Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Paraparaumu, NZ
I got me a black Peavey Wolfgang standard recently and i just wanted to say how suprised i was with it. Seeing as its EVH's signature i was expecting its design to be geared towards making shred style stuff easier to play - in much the same way Jems are for example - BUT to my surprise it has the thickest neck profile i've come across - which makes Satriani style legato a NIGHTMARE, the upper fret access is terrible despite some profiling on the heal joint, the floyd only works one way (though it is possible to float it, it isn't meant to be and this compromises the action - hence the D-tuna, though mine doesn't have one) and because of the way the bridge is designed its impossible to achieve the same low and even action i set my Jap Ibanez guitars up for. The fret work isn't 'Ibanez' good either...
LUCKILY, i didn't buy it with lead playing in mind, i'm a massive fan of early Muse and i already had a translucent cherry red Bass Collection SB310 like what Chris, the bass player was mainly gigging during the Showbiz tour and i wanted to add the black Wolfgang as it was what Matt Bellamy was mainly gigging at the time, thus completing my little Muse collection. The Wolfy is very pretty and has a completely different voice to my other guitars, so i'm still very pleased with it despite the suprising aspects of its design.
I'm picking up my Parker Fly tomorrow!! YYYEEEEEHHHAAAAWWWWW!!