Originally Posted by eleven59
Yes, I was. I was actually part of the development of the 707s & 808s.
There's nothing wrong with actives, there's just not for me any longer. They were great for me when I was 10 years younger & all I played was "rip your head" off metal. My playing tastes & gigs have diversified exponentially since then.
Be sure to add the dildo mod
How are you finding the guitar as far as tone is concerned, Shannon? I know that you are adamant that clarity doesn't have to come at the expense of scale length.
Yes, I'm still adamant that you can have just as good of a Low B in standard scales as you can with baritone scales. It's all in balancing the scale length & the gauges of strings to create your optimum tension that works with YOUR playing style. For me, I've bought & tried baritones numerous times before. Personally, I like standard scales lengths & the Schecter 26.5" is the longest scale I've found that I still feel completely comfortable on in terms of a "go-to" guitar. 27" & above still feels strange for me to make it what i'd call a "go to" axe. But hey, I'm giving it a go for kicks since I already have plenty of "go to" axes.
However, tone is subjective as hell, so to go into that debate in like convincing a chocoholic that vanilla is better. I will say the guitar sounded good, but it wasn't any better than my Ibanez UV777GR (my #1) or my Charvel USA San Dimas, so to me, I don't put much vaidation into the whole "longer is better" scale length debate.
Comfort on your instrument is paramount & some of us aren't built with absurdly long fingers. If you aren't playing well because the scale length is too large, what good is this so-called "better tone" gonna do for you then?
Truthfully, I wish fanned frets were the norm, but that'll never be, so I'd rather play well on a shorter scale than suck on a longer scale.