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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Kramer Pacer - Back to the 80s

I bought a Candy Apple Red Kramer Pacer, and the guitar was simply beautiful. It came set up with 10s, but I play 9s, so I did a new setup on the guitar.

First, I put on the Cobalt 9's, then did the laborious task of adjusting the screws and re-tuning numerous times. There were times when I could have left it "almost perfect", but good enough is never good enough for me. It took about an hour to get it absolutely perfect. The strings are nice and low without any buzzing what-so-ever.

The guitar is simply incredible to play. It's a great guitar. I can't think of anything negative at this time. I'll wait a little while before posting a full review of it. Have to wait for the new-ness to wear off. It's like a girlfriend with an accent. At first you think it's great, but 1 month later that accent hits you at your bones, you can't stand it.

The guitar has a very flat radius. Beautiful color, beautiful neck. Incredible worksmanship on this guitar. I am thoroughly impressed.

Having a blast with it. have to bust out some 80's backing tracks and have a ball.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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Re: Kramer Pacer - Back to the 80s

Congrats! I've gotten my Kramers out lately & have been having a blast. Sure, the neck isn't the same as an Ibanez but there's something about it that just feels right.
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I am really loving this guitar. Now, where did I put those spandex
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I am really loving this guitar. Now, where did I put those spandex
Forget the spandex man... Where did you put the camera?

Pics or it didn't happen
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Re: Kramer Pacer - Back to the 80s

pics please! was considering getting the Pacer you got, can't find any to play around here... looking at a Charvel Pro Mod Candy Apple Blue.. but its twice the price!

Guitar Magazine had high marks for the Kramer - all for under $500 i'm assuming?

congrats..
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ZANG!
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Very nice!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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pics please! was considering getting the Pacer you got, can't find any to play around here... looking at a Charvel Pro Mod Candy Apple Blue.. but its twice the price!

Guitar Magazine had high marks for the Kramer - all for under $500 i'm assuming?

congrats..
Yes, I got it for around $315 shipped. One thing that really sold me on the guitar was reading the reviews on Amazon. The guitar is listed as 4 out of 5 stars, but the bad ratings are hilarious. One of the 1 star reviews says you have to have this guitar in your arsenal. The bad reviews are actually raves FOR the guitar, not against it. The only negative review I saw was some person annoyed that it's a Kramer licensed floyd rose and not a regular floyd.

Once I strung the guitar (and stretched the strings using my planet waves winder) I haven't needed to tune the guitar at all. I can't complain about the hardware at all. The tuning has been rock solid since day one.

I have a Charvel Model 4 (from way back in the 80's) and this guitar rivals it in every way. It's a super-strat that everyone should own.
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Re: Kramer Pacer - Back to the 80s

Damn cool. Any chance of a headstock shot? Love Kramer headstocks.
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