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Old 12-12-2012, 02:40 AM   #1
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NGD!!! Pointy edges inside!

So I ordered a guitar offline from Guitar Center to get shipped to my house a week ago... and it finally came in!!!


Was kind of thrown off by the Fender box... guess they had to find something to ship it in.


BIGASS case it came in


Here it is! Its a DBZ Venom!

I mainly picked up this guitar because of how cheap it was going for online. They normally retail around $899, and GC had it listed as a DBZ Venom 2, which is the lesser model of the line. I contacted DBZ and they informed me it was the higher end model, so I picked it up for the tiny $275 they were asking without question.

This thing has a full mahogany body and neck, rosewood fretboard, EMG 81/85 combo, and an Origainal Floyd Rose trem. The pickups and trem itself are worth more than I paid for the thing! When I got it out of the box, there was a very loud humming noise when I plugged it in, and the tone knob was very loose. Turns out the knob got twisted so hard the bridge pickup got unsoldered from the pot. A dab of solder later, it was completely quiet, and 100% functional again! It came tuned to C standard, and had some flat wound strings the size of tow cables, and it still played great! After a setup, a set of 9-46 gauge strings, and tuning it to standard, the thing still plays beautifully, and sounds great through my Egnater Vengeance head. It is a little neck heavy, but Im betting a real leather strap will help out with that, so its on my Christmas list now, as well as a good set of straplocks for it.

For what I paid, it can't be beat, it plays just as well as my LTD EC1000 and Schecter Hellraiser, and I picked it up for a fraction of the price! I will post more pictures and maybe a video or two on here later if I get the chance to make one! Thanks for looking at it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:54 AM   #2
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So you got an OFR guitar with EMGs for $275? Damn man, nice grab! They must've been clearing em out!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:11 AM   #3
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Wow talk about a total bargain. I have the same setup on my V, they are guaranteed to be neck heavy but as you said a strap sorts it out and if you're sitting down it's not a problem.
I guess you have a thing for black guitars too?
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:23 AM   #4
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:47 AM   #5
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Why did it come in a Fender box?
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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Pointy indeed. Almost poked my eyes out by just looking.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:20 AM   #7
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HNGD!

I'm diggin the colour scheme on it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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HNGD, DBZ guitars are nice
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:58 AM   #10
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Nice! Don't poke any eyes out!
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #11
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Yup, you could poke a spider's eye out with that.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #12
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I hate the headstock, you could make a guitar body out of that giant thing. With that said, I would buy that guitar in a second for the price you paid. You scored.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:49 PM   #13
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:12 PM   #14
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #15
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Thanks guys, I just threw a new battery in it, livened it up a bit, must have had a weak one in it or it was sitting for months at that shop. I cant believe nobody at the shop picked it up before me for this price! Another thing Ive noticed on it is that it is very mid-rangey, a lot moreso than my other guitars. Any idea if bypassing the tone knob at all would help with that?
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #16
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very nice. HNGD. \m/
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^^ don't see why that'd help (but i could easily be wrong).
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #18
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:33 PM   #19
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I would take a sander to it, haha. HNGD.
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^^ don't see why that'd help (but i could easily be wrong).

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