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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Malmsteen Strat!

I just picked up a new Malmsteen strat I really was drawn to trying out the scalloped neck, I always thought it would be neat to try out. Well... at first I wasn't too excited about it, I had to have the brass nut taken down a ton and finally with some other minor adjustments it's much nicer to play! It took a little while getting used to the strings floating... but about three sittings I'm finally used to it and have to admit, I like it!

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I really dig the looks... I just wish they had tinted the maple neck a little more 'vintage'.

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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Re: New Malmsteen Strat!

sweet guitar congrats.
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Cool. I have a love/hate relationship with these guitars and have gone through many.
Enjoy it. They play and sound great.

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Nice score. Sharp looking axe.
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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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Congratz Cool axe

The best way to make it look vintage is play the hell out of her
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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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Nice. Now you gotta go get some 8 gauge strings and play with a really high action
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You're kidding right? Thats how the Yng has his axe set up? Weird.
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That guitar rules.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-12-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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Nice guitar! I've never tried the scalloped stuff but I'd like to try it someday.
You have a sincity posted autographed...? VERY COOL if you do!
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Re: New Malmsteen Strat!

Cool Yngwie axe, always wondered how such a neck would play. So the strings never tough the fretboard and you do bends etc floating?
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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-12-2008, 06:41 PM
 
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Re: New Malmsteen Strat!

Hey that's a beautiful guitar. I got one a few months ago and I think it is an amazing guitar. It just has a great sound plugged in or unplugged. The notes just sing. Came set up perfectly from the factory. Mine has the rosewood fretboard. Love it. Hope you enjoy playing that one for a long time.!!!! Nice pictures too.

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You're kidding right? Thats how the Yng has his axe set up? Weird.
Yep, very light gauge strings and high action.
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I played one in the store and totally in love with it, if it were to have 24 frets and humbucker equipped I'd sell my jem away to get this one
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Nice score! Those are nice Strats. I dig the Sin City poster too.
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post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Nice. Now you gotta go get some 8 gauge strings and play with a really high action
I was reading somewhere that Malmsteen had his action super low for recording and high for live playing... I guess this would be good for pinch harmonics live? I always notice pinch and natural harmonics sound so much nicer with higher action.

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Nice guitar! I've never tried the scalloped stuff but I'd like to try it someday.
You have a sincity posted autographed...? VERY COOL if you do!
Yes it is, I have the whole cast on that one

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Cool Yngwie axe, always wondered how such a neck would play. So the strings never tough the fretboard and you do bends etc floating?
It's weird at first. Even when you get the action where you want it, it's a 'mind over matter' thing... it seems the action is so high when it really isn't. Funny thing... the only big benefit of the scalloped neck is your bends... when you play a guitar that has jumbo frets, you don't ever really touch the fret board anyhow (unless your the Hulk), but when you bend there is some resistance on a normal fret board. With the scalloped neck it feels like your floating when your playing vibratos and bending, it's very cool!

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Hey that's a beautiful guitar. I got one a few months ago and I think it is an amazing guitar. It just has a great sound plugged in or unplugged. The notes just sing. Came set up perfectly from the factory. Mine has the rosewood fretboard. Love it. Hope you enjoy playing that one for a long time.!!!! Nice pictures too.
That's a sweet one! I'd love to get the candy red with rosewood neck someday

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