I'm kind of surprised this hasn't broken here yet, since it's the topic of the day over at www.sevenstring.org
1- 2007 MODELS !
JEFF LOOMIS/NEVERMORE Model
Black 'metal cross' inlays
Original Floyd Rose trem
Vampire Red Satin Finish
Priced less case
These will start shipping in late Jan.'07
List Price: $1,299.00
Sale Price: $899.00
I'm seriously inches from putting a deposit down for one of these. My C7 Blackjack is for the price the best seven I've ever played - I grabbed it for $400 used ($599 new) and I still can't get over that you can buy a seven that sounds and feels that good for so little. But, while it kicks arse for what it is, mahogany has never really
been my thing. It records beautifully for rhythm parts and is a blast to play, sounds incredible (JB in mahogany = instant Tool, with the right amp settings), and is just FUN. But, at heart I'm a strat guy from way back.
So, this has been speculated about for years now, and we'd all kind of assumed that the Loomis signature model, when they released it, would be a Hellraiser with a Floyd. But lo and behold, the official specs break and it's an ash body with an Original Floyd and a maple (!!!) fretboard.
I've made no secret of the fact I'm a strat lover from way back, and that I'd give a kidney for an alder or ash bodied seven with a maple neck. And then not only do they release one for him, but it's even a color other than black.
I'm not 100% sure on the EMG's, as they're great "lead" pickups but I play with way too little gain to get a rhythm sound I'm happy with from them, but I'm seriously tempted to grab one of these and then after four months, sell whichever I'm playing less, my PWH or this.
Anyway, for the remainder of this thread we will oogle this absolutely awesome new seven string.