Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern California
The guitar made it safe & sound from Virginia to my house, via UPS, in California yesterday. I'll post up a few pictures a bit later, but for now a quick review: plays like buttah, although the action is too low. There is fret buzz while playing open strings and some notes almost fret out while bending. Assuming the bridge is (still) the correct height, could the neck have straightened out a little too much? Seller shipped it with string tension very loose and it was 6 days in transit. Also, seller has it strung with .010's with a heavy bottom and had tuned to drop A and blocked the trem. I plan to install .009's, unblock the trem and tune to standard tuning. That's gonna take a while, I'm sure LOL. Seller also has installed a CrunchLab and LiquiFire pickups...and they sound great! He also changed out the 5 way pickup switch for a 3 way, and removed the tone pot/knob and installed a coil tap switch in its place. Not sure why, but I like it enough to keep it as is for now. Might restore it to original configuration eventually. Anyway, I can tell by playing it for a little while last night that I'm going to love it. I had a UV7 years ago & I always liked the way that guitar played so I know this will be no different. I'll post pics as soon as my wife gets home with the camera.