Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canadian in Cambridge, MA
Re: FrankenRG - Lightweight Chambered Tune-O-Matic Version
Little update. I've used it a bit now. WOW it's very loud acoustically. Through the amp (I only have the neck dimarzio hooked up now, though) it sounds quite good. Not a huge difference but it's nice and woody.
I've played with and detuned/retuned a few times now and the back access tuners are a little challenging for the E,B strings because of stretch. For the others it's no problemo.
The weight, wow the weight. less than 6 lbs makes this feather very comfortable. My superstrat is 7.5lbs with locking tuners. It's just not as comfy.
The sustain. There is a big difference with a TOM compared to my gotoh wilkinson. I haven't had a non-trem guitar in ages, and there is definitely a difference unplugged and through the amp how long a note rings.
My refret wasn't that good, though, so the neck is littered with spots that fret out when bending. I'll have to do a level and crown soon. I guess that's to be expected.