So friday was my 21st birthday, and lately life has been all about changes so I decided to make a few of my own!
Such as, getting my own electric to tide me over while i wait for my custom 6 to be finished lol.
I met up with a guitarscanada forum member yesterday evening, an exchange was made, and I brought home a nice, mint-condition as-new Agile Texan 7!
First thoughts: I haven't owned a 7 in a year, and holy crap does it show. Gotta get re-acquainted with the low B! The neck is fairly comfortable, although it's weight makes the guitar sit parallel to the floor when standing, not very close to the classical position. Still quite useable though.
Fit and finish: everything seems pretty good - 2 piece ash body, 2 piece maple neck/fretboard, 25.5 scale, 22 XJ frets, 2 single coils, natural finish, 1 vol 1 tone, 3-way tele switch.
Tone: Tele! I'm updating this part because I just got my roadster in yesterday . Great cleans and dirties and high gain tones from the 2 single coils and 3-way switch. I get that tele quack in clean or dirty, which is fantastic. I set up the roadster to have a high gain rhythm in ch. 4 in modern mode - it doesn't have the body of a bucker equippied guitar, but... it's a tele goddamnit, it shouldnt! I'm very pleased with the versatility of the guitar and the head. My best friend delivered the head yesterday and was hanging out while I EQ'd the amp - he said he likes the sounds I was getting out of it, which is always a nice thing to hear! The single coils do get noisy on channels 2 and 3, which is kind of expected when you use single coils - I have a decimator! Overall, I'm very satisfied with the stock sound of this thing .
Overall thoughts: it will take some getting used to, but it makes beautiful sounds for me
Sweet. You should get a Fender 4-way mod switch put in there. It adds a series option for the two pickups... louder, darker and hum-cancelling, like a humbucker. It expands the usefulness of the guitar immensely, especially if you favour humbuckers the way i do.
I played my first show with my Texan last night, and it was awesome.