260 euros, parat me a bit excessive! Particularly because it puts the price level of the guitars that they undergo the US surcotd The importance and possibly the dollar! The report is therefore sen qualitprix decrease in its class even if it is without doubt the best: between a Music Man, an Ibanez Japan and Vigier, I am Vigier!
The look and the system as a case of 90/10 gots
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