Metal Axxe Reaper review by Vintage

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 7
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.1 (16 votes)
Vintage: Metal Axxe Reaper
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Sound — 10
This guitar sounds great. I play almost every kind of metal, plus some softer stuff, all of which this plays well in. Granted the shape doesn't always suit the style of music but the sound works. Incredibly clear when clean, and very crunchy when you want it to be. The humbuckers can be used as single coils via the 5 way switch, which I can't really rate as I don't single coils that often. The sustain does literally last forever. I was playing earlier and held a note, sent serveral texts, went on facebook, chatted away than continued 3 mins later with the note still going. I don't have a compresser before anyone asks.

Overall Impression — 8
Overall this guitar is great. It suits various styles of music, despite its shape. And due to it's thin neck it can be played at speed without a problem. If it was stolen I'd definetely buy another. Pro's - Great guitar, very versatile. Con's - Stupid location for a jack socket.

Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar would be able to withstand being played live. The hardware is flawless except the funny tuners. The strap buttons are quite large so the strap wont come off. The finish is reasonably thick so I doubt it will come off easily. I would definetely use it without a back up.

Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The guitar was perfectly set up when recieved. Vintage are the first company I have ever purchased a guitar from that have put a decent set of strings on. There are only 3 flaws. It has a minor dent in the back of the larger fin which was damaged when shipped as there is a dent in the same place in the case. And that it doesn't want to stay in tune. Only marginally though but enough to sound wrong. But this is probably down to the fact its new. And the stupid location of the jack socket means you CANNOT play sitting down, not even with your leg between the fins.

Features — 10
This is a Vintage Metal Axxe Reaper. It's essentially a copy of a Jackson JS30RR with additional extra's. Mine was made in the U.K. early 2010. It has 24 jumbo frets. I would love to tell you what kinda wood it's made from but I have not a clue :L. Mine is finshed in satin black with pearl white pinstripes around the edges. It can come with either an original Floyd Rose or Tune-O-Matic. Okay, awkward part. It has twin Wilkinson WMSHN pick ups but have been....erm....tapped? Basically it has a 5 way Switch with twin humbuckers. One tone knob, One volume knob.

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    metallicafan616
    I prefer my warp, and for the price I got it it's definitely worth it + the few hundred in the standard price. The only problem is the cleans which are awful on them due to the pickups which these guitars share which make it certainly not 10/10 in sound, 7/10 perhaps. Also, if set up properly the floyd is fine, but the other marks seem appropriate for the guitar.
    swifty85
    "Granted the shape doesn't always suit the style of music but the sound works." How does the shape of a guitar affect its suitability to a specific genre of music? With the exception of semi-acoustics (which are pretty much all similar shapes because of the hollow body design)the shape has no impact of sound. Materials and pickup options are the major contributing factors. Unless of course you're referring to whether it looks like it should be used to play a particular style?
    swifty85
    Finn666 wrote: CydoniaKnight95 wrote: metallicafan616 wrote: swifty85 wrote: Unless of course you're referring to whether it looks like it should be used to play a particular style? Exactly, you wouldn't play a blues gig with a Bc Rich beast would you? :p: hahaha exactly what i was thinking Google image search freddie king, and tell me you wouldn't play blues with more radical styled guitars.
    Why not? If the guitar played well and sounded right then id use it to play anything I fancied! Why should the shape dictate the genres it can be used for? Sounds like an quick way to limit yourself to me, and after all, music is about free expression and as a result there are no wrong answers! :
    Im_Broken
    metallicafan616 wrote: swifty85 wrote: Unless of course you're referring to whether it looks like it should be used to play a particular style? Exactly, you wouldn't play a blues gig with a Bc Rich beast would you? :p:
    because bc richs are terrible
    CydoniaKnight95
    Finn666 wrote: CydoniaKnight95 wrote: metallicafan616 wrote: swifty85 wrote: Unless of course you're referring to whether it looks like it should be used to play a particular style? Exactly, you wouldn't play a blues gig with a Bc Rich beast would you? :p: hahaha exactly what i was thinking Google image search freddie king, and tell me you wouldn't play blues with more radical styled guitars.
    dude, i searched it and all i got were pics of him with les pauls, semi-acoustics, and one with a Gibson Flying V, which actually has a pretty good tone for blues
    Finn666
    CydoniaKnight95 wrote: metallicafan616 wrote: swifty85 wrote: Unless of course you're referring to whether it looks like it should be used to play a particular style? Exactly, you wouldn't play a blues gig with a Bc Rich beast would you? :p: hahaha exactly what i was thinking
    Google image search freddie king, and tell me you wouldn't play blues with more radical styled guitars.
    CydoniaKnight95
    metallicafan616 wrote: swifty85 wrote: Unless of course you're referring to whether it looks like it should be used to play a particular style? Exactly, you wouldn't play a blues gig with a Bc Rich beast would you? :p:
    hahaha exactly what i was thinking
    metallicafan616
    swifty85 wrote: Unless of course you're referring to whether it looks like it should be used to play a particular style?
    Exactly, you wouldn't play a blues gig with a Bc Rich beast would you? :p:
    Kingyem0c0re
    The reviewer doesn't post the photos! People stop complaining about it! It's the UG Team that assign the photo's, I believe.
    The sustain does literally last forever. I was playing earlier and held a note, sent serveral texts, went on facebook, chatted away than continued 3 mins later with the note still going. I don't have a compresser before anyone asks.
    So you picked up the guitar, played it, put it down, came back later and it was still ringing? Also, I had 2 of these, they ain't original floyd roses in them. An overall personal rating would probably be a 6.5 to me.
    CydoniaKnight95
    dude i have it too and the trick to sitting down and playing it is to get an L-shaped jack it works well once you have that and next time post a better pic nice review though
    Aliasaria
    I've got one of these, and I love it. Only problem is I've already blown the pickups in it :/ I'd suggest changing them out as soon as possible if you were to get one.
    RetroGunslinger
    Im_Broken wrote: metallicafan616 wrote: swifty85 wrote: Unless of course you're referring to whether it looks like it should be used to play a particular style? Exactly, you wouldn't play a blues gig with a Bc Rich beast would you? :p: because bc richs are terrible
    Dont be a retard