March 16th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Best guitar I own! made in china but PERFECT copy. $175 to buy, $250 total shipped, $200 in mods... discuss
March 16th, 2011, 04:57 PM
needed work though in parts to be the best it could be...
Floyd rose OG for Licensed and D-tuna/EVH, titanium string clamp inserts, fine thread pivots, big block brass 37mm, cream 3 way knob, strings, intonnation and setup. When it was shipped the trem was ALL the way down and the knife edges were shot... "darn, I guess I have to buy parts honey!":cool:
Her = :roll:
March 16th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Had to route for D-tuna and will have to get hipshot tremsetter but it worked out even though I lost years off my life with the stress!
March 16th, 2011, 05:07 PM
She's a beauty! Those OLP are getting hard to find .. at least here in Toronto.
The new Sterling by Music Man Axis look pretty good aswell.
March 17th, 2011, 08:18 AM
Plays soooo nice! I got it set up really nice myself which was a challenge as I had never done a floyd setup myself. I figured out that it might need some new pivots and then saw the knife edges on the Licensed... it was TOAST. so of course GAS being what it is I had to buy all the parts I didnt need too...:oops:
But in the end it turned out to be a valuable lesson! I never really put much stock in the ammount people rave about an original floyd rose over the copies but the difference is HUGE! The edges are way better, the base plate is thicker and the shim plate is 50 percent larger, the saddles are better adn the biggest felt difference is the trem arm... it is just there! NO wiggle or slop at all!
All that plus the way this guitar sounds and I am shocked at the price they go for. when I routed it for the D-tuna and the brass block I noticed some really nice dense wood too. The ONLY thing I dont like is the matte finish on the neck. looks like a low end commercial Ibanez finish that is just dull and not worthy for this nice of a sound!
April 4th, 2011, 12:09 PM
I played a Sterling in GC Friday... not impressed! First of all the GC normal TOTALLY fracked setup was HORRIBLE. I dont know if it came that way or if the people working there are really that dumb but it was BAD. After a few minutes with the fine tuners I got some sembalance of a tune but it was still off(intonation). It sounded fairly good with the humbuckers on it but not anywhere Near my OLP! The overall quality seemed ok but OLP definately got it better! Plus, mine says Ernie Ball on it...:roll::lol:
Anyways, I changes the action even lower on the OLP and routed some more for the D-Tuna. I still have to get the tremsetter in order to use it right. Has anyone ever hazed a finish and got superglue on black? how to get it off? I will post pics later.
October 10th, 2012, 09:41 AM
Here is my 2001 Peavey Wolfgang Special USA. I thought I had a messed up truss rod and stopped playing it. Adding some washers to the rod made it a lot better and brought it back to life. I'm looking forward to getting spending time with it again.