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  • Warmoth

    11 73.33%
  • Carvin

    1 6.67%
  • Noodles

    3 20.00%
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Thread: New guitar options

  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Washington
    ME: 1 of 2
    MA: "Smokey"
    Rig: Peavey XXX

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    New guitar options

    Okay, well, I've decided it's time for a new guitar. Don't get me wrong, I like scouring eBay and CL for deals, but then I have to modify whatever I find and compromise with options I don't necessarily want.

    I think KxK and Sherman are out of my league. I'm not feeling adventurous to try someone I've never heard of before, so that leaves me between Carvin and Warmoth.

    I spec'd out a C66 with a Floyd from Carvin, but here's what bothers me: I'm going to have to pay for parts that I don't want (stock pickups and the OFR). I've made my peace with the Graph Tech floyd on my Xiphos and want to use one for the new guitar. The sales rep I talked to at Carvin told me that they will not put a GT bridge in for me (even though they've done it for others).

    I'm going to talk to Warmoth tomorrow (thanks to Donnie for the hookup). What I like about Warmoth is I have more options when it comes to radius, I don't have to pay for parts I don't want, and I can send the Graph Tech floyd studs in to them to be placed in the body I want. In addition, the control cavity is nice and big to fit the Hexpander shit I'm going to need. What scares me is getting parts and hoping like hell everything works together, and the brutal looking square heel.

    Finally, I just wanted to put a poll up.

    So, if you have experiences in these areas, kindly voice them.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Canadia
    ME: none
    MA: Seagull!
    MB: None.
    Rig: Hd500->V300->Mesa 212

    iTrader: 0

    You could always wait on a KxK run, they're still a bit more than your price range but they can still get very reasonable?

  3. #3

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Warmoth. I'm 110% happy with my experience with them, and can't wait to start another build. Absolute quality.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: The house formerly known as the Haus
    ME: Ibanez S540LTD
    MA: Taylor Big Baby
    Rig: Laney GH50L

    iTrader: 13 (100%)

    Warmoth all the way. Grab the contoured heel, its pretty nice.

    I like carvin too, but warmoth will work with you more (theyll work with you A LOT if you call and catch them at the right time). Besides, it sounds like youve made the decision already
    R.I.P. Guitars Etc
    RHLC Chief Promotions Officer

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: The B.L., WA.
    ME: Buckethead Les Paul
    MA: Washburn
    Rig: Titan Custom

    iTrader: 21 (100%)

    You should have played my Warmoth I had with me in Spokane. It has their more "contoured" heel. It's really not too bad.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Seattle
    ME: Blackjack C7
    MB: Yamaha TRB6
    Rig: GK MB500

    iTrader: 0

    Guess it really depends on if you have to have setneck/neck through. If not, i'd go with Warmoth, just cause I could get exactly what I want (Yeah, a 28 5/8" scale 7 string )
    I play bass in a band called Weaponlord.

    I also play bass in a band called Northern Crown.

    I used to play bass in a band called Faethom.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: St.Louis USA
    ME: Parker MaxxFly DF824
    Rig: Dual Recto

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Warmoth is the shit. I love carvin too, but i'm into doing my own finish and you can buy more of a parted guitar with warmoth. Saves money and you get to do unique things.
    Confront and Cry

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    I love my Carvin CS to bits.

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