Happiness was primarily visual ... Opening the box we find a sleeping beauty, both aesthetic form and in visually with the various wood, everything is perfect.
In hand, it is relatively light 4.4kg, very soft to the touch, the varnish is beautiful, the ideal curves, the first impression is frankly amazing.
String gap to 17mm racks (stop adjustable) at nut 10mm, thickness of the handle at the 12th fret 2.2 cm.
For the body, 25 pieces of wood:
Tabe and back Ibua burl, maple and mahogany
For the handle, 13 rooms: maple and mahogany, ebony fingerboard
24 Jumbo Frets, 2 Dual Action Truss-Rods
Brass nut Moscato
Bridge: ABM LP Chrome
Pickups: Benedetti / Moscato simple Jazz
The handle is relatively flat, D, very nice, the adjustment is made using a double truss, double action, access is via a cache of brass which is far from being indispensable saw the beauty of wood. Having a change of pulling strings with lower (DADDARIO EXL 220-5 040-060-075-095-125), I corrected myself the curvature of the handle and the various bridges very easily.
The action is low, with no "frieze".
In short, this preamp is very comprehensive, and also the volume knob balance between the two microphones, there is a button to select in the drawing, the passive mode, you have the above explanations.
Very significant double button controlling the mediums with:
- BOOST / CUT (+ / - 12dB)
The top button is used to boost or cut. The intermediate step is the "neutral" position.
- FREQUENCY (150Hz - 3kHz)
The bottom button adjusts the frequency to which the boost or cut occurs.
Have not yet actually tested this low in top condition, I have difficult to speak of her, but no doubt with that kind of preamp, my happiness will be found soon.
I particularly like the double button mediums. The treble knob can also be "pulled" to provide even more acute snapping.
Sitting, she is a bit sharp on the thigh, MM Bongo style; strapped it fits perfectly to the body, perfect balance. What to see at future rehearsals and concerts.
I would have appreciated the frets a little more flattened near the key, but it is absolutely not a problem, I just trying to be objective.
I will continue this little review as and when my discoveries