So, while the glorious Decibel AMX and ESP T7 should have quenched my thirst for Tele types with more strings than usual, my mate Tobiasz at HESU, who made the lot of my rack cables and the like, told me this new company, also from Poland, would have ERG's at HESU's stand, so I didn't have to worry about bringing axes to the Musikmesse.
One quick look into them and a lot of nice yet very silly chatting with Tomek, who runs the company, and here's the new baby!
Here are some pics, also from Blackat as the sun isn't cooperating at all these days:
Damn lighting didn't show how the red in the grain pops out. It's a beast on stage.
Great treble access, and the neck feels great here.
As usual here's the customary demo vid, with a song I'm working on called Roland's Last Stand:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFSX987w9Ws]Fred Brum - Blackat Ninja 8 playthrough - YouTube[/VIDEO]
Specs on this are:
- alder body, sandblasted ash top
- maple / mahogany neck, rosewood board, 27" scale
- Hipshot hardware
- Seymour Duncan Blackout 8's
- Warwick straplocks (just like the Schallers, pretty much, so nothing new here)
The neck on this is reasonably thicker than the one on my customary Jaden Rose axes, and it's asymmetrical profile places more pronounced shoulders on the bass side, while slimming down towards the treble side. It's a comfy profile, and I have tried it over lengthy periods at a time to see whether fatigue would creep in - to my satisfaction, it felt nice and comfy all the way through, in spite of the differences to what I'm accustomed to.
Blackout 8's are kind of new to me, as I had only had some contact with them on a Schecter ATX8, and the guitar itself wasn't really a lively thing, so I didn't take any conclusion as to how the set interacts with the guitar itself. Again to my satisfaction, they have a rather less compressed and markedly organic tone when compared to the EMG's I can't get to like no matter what. Personally, I am digging them a lot so far, and they provide a bit of variety when compared to my ubiquitous DiMarzio D Activator 8's.
In short, I'm quite happy with how this one came out, and I'm looking forward to see how this new company evolves and pushes its designs.
Fake and gay.