Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST

Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST

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Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST, STC-Shaped Guitar from Charvel in the Desolation series.

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Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Charvel
  • Model: Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST
  • Series: Desolation
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/15/2012

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Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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fabbcrich's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Exellent guitar"

Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST
Made in China but exellent violin (and the word is weak)
Bridge tune-o-matic
Channel crossing in 3 parts in length without varnish so skiing is perfect
24 frets, 2x EMG 81/85 (bridge / neck)
1 volume knob
1 pickup selector 3 positions (I wanted a simple config and it's perfect)
Transparent blue and black chrome hardware (look at the pictures of the beautiful to see it)


The soft handle and so super nice, an average thickness too much or not enough, and the key features stunning pearl pins in the fact that it is crossing is very comfortable, it is in line with the body
3.140 kg, so rather slight, strat shape, rounded table in maple and cut for the belly, comfort and balance are great
Access to acute ... I do not see how we can do better without plate to screw the handle at the back there is nothing that interferes with the position of the hand
For its well ... it's EMG love it or not, if the config is simple so there can not 36 settings for microphones: bridge, bridge / neck and neck, the volume is quite progressive, enough to crunch on a hi gain channel, but it is not for her


For me playing metal is designed for its so it suits me wonderfully
For sounds:
The 81 light, crystal clean and the attack by slamming
Distortion in large straight and accurate bass, mids rather high mids (almost not compressed like on other guitars I've tried with EMG) and good for acute and slightly sharp but not aggressive (sound is neither hot nor cold, rather neutral)
The 85 is warm and gentle clean, also slammed if necessary, distortion I never used me handle distortion microphone so I do not just say to try in the bridge position (next change strings)
But overall the sound is very precise and clean, what a treat


I've had one week
I've tried everything, BC Rich, Schecter, Ibanez, Jackson, PRS, ESP, LTD, Epiphone, Gibson ... and there is 2 years old Charvel a les paul with the blackout, which had left me on a very good quality printing
Until now I had stayed with my BC Rich Warlock Platinum for 8 years for lack of a better affordable
I never liked the sound of EMG except two guitars, ESP and Charvel this, I would not say why, strings, amp, battery dying shortly be ...
I've tried this Charvel 2 times in 2 stores, a transparent black transparent blue and the other, the sound was very flat without any bass strings because of 9/42, barely received I put him 10/52 and this is the day and night
This brings me Charvel precision and cleanliness while being similar to my BC Rich (pitch, fixed bridge, humbuckers), the differences that have me most are the active EMG, the neck-through, blocking the lifts, the strat shape The transparent blue is sublime and lets see all the grain of the wood, pearl binding is suberbe and black chrome hardware is beautiful without being bling bling
value for money, € 469 on Thomann against € 750/800 in the store, should not miss the case so 10/10 for value for money

ThomasOfBodom1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A real little beast for it!"

Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST
Manufacturing: Chinese, but designed in the USA!
Bridge with string through.
Maple neck-through.!
24 frets, a couple EMG 81/85.
3 position selector, 1 volume knob, it is in the simplicity and efficiency.
A strong point to make: mechanical self-locking!
The series consists of several colors rather well finished, I have the black model.
Note that I have taken B-stock model for two defects on the back of almost invisible body, we earn around 150 € on the new price.


With maple neck, skiing is perfect, allowing a very fast Thurs Access to treble also follows this principle, it is really simple. Nothing wrong for the handle.


In terms of its ... if you want a good metal (and derivatives) and powerful sound that's really! Granted drop C, slice it well as it should: D! After that, I think this is the highlight of the EMG, then the 81/85. One can also have a sound that touches on a rather punk / rock record, see blues, but after that is not his strong point.
The clean sound is pretty cold, but not bad for a typical metal guitar. After this is the amp that plays a major role, especially pedals used. So basically its level, it suits me perfectly, although his more banging style Fender Strat would not bother me, but for big sound for it!


it's been one year since I have, and I'm thrilled. I tried it in the store before you buy, as well as other guitars (ESP, LTD, Ibanez, Gibson, Epiphone, Fender ...) in order to have a guitar tuned to drop C and I think quality level price is really perfect. Level appearance I want to say that the marks as well as blinding corp / head and his beautiful logo.
In short:
- Channel super comfortable and efficient.
- Microphones ultra powerful.
- Mechanical wraps
- A guitar that has personality, especially at the pace.
- Easy configuration.

- Input jack not very strong.
- Clear sound a bit cold, lack of slamming.

Is what I would do this choice? Of course yes! Perhaps for a lower tuning (breakdoooooooown) haha. I hope this review will enlightened you.

Charvel Desolation Soloist DX-1 ST news

[NAMM] New Charvel Desolation Series Models

[NAMM] New Charvel Desolation Series Models

Published on 01/15/12
Charvel announces the return of two classic body shapes, both in sleekly modern Desolation series form.

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