The Dellinger FX-HGS is the first hard tail model that Caparison has ever released. It's similar to the regular Dellinger, but this model has a special Schaller hard tail bridge with fine tuners to aid in overall tuning stability. There are no fretboard markers on this. Instead, you get a nice, jet black piece of ebony. The body is still a mahogany body, but it has a special pro finish to help accentuate the low end more. The bridge is moved back a bit to aid in intonation when tuning to B. It has luminous side dots that you can see on even the darkest stage, a 5 way blade switch and a single volume knob.
The guitar feels just like all the other Dellingers; it has that medium D shaped neck, familiar Jackson-esque body and the bridge even somewhat resembles a floyd. However, this is a purely fixed bridge. On top of that, the bridge has fine tuners to help aid in tuning stability. The finish on the guitar really helps make this guitar resonate more, and it even comes with the famous PH-R that everyone seems to love.
This is really more of a no-nonsense metal guitar. Given that there's no tone knob, it helps really push the input a bit more than if there wouldn't be one. The finish gives it this very resonant low end, and the PH-R gives the guitar a nice grind. Personally, I like swapping the pickups, but some people like the stock ones. It all depends on your personal preference. Either way, the best thing about Caparison guitars is that you never have to worry about buying a "dud." Caparison's QC is very high, and they don't let dead guitars go out like some other manufacturers out there.
The Dellinger FX-HGS has since been discontinued in favor for the new fixed bridge model. Itaru apparently preferred using a different bridge to help aid in tuning versatility. The FX can have some issues with really thick string gauges, hence the change. That said, I never had any issues with this. If you're looking for a fixed bridge model Dellinger, I recommend checking this guitar out.
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mickey dee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Guitar factory in Japan, 24 frets 3 microphones Caparison HSS (! Two single signatures Mattias Eklundh) (note: on models 2007 micro config becomes HH)
Schaller bridge with fine tuners 456.
1 volume, tonality and slecteur 5 positions.
Channel rable "hard" with a touch bne and jumbo frets.
Guitar delivered BEADGFB agreement (baritone).
Handle very pleasant and quite right end (much like jackson).
Access to acute very facilitated by an ultra profile heel.
No handle problems that slumps or other, the guitar is well in sitting position like standing.
The sound is niquel to the metal after I would say it is very cold and does not adpate dutout things nag least tell us ^^.
I put because I think this guitar it confined that a style even if it does so very well.
I mainly play perfectly Death, Grind, Hardcore and Black with this guitar. I play a Peavey 5150. Its very very heavy due to the tuning again I mount a pulling harder than the original (12/54 in BEADGFB is lightweight) So switching to 14/68. The notes so distinctly, the humbucker ensures good.
I put 10 for the use I made but for someone looking for versatility is rp!
I use it for bientt six months and I have to say I m'calte it.
I is not tried many models to compare baritone except ESP and LTD which I think have a comun too clean on him. The sound of the caparison is slightly runny (very little) short there is no thought of Chimaira but rather of Pig Destroyer! (For the experts).
1200 purchased new on the internet (via Ebay dealer) compared to 1700 in France (Minimum) I think I do not hsiter. Very good report quality price, we bnficie a very good violin a super race super microphones and a very sturdy and beautiful painting.
The criticisms that can be made is that it is not confined dutout versatile and all styles of bourrinage. At the same time it is the cheapest models Caparison from home so I do not imagine the level on the top of angelus ranges or Eklundh signatures.