Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Re: NGD...Mai custom 565
Thanks so much guys!! This is my first swamp ash guitar, fist BKP, and first AN single.....so it's a lot to take in. It's worlds away from my RG7xx's and my eagle, I can tell you that much for sure.
Surprisingly, it's about the same weight as a basswood RG so, it's VERY comfortable. Chris Mai did a really nice job on the body, but there are a few things that I think could have been better. From what I hear, all of my little issues have been fixed on newer models though.
@P: I think I'm really gonna love this BKP. Unfortunately before I tried the guitar out on my usual rig I re-tubed my amp....ALL 12 OF THEM.........LOL. I should have tried the guitar out beforehand because my amp sounds drastically different now.......everything is sounding WAY too hot.
@F: LACS??? I WISH DUDE!!! If I could get my hands on one of Rob Balducci's guitars for even an hour.......................
@S: I'm loving the H-S too!! H-S-S has always been my cuppa tea, but I'm really digging this setup. I mainly use the bridge and neck anyway and I think the extra wood between looks great.......maybe even adds a bit to the tone too???? It does sound nice, but the electronics gotta go.......once I can split the pups and switch phasing, I'll be a lot happier with it. I do have to say that I'm not thrilled with the ANS yet. Maybe once I get the rest sorted out it'll fall into place.