At first I was pretty satisfied with this guitar (it's my third guitar) but after having used it a quite some time (over one year)...
It turns out my guitar was faulty. The neck is distorted on the G, B and high E strings from the 11th to the 24th fret so I use it only for rhythm parts (and I actually I replaced the pickups for this purpose).
When I tested it I compared it it with the neck of a BC-Rich Warlock (which is thicker and wider).
This neck is slimmer and easier to play (except the high E string which has not enough space). When I tested it I liked it more than a Schecter Hellraiser, which is a high-end product (and I would rather have now). The guitar is not light but it lighter than a Les Paul.
The main turnoff is the faulty neck, which I didn't notice when I bought it.
It's a pity considering the guitar.
I play several music styles but mainly heavy and death metal...
The 4-coil pickup produces a highly compressed but not muddy sound with extremely loud lows. It sounds better clean and it allows you to play good funk licks, but that's not what you expect from this guitar.
I wanted to enhance the sound so I replaced the original pickup with an EMG81. It changed 60% of the sound (40% remains the same due to the neck defect that doesn't allow me to play solos). The sound is very powerful.
- How long have you been using it?
Over one year
- Which feature do you like the most / the least?
The neck (compared with my first electric guitars, a Cort Stratocaster and a Squier) Showmaster HSS.
- Did you try any other models before buying it?
A BC-Rich Rich Bronze Series - Warlock Tribal but I didn't like its neck.
- How would you rate its value for money?
Disappointing because I expected a quality guitar considering the price.
- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?
Yes and no!
Test it if you are an experienced guitarist or ask an experienced guitarist to test it for you otherwise you might end up frustrated.
The neck defect and the pickup are very disappointing.
But the guitar is not that bad if you customize it.
- Mahogany body
- 24 frets
- Kent Armstrong Pickups
- 1 volume splittable
- Grover Mcaniques
A good finish trs guitar Aesthetics pchant just by lments such as mcaniques and microphones.
The guitar itself is not dsagrable play. The handle is "average" or large, or strait. The course of the latter is done without too much trouble.
Access in acute poses no problem thanks stratocaster shape.
The guitar is trslgre, balance, but watch out for buttons and slecteur in large movements of the right hand: they tend to find the path.
The particularity of this guitar especially in its micro RSID "quad coil". Obtaining a "good sound" is quite ais rglage the four winding and that's all it is for the hardcore. The other positions are anecdotal.
I tried this guitar on a Marshall and a Rivera KH II, in your exact dprimant. As mentioned above, this ax is hard MODEL (look, micro), hlas, in this style you need potatoes. Bone and Black does not. The sound is weak and a bit messy without drooling or be bold. I t really for performance.
I did try a few days. This opinion is not objective and prcis as it should be. But it's better than nothing.
Two points: its price and its look (The Bone is also the beautiful trs).
Ngatifs two points: its not pchu for a penny and tuning almost impossible at once (one of the DCAL tuning Drop D Drop C, for example about 5 ncessite 6 passages ), the guitar moves a lot.
At the price, sr, it's affordable, but there are better for little more expensive. It could be used as a second guitar on scne for example, but nothing more, really.
I deprecated so this guitar, if you are INTERESTED, try it a few days before to purchase it.
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surfer_de_mars's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Guitar made in korea
A micro humbecker boninage quadruple,
floyd rose type bridge, rosewood fingerboard,
2 volumes, 1 tone, 1 three split positions.
Its handle is not especially close, but the guitar is very enjoyable to play.
I was very pleased with this guitar, but the clean sound is not his favorite, I made the choice to part with it.
Utlitiser very pleasant to handle, comfortable, reasonable weight. Access to acute is easy, which is a big plus in my opinion.
The sound is very good (accounts held biensur used the amp!)
Only the clear sound is not great. it performs better in saturation.
the sustain is very good!
Did not suit my style of music I love more clean sounds, but by playing a simple 50W amplifier transistors, I was able to make me happy! no worries on that side!
There are ways to get all the same pretty well funky!
I used 1 year
I love his inition, the pearl in the handle makes it beautiful, it is original, its rapporteurs price / quality is excellent, but knowing what I know about my game, I turned over to a Fender Jazzmaster if the choice was to remake (ie the price is not at all the same!)
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stephane lopez's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- Guitar made in Korea (in fact built in China and assemble finished in Korea).
- Mahogany body and maple neck bolted
- Vibrato wilkinson
- 1 Micro Kent Armstrong "Motherbucker" double stack with a stack for each volume, 1 tone, 3 position switch and split each stack.
What surprises with this guitar is the thickness and the hit "fat" of satin varnish. Without being disagreeable, that gum a little sensation. We feel that they were free with the gun.
Access to acute is pretty good for a handle screwed to the lack of a cutting plate and the heel rather successful. profiling of the rounded table allows a comfortable, especially since the guitar is pretty light.
Question her, you end up with one of the most advanced micro-market and a gaggle of settings: quad coil (or rather two microphones hotrail assembled format type humbucker), each stack can be used separately or together and splitter each stack, or 8 possible combinations. For a single mic, not bad.
In use, the only config useful are:
- The stack serious split in its clear or not
- The stack acute saturation
- The two stacks in saturation
The rest is in my opinion not usable.
Well, no need to procrastinate, this guitar is made for heavy metal graouh as funk and pop sweetness. However the handle rather well rounded go to big but not too riffeurs to Schumacher's solo supersonic.
We climb the 11-52, there is agreement in D, plug the marshall tube and there is no bin in surprise. Like all microphones in Asia, the motherbucker is quite powerful but with a grain too neutral and a lack of precision. Ca severe drooling. Confirming that this guitar is made for rhythm and for solos. Then we feel that the varnish is too thick choking wood in these attacks as in sustain.
Finally a guitar a little too impersonal.
I have this guitar for 1 year. She serves as troubleshooting.
But a few months ago I broke down. I started by replacing the microphone with a Di Marzio Tone Zone. That's it, I accuracy and a tad of character. But it's not that.
Since I sanded the neck and the back and sides of the body (you still keep the screen). The finding was worse than thought, a good varnish mm over a huge fondur. I just kept a little on the handle fondur polishing and I put the bare wood on the body with four thin layers of cellulose black.
That's it! I have all wood vibrations, harmonics and sustain devastating forget that the handle screw. In addition to the mixture mahogany body and maple neck gives a savage inttendue and welcome.
In conclusion, a good violin marred by an excessive plastification at the opening, as too often. So unless a furious sanding and refinishing stateless souls, do that. There are plenty of guitars that sound as good for less.