GV8
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Join date: Oct 2010
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#1
Hey guys,

I'm about to buy a guitar and iv'e narrowed it down to three guitars: Charvel So-cal (Ferrari red), the Charvel DX-1 and the PRS SE Torero.

Basically i'm looking for a guitar that will satisfy my Rock, Metal needs for example: Metallica, Van Halen, Zeppelin, Megadeth, GNR...

The main reasons iv'e narrowed it down to these three are because the all have a Floyd Rose, Humbuckers, Suit both metal, rock and clean sounds (and they look good aswell), Nice neck profiles.

I would like to hear your thought, all help is greatly appreciated
Thanks again,
Cheers
Last edited by GV8 at Jan 13, 2013,
Boonnoo666
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#2
The bands you listed (Which are awesome!) primarily use passive Pickups, so I would say go for the So Cal
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#3
Charvel deff
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GV8
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#4
Do you guys know if the So-cal has a floating FR or one that only lowers the tones?
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#5
I think it's top-mounted (Not floating) but don't quote me on that.
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#6
^+1 it is a flush mount FR not a recessed model.
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Quote by GV8
Crap, I needed it to be a floating... oh well

Floating are a bit harder to set up I believe. If it matters that much, have a Luthier recess it for you.
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Dave_Mc
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#9
go for the so-cal, it's MIJ

fwiw those trems are floating, but they're not recessed. That means you can get a semitone, maybe a tone if you're lucky, of up-pull, but you can't get the massive up-pull you can get on recessed floyds.
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