Hadron 727 review by Douglas

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  • Features: 9
  • Sound: 7
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (3 votes)
Douglas: Hadron 727

Price paid: $ 200

Purchased from: Rondo Music

Features — 9
Douglas Hadron 727, made in Korea.
- 22 frets
- Gloss finish
- Super-Strat Body
- Tune-O-Matic Bridge
- Passive electronics
- Tone, Volume & 5 Way Switch
- HSH Pickup Configuration
- Stock Pickups (Not Cepheus)
- I now changed them to Seymour Duncan SH4 & SH2
- Grover Tuners
- Stays in tune very well
- No Included Accessories

There was no case included for free but I did purchase one from Rondo Music. It is great and fits the guitar very securely.

Sound — 7
Bluntly speaking, this guitar is a monster. It is a 7-string 27" scale that has a TIGHT low end thanks to its scale. I got this guitar for some djenty prog-metal riffage but it has proven to be extremely versatile. I use the Hadron with my trusty Eleven Rack. I usually use Mesa or Soldano High Gain amp models. The Hadron is not a noisy guitar. It has many sounds it can make thanks to the single coil pickup in the middle. However, I tend to only use the bridge and neck pickups.

I did change out the pickups for Seymour Duncan SH-4 (B) and a SH-2 (N).

Distorted Camera Mic:

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Clean Camera Mic:

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Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The set-up on the guitar was actually done quite well when it arrived. I was easily able to pick it up and start playing comfortably without making adjustments. The pickups were also adjusted well. One thing I noticed though was that there were some slight imperfections in the gloss. There were random air bubbles in places. Luckily they are not that visible but a quick scan can easily spot them. Overall, the build seemed to be fairly well with just the downside of the "gloss bubbles." Like I said, it is built solid and the wiring is well routed.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar has been played in bars and coliseums. It is a powerhouse. It feels very durable and reliable. The hardware too is made of metal and I have not had any problems with it. The strap buttons are simple, but solid. They have not gotten loose at all. I have the guitar in natural finish so it will last me a long time. I also believe that the gloss will be there for a long time as well. I can rely on this guitar so much, that I sold my 6 string guitar just because I felt that I didn't need it anymore.

Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is such a versatile guitar especially for prog metal. I must admit that the Seymour Duncans really changed what I thought of this guitar. Before, the pickups sounded decent but now they SING. The overall tone drastically improved. If you decide to purchase this guitar, I would recommend investing in some decent pickups. Personally, I am a Seymour Duncan fanatic. I have been playing about 9-10 years and own plenty of gear that I will soon review:) I will buy this guitar again if mine was stolen.

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