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NGD Kramer Assault 220FR

#1 User is offline   dbrian66 

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:51 PM

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Got a new guitar the other day off of Ebay. Some guy had this guitar and had just installed a new set of EMG 81/85's in it but never finished hooking them up. Long story short, the guitar didn't work so I ended up wining the auction for $100.00. He charged $50 to ship it.

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I think I was over charged for shipping! LOL!

I was surprised that the guitar survived the shipping in that box. It did though, and it was in really good shape. I finished doing the wiring. All it needed was to hook up the selector switch. Well the thing didn't work.

I had very low volume out of both pickups.Posted Image. I checked all of my solder connections, all the connections of the soderless system EMG supplies, and nothing was bad or wrong. I was starting to think that the volume pot was bad. I decided to start from scratch and just reinstall everything like I was doing the job for the first time. When I took the pickups out I found that the guy had plugged the harness' in backwards! I unhooked them, flipped the connector over and plugged it back in. Guitar works great!Posted Image

So now I have a guitar with a $200 set of pickups installed that I only payed $150 for. A good day indeed!
Doesn't matter how good you are.... Just Play !!!!!

1996 Gibson SG Standard
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2006 Schecter C1 Hellraiser
Ovation Standard Balladeer
Ovation Celebrity CC67
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Custom Built Strat
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 06:40 AM

HNGD!
Pesh, also known by some as Tom; an English bloke living in Spain, who likes sending all kinds of well-intentioned sonic shrapnel careening through the air. (Twitter = @TM_Fisher).

Things with Strings...
2002 Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster - "Janus".

2013 Gibson USA Limited Les Paul Traditional Pro II - "Negroni".
2014 Gibson USA 120th Anniversary Les Paul Studio - "Jupiter".
2015 Epiphone Limited EJ-200 Artist - "Nightmaiden".
2016 Stagg M20 Mandolin - "Octavia".

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First build; cross between a '57 Goldtop & the Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul; thread here [in progress and sadly on hold]

Things without strings...
Marshall MG15DFX.
Orange OR15.
Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal.
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:38 PM

Thank you!
Doesn't matter how good you are.... Just Play !!!!!

1996 Gibson SG Standard
2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio
2005 ESP/LTD F-250
2006 Schecter C1 Hellraiser
Ovation Standard Balladeer
Ovation Celebrity CC67
Ibanez AEL 12 String
Custom Built Strat
Kramer Striker 200ST
Bradley Les Paul Copy
Ibanez SR300 bass
2001 Epiphone Sheraton II
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Jr.
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 07:02 PM

That is a VERY cool Kramer guitar!!
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#5 User is offline   Jon S. 

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 12:24 AM

Very nice, congrats!!
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 11:16 AM

...and 24 frets!

Snake head with straight string paths.
Very nice looking fret inlays.

Very nice package of features.

Will you use that Floyd Rose or block it up?
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 11:23 AM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 26 August 2016 - 11:16 AM, said:

...and 24 frets!

Snake head with straight string paths.
Very nice looking fret inlays.

Very nice package of features.

Will you use that Floyd Rose or block it up?

I should block it up because I really never use them. I would like to get better at using them so I leave them unblocked. I now have three guitars with them.
Doesn't matter how good you are.... Just Play !!!!!

1996 Gibson SG Standard
2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio
2005 ESP/LTD F-250
2006 Schecter C1 Hellraiser
Ovation Standard Balladeer
Ovation Celebrity CC67
Ibanez AEL 12 String
Custom Built Strat
Kramer Striker 200ST
Bradley Les Paul Copy
Ibanez SR300 bass
2001 Epiphone Sheraton II
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Jr.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 01:29 PM

View Postdbrian66, on 26 August 2016 - 11:23 AM, said:

I should block it up because I really never use them. I would like to get better at using them so I leave them unblocked. I now have three guitars with them.


I got nice results with silently moving the whammy down by a full tone (or more) then striking the strings and raising it to get a slide effect. Despite that & other uses I eventually blocked it up.

Enjoy that very tidy looking guitar!
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