Price paid: $ 30
Purchased from: Local Pawn Shop
Sound — 5
It looks metal as hell, and has nice pointy ends to impale rabid fans while on stage when you're shredding. Okay not really, but you get the point, definatly has a heavy metal look to it. I use a horribly rigged Fender bass amp to 2 fifteen inch Weston amps, which were used by country stars in the late sixties. I know that's metal as hell right? It is a little dull and probbley could use a new bridge pickup. The pinch harmonics sound sweet and it doesn't loose any sound with different guage strings or detuning.
Overall Impression — 8
This is a perfect match for me because I'm just that metal to have a warlock. I've been playing for about 3 years or so now, and I run everything through a crappy set of country amps with a Fender bass amp cut apart inside to be rigged to them, and then run through a bunch of distotion pedals and wah and stuff, so it's my equipment if anything, but it sounds metal with the riight settings rigged around it. I would be sad if this thing got stolen but I still have my Vintage Kramer axe so I'm not too worried about this thing. I hate the fact that it doesn't fit in average cases but I love the look so I'll just have to suck it up and not be a pussy over it then right? I chose this because it looks metal and sounds metal too, what more do you need?
Reliability & Durability — 4
This thing seems alright after a little interior work gets done to it to fix the damned Switch, it doesn't hum or anything and sounds pretty rad when I'm playing it through my setup, But I only had to pay 30 dollars with the trade in of a used guitar so what do I care I got the better deal out of it. I wouldn't rely to heavily on it in a gig it just has a feeling that it miiight shit out on you.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
I got it set up rather crappy at the pawnshop but then again, IT's a pawnshop riight? The bridge one is practically falling out, so. That's probbley not a good sign but it sounds good so Who cares. This thing smells like it's been in a reefer den and was sold for drug money. But uh, yeah it's pretty rad now that I cleaned it up and tossed some 52 guage strings and detuned it to C#.
Features — 7
I believe this was made in Asia somewhere, likely China and is made of agathis wood. I has 24 frets so you can get quite a bit outta it. Rosewood fretboard and all that good shit, I have the black finished model of this which I got used at a pawnshop, with a broken switch. It has a strange "one piece ajustable" bridge on it, but once you get a screwdriver out you can easily set tension and action stuff with it. The pickups aren't top of the line, and the bridge one was popped out a bit when I got it, but I think that's partially the reason the switch doesn't work. But I'm pretty happy with it all together. The main problem I have is that it doesn't fit in an average case because of the sexy horns and shit it has all over.