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    NGD: CNC machines are a blessing for cheap guitars

    Thanks for the comments! These are metallic, anodised I think, in order to have this darker colour, and are a bit textured. I am not sure how I would go about painting them properly :/
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    Pickups don't matter?

    Ignore Ignore the initial "attack", focus on the sound after a couple seconds on the riff have passed, not to mention the second part where I switch guitars on the fly. Personal opinion: Some people may have golden ears, but damn if I could hear any worthwhile difference (with the exception...
  3. The Q

    Pickups don't matter?

    I recorded this. I'll leave any conclusions to you, but I'll say that I'm not cheating; these are actually different guitars with different pickups in a (very) distorted example, any imperfections notwithstanding.
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    NGD: CNC machines are a blessing for cheap guitars

    Couldn't resist. I took my Fostner bits and very carefully drilled through, applied insulating paint and added a killswitch that I had lying around. I'm leaving that guitar well enough alone now.
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    NGD: CNC machines are a blessing for cheap guitars

    Short story time: Quite a few years ago I bought a Korean 8-string. 27" mahogany with maple neck. It was a decent guitar with good fretwork and straight and thin neck, but god-awful pickups. So I replaced them with a (non-soapbar) 57/66-8 set and while doing so I damaged the guitar. It still...
  6. The Q

    How do you justify your purchases to yourself

    Here's my take as to how I justify the few purchases I do: I hate redundancy. HATE it. Before realising how much I do hate it (about 5-6 years ago), I reached a point where I had 8 different guitars. They weren't really that different from one another either and I started finding it hard to...
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    NGD: Another M80M

    Hey, thanks for the comments! This might be the key. It might be worth looking into some tutorials, for inspiration alone. I looked into the obligatory "Bleed" tabs and I am still in awe on both the simplicity and the difficulty of that piece (for my skill level anyway). I think I could say...
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    NGD: Another M80M

    I bought this guitar almost 2.5 months ago. And here are my thoughts so far (please keep in mind, these are personal opinions and it is OK to disagree): 1. I hate the pickup. It is way too shrill and very difficult to tame if I want to play anything else than the bottom 2 strings. I am sure...
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    Help me pick a bass!

    Check out my other thread about the LTD F-5 which is the neck-thru version of the F-205. I will be happy to answer any questions about that bass in case you ahve them.
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    NBD: LTD F-5E NS

    Thanks for the kind words! I plan to put some Elixir SS strings when the stock ones bite the dust; I'm not 100% sure if they are long enough though. Since I live close to Germany (and I like to buy instruments for keeps rather than exchange later), it might be worth sending it to Thomann for...
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    NBD: LTD F-5E NS

    Heh, to be honest I didn't like the pointy parts of the shape too much, but when you actually play with it, these don't stand out too much. Still, not exactly in love with it. I agree, I tend to like more the more traditional shapes that the B-5 and D-5 have, but what sold me on the F-5 was its...
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    NBD: LTD F-5E NS

    Hi everyone, My old no-name 5 stringer has almost committed suicide-by-trussrod, plus it has other problems that are really not worth fixing. So I decided to buy a new one, but since I had put a couple of EMG 40-TWX on the old one, I was looking for something reasonably priced with compatible...
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    NGD: Another M80M

    Hi everyone! I have a short update, since my Elixir 8-string set (Optiweb) arrived today. The 8th string in that set was a .074 one which you can see on the lower side of the photo below. The other string on top is what remains from the new one that I snipped in order to fit in the guitar...
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    NGD: Another M80M

    The scale is not too bad really. I got used to it relatively easy, but then again I am a normal guitarist and not a technical death metal wizard. Still, it would be prudent to try out one first, or order it and then send it back if it doesn't work for you. I believe the scale is something you...
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    NGD: Another M80M

    I did think about it, I thought to perhaps mod the second one or use different tunings. But I don't dabble too much in different tunings anyway, luthierwork for mods here in Switzerland is stupidly expensive and in the end I'd rather keep the money.
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    NGD: Another M80M

    Well, the seller needed more than 5 days to respond to my message and I assumed that he wasn't interested. On the 4th day I placed the order for a new one, but what do you know, the seller then got back to me and told me the guitar was indeed available. So I thought that if his guitar weren't...
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    NGD: Another M80M

    Hey everyone, The M80M I ordered from a retailer arrived today. While I was intending to not even open the box... I couldn't resist. So, I opened the box, took a photo (with my messy side desk on the background) and I think it's easy to tell which is the new one and which is the original...
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    NGD: Another M80M

    Thank you all for the kind words! I have no idea what the previous owner had and I forgot to ask him. The original 7 & 8 strings looked different from the rest, so I'm pretty sure he put some bass ones there. I'm waiting for my Elixir 8 string set to arrive which I think it's going to be 74...
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    NGD: Another M80M

    Hi everyone, I am finally the owner of an M80M. I had some previous experience with an 8-string, a no-name brand from Korea with a 27" scale length and (unbelievable) horrible stock pickups. I still have it, it's back in my home country and perhaps it's worth getting it back with me to...
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    Second Metallica new music video "Moth Into Flame"

    I liked it. I liked it more than the first one and from most things I'm listening nowadays.


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