philippe.grancher's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Epiphone Wildkat Royale
Very cheap guitar, South Korea, with very rockabilly / country sounds. The finishes are in tears but it still throws. I had to spend an hour on it before playing: changing strings, string height adjustment, imperfect screwing microphones. But after it was good, although obviously it is a range of access.
Channel pleasant, well-balanced meal modern type. Access to acute is average but adequate.
Pretty heavy guitar. Bisby vibrato works well and does not tune the guitar. The holding of the agreement is good.
Sounds (no pedal) are very rockabilly, but the jazzy style works great too. In this rhythm guitar is pretty amazing. It beats more expensive guitars!
Solo it lacks a bit of sustain, which limit a bit to the blues BB King. But for rock n 'roll is great.
The value for money reports to the fairy tale. This is a very decent guitar quite impressive, even at times, which is really given for the price.
Channel rather fine and very straight original set, pleasant. Chinese manufacturing, but some finishing touches to review all holds up. Fine and well finished frets.
Two Epiphone P90.
What good is it to have three volume knobs? I have not yet found, it would have been smarter to have a micro tone. The designer was dead drunk, I do not see it.
Super round, though the string action is set a little high origin. Some settings and everything is good! The guitar is not much lighter than a solid body. The body is the size of that of a Lespaul (A cm more width? Even thick.), Nothing to do with a 335 Es. Unlike other Wildkat whose body is made of mahogany, it is entirely maple.
The two original P90 are very good in the register as I expected, ie slightly saturated sounds with lots of reverb. (New Wave style). This is the first time I did not feel the need to upgrade the pickups on my guitars. With no saturation, they are very good too, treble bridge pickup are well detailed without being garish, the neck pickup is very warm, jazzy, defined, great!
No problem as feedback on my Dot, I must say that disconnected, it does not sound amplitude more than a solid body. the gills are for aesthetics. And I do not use a lot of saturation, this explains it!
I did not play with guitars equipped with humbuckers, this guitar the P90 offer me another palette of sounds, more crystalline. Even a split humbucker does not bring me clarity. I play on a Roland Cube 80X and a Marshall Valvestate 8080.
I have this guitar recently, so I know how it will age. I have a-priori positive. What is not clear from the pictures, it is the color of bindings, too terrible, orange-gold sequined ... equip for sunglasses is essential. White is slightly too glittery, but beautiful, super polish.
Super value for money, even if we put the hands on to do the finishing yourself. (Gills poorly deburred strings too high, a vibration in the cash from a hidden microphone loose).
I would have liked to find it in another color, but other than that, that's all good!