So, it may or may not be common knowledge, but, just to let you know, I have a HUGE package.
I get to work slicing the obscene amount of tape. This thing was packed like a tank.
Poochie, what do your puppy eyes see?
OMFG BUBBLE WRAP WTFBBQ!!11!1one
Let's get this big ass whore of a motherfucker out of this big fucking box.
HOLY FUCK COME ON YOU STUPID WHORE.
I take a break, and my woman snaps a pic of my crotch.
PONGO HELP ME
I'm worn out, and I cut my hand getting it out of the box
There was a smaller package inside the bigger package. There's a snoodling joke in there somewhere.
Wrapped up nicely. This dude knows how to pack shit.
I snagged a deal on a VHT Fatbottom slant 4x12 with P50E's.
A lot brighter than my previous cab, but overall I dig it. Definitely got my rig closer to the Pittbull sound.
Next up, we have a small, child size coffin here. What could it be?
I take the plastic off it and start to open it up.
ZOMFG one of my KxK's is here! Rob form fitted a bass Coffin Case to it, and did an impressive job. He also protected the horns for shipping.
Here's what it looks like in my stand.
Close up of the AMAZING fucking inlay. I swear, pics will not do this justice. You really have to see this in person to fully comprehend how fucking awesome the inlay looks, and how fucking awesomely it's done.
Already full of fingerprints Also, any lines you see aren't scratches, they're hair of mine that got caught on hardware and shit and got ripped out. Ouch.
The back is off from me setting it up with Elixirs and in Bb tuning.
Rob's volute is fucking awesome too. I dig the way my thumb sits in it when I'm playing in the lower registers.
I don't know what the side dots are, MOP I think?
Also, the masking job for the pinstriping is fucking clean as fuck.
First impressions: Holy fuck. The specs are as follows:
Maple neck through
27" scale length
Ceramic BKP Warpigs courtesy of the Axe Palace
Thick neck profile, Hellraiser thick
Stainless steel frets
Sigil of Asmodei for the inlay from fret 11-13
Painted neck because I like that
When I received it, the action was high for my liking. I removed the trem, and the nut, and took the shim out. To my surprise, it was a really nicely shaped piece of ebony. Rob offered to send me a smaller shim, but I said fuck it, took some double sided tape and taped some fine grit sand paper to a box and went to town. Sits a lot better now. Also, I moved the strap pin. I tried out a leather strap to see if it would help with the neck dive, and it did a little, but not as much as was needed. I put it on the heel around fret 21, pretty much at the start of the flat part that is where it starts to blend (I suck at describing shit). This fixed it. There will be no more neck dive issues. To all the people who said they'd rather see the inline headstock on this, I guarantee you, you don't want it. This is on fault of Rob's obviously as every X shape guitar has neck dive issues until you fuck with the strap pin to find which spot is best for you. I'm a small dude, so it sits differently on me since I don't have super broad shoulders
I have to say, the Warpigs are probably my new favorite pickup (for this configuration of specs). They are incredibly tight, hot (but still with nice cleans) and articulate. They are also quiet as fuck, like I'm talking EMG quiet.
I can't get over how awesome this guitar is. It looks bad ass, sounds bad ass, and plays flawlessly after I set it up to my spec, which is nothing against Rob, it arrived in tune and everything, but everyone likes their shit different.
I'd like to thank Noodles for being a middle man between me and Rob, and getting answers for me when I was too timid to contact Rob directly
The guitar has been a long time in the making, and I'm definitely pleased with the results. I don't really know what else to say about it. The body is not NEARLY as big as pics make it look to be. I was actually kind of surprised. It doesn't weigh too much either. The battery box is routed there because originally I had wanted SD Blackouts, but changed my mind. Oh well, can always throw piezo's in it later or something
I will need to order a custom case though I think. While Rob did a kick ass job on the coffin case and it would pain me to not use it, unfortunately it literally does not fit in my back seat. I have to angle it in so it covers the entire width of the car, and sit it up I was thinking of getting one of those Scott Dixon cases when I feel like dropping $350 + shipping from the UK on a case In the meantime I do have a form fitted case for it.
Here's a shot of it in action:
And for the finale:
Awesome. Glad to see it made it home finally