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DoubleWide Revival

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  1. This is actually a couple of weeks old, but I got my hands on a Thunderhorse, and I have to say I love it. I have never played an Explorer, it is a gigantic hunk of wood!! I bang into everything with it. Here are some observations: Neck: The neck feels pretty large, and maybe just the way it hangs on the strap but the first 2 frets feel like they are farther away than the nut on my LP's. The frets feel great, even and smooth all the way up the neck. The upper frets (15+) are very easy accessible and very playable. The tuners are very close together and far away from me, but that's just part of the design that I am not used to yet. I HATE dots. HATE HATE HATE dots. This thing needs trapezoids. Body: The finish looks great! I have never seen one of these grey burst finishes up close, but I like it. The binding is clean and looks good against the dark colors. I expected the guitar to be heavy, and it is a bit heavier than my Epi LP. But to my surprise it is well balanced. I have to put some strap locks on it pronto, because the Thunderhorse spends all of her time trying to pull off of the front strap pin. Trying pretty hard! I HATE pickguards. HATE HATE HATE pickguards. Electronics: The pickups sound amazing!! The coil tap feature is huge and really makes this guitar versatile. I have gigged with it once and it was fantastic, it plays hard and heavy, bluesy and pop all very well. The tone pot really is useful, not just off/on. The volume knobs are a bit loose and easy to spin. I have to get used to where the pickup selector is located, I even caught myself switching it with my left hand once. Overall I'm very impressed with the range of tone these pickups produce. I will post some pictures shortly. If you have any questions, just ask.
  2. Sounds like a good plan! I bet it's going to be sweet.
  3. I didn't even want one, until I found out I can't get one. Now I MUST HAVE ONE!!!!!!!! ARRRRGH
  4. Personally I love the Seymour Duncan 59. They sound a little more crisp to me, but that actually may be more of an edge than you are looking for.
  5. Looks great! I really like the lighting, and the shadow of the strings on the body in the first pic.
  6. I had not seen much about the Budokan until I read this thread, but there are a TON of angry folks waiting for this guitar.
  7. Nice burst! That is beautiful, enjoy!
  8. Just my poinion, but the Seymours always sound good. I have actually put SD's (Fat Cat and Pearly Gates) in my Les Paul. My Heritage guitars both have '59's and they SING!
  9. Congrats!! Good for you! And might I say what an excellent color choice you made! Blue geets are the way to go!! :)
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