New Drinkwater Raptor 8-Sting, only $1400?

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  1. Bdtunn

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    Love this design and hope he starts to build more in the 6/7 range as well. My old oaf was damn near flawless!!
     
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    If you can afford this guitar you can afford a right angle cable to go with it. Such cables are really useful for normal guitars too, i use one as it keeps the cable out of the way more. With one end being right angled you have the choice.
    You can't use a right angle plug with a Strandberg due to the recess and angle.
     
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    Why is the guy in the ad standing like that?
     
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    Cool! I'm not trying to knock the guitar. I like the options, especially for the price range. I just think it's odd to almost require a right angle cable. But then again, I have weird midi guitars that require 13 pin cables soooo... different strokes and all... lol
     
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    Clearly you can afford one. I'm just saying you may be places where you dont have one. It means taking that cable everywhere, every time. Because if you dont have access to one, you have to play with a cable jutting into your gut.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    So he can fit his...er...jack in the unusually located socket.
     
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    i wish it had an angled headstock, that's what kills me about it, love the design etc INCLUDED the input jack, love neutrik locking jacks, right angle it it's great

    but not angle on headstock seems blasphemous to me,
     
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    I can't afford this guitar actually, in a very bad way financially :]
    Assuming there will be a cable you can use at your destination is sloppy, you should always take a cable with your guitar. But yes i agree it slightly reduces possibilities, but not to any significant degree.
     
  9. Synesthesia

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    I dont mean you specifically. I mean the collective "you". Following your earlier train of thought that anyone who can buy the guitar can buy the cable. Obviously they can. And no one is saying you should go around expecting there to be cables to use. But it's one more thing the owner has to remember everytime they take it somewhere. It also means if your cable dies while your out with it, you likely wont have another option like you might with a standard cable. I.e. there may be an extra one around.
     
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    I only see it being an issue if you're one of those " Hey dude can I use your cable? I forgot mine" Or " Dude can I use your amp head because I forgot mine ?"XD
     
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    For $1400 the jack could be in the middle of the neck and I’d work around it hahah
     
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    That looks ace. I actually have one of their older guitars, back when they were 'Oakland Axe Factory', really dig it overall, just having some adjustments made to suit my tastes a bit more (i bought it second hand after trying it and liking the neck), but was impressed with their work regardless.
     
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    I think I was OAF003, this statement makes me happy.
     
  14. Randy

    Randy ROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOU Super Moderator

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    stupid neutrik output jack. dont care what everyone else says, they are the worse thing you can put to a guitar/bass

    got one in my BTB and I hate it to death.

    cool idea for the jack, but forcing you to use a L shape cable is not as good... oh well, at least you have an excuse to buy a new shinny cable then :)
     
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    That is a really dumb place to put a jack. That's probably why this guitar is so "cheap" comparatively.
    Because that is a really stupid place to the jack. Even with a right angle jack if you're at all active on stage or prefer classical position when sitting, its gonna be a nuisance.
     
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    Lol I'll let you know about the position when my finishes up! I don't think it'll a nuisance at all
     
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    Eh, I doubt that's why the guitar is cheap. I doubt Tom said, "Aw crap, look where the jack wound up. I'd better knock the price down to compensate." My guess is he had a specific reason to put the jack there. As someone who loops their cable over the strap pin on the bottom of the guitar, so it's held in place there by the strap against the body, this would work really well. I can take or leave the Neutrik jack, but the idea of an angled jack appeals to me.
     
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    y does this design have a headstock :(
     
  20. Hollowway

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    I'm not sure why he designed it that way, but I agree - this would lend itself to a headless model with zero tweaking. I think someone said he does have one in the works?
     

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