What Do You Want to See More of in the ERG Market?

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  1. Mathemagician

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    Stop attacking me. Am I in the “difficult truths no bedroom player wants to hear” thread? No? Ok then.
     
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    Yeah, pretty disappointing that Strandberg isn't doing their 8-string trems on the production stuff. I guess there is just a very tiny market for it.
     
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    Yeah, still write some shit. :lol:
     
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    Thaeon I see you are having an Oni Essi 8 in the near future, could you tell me how long have you been waiting for it?, and did you pay a deposit or full?, would love to know your specs Oni's are the best axes IMHO
     
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    Basic specs. I paid up front. In the beginning of March. Blackwood Body. Ovankol Fretboard. I let Dan choose the neck wood based on what is best and available. It's going to have an interesting paint job.
     
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    sounds great thanks, I'll be checking for updates.

    on a side note I remember Dan saying he rather use local woods coz shipping costs to Australia are high.
     
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    Less: Black with a brown fingerboard
    More: Literally any other color combination
     
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    That's exactly right. Shipping is crazy. Especially considering he's a small luthier. Getting some of the usual suspects can increase the price for a blank 2 fold. So a body that should cost $80 in the US would be $160 there. That's not even factoring how weak their dollar is to the US right now. If he thinks it sounds good and is stable enough, it'll be great.
     
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    Not sure if it is copyrighted by Steinberger, but a headless trem bridge with a bridge-locking function and spring adjusting knob does this. These existed over 30 years ago. I owned a Hohner G3T Steinberger copy and tuning, or changing the open tuning of the guitar, was very fast.
     
  10. Bearitone

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    I would like to see an Ibanez M60M (6 string version of the M80M). Exact same specs (including scale length) except with 6 strings
     
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    buy an ibby src6 and slap in an m7 pickup :lol:
     
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    That would be pretty rad.
     
  13. Bearitone

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    I hate soapbar pickup routes though! :lol:

    But, I’ve seriously considered it before. I feel like Ibanez is the only company that would make a guitar that long without having a baseball bat neck.
     
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    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    I mean the other option is grab something like the hellraiser vi and slap an m6 in it. Obviously not the same aesthetic or woods, but gets you the same basic scale length/kind of sound. I could swear that agile used to make 6 string 30" interceptors with ash bodies as well...
     
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    They did but, at the time i thought 30” would be too long for my taste.

    And the schecter C VI is cool but, I can’t stand TOM bridges.

    I would definitely go with the SRC6 over the schecter. And i could learn to live with the soap bar pickups. I would probably just drop in some 7 string BlackHawks because i know BKP offers some cooler looking soapbar covers.

    Or actually, you’re the pickup guru. Do you know of any other options for 7 string pickups, with rails instead of poles, that can be ordered with soapbar covers?

    Would Seymour Duncan be willing to do a Jupiter pup with soapbar covers?
     
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    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    There's very few rail pickups for ERG guitars that I've seen besides some OEM korean stuff and custom work.
    Prettt sure MJS pickups can and does make 7 string rail pickups, but I've never tried em.
    Elysian is working on rail versions of his pickups. He can do custom soapbar covers no problem (he made some killer white pearloid ones for s strandberg a little while ago).
    seymour duncan offers soapbar versions of their pickups, I bet they could do some for the jupiter if you asked the custom shop.
    worst case, buy the pickups you want and find someone to make you some cool radiator covers if duncan won't.
     
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    I only say rail pickups because i know the spacing will be off if I were to do a pickup with poles. In you’re experience would it matter much?

    Because with a 7 pole pickup each string would have a pole on either side but not directly under said string.

    Edit: and thank you for the suggestions
     
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  18. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    ehh unless you're super ocd I don't find that poles have to line up EXACTLY underneath strings. They have bigger magnetic fields than that and I don't think it affects sound much, if at all. If it does bother you then just get a custom pickup that lines up perfectly with your string spacing.
     
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    That’s good enough for me.

    Looking at my bari6 i just noticed the pole spacing doesn’t even line up and i still love the way it sounds. Go figure
     
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    It would be a Custom Shop thing, but they could build it.
     

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