What model pickups? Look like Nazgul, Pegasus and/or Sentient?After an evening with it, here are my thoughts.
the guitar weighs roughly 8 pounds using the “weigh myself without the guitar and subtract it from my weight while holding the guitar” method.
the contours of the body are very comfortable.
the frets are stainless steel and are very well polished. Bending is very easy, much easier than I expected. Even with the evertune bridge bending is easy.
The first con is how difficult it is to set up the evertune bridge. It took over 2 hours to set the tuning, intonation and string height. Fortunately I shouldn’t have to do this again as long as I use the same tension strings.
Once set up the bridge is wonderful. It keeps tune like it says and bending is quite possible. The intonation is spot on. I really like it, I imagine it will be great for upper range arpeggios and capo work.
using an action gauge I was able to initially set the string height to .060” on the low E and .040” on the high e. These were the recommended settings on the gauge and I think I could take it lower.
the nut isn’t bad, the nut slots could be a tiny bit lower and I will probably cut them very slightly more whenever I change strings. It wouldn’t hurt to round over the edges of the nut, it’s not bad but it could be a little better.
my second con is that the edge of the fretboard is hard and angular. The fret edges are nice but I’d really like to roll the edges of the board. If you squeeze too hard you can feel the edges a bit more than I would like.
the neck is thin, similar to an Ibanez RG I used to have but a bit beefier and it feels very rigid and solid.
the knobs and switch feel very nice, the switch has a really nice click when you move it. The push/pull pot is similarly nice.
I haven’t played around too much amplified yet but so far I have no complaints about the Seymour Duncan’s.
My initial impression of them is that they are really good, but not amazing. They are perfectly serviceable and I don’t feel the need to replace them, but they aren’t magical.
The tonal differences between the two humbuckers seems pretty subtle. I may lower the neck humbucker slightly to make a more noticeable difference between the two.
The push/pull doesn’t make them sound like single coils, just lower output humbuckers. (Almost like the opposite of a drive pedal)
The tone control is great, it has a nice gradual taper that goes all the way through the turn of the pot.
the tuners feel fine, there isn’t any slop when turning them.
The hardware all seems to be good quality, the plating is nice all the way around, nothing feels cheap.
The guitar plays great, the frets are a dream, the action is low, the neck is thin, it’s very obviously geared for faster playing styles.
so far I really like it.
I’d like to try one of those bridges at some point
Apparently most people that use them say they are awesome