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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-21-2003, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Many thanks to Rich and a review of my new Universe.

I'm just dropping a line to say thanks to Rich for the great dealing on my purchase of a Universe. It was wonderful doing business with him and I'll recommend it to anyone. Thanks man!

Now for the guitar....

It showed up in immaculate condition. The G and B strings were VERY slightly out of tune. The finish was just awesome and was polished to a mirror shine. Rich did a fantastic job on the setup of the guitar. I have honestly never had such a good setup before.

The neck is one of the best I've ever played and definitely the best "shredder" neck. Thicker and more robust than the Wizards but still thin for dazzling runs. The Prestige finishing on it is killer. My hand glides. I love it! The frets kick ass too. I have fat fingers and these smaller frets allow me to play with more ease past the 15th fret.

The guitar sounds really good too. Generally, I've never been a big fan of Basswood or scooped pickups but, the Universe has seemed to have conquered that. I think it's the fact that the pickups are tight and have a very strong articulation about them that has won me over. Slightly adjusting my amps EQ gave me great tone. Now I don't have to worry about getting new pickups! That brings me to another positive. I really enjoy the way the pickups are balanced. And then call me crazy, but the bigger neck seems to make the guitar resonate more and just sound bigger.

Finally, the overall feel of the guitar is nearly perfect. It just sits right with my body and balances great. It was lighter in the body than I expected aswell which was a welcomed surprise.

All in all, BEST, PURCHASE, EVER!!! I'm already scheming on how to get a second one for backup.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-21-2003, 09:40 AM
 
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Congrats

What type of universe did you get?

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I got an '03 UV777BK. The Edge Pro 7 is great. Rich did put set screws in the trem posts to effectively make them locking. Extremely stable even with some very intense bar working.
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nice one. i can't wait to get my universe....
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Next time have it setup with 9's so I can have some fun on it before you do!!
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Re: Many thanks to Rich and a review of my new Universe.

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And then call me crazy, but the bigger neck seems to make the guitar resonate more and just sound bigger.
you not na craez, ist just treu!
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-22-2003, 02:10 PM
 
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You're preaching to the choir here.We all know that RIch is the man.You should brag about him on other forums too.We brag about him on the petrucci forum.So go spread the word.COngrats on your new guitar
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You guys are too good to me!. That's it, everybody gets a free guitar!!











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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-23-2003, 03:53 PM
 
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selective reading, Rich wheres my damn guitar. (I'll take that 7 string ebmm petrucci, or the 7string js thingy)
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2003, 08:14 AM
 
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congrats with the 7 strings!! I wish I have one...
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2003, 04:33 PM
 
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damn, now i want to get one so bad!
rich, how much would it run me for a uv with the modded edge pro?
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I mention him on RacerX, ZakkWylde, everywhere I go ;-)
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2003, 02:59 PM
 
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I heard someone is giving away free guitars. Where where where????
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for the record, i already have a 7vwh, so whatever you send, make sure its not another of those.

I prefer a uvmc, or perhaps redlace. Ah yes, red lace will do just fine Rich.

I'll pm you with my address okay?!?
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