[NGD] Ormsby Goliath GTR 8

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  1. Exchanger

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    Hi everyone, I'm new at this so please don't be surprised if I'm not abiding by the NGD post etiquette to the letter.
    I assume most of you are already familiar with Ormsby. Probably more than I am. I had been thinking getting a headless for a while, although I had yet to find a model I really liked and would be willing to pay for. strandbergs are cool but not quite for my taste. And a bit pricy. Then I stumbled across this Ormsby on Reverb for half of that price, with looks that I dig much much more. After a quick look in the dedicated thread I decided to pull the trigger and buy it.

    Specs (copied from the Reverb description) :
    25.5" - 28.2" Multiscale

    TONE:
    Bridge PU : Nunchucker A8
    Neck PU : De La Creme A2
    (both Ormsby design)
    Controls are volume, tone, 3-way switch + push-pull for coil splitting

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    BODY:
    Mahogany, chambered for tone and weight reduction
    NECK: Laminated Rock Maple, bolt on
    NECK SHAPE: 20.3 @ 1st - 22 @ 17th D shape
    FRETBOARD: Ebony
    FRETWIRE: Jumbo Stainless Steel
    INLAY: Mother of Pearl, plus Ormsby in white
    SIDE DOTS: Luminlay
    HARDWARE COLOUR: Black
    BRIDGE + HEAD UNIT: Custom single string bridges

    Without further adue : PICS !! (ok I suck at making pics) backside.jpg bronze.jpg gold.jpg hanging broonze.jpg hanging.jpg head.jpg main shot.jpg over bass.jpg pots detail.jpg

    NOTE : I also wanted to do a video to show some playing, but somehow I can't sync the video to the audio recorded with Cubase, they are simply at slightly different speeds :rant2:. So I'll have to settle with just an audio clip. But I'll have to redo it so I can describe orally the pickup settings etc...
     
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    Cool, looking forward for the demos
     
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    congrats! love how these chameleons turned out
     
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    Mooie Gitaar man!
     
  5. Exchanger

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    Thanks / Dank je wel

    I finally found the charging cable for my proper camera. It's a few years old, but better than my phone so these pics should be a bit sharper. Sadly in the meantime, the sun has gone away so the ones without the flash are not that great, but the flash always interacts weirdly with those types of finishes.

    I should have some sound samples later tonight.
    2bot.jpg 2bridge.jpg 2flash face.jpg 2flash neck.jpg 2flash top.jpg 2gold chair.jpg 2gold.jpg 2red.jpg
     
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    I dont get this bridge. How do you tune? How do you intonate instead?
     
  7. Exchanger

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    Intonation is as usual with the saddles. The string is locked by its ball end in another "drawer" below, the knurled screw then allows you to pull more or less on that drawer to get more or less tension = tuning
     
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