#1
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.
#2
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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#3
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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#4
I hate you.

I'll give you 300 for it.
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#5
Why did it come in a Fender box?
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#6
Pointy indeed. Almost poked my eyes out by just looking.
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#7
HNGD!

I'm diggin the colour scheme on it.
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#8
Holy brutal death machine, batman!


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#9
HNGD, DBZ guitars are nice
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#11
Yup, you could poke a spider's eye out with that.
On playing the Paul Gilbert signature at the guitar store extensively, my missus sighed:
"Put it down now, It's like you love that guitar more than me!"
In Which I replied.
"Well it has got two F-Holes!"
#12
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.
#13
HNGD! Nice GC Exploitation
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#14
nice score
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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#15
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?
#16
very nice. HNGD. \m/
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#17
^^ don't see why that'd help (but i could easily be wrong).
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#19
I would take a sander to it, haha. HNGD.
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#20
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^^ don't see why that'd help (but i could easily be wrong).

even eric johnson knows new batteries add toan.


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#21
^Well the battery before was deader than hell, so the output was lacking some... just seemed like when I cranked it and put it next to my LTD that it didnt have as much output.
#22
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even eric johnson knows new batteries add toan.




i meant bypassing the tone knob- he asked if that'd cut mids. it'd probably just make it a little brighter.
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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#23
The headstock is almost as big as the body O.o
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#25
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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!

I thought EMGs had those clippy things... HNGD!

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#27
It always makes my day when a big company like GC gets screwed without realizing it. I like to support mom and pop stores, but its hard to pay an extra 3-400 dollars on something sometimes. Im glad you got a killer deal!

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#28
Holy shit man!Nice axe you got there! When I first opened this thread I saw a fender box and the title says pointy so I literally said wtf.....
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#29
Quote by Dave_Mc


i meant bypassing the tone knob- he asked if that'd cut mids. it'd probably just make it a little brighter.

that's why you have to use new batteries.

new batteries boost mids.

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#30
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#31
that's the first ngd post that's made me go "oooh" in an almost sexual way! Now that thing looks sick as ****!! How much did you actually pay? You said the pups and trem are worth more than the cost, so over here in the uk that puts it under £380 which is dirt cheap for that spec!!
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that's the first ngd post that's made me go "oooh" in an almost sexual way! Now that thing looks sick as ****!! How much did you actually pay? You said the pups and trem are worth more than the cost, so over here in the uk that puts it under £380 which is dirt cheap for that spec!!

They had it listed for $275, but I actually paid $315 after the taxes and shipping costs, which is roughly £195. Thanks for the love guys, I am getting a Zoom camera/mic and a pro tools audio interface for Christmas, so I'll be sure to post some videos and sound clips for everyone!