I've never posted a NGD thread here before, I got this a couple weeks ago and thought I'd post some pics/review in case any one was thinking about getting one.
I use to play Jackson's years ago, and since then I've gotten into 7 and 8 Ibanez's. They didn't seem have much to offer in the erg range that I liked or could afford until recently. I haven't bought one in maybe 12 years or so. I just got this on a couple weeks ago, and I'm really happy with the sound and feel of it. It came from the factory setup pretty well. I threw some .010-.070 strings on it, tuned to straight G# and made a few tension and intonation adjustments. I'm not a big fan of Emg's, so I will most likely switch to passive pups.
The compound radius neck is super comfortable. It has a basswood body with a quilt maple top. This guitar sounds very bright to me compared to my basswood ibanez's, I like it. The only issue I'm having is the tuning keeps going flat when I do alot of note bending. It must be my setup. I have the floyd rose set lower on the high 1st side of the bridge than the low 7th, as opposed to perfectly level. I'm not sure if this is the cause? I keep bottoming out on my fine tuners every few days and have to unlock and retune. Here's the pics:
Edit: Fixed links
damn those grass pics are nice!