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Bacchus CLASSIC series?
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing that, what an amazing guitar.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started my new CD Monday. We finish up basic tracks in the morning. I put a scratch guitar track down tonight with the new classic. So good it's a bit scary. I had to adjust my amps to get the right tone but once I did it's extremely good. So much character and color in the sound. The Dry Z's are extremely clean. Probably too clean for a lot of folks but I happen to dig that sound. If I have one compliant of the guitar it's that I think the frets might be too high as when you hit it hard it wavers out of tune a little. And I hit pretty hard so I'm having to tone that down some. I'm assuming tat's from the frets being high. I'm using 11's tuned down half step. Anyway the record so far is kicking ass and I'm VERY excited. I'll get some pics of me playing it in the next few days as I start doing guitars and post them. I think I might have them put shorter frets on my Duke.
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JVsearch
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitch Malloy wrote:
...If I have one compliant of the guitar it's that I think the frets might be too high as when you hit it hard it wavers out of tune a little. And I hit pretty hard so I'm having to tone that down some. I'm assuming tat's from the frets being high. I'm using 11's tuned down half step. Anyway the record so far is kicking ass and I'm VERY excited. I'll get some pics of me playing it in the next few days as I start doing guitars and post them. I think I might have them put shorter frets on my Duke.


AFAIK the Dukes have small frets already, but it's worth checking anyway.

I know for sure that the frets on the recent Dukes are smaller than what was on the Vintage Series LPs (which were quite large frets).
And the Classic Series is kind of a reissue of the Vintage Series isn't it?
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Mitch Malloy
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. The frets aren't big but they are high and pointed.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The frets might have been dressed to come up to a point in a triangle sort of way and if the fret heights are a bit on the higher side of things than it might lead to note intonation being a bit more dependent on finger pressure.

Scalloped fingerboards like Blackmore and Malmsteen have used would be a more extreme version of finger pressure affecting the intonation of notes.

A photo would speak a thousand words, though.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The unveiling was like opening King Tut's tomb.... the payoff was no less spectacular. As I opened the box, the smell of fresh nitro wafted out and I knew this was going to be good. The result is one of the sickest flame tops I've ever seen. Big fat neck...... enjoy these.... I sure did:



















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JVsearch
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah!!

Glad it got there safely.

It looks more flamey than the first pic we saw!
Although I expect you've used the most complementary pics, right?
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JVsearch wrote:
Oh yeah!!

Glad it got there safely.

It looks more flamey than the first pic we saw!
Although I expect you've used the most complementary pics, right?


It's alot more flamey..... and no, I put up every pic I took of it... no editing or pre selection. I reshot a couple of them because my hands were shaking and they were blurry.....LOL
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woah
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DaveWW
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning!! - how does she play?

PS I've been away for a few days and should report that the Bacchus BSG-68V BR-OIL is winging it's way to me from Ishibashi as we speak.


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveWW wrote:
Stunning!! - how does she play?


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Dunno... I just opened it up after it arrived here at work today. Haven't plugged it into anything. Tuned it up and plinked around on it. Very resonant.... rings for days.

The 10's are too flimsy for me... especially on a big neck like it has. Gonna put some 11's on it and take it for a spin this weekend. Will get some body cavity photos for y'all when I do.

It really is an amazingly beautiful guitar to look at. I can't find a singe flaw on it. There isn't even the slightest gap between the fretboard inlays and the wood (which does need a little lemon oil). The inlays have than nice amber/green hue to them. And the Bacchus logo on the headstock appears to be real mother of pearl.... lot's of color (greens, reds) when the light hits it right.

BUT on a sad note, I can't afford to keep this one and the LS150...... but before I make any decision, will do a thorough side by side playing comparison. I can already tell you, this big 59 neck will take some getting used to.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll be good to get more info. Don't know how they do it for the money and the pic's will be interesting! Do you think the top is solid? The info on their web-site is hard to translate accurately so I wasn't sure.

Dave
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the step by step un-wrapping shots Marcus! Makes me feel like I was there.

So is the neck much beefier than the LS150?
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is killer Marcus! I doubt that there is a better value Les Paul out there at the moment if you want a bit of flame. It's pity that you can't keep this one and your Tokai too.

I wish I'd never sold my Bacchus strat...
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is going to get me in financial trouble, Gas for a classic series is hitting hard!
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