The exchange was made.
Approximately six minutes of assaulting my keyboard
Some clever clicks of my mouse
My location and (highly classified) account numbers
What would I receive? Why would I risk such sensitive data?
The answer arrived as a cryptic reply in my personal electronic mail.
A portent of things to come.
A day passes. Sleepless night becomes blurry morning.
Silence looms, mixing with the thick stench of anticipation.
A knock at the door breaks the silence, only to reveal a most curious package. Will my questions be answered?
I call upon the Gilded Butter Knife. An heirloom passed on through generations prior.
Time has not been kind to the once great Knife. Its edges have been dulled by the very actions it once performed. It cannot make the cut.
...so I ditched that shit and used this instead.
All to reveal....
I've wanted a green dot for a little under ten years now, but the timing was never right. I would have the money, but couldn't find one, or I'd spend that money on a guitar and see one for sale a week later. It also doesn't help that I have a strict self-imposed ruled of only one guitar at a time. (The LTD in the picture is on craigslist/ebay so it doesn't count)
After seeing Ibanez had reissued them, I figured I'd sell my gear, start fresh, and grab one.
At first glance, I already had a (very minor) complaint. Old, super tarnished strings.
I mean for 1400, it would have been nice to have a fresh set.
Upon closer inspection, I noticed it will definitely need to be set up completely. It definitely feels/plays like something you'd pull off the wall in GC.
If I had to do it over again, I would have tried to get it from Rich at Ibanezrules rather than Sweetwater. Not a huge deal though.
Playing the LTD and then switching to the UV reminds me why I like Ibanez necks so much. I never really feel as comfortable on other necks, though the Carvin was a close second.
I also have a tendency to go apeshit and change things that really don't need to be changed, but I may (for the first time in the history of owning guitars) actually keep the stock Blaze pickups. Time will tell I suppose.
This is my first Floyd(ish) equipped guitar out of years of fixed bridge guitars, because I always assumed the OCD in me would just drive me nuts with a floating trem. I'm very particular about always being in tune, to the point where it's a fatiguing burden.
All in all though, I'm very happy to have it. I don't regret purchasing it and don't expect to, though I'd definitely have changed where I ordered it from.
tl;dr quick question (pointed at Drew and Chris)
Does an Elixir .068 fit in the Edge Zero II? I don't have one on hand to check.
Kitties and butter knives and green dots oh my