Got to talk on the phone today with bernie, what a wicked guy,
a really cool guy to talk to!
We discussed about some issues with the guitar and these are the specs so far:
- 7 string.
- Hesperian slim model.
- Mahagony neck through.
- Mahagony wings.
- Flamed maple top.
- Ebony board.
- matching headstock
- H-H pickup configuration.
- Locking tuners.
- Hipshot contour 7 string tremolo.
- still trying to decide about the color.
Now, I need your help with these:
I dont want one! I want to use a bone\graphite nut like used on the musicman JP-7\Prs custom guitars, bernie said he doesnt know what they actually use but he said I can find out and tell him - Any idea?
Ok, I'm going for an organic tone, I want a high output pickup that would still sound warm and crunchy, not sterile in anyway, clarity is important though as I'm playing on B or A standard, so what's your opinion? Jb, distortion,custom..?
Still cant decide about that one, it's either 25.5 or 26 3\18, anyone experienced how 26 3\16 affects the higher strings tension?
EBMM uses a compensated nut of their own design. (I think they may have been sued by Earvana over it.) I'm pretty sure it's graphite or some graphite composite. Why not just spec a GraphTech or Earvana nut?
For the sound you describe, i'd suggest maybe a Duncan Custom with a magnet swap (alnico 8?) and a Jazz in the neck. Or maybe a set of BKP Cold Sweats... they describe them as, "Screaming highs. Tight bass response. Old-school voice with modern attitude. Excellent harmonic control." The CS bridge is ceramic and the CS neck is Alnico V. Could be a really nice combo in a mahogany/maple guitar. Or a set of Rebel Yells?
Why 26 3/16" scale? That's a really oddball one for guitars. (StewMac sells pre-slotted fretboards in that scale length... for banjos.)
I like the feel of the 27" scale, but the sound of 25.5" scale... 26 3/16" is almost exactly right between the two, but it may offer the advantages of neither.