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Gibson Bill Kelliher 'Golden Axe' Explorer
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Gibson Bill Kelliher 'Golden Axe' Explorer

V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Gibson belonging to the Explorer series.

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«  The metal but not that ... »

Publié le 01/20/14 à 03:12
For product description refer to the previous review.

The handle is a handle 60, slightly modified. It is not quite like that of an explosion 76.
It is a little more rounded.

The guitar is very very beautiful. The finishes are impeccable.

UTILIZATION

This exploration is a very good guitar. Easy to play.
It is not very heavy, you can play standing up and jumping all over the place without paying a little backache after repeated 2-3h.

A vacuum it sounds. Good projection. It is said that his start!
After a small adjustment to my taste, one branch ...

then its very clean very well, slap it's round, you can get jazzy! Split microphones: one arrives almost enclanchant the bright amp to have a fenderien slamming! (?) So very good surprise with these pickups ... remains to be seen what happens in saturation.

Hop Hop Hop a little riff mastodon ... and it sends biiiim! it's still pretty fat! Palm mute is excellent, it has small noise are we like!
In saturated fat, the splitting of microphones does not feel very well.

However the knobs are quite progressive, you can go from a clean has a good od just playing volume knob. This is what I do when I plug in Deliverance.

SOUNDS

This is a guitar that seems to be very at ease in metal and seems to be produced for that!
Indeed, it provides rich tones and fat, which can be used according to the amp more or less accurate.
It is even more comfortable in lower tuning. I also think that this is his chosen field.

I said earlier that it seemed to be made for the metal ... well not that!
I could use it in a ox friends, we played blues, rock and heavy 80's.
The fact that the microphones are splitables allows moderate saturation cover a very wide range of musical styles.
What was my stisfaction can swing a purple haze in splittant the neck pickup and go solo just by putting me on the bridge pickup!

Or even play my old bluesman playing the riff of cocaine.

The biggest surprise was to get me started on apache the shadows with an explosion of metal to cut! Huge! I loved it.
What they are good these pickups!

I play mainly on Fryette amps (eg VHT) clx pittbull or ultra lead, with these two monsters signing the mastodon remains very precise and sharp, ideal for the death or other festivities ;)
When I want to play blueser or mastodon, a less fatter sound, I plug in the deliverance 60 and it's perfect!

OVERALL OPINION

I have this guitar since November 2013, I use it regularly when I have to play quite a variety of stuff, because of the versatility of the pickups. In fact their behavior is very good in all circumstances.

I had a lot of guitar but very little explored. I had a 76 and I still have a custom RAN made, based on a 76 with a handle ESP. I do not have many points of comparison. But the handle is better than a 76. Then it is much more versatile than the 76 or explo my RAN she can do that and only the metooool!

This is a very very nice guitar! Very well finished. The pickups are tops!
A good kip who knows how many things. Very enjoyable to play.
The quality / price is right ... even if you can find less expensive exploration in very good condition. Then just mount a more versatile than the original 76 pickups micro kit.

Anyway I think we pay limited edition.

Yes I do it again this choice without hesitation.
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