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c.florent c.florent
Publié le 07/15/08 à 11:53
The Ravello ® is manufactured in China, but its level of finish is perfect on mine.
The flamed maple table Class 5-A, is simply magnificent.
The mahogany back and sides are dark red color and carries the sensations it provides sound to the instrument, the cream-colored binding does not contrast too much with the red wine but is aptly highlight the seductive curves of the Ravelle.

Its mahogany neck / rosewood fingerboard (trapezoidal inlays) features a series of 22 jumbo frets, and then just blend (set neck) in the body of the Ravelle.
It is extended by two home hambuckers Duncan Sh2 Jazz a handle and an SH4 Jeff Beck bridge.
As for the strings, they are provided:
- Grover ® oil bath (Tender)
- Trem Nut-nut in the Graph Tech ® (Jumbo, which promotes resonance and quality of timbre)
- Bridge Gotoh ® Tune-O-Matic and Stopbar (like a Gibson Lespaul)

As for the shape of the handle, imagine a hybrid Gibson / Ibanez.

UTILIZATION

Player on the handle of a Ravelle is having in the palm of course the ease of a Ibanez married to the sweetness of a bent Gibson.
Personally, it's always a pleasure to play in this round.
The height of the frets is relatively large, ultra-fast for the game this is not the right guitar pick, but for a game while Gilmour nuance to the bends are easily after pulling the strings chosen ...

Access to acute is easy thanks to the cut, but the thickness of the body (5 cm) makes the operation a little more contortionist for those who have small fingers (like me ^_^).
However, this thickness gives it a good weight of 3.5kg (approximately).
Following the playing position, the curved table and round and generous with the cash can hinder arm slightly, when you scratch like mad-crazy o_O
Preferring a lower position (the hip), I have no problem.
Once the pickguard (anti-plowing-the-table-glazed) up (the same as the signature Ravelle Dave Kushner ( http://www.fernandesguitars.com/rvdkfgm.jpg ) ), it shall immediately take a more aggressive look.
And clearly, in terms of visual and tactile sensations, wants to have him "go inside".
And it lends itself well to the tiger ...

The selector allows you to play just the three positions: SH2 / SH2-SH4 / SH4.
Combined knob tone, extremely progressive, you can play on a wide range of sounds.
However, by pushing the lever is pushed two millimeters in the air at the start, and if that does absolutely no inconvenience in use, in terms of reassuring feel of the product quality is a little less. > _ <

SOUNDS

I mainly play the "pop-rock" (alternating sounds clear and punchy distos melodious even) with a Vox ToneLab SE preamp out into an amp (neutral) Tech 21 Power Engine 60.
Sounds Jazzy / Bluesy (by cutting the treble), crystal clear sound (you can feel the warmth of mahogany anyway), sounds good big Rock ... For metals, the Duncans are not EMG81 (but you already knew).
I love the warmth and roundness of sound, which can turn at will into crystal clear with a superb sustain ...
The bridge pickup is much more precise than might be expected for a hambucker, and cutting a little low, are closer to the sound universe of some Fender Stratocaster like (of course impossible to obtain the "twang" of a Telecaster with specific cons).
The neck pickup is round and warm, but lack of definition and fishing saturation.
Looking back, I plan to change it can be (not being a Jazzman).
Once we have assimilated the characteristics of each microphone, and how to play with the tone knob, versatility allows sound to do much, and it does it well!

OVERALL OPINION

Six months Ravel is my home ...
I immediately flashed on her looks: beautiful and unique, attractive and engaging.
However if you prefer a more Lespaul look, the Fernandes Monterey should please you (with similar characteristics).
It's really a great guitar for anyone who wants to invest in an instrument of excellent quality, without paying the musical history and reputation which the legend of some brands (€ 720 delivered in a beautiful hard case Fernandes at home).
The other advantage is that you will not have such a guitar, but the sounds of your own.
In other words, you play on the versatility of the instrument to find the types that make you sound off.

The Ravelle not leave anyone indifferent (my girlfriend is jealous ^_^), including yourself ...
I do it again this choice without hesitation:

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