#1
EDIT -- there are pics linked in the response below, but unfortunately im relying on a few ebay pics since it wont ship for a day or so

I haven't had any instruments in a long time, ran into problems and sold them all stupidly because I gave up life.

Ive healed a lot and am doing better, and I went out on a limb and charged some stuff on credit here so I could play again because I missed it and was depressed.

I intended to buy an agile al3200, but was browsing ebay when someones personal HH Stratocaster, 2 piece alder warmoth body, rosewood fretboard (warmoth neck), Seymour Duncan Jazz set, sperzel locking tuners, graphtec saddles, earvana nut, 2 point trem (its actually a schecter bridge, might have to swap that out for an official fender one just so that way it is all official parts)

its got big apple wiring, coil taps,

its pretty damn badass. blue stain, red sparkle pickguard.

I'm so excited. this guitar is EPIC.

and guess what. I paid. THE SAME PRICE AS THE AGILE SHIPPED!!!!

okay, it was like $50 more. but who cares. $810 in credit on ebay got me a little blackstar tube amp and this sweet piece of guitar with a hard case.

I'm still hoping to god my judgment wasn't bad and I didn't get ripped. but it seems super way legit. I'll post pics as soon as it gets here, but it might be a week.

I cant wait to be able to play electric guitar again for the first time in 3 years!!! I'm so excited!!!!!

if this is all for real, like it looks to be, then damn, I just got a guitar for Korean sweatshop price that actually matches the carvin and Jackson guitars I lost. and is in fact, far superior to the old strat I had.
Gear:

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
Last edited by spiroth10 at Aug 31, 2016,
#2
I'll link to some pictures after all. I can only do ebay pics because I don't have it yet. But I'm fucking pumped!!!!

its actually transparent blue stain finish, on a two piece alder body, but you cant see it that well except in one pic because its kinda blurry

the bridge is from a schecter and I may or may not swap it out with a fender tremolo or a Wilkinson and likely will,. but the rest of the parts are from warmoth.

I think its a pretty cool guitar and I am really glad the seller wanted to make a deal on this guitar. I'm so excited, Its sort of like getting back a piece of my life that I gave up again, I didn't expect to have another nice guitar for a long time.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14199249_1826196187612558_1674291310039757848_n.jpg?oh=8c21133a485a4e1c79c5838a7923e999&oe=58557C1C

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how does this schecter tremolo model compare? is it also a pretty good high quality part, or are the wilkinson or fender official tremolos better in any way?
Gear:

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
Last edited by spiroth10 at Aug 31, 2016,
#3
wow very nice

I'm not sure about the trem, I'm not that familiar with schecters. I would guess if it's from one of the expensive USA-made models (or even one of the Japanese-made ones) it's probably a really good trem, but And also it might not be from one of those dearer models.
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#4
Dave_Mc

not sure, but the rest of the guitar is great and a steal.
If I have to fill in the post holes and swap out to an American Deluxe or American Elite fender bridge instead. Ive done mods and partscasters before so Ik what I'm doing.

it should be pretty decent though, all the parts are really high quality. I'm almost happier with this than a built-by fender Stratocaster.
I know the pics don't do it justice since its a transparent finish.

theres a lots of changes I *might* make once the guitar gets here in a few days. I might swap the pickguard and put in a middle single coil, or something similar. and the bridge is gonna be something I judge when I see/use the guitar.
if its good enough for me and I see no reason to change it I wont, but If I think I can get better tone or usability I will switch it.

remember, I only paid $650 for this guitar. with the case. so basically $600. this is definitely an awesome axe for that cost. I literally just got a custom American warmoth Stratocaster with mostly fairly high end parts for the price of the agile I was going to buy. I jumped the chance since I figured there was no way id possibly get more guitar for the money, and my budget was already way stretched
Gear:

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
Last edited by spiroth10 at Aug 31, 2016,
#5
Quote by Dave_Mc
wow very nice

I'm not sure about the trem, I'm not that familiar with schecters. I would guess if it's from one of the expensive USA-made models (or even one of the Japanese-made ones) it's probably a really good trem, but And also it might not be from one of those dearer models.


I contacted the seller to check the specs of the frets, and guess what. he is a guitar shop owner in Tulsa Oklahoma, who has a few nicer guitars. this was one of his own supposedly, and was set up and the neck finished by a professional luthier supposedly.

if this is true I wasted money of the block to level the frets, but it'll come in handy with the next guitar.

If this is true or not, I find out tomorrow when the guitar arrives.

unfortunately I don't get to check it out until I get home from work.

expect new pics and maybe a video review (although my webcam sucks and I have no recording gear, unfortunately the amp I ordered hasn't shipped yet either.

but I may have really gotten super lucky on this buy
Gear:

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
#6
^ nice

but yeah i wouldn't waste money on a trem upgrade until you try the schecter one, it may well be great. if you are going to swap though the am deluxe bridge is a good call, it's a nice trem. (I haven't tried the elite but i think it might be the same trem? not certain, though.) Or maybe finding something else which doens't require drilling might be handier.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#7
Nice looking guitar dude! I'd be interested to find out what the trem is, if it is off of one of the higher-end Schecters, it ought to be top-knotch. Beautiful color scheme, I love a blue Strat!
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#8
Not home and can't send pics and don't have amp yet.

But ug I hit the guitar lotto. It has even more hot rod wiring stuff than advertised and an amazing removable trem block mod.

It also has amazing tones, and many possibilities with a 5 way selector, each position is unique and I haven't figured out how it s wired yet. Gotta ask.

The fretwork and setup were indeed done by a luthier. Action is as perfect as I could imagine and such great tone.

It is as good or better than a fender elite USA
Seriously. It's amazing. I got super ultra lucky, Its warmoth + pro hot rod mods + luthier quality. I can't believe it I'm so happy. This is like, my most prized possession now. Such an amazing deal of a lifetime.

I was scared about buying without playing but I couldn't have picked up a better guitar, let alone afford any comparable ones at a shop.
Gear:

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
#9
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#10
I can't be the only one cringing, lol. HNGD!
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#12
sweet, glad to hear you like it now it's turned up
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#13
Dave_Mc

the only downside is the builder didn't opt for an easy access (side) bottom truss rod.

so its one of the vintage style necks that you have to take off the neck entirely to do a truss rod adjustment at the bottom.

it sounds and plays really amazingly though. I'll try to upload some pics when I have more time before work, and maybe a sound clip when I get my amp.
thte wiring isi big apple, with two humbuckers so the coils are split like this according to the seller:

1 is neck humbucker, 2 is neck single coil, 3 is dual humbucker, 4 is the two "inner" coils, 5 is bridge humbucker. The second Tone knob is a push/push switch that will toggle the bridge pup btw humbucker and single coil.

it was a huge risk, but it worked out. I just wish the truss rod was easier to get at.

I will probably try to do a webcam video once my amp gets here where I go over the guitar. by be wary, my7 webcams and mics are of the lowest possible quality :p

I will probably add a middle single coil (or tapped bucker) with its own on-off switch not connected to teh 5-2way,

and maybe add in switches to change the coils from parallel to series, even within the individual pickups, and maybe also a phase switch. havent decided yet.
Gear:

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
Last edited by spiroth10 at Sep 4, 2016,
#14
yeah it's a pain when the truss rod adjuster is there, but if it's good apart from that...

sounds like a pretty sweet wiring setup too.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#15
Nice dude! I thought that thing had a Floyd on first glance due to the black bar.
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#16
Quote by RBM01991
Nice dude! I thought that thing had a Floyd on first glance due to the black bar.


yeah, the bridge is very unique, possibly rare, and deff different (See other thread I posted, trying to identify it, probably gonna post on reddit too)
I really dont think there was a better guitar on the planet I couldve got for $650. i was on ebay at just the right time. and was willing to roll the dice on a warmoth strat. this time it turned out worth it. sounds great through my little blackstar ht1se

the trem actually takes a floyd screw on bar, interestingly enough, but it isnt one. its... different. but seems good quality and has a trem lock drilled in the block so you can screw the trem down and make it hardtail. that was a mod done to it though.

but its a really unique bridge, basically some kinda, 2 point strat trem that isnt a knife edge, but isnt quite vintage... idk. it seems to work like a strat trem, but I havent taken the block out yet, so I dont know how it actually acts/reacts or works. I havent had the guitar long.

I emailed schecter and sent a pic asking for info, but im not sure if they will give me much.

but anyway, heres some pics guys, I know I'm late, but, ive been busy at work
and if anyone wants to criticize the way the action looks -- the truss rod is in the neck heel, and it just got to new york, im giving it time to settle in, then gonna take off the neck and adjust the truss rod. theres too much relief now, because of the climate change probably. it came from oklahoma

i love the transparent finish, you can see the wood grain and the two piece body. I just wish the finish was lighter so you could see the wood grain more, it looks black in a dark room, or dark blue at a distance when its not polished.

its even got the post-modern fender elite neck heel. the lack of a skunk stripe tells it from a real strat, and the only thing I dont like is the vintage truss rod in the neck heel design.

spiroth10

I took them up close and not in an all in one shot because my cameras all suck and you cant see much detail
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Gear:

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
Last edited by spiroth10 at Sep 7, 2016,
#17
Quote by Dave_Mc
yeah it's a pain when the truss rod adjuster is there, but if it's good apart from that...

sounds like a pretty sweet wiring setup too.


yeah, honestly its pretty damn cool. I finally set it up today again (still need to re do the intonation, but its only a hair off on one string really)

the neck was bowing forward bad, because of the state change, I did the job of taking off the neck, and it was indeed a real warmoth not that I doubted it. after I fixed the neck, the action is absolutely increadible. this thing is a dream to play on.

the tones are different than a regular strat, due to the humbuckers. but theyre good pickups, and the coil splits actually sound pretty authentic. some of the combinations, like the inner two coils sound really punchy, and its a GREAT clean tone. still very fendery, but different. almost like a bastard child of a slap bass tone, a tele and a strat quack.

its great and jangly, and awesome for SRV type licks. its not at all like his real tone, but its a real authentic tone for that jangly, punchy, in your face blues tone. single notes really come alive with anything that a regular strat could also do. its not the same, but its a really nice usable great tone.

there are several good tones, the buckers sound great split individually, together, or as regular humbuckers. I'm impressed since I never found coil split really authentic before. but this offers a big range of tones, that really, is just as good as a regular strat, just different.

and it is a great guitar. While I'll never take a risk like this again. it really is great.

the neck is a bit thinner than a standard fender, but I'm getting used to it, I think it may be compound radius but I'm not sure, its a very fast neck. its deff not a neck for strings heavier than .11s. I'm not sure if its some sort of vintage specd neck, but probably not, there is no skunk stripe, its thinner (not wizard thin, but pretty damn thin, definitely fender feeling but almost reminiscint of Ibanez.

the neck immediately straightens without strings, IMMEDIATELY, and also immediately bows back as you tune up -- its not in any way broken -- the truss rod works perfect and the neck is very stable and not warped with excellent fretwork. its a PITA that the truss rod is in the heel, but kinda convenient it actually takes a flathead, since I lose hex keys.

I'm just trying to express how thin the neck is compared to an ordinary fender, its not the big c or d shape. I'm not sure what it is, but it is thin and fast, and he raidus is a bit different. you can still bend high because the frets are done well, but I'm not sure if its compound radius.

it almost feels flatter,.

but the action is excellent. plays amazing. so I'm getting used to the thin neck. and its definitely not necessarily a bad thing

I'll stop ranting now :P
Gear:

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
Last edited by spiroth10 at Sep 8, 2016,
#18
nice

I could be wrong, but that looks like a decently-sized block on the trem there, and it look like it may well be steel. It's entirely possible it's a good trem, in other words.
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Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?