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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking HERC DIABLO JEM SWIRL!!

Hi all, well it's been a long wait but I now have it!!
I ordered this from Max last October, it arrived yesterday.
I can't stress enough how pleased I am with the guitar It's awesome!!

Both Max & Herc are to be congratulated on the quality of it.
Plays great & am pleased with my choice of pickups which was a bit of a gamble.

All Dimarzios:
The Steve's Special Bridge which I thought would go well with my Carvin amps as it's supposedly pretty hot and is also supposedly a very good pickup to play with a midrange-heavy amp seems to work really well with my Carvin amps.

The pickup combo works great & is well balanced now I have tweaked the pickup heights.
I went with a RPRW True Velvet in the middle & a PAF Pro in the neck.

I have them wired so that in Pos 2 the Mid pup and the adjacent coil on the bridge are on & hum cancelling and in pos 4 the mid pickup and the neck pickup coil closest to the fretboard are on & hum cancelling.
This gives a slightly less quacky & more "Tele" Like tone, that was initially a mistake but I like it & plan to stick with it for the moment.

With Pos 3 just the SC pickup.

It was a bit of a wait but was well worth it in the end....plus net cost considerably less than a new 7VWH & a better guitar to boot I reckon!!














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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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Re: HERC DIABLO JEM SWIRL!!

Whoa! I love it.
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Re: HERC DIABLO JEM SWIRL!!

that fingerboard look's delicious...haha.

amazing looking.
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post #4 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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Speechless, breathless.
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post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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Re: HERC DIABLO JEM SWIRL!!

WOW ! wonderfull !

special mention for the fretboard !
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post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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Awesome swirl & awesome fretboard you must be very happy )
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post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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Congrats!! Love the swirl and inlays!!

~Bones
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post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Re: HERC DIABLO JEM SWIRL!!

I love it dude looks evil. DIALBLO's EVIL DNA

What did you put in for pickups?
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post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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I love it dude looks evil. DIALBLO's EVIL DNA

What did you put in for pickups?
It's in the first post.
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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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Re: HERC DIABLO JEM SWIRL!!

Very very nice!

A long wait - but a lovely guitar!
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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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Re: HERC DIABLO JEM SWIRL!!

It's true what they say... the longer you wait... the better it will be. Congrats!!
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post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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Re: HERC DIABLO JEM SWIRL!!

really nice work
beautiful guitar
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post #13 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 06:04 AM
 
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It's true what they say... the longer you wait... the better it will be. Congrats!!
I will wait until 100 years old. I think it will be the best ever.

Just kidding.
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Looks amazing! Congrats Mr.Bucket
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killer.
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