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@narad The HSS does seem to evoke a distinctive aesthetic when coupled with color-appropriate EMGs. With your current track record I'm sure a comparable Horizon will come about eventually and it'll come together. If you end up with a shorter scale version we can make extremely niche jokes, too!

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@narad The HSS does seem to evoke a distinctive aesthetic when coupled with color-appropriate EMGs. With your current track record I'm sure a comparable Horizon will come about eventually and it'll come together. If you end up with a shorter scale version we can make extremely niche jokes, too!

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Maybe I'll go baritone for that one.
 

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‘05 Eclipse. Just replaced the EMG 81/58 set I had in there with a 57/66 set. They sound so much better!!

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I think the remaining question is 27 fret with blade headstock, or 27 fret with reverse blade headstock?
 

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@Ikke is correct (and alive! It's been a minute!)

Truly, if ESP can share Kirk with Gibson I'd be real okay with them talking to FMIC a little and discussing the whole "lawsuit" thing with the concord...
 

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@Ikke is correct (and alive! It's been a minute!)

Truly, if ESP can share Kirk with Gibson I'd be real okay with them talking to FMIC a little and discussing the whole "lawsuit" thing with the concord...
Indeed. I’ve been trying to spend more time in real life than on the internet.

Hope things are well with you and you all.
 

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Some day I'd like to order a custom shop ESP but I feel like I wouldn't even know half the specs to ask for. I'd probably go for a custom horizon with a top /finish that was close to misha's daemoness bulb like this:

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Kind of an aside but like, Caribbean bursts are slightly more common thing now why is it so hard to get them to look this nice?
 

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Kind of an aside but like, Caribbean bursts are slightly more common thing now why is it so hard to get them to look this nice?

Because the color of the underlying maple has a huge impact on what a finish like that looks like and maple color varies a lot from piece to piece
 

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Because the color of the underlying maple has a huge impact on what a finish like that looks like and maple color varies a lot from piece to piece
I figured as much. Could it be from filling the grain too? Do they bleach the wood for like, white finishes?
 

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I figured as much. Could it be from filling the grain too? Do they bleach the wood for like, white finishes?

Grain filler could have an impact. It wouldn't surprise me if they did some kind of a white wash before the blue on that specific guitar. Not sure about bleaching the wood.
 

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Oxalic acid or clorox will bleach maple. It also has a bad habit of taking a lot of depth out of the figuring, though.
 

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I just got some Floyd upgrade parts for my MII, picked up a brass claw and screws. A 42" brass block, titanium string blocks. Stainless lock screws, as well as pad screws and saddle screws. Curious to see how it changes the tone, I just need to solder the brass claw to the ground and we're good.
 

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Protip: Don't buy SS hardware for Floyds from guitar-related vendors. Go to McMaster-Carr or somewhere similar and order a bag of whatever fastener you need - locking nut screws, saddle screws, lock screws, etc. Much cheaper and more economical if you have multiple Floyd instruments.
 

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Protip: Don't buy SS hardware for Floyds from guitar-related vendors. Go to McMaster-Carr or somewhere similar and order a bag of whatever fastener you need - locking nut screws, saddle screws, lock screws, etc. Much cheaper and more economical if you have multiple Floyd instruments.
A friend of mine did this for some titanium screws and paid like 1/10th of what he would have normally.
 


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