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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Blade guitars

Hello! I haven't seen a topic about this guitar manufacturer on this forum, so I don't know this guitar maker stands in USA, has anyone heard of it here?

Everything relevant about this guitars you can find on this site. I've got Blade RH4 standard model, basically the same specs as classic model (ash body, maple neck). It is hand made in Japan, equipped with locking tuners for tuning stability. Older high-end models were Swiss made, and I think they have one manufacture in California.

What states this guitars as "unique" is their VSC electronics (besides flawless make). There's a mini-switch located between volume pot and 5-way switch and in it's middle position it is in true bypass, passive. Flip it up and you have bass/treble boost. When playing let's say on neck pup (stacked singles) you got almost SRV sound. When using middle+neck pups you'll get almost piezo sound. Flip the switch down, you have mid-boost, almost like you have a tubescreamer onboard! Tube amp goes WILD on dirty channel when you engage mid-boost!
Edit: On the back of the guitar, on a battery compartment you'll see three little holes. Underneath there's three little pots for determining amount of each boost in this order of pots - middle, bass, treble. So you can change settings of specified boost as you wish. And tone pot is push/push for coil splitting of a bridge hum.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 01:27 AM
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Re: Blade guitars

Nice!! I've got a Texas Standard Pro.

It is a very cool strat!!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 08:01 PM
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Re: Blade guitars

you should get it. Levinson is a great company (they make the blade guitars). made in either Sweden or Switzerland I believe.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2011, 12:48 PM
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Re: Blade guitars

sorry, i didn't read that you already had it... my bad
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 11:59 AM
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Re: Blade guitars

Very cool guitar, love the finish
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 05:35 PM
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Re: Blade guitars

Hmm I'm not sure, the floating bridge seems like some generic FR liscenced product. Not impressive, anyone tried it?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 08:17 PM
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Re: Blade guitars

Wow the finish on that is beautiful!!!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 06:23 AM
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Re: Blade guitars

They're more or less common here in Germany, I've seen a couple of them already. They're good guitars
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