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#1
Whoa, thats a pretty sweet looking case. I wonder what's inside!


Huh! It's empty?! Wait a sec, what's that little oval thingy say?


2007!


Wait, there was something else in here too!


Wow, that's some pretty sweet birdseye!


There's more!!



I wonder if the other side looks this good...

#4
Hang on, that neck joint isn't right for a EBMM Petrucci!! And that isn't the 24th fret!!!!

That's because it isn't a Petrucci!!


Its a 2007 LE Blue Dawn Axis Super Sport in all its sparkly blue goodness!




Here's 2 edited photos of the neck, to make the birdseye more visible (its easy to photograph up close, but more than a foot away and the birdseye is hard to see)



Review coming soon, I haven't had a chance to plug it in yet!
Last edited by littlephil at May 19, 2011,
#6
the neck is wonderful, but other than that ewwwwww.... thats just my opinion though, HNGD
GLEN JENSEN. That is all.....


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#9
I looked at yellowv's thread before yours, so I have no sperm left. Ever. But had I come here first, I would've jizzed. Allow that to reassure you.
#10
Quote by hootie37
that last pic. My God. Pure sex.



^^^^^ this ^^^^^
#12
LOL BLU SPARKLZ R TEH GAYZ!!!

HNGD man!
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#13
That wood porn on the back of the neck is totally NSFW

HNGD!

Lots of musicmans on here today

more musicman
less "WUT SCCHECKTAZ SHUD I BUY" threads
#16
That neck is insane.



totally would.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#17
Quote by coolstoryangus
Lots of musicmans on here today

more musicman
less "WUT SCCHECKTAZ SHUD I BUY" threads


Everyone needs a MusicMan. Honestly this is going to become my #1 guitar, its that good!

Review time;
Its sparkly. Pretteh sparkles

Specs: Basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard
2 custom wound Dimarzio pickups
Schaller locking tuners
MusicMan hardtail bridge w/piezo

The guitar itself is quite light, and small. Its very comfortable, the belly carve isn't big but it works well. There is no forearm contour (quite a contrast to the scoop on my JP7) but it isn't uncomfortable at all.

The body is slightly end-heavy, so the guitar doesn't balance perfectly if I sit it on my right leg, but that doesn't matter because I play in the classical position!

The neck is extremely smooth, the oil and wax finish is the best feeling neck finish ever! When it arrived, there was a slight backbow in the neck (not surprising since it came halfway around the world, and its setup for 9's) but a slight tweak of the truss-rod and its fine.
The nut is cut perfectly, and I set the action to be fairly low across the whole board, and there is only a smidgin of buzz on first few frets of the low E. It could easily go lower, but I don't like it stupidly low.

The pickups are great, according to Dimarzio, they're closest to a ToneZone/Air Norton combo, but they aren't that close (much better IMO!)
The bridge pickup is bright (in a good way) and thick, and cleans up very well. Its a very well balanced pickup, not super high output, quite similar to a BKP AlNiCo Nailbomb, but a bit looser and more scooped.
The neck pickup is nice and warm, very smooth but not thin like the Air Norton is. Personally I think its closer to an Air Zone than an Air Norton, but I've only used the Air Zone in mahogany, so its not really a fair comparison.

The neck itself is obviously beautiful! The profile is an asymmetrical medium C. It's a bit thicker on the bass side, and if you were to look at a cross-section of it, the main 'hump' of the neck is more on the bass side, rather than in the middle. This makes it feel very comfortable, it just sits in your hand perfectly, and the neck has a nice amount of thickness to it (not silly thin, but not thick either).
#18
The blue is awesome, minus the sparkles.

Must play like butter.

I would miss having 24 frets though..

Is that a 25.5" scale length still?
#19
The neck is freaking cool! Not my cup of tea with the color but I bet she sounds like heaven HNGD!
Music must be honest to be timeless.
#20
Quote by TheAbsentOne
The blue is awesome, minus the sparkles.

Must play like butter.

I would miss having 24 frets though..

Is that a 25.5" scale length still?

Sparkles are awesome

I wish it had 24 frets too, but it isn't a big deal, and it is 25.5"
#21
Sparkles are awesome IMO.

Blue burst with sparkles, that's like sex with twins that can't speak.

I love that guitar. Gimme nao nao nao!!!!
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#22
Quote by littlephil
Sparkles are awesome

I wish it had 24 frets too, but it isn't a big deal, and it is 25.5"

Not my cup of tea, but it's still such a beautiful guitar otherwise

Yeah, it wouldn't matter that much to myself.. I don't use all 24 THAT much, but I just know the point in time would come where I'd play something and just wish those 2 extra frets were there..

Ah, my favorite scale length. I've never played a 22 fret with that scale, is the fret spacing wider?
#23
Quote by TheAbsentOne
I've never played a 22 fret with that scale, is the fret spacing wider?

No, its the same as any 25.5" scale guitar. The fret spacing only changes when the scale length does, not the number of frets. More frets just means the neck extends further, the nut to bridge length stays the same.

Quote by gregs1020
Sparkles are awesome IMO.

Blue burst with sparkles, that's like sex with twins that can't speak.

I love that guitar. Gimme nao nao nao!!!!


But I'm not gonna give it to you
I'm really surprised I actually bought it, the guy had been trying to sell it for months! Helluva deal for $1200! (which was even less for me because the AUD$ is good right now!)
#25
Oh my god that is just *lost my words*
My Guitar Rig:

> '09 Ibanez RG1570 Mirage Blue w/ DiMarzio John Petrucci Set
> ESP LTD V-50 Black
> Line 6 POD X3 Live
> Dunlop DB-01 Crybaby From Hell
#26
Quote by Levi79
I've never been able to decide whether I like that body shape. But you obviously like it, so HNGD man!

Judging by how similar our tastes are, I can't imagine you not liking the shape of the Wolfgang/Axis. That may be the one thing we don't agree on.
#28



Well dammit it Phil

I'm saving up for a BFR JP7 now anyway so


But damn. HNGD dude!

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#29
For real? A BFR 7 is too expensive for me
Funnily enough, I like this better than my JP!
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#30
I am though they are abot £2.3k here

well how much would you want for your JP7?

I knew your a 6 string guy at heart

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
Last edited by Tom 1.0 at May 20, 2011,
#31
Well, I just did the conversion, and I paid the current equivalent of £2.3k for my standard JP. Was your price for the BFR or standard?

I'm not gonna sell my JP7, I just prefer how this one plays. I still haven't got around to putting 9's on the JP and giving it a thorough setup
#32
bfr

i have some er "people" at a few places.

I was only joking bro, I reckon when you get 9s on it you will love it, you only like this more as 6 is a more familiar feeling guitar to you I guess?

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#33
Yeah thats it. I had to buy this one from a dealer (and even then that was a very good price here!!) but now I could probably get one for a lot less through work, I know 'people' too
#34
Yeah, thats cool, least you know what to do in future hey?

The Axis seem massively expensive here in the UK, but they advertise them all with the MRRP on them, everybody in the UK only eems to want to sell the basses not the guitars, but I am hoping one of the guys I deal with can source me one for closer to the US street price, I mean I get trade price on LTD/ESP/Ibanez and if I tried hard enough just over trade on Gibson ( ) so I think the EBMM BFR should be possible...

If not I wont be upset with a Pearl Burst for £1400 instead of £1900 they cost here

Either way, your new one is sexy as ****!!!!

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#35
I was surprised how narrow the neck is. It doesn't feel narrow though, unless I play my S afterwards, then the S feels massive, like I'm going from a 6 to a 7

Dealer price should be a lot less than the RRP. If you weren't looking at a BFR, you could save a fair bit by dropping some options, but the BFRs don't have any options except the colour, they're all loaded. For my JP7, the matching headstock and inlays were $500 extra together, or $250 each, and piezo was $300 extra.
#36
Yeah,

I dont want a peizio but unfortunately thats not an option you can drop with the BFR

it will basically come down to how much money I have and whether or not I decide upon a 6 or 7. If I decide on a 6 I will go for a moderately loaded jp if I decide on a 7 I will go for a BFR.

otherwise if I get to send some time with one firt and I dont enjoy it, I will give PRS another look

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#37
I reckon I'll end up getting a BFR 6 if I can. The only thing I don't like about the Axis is its only 22 frets.
#38
22 frets can be good though, my favourite guitar for lead is a 22 fretter

i mean if you dont like 22 frets.... why buy it? An investment perhaps?

I need to practice more lead work

yeah, a BFR 6 would be lovely, but I think I would prefer a BFR Luke or something and not a JP, the only reason I would go for a JP7 as a BFR iss there arent any other BFR 7s

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#39
Holy damn!
HNGD!!! WOW!

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#40
I dont use the 24th heaps, its just nice to have it. I actually only have 1 24 fretter (JP7)
Lukes are really nice. I played a Dargie Delight (the bright green colour shifting one) Luke we had in for a nut replacement, nice birdseye neck. I'd change the EMG's though. The neck profile is pretty unique too, its a fairly prominent V.

You should see if there are any MusicMan Premier dealers near you, they might have ordered a special edition Luke; Gold with a rosewood neck.
Or wait for the new Luke III, they've got some prototypes, mahogany, alder and basswood with rosewood necks. They look awesome. Only 1 will be the production one, but damn they look sweet.
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