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Published on 08/21/09 at 07:35
In which country was it made?

Guitar made ​​in Korea comes with flight case Dean

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

24 frets (see comment use!), 2 Seymour Duncan ACTIVE signatures of small red Range (SH2/SH4 customized version of the combo and made ​​active). The pickups are under a cover "black nickel", the cover can be removed

What type of bridge?

Tune-o-matic with strings through-

What are the settings?

3 position selector classic round / duo / bridge. 3 knobs: 2 volume and 1 for the general tone

What kind of stick?

A special sleeve at the request of D. Mustaine: Very fine (similar to the speed at Jackson necks of those found on King V and RR) with a small difference still a slight curve. (A flat handle and rounded at the same time, so if it exists, this guitar is proof). The shape of the handle is the same all along (like all speed necks for that matter).

So it&#39;s side finishing in large part what justifies my notes: Everything is uneven! On one side we GRAPHIC art is perfectly applied to the guitar, there&#39;s nothing wrong with the above. But as regards the handle, for example, hurt the bottom:
The binding was applied and painted in a hurry, many castings, unpleasant spots ...
To make matters worse, the key benchmarks have been done by a luthier half drunk ... The space carved out of touch is not always perfect and it feels playing on some boxes ...
The small valve that serves to hide the trussrod is threaded with a single screw ... who do not take up dutout! I had to find a system to keep it in place without access to condemn trussrod ==> unheard of, even on my first low-end guitar

To cite some good points (yes, if we remove the few flaws, this guitar is very well assembled):
Junction shaft / body is very well done, you can not see the connection, you&#39;d almost think the guitar is a neck-thru (the handle is glued Reallite).
A trap is for the battery compartment, no need to unscrew anything.

UTILIZATION

The handle is it nice?

To form, yes! It&#39;s a treat, handle very fast but not as uncomfortable as the sleeves Ibanez serious small rounded is welcome to the bottom of the handle when playing chords. BUT how horrible these frets: Mustaine has found nothing better than putting freight on its handle mediums. For a guitar for metal, here is a very questionable choice. You do not realize right away is when you play a solo that you realize that some notes are not played well touojurs, normal, we must insist more on freight ... For the little we ale another guitar with jumbo frets in or Xjumbos is quickly disillusioned ...
Regarding the key, it says on the website ebony fingerboard and it is surprising therefore to see that she looks more like rosewood than anything else. By asking the question on their site we realize it&#39;s a Macassar ebony fingerboard uncoated (much less sweet than ebony is especially much more "granular")

Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?

It&#39;s a bit contradictory here! Access to higher frets is easy but the place was screwed or the attachment strap is too close to the neck! So that if no one buys a strap on the end refined, we miss his solos because of a hand strap blocks along the way ... I had to try several types of straps before finding something comfortable to the point of view. I have another guitar with the strap attached behind the body is found and I do not have that problem ...

Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?

Weight of the guitar ultra light! A mere 3 kg! So even standing for hours is not suffering from left shoulder. Once seated, we&#39;re not very comfortable, but this is due to the V-shape, it&#39;s not this particular model that makes. The guitar comes with Dunlop straplocks home. But they had the idea to dig the guitar to put the socket inside the body so that nothing protrudes at the guitar strap attachments. Practice? yes with regard to the standing position, the guitar does not go forward (as would a gibson SG for example) BUT, this explains in part the problem cited in the preceding paragraph (difficult access because too close to the handle strap) .. .
Otherwise the guitar is very well balanced, it can not let go she leaves to the left when standing

Do you get a good sound easy?

It depends on what one wants to play, I develop this point just below


SOUNDS

Are they suitable for your style of music? What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....) what are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

No one buys this guitar to play jazz (or else we avoid going on stage with ...). This guitar is the signature model is called high-end of a giant factory of thrash metal: Dave Mustaine. Knowing the man, it is expected that delivering a good guitar crunch with energetic warm and defined treble for solos. To begin with the clear sound of the handle is a warm, honeyed coming out, add a little chorus and a little reverb and you will easily find a clean sound very 80&#39;s metal.
Regarding the microphone is the acute I became disillusioned: no way to find my happiness, it was beautiful sets his amp in every way possible, we realize that the problem does not come from his gear. The sound is anything but powerful. Having another guitar equipped with EMG, I expected to have a sound that had some punch, but nothing like that, I had to increase again the volume of the amp to get the same volume as the other guitar with EMGs but he did not follow its so far, it was more like a poor microphone on which liability would be too forced on the gain ... I even thought the battery was damn (but obviously that was not it). No crunch dutout, feeble sound, (nothing to do with the traditional SH4), the distortion produced over a crésillement more than anything else and to top it off, the buzz caracteristics of passive pickups, so that those assets are ... Sound anything but metal!
Not to remain with this sound, I did install EMGs on this guitar (strange for a guitar with pickups signature signatures) and the sound has improved. The guitar has produced a good jug with a nice sound in the treble with an output level of income suddenly it would have been initially. This guitar produces a rather "hollow" nonetheless, I remain convinced that the wood used here (filled mahogany recess) is really too light, nothing to do with the "mahogany" for example in ESP. I&#39;ve never been entirely happy with the sound that this guitar freed.
I know it&#39;s unrealistic to say that buying the guitar for X we will have a sound! But there is still some grain that is found with certain brands of guitars like ESP or Jackson (who I think is the best example) on albums by artists who use them. But anyway, this guitar does not deliver anything comparable with what can be heard on the album by Megadeth or is supposed to use it!

With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?

I play on an all-tube Bogner amp, line6 effects and noise gate course, this is surely not my stuff that was the problem

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it? What thing do you like most/least about it?

I bought it early this year and I soon regretted my choice. I wanted a guitar shaped V quality without an exorbitant price opt for style King V USA but I would have done better to reflect on my purchase ...

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

Not just because this form there was not really 50 models for this price. It is never very comfortable in the store and saw that the guitar is equipped with 09-42 home given Eb ... we can not really judge it at its fair value at the store

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

So many good points finish on that bad ... The guitar is well built but finished in a hurry. It is still provided with a carrying case brand Dean (extremely large) perfect for this guitar quin&#39;est not nothing

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?

Today, this guitar is no longer in my possession, I could at least recoup some of my investment, I am sure will be much better spent.
A choice I&#39;m not ready to redo an instrument!
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