« Low end Bich »Publié le 06/23/11 à 08:04
The playability on this guitar is not great. The upper fret access is decent due to the shape of the guitar and the large cutaways the body has. Because the guitar is a bolt on you will have a large square heel on the neck joint where the body meets the neck and this can get in your way. The frets are pretty uneven on the neck and the ends stick out and are sharp. The wraparound bridge is not very good. It takes some getting use to and it limits adjustability.
The pickups are pretty cheap but at least they are hot. They are low end metal pickups. They put output a priority over clarity. This is ok I guess if you are a new player. The neck pickup can get some smooth tones if you adjust the tone knob. The bridge pickup is hot but can get muddy with high gain and low tunings. This might not be bad for a new player as if will cover up a lot of your mistakes. If you are looking to upgrade the pickups for a better metal sound I suggest installing a set of EMG's but a set of EMG's probably cost as much as the guitar so you should probably buy a new guitar first before trying to upgrade this one.
This guitar is okay for someone just getting into guitar and they want to play metal. The sound from this guitar is not very versatile and someone could get bored with it easily. It has a unique shape that is very recognizable in the metal scene. If you are looking for a starter metal guitar there are better guitars out there.