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Madness

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  1. About the shipping, Jonathan who makes the guitars was himself very dissapointed with them, so he was going to try to find another shipper. Anyhow, thing is, thats the only one made like that, they are all custom made guitars (either made for stock or on order), and it was on a "sale" so the price was even cheaper, sadly. Its all Mahogany.
  2. Yes, they are indeed, in my opinion it looks cleaner that way. We will see, jumbos are another option as you said. Ofcourse i wouldnt scallop it without knowing 100% its my thing.
  3. Sure, as soon i get some recording equipment. Im thinking of getting it scalloped aswell, yeah, i must be crazy. The 25" scale was done to keep some extra tension when downtuning, according to the builder. Which is just fine since its getting setup for C standard.- I dont really have a standard gibson (only the SG GT), but it actually sounds treblier and with less lows than the SG GT, which is great, suits my sound perfectly. Acoustically, it has similiar sustain compared to my SG GT, but again, sounds more plinky than boomy, which i once again definately dont mind. The guitar is actully considerably lighter even though it has a thicker body, perhaps because of the lack of the hood scope thing? Its a very "sabbathy" guitar, really does that sound great imo! The pickups are real high impedance 22k ohm, but they have a very midrangey and trebly sound in my opinion, again, im only comparing to my SG GT which seems to have a fatter less defined sound, but the pickups are very different. I really do like this guitar, but i cant help getting all mod crazy, well see if i get through with the scalloped board thing, and this is NOT because i think it will play faster, just the fact that i dont want that friction when i make those wide bends like i often do, it really doesnt feel nice, and it doesnt give me the grip on the string i want. So its more to ease vibrato and bends especially. Besides, i really need to develop a lighter touch.
  4. No opinions:/ Is it really that ugly? Haha.
  5. Hey, im curious to know what Gibsons are fully hollow and what ones are semi-hollow with a center block:)
  6. Shipping:)! Found out about Feline guitars through the Bareknuckleforum, and then i saw the SG on the site, then i keept checking it out the site more and more and then i just WANTED IT! So i sold of my Tiny Terror Combo amongst other in a desperate attempt to raise some money haha (GAS ATTACK!), and i ended up ordering it, although shipping was a mess! They lost the package for a while, and it took around 2 weeks to get it here i think! This and having seen how they work on the shipping terminals has made me think twice about ordering a guitar from abroad again (they arent exactly careful with the stuff, dont even think that "fragile" stickers will help!), but it was in one piece so!:)
  7. Hey, Couldnt find the picture thread anywhere (?). Just wanted to show this axe! Its made by Felineguitars in the UK, different to a normal SG, thicker body, jack on the side, 25" scale. Getting some mods done (1 meg volume pots, tones are disconnected, and C tuning with some thicker gauge strings). Real metal monster :) Bareknuckle War Pig humbuckers ofcourse !
  8. Pretty much? But even if theres a slight slight difference im still interested to know it
  9. Lets say if we had the exact same fully hollow guitars, one with p90s and the other humbuckers, would the p90 feedback easier, or would the humbuckers, or wouldnt it make a bit of difference? Thanks!
  10. Not bad, but im not sure if i want a bigsby anymore, seems to be more trouble than its worth (to me) since i dont find a use for trems, im not going to use the guitar for rockabilly, but quite some distortion to achieve feedback. But it does look nice with P90s and all. Thanks for the tip, sadly i dont live in the US:)
  11. Hello!, Ive been looking to get a full hollowbody since I WANT easy feedback without waving it in front of the amp, but im playing in an apartment, so volume cant be turned up to loud, but i do have powerscaling on my little modded EVJ clone, so it does achieve alot of distortion, although certainly not scooped, more fuzzy. So could i get nice feedback with an epi casino? Thinking since it does have a thinner body than some.
  12. yeah i guess, but at the real bedroom volumes i had to wave it infront of the amp, but loved the sound, and it feelt like gibson quality, even being an china or something made and less than half the price, so im really considering it, perhaps upgrade with locking tuners, and such. Although, i think my amp has a bit more distortion than the store one and i guess it depends from amp to amp:) I liked that guitar though! The second i tried was some unknown brand Peerless or something, feelt like ****, looked like crap and well, was only slightly cheaper, problems reaching upper frets. No thanks to that one, but ill try to get my hands on some more, perhaps buy second hand. Havent even sold the guitar that i need the money from yet, so no hurry. Do you guys have the same opinion that high frets are hard to reach on single cutaway hollows? Twas this one that i liked anyhow, in my opinion a beauty! EDIT: Also, im not sure if i actually want a bigsby anymore, but i now want the double-cutaway preferrably. Didnt find use for the bigsby, i prefer using my fingers do to vibratos. So i guess that puts me with the epi casino?
  13. Hm, i only managed to try two guitars today, none gibson, the first shop had NONE fully hollow. Then i tried a Gretsch G5122 at the next store, i think its fully hollow, but it looked like it had a thin wood block glued to the top in the center, but didnt reach far down, so not like a block that separates each acoustic room, does this make it fully hollow still? I didnt think it was to prone to feedback until i cranked it a little more than i dared play at the shop, so maybe its not as prone to feedback as i want? But damn, great guitar, feelt good, setup was nice and it had nice tone! Its was the Electromatic G5122, double cutaway, was SLIGHTLY thinner than a usual non cutaway, so maybe that reduces feedback? But the cutaway feelt nice for reaching higher frets and looks good too.
  14. Ok, so tomorrow im trying a bunch, probably most the cheaper ones, but maybe some more expensive like gibsons, and well see. Im looking for a bigsby and have written a list, and the shop seems to carry most of these which is good. Maybe i could get a gibson second hand.
  15. What about the emperor swingstar with a bigsby style trem?
  16. Thing is, i WANT the feedback of a full hollow, so maximum feedback for me, sorry, i dont doubt in anyway that it sounds great, love p90s, but its got to be fully hollow! Im thinking about Either Ibanez artcores AF75TDG, AFS95T, AFS75T (These have trems) and i think they are fully hollow, and gretsch G5125,6,7,8,9 but these are single coils sadly, and im not sure thats what i need, so i think even p90s MAY be out, but im still thinkin about the ES-295
  17. Im looking to know what Epis are full, and which ones are semi, the site doesnt state. I do NOT want the center block. Ive looked at the wildkat and es-295 since i want a bigsby, are these semi or fully hollow?
  18. Says its not available in my country (the vid)... sigh, ohwell, what guitar is he using? anyhow, im looking at getting feedback EASY, not having to wave it infront of the amp at extreme scooped volumes etc.. Also, shops etc seem to be very unclear if they are semi or full hollow, can full hollows have bigsbys? Ive looked at Ibanez AF75TDG, AFS95T, AFS75T, AS73T, these all have bigsby style trems, which id like to have if they exist on full hollows (if these are), then Gretsch 512(5),6,7,8,9's and Epiphones ES-295, and WildKat, which are fully hollow? Can i just look into the F-hole and see the center block?
  19. I will this weekend! Never played a hollowbody since ive mainly been a metal player, but lately ive been much more interested in classic rock, blues, and pretty much only really old school metal, with low levels of distortion. The music i like doesnt have to have much distortion, its the composition that interests me more, although i still love high distortion, but more the warm fuzzy sludgy kind, anyhow, the point is, if they can be tamed so that you can get that sweet feedback ringing as you want it, then im really up for trying since i love that sound and would like to make it a part of my tone. But is it true that the "resonant" feedback can be musical, and make notes break up into feedback like on the clip? The kind of feedback i want isnt really the type that just make everyone cover their ears. However, i dont mind practicing to control the feedback, i love a challenge! So a full hollowbody it is, how can i identify the difference between semi and hollow? Just look through the f-holes and see if theres that wood nbetween, or is that hard to see?
  20. Hello, im thinking of getting a hollowbody. Is it true that these have the ability to produce musical feedback easily? The sound i love is when you hold a note and just let it break up into singing feedback. Is this easier with hollowbodies, and is i achievable at bedroom volumes if the gain on a tube amp is set high enough? Sorry for the mess, i like hollows for other reasons to (apperance, and the fact that i love to play unplugged on electrics), but this is a big reason. For example, here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbxfe7DMxVo at around 10-13 seconds when the note breaks up into feedback, love that, i know its achievable with solid bodies, but probably only at very high volumes right? and not as easy probably. Please help:)
  21. Damn, wouldnt mind one of those! Awesome.
  22. Ok, got the pickups, tried wiring them the same as the humbuckers, cant get the tap working. I have grounded the black and bare to the volume as usual, but i cant figure where the "tap" and "hot" wires should go. Can i get some help?
  23. Haha, i wonder how that would affect tone!
  24. Hey, wondering, since SGs have 10-46 as normal string gauge right? Would it be a bad idea to start using say 11-49 instead? Or should there be an adjustment with that gauge change? (intonation, truss rod)
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