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benthebrat benthebrat
Publié le 07/25/09 à 12:05
In which country was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...):

Guitar Japan.
Cream. The underside of the bridge date from 79 mine but apparently it was sold between 81 and 83 (if anyone has any additional info I&#39;m interested).

How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration?

24 Frets, 2 hambuckers (handle + a bridge).
What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?

Bridge in 2 parts (as in the photo).
What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?

A master volume, one volume for the crunch and one for distortion.
Selector for integrated disto (requires two 9 volt batteries) at 3 positions (clear sound, big crunch and distortion, the attention of the distal interlocking causes a significant increase in output level).
3 Switch (1 phaso switch on / off and a split phase micro).
Pickup selector with 3 positions.
What kind of stick?

Neck through.


UTILIZATION

The handle is it nice?

As stated above the neck is very nice, no irregularity at the frets, it slides properly.
Not a shred stick but it&#39;s still extremely playable.
Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?

Easy access to acute, some efforts to make the 24th fret plur but nothing nasty <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="wink" />
Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?

Guitar heavier than a Les Paul, very good shape for sitting and playing very well balanced for the game early.

Do you get a good sound easy? ...

As the sound is peculiar.
Due to the large number of possibilities we can get lost.
The sound is pretty loaded handle serious, its pretty deep and the bridge pickup s&#39;avèche loaded treble without being garish (well in general, some settings are more unhappy with it than others but a Generally it&#39;s good).
The disto built on paper is great, in practice it is more nuanced.
As mentioned previously, the output level increases more or less depending on the setting chosen (if the guitar is connected directly to the amp).
For my part I use a separate pedal and the distortion Inrush over to smear a little sound (the increased volume is no longer relevant).

In short, are quite large, distinctive rock.
Not super accurate at times, rather a big guitar sound and wicked rhythms.

7 only because it is the b * rdel in the settings.



SOUNDS

Are they suitable for your style of music?

Typed rock sound, the sound may not always be accurate (particularly distortion in clear is very good).
With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?

I play occasionally occur with a chorus and most of the time distortion.

What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?

The number of settings is quite high, and sometimes difficult to navigate (for me it&#39;s all switch down (not so micro splitted)).
His heavy neck pickup, more precise rack.

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

Favorite neck pickup sounds not split.
The setting I like least should be in the middle pickup selector, bridge and neck split not split.

8 because I like its big sound.



OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?

Must have for a year. I had been in a garage clean a small price haggling arguing with his advanced age and cracking of the varnish.
I had to retype it just before the play, cast with the old batteries in the compartment and some molds having installed under the bridge.
What thing do you like most/least about it?

I like comfort and feel of the game, the hand slides smoothly on the handle and the CRC are sufficiently separated to avoid mistakes.
What I like least is the impossibility of navigating through too many possible settings, like when it goes straight to the point.
The distortion is too imprecise and too important to increase the volume.
Did you try many other models before getting this one?

Before the purchase I played occasionally on copying strat &#39;my sister, that was my first guitar just me.
Since I have tried others and also plays an Epiphone Les Paul and my Schecter Omen Extreme 6.
And I still love it as much.
What is your opinion about the value for the price?

Difficult to comment on that, I see Argus at 900 € I believe it too.
Okay she is no longer produced since long time but I would not put that price even considering the pleasure it brings when it comes to playing.
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

Eyes closed. It was sad mine when I bought it once but fitness is a delight.
I keep mine a long time (my first guitar and my oldest in terms of age) but if you have the opportunity to come across this model not too expensive (less than 500 € if possible), go for it.
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