Join Date: May 2002
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Updates on Meshuggah guitars...
Hey all you 'Shuggah fans, I got some updates for you. I went to one of their shows last night, and have some interesting new facts about their guitars. For all their Bb tuned material, they were using custom Ibanez 7 strings (ebony fretboard, one 12th fret inlay, lo pro, un-finished maple neck w/ bubinga stripe (I couldn't tell if they were bolt-on or neck-thru), a beautiful grey pewter matte or flat black finish, and one bridge pick-up, not a DiMarzio or EMG, the pole pieces weren't right for it to be a DiMarzio. Looked to be like one of the custom pickups like in the Nevborns.) Absolutely beautiful! I was drooling and tempted to run on stage just to grab a hold of one. I wish I could have gotton pics. Anyways, for their "Nothing" material that's tuned to F, they were using the Nevborns alright, but not 8 string Nevborns. They were 7 string Nevborns, but they were 7's tuned to F, strung up like an 8 string minus the High E string. I guess physics just doesn't work well with 8 strings. That's ok, I never did like the idea of an 8 string anyways (unless it had a High A, then we would be talking...), much less a guitar tuned to F (god, mud city, use frequencies that guitars and guitar amplifiers are designed for, not bass guitar frequencies!). And one more interesting fact: they didn't fire their bassist like they said in Guitar World, he's there playing with them alright. He's using a 5 String BTB tuned to Bb and also using a 5 string BTB tuned to F to play their "Nothing" material. Just like to keep you people updated.