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mak's Gear

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:16 pm
by mak
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first up, my main guitar, the now discontinued S370. the shop i bought it from three years ago didnt have any other colours. with the scallops, it plays very nicely indeed, and with a tonezone bridge pickup and air norton neck pickup, it can sound very nice too.


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detail of the scalloping job.

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my korg multi-effects- i use this straight into the mic jack.

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and finally, a pick i got at an yngwie concert.

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:15 pm
by AxeHack
Nice guitar. How do you like the scallops? Is it hard to get used to playing with a scalloped neck?

I was thinking maybe sometime in the future putting a scalloped neck on my Ibanez, so I am just a bit curious

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:13 pm
by mak
before i scalloped it (that took a while let me assure you :lol: ) that guitar had jumbo frets anyway, so i was pretty used to not touching the fretboard, and subsequently having a lighter touch on the strings. i never found transitioning to a scalloped board a problem really, but i did try it first on my old strat copy to get the technique down.
when i finished the ibanez's neck, i worried that i had gone too deep and weakened it, and yes the truss rod needed a little tweak at first, but most of the strength in any neck should come from the truss and maple. so, 6 months on and i havent looked back :)

it doesnt make it easier to play fast, and you need to practice your accuracy other wise fingers can go between the strings, but it really improves the bending ease, and i never lose the grip on strings any more :wink: