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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice on this before i buy it ! Possible Problem !

Hey guys

Well ive reserved a guitar on this website , which although never answering their phones , DO have good very good feedback on ****.

So basically ive reserved a pink kramer , lovely 80s guitar , hairspray included.
After receiving a few pics up close , i noticed it has a really rubbish broken headstock repair.
I asked them to put a maple neck on it from the new ones they were advertising as "new arrivals". Done. Pics sent, guitar looks EXCELLENT, even better with the new maple neck!

But then i notice somethign weird. Maybe its because im used to playing ibanezs which are symmetrically build perfect , but the strings dont go over the pole pieces in the neck pickup properly , especially the high e string :


Upon zooming in with the windows pic viewer thing , i noticed they dont exactly lineup with the back pickup either...


Also , the strings dont intersect the neck dots perfectly in the centre like on ibanezs..


Now im wondering , am i being paranoid , or was it like this before the neck got changed meaning it has nothing todo with the neck (ive no pics of it then) , or is it because the pickups arent "F Spaced" ? Its apparently loaded with a Seymour Duncan screamin demon humbucker and a random ESP single coil in the neck - both of which i plan to replace ofcourse...maybe theyre not f spaced?

Or worst of all , is this an amalgamation of loads of different guitars and being sold as factory build, hence the asymmetry?

A lot of worries arise from what seemed a perfect hairmetal guitar! Argh!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 10:55 PM
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Re: Need advice on this before i buy it ! Possible Problem !

Strings look close enough. If the guitar is slightly turned in the pix you also get an 'off-center' view of the strings, but most techs can adjust the neck a bit to true things up.
It doesn't look bad to me. F-spaced pickups are a bit wider to accomodate the Floyd Rose trems too.

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Re: Need advice on this before i buy it ! Possible Problem !

the pickup isnt a problem but I do worry about the fact that they were willing to sell you a guitar with a repair to the headstock without telling you..
just makes you think what else do you not know ?
I would balance the deal on price paid I think.
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