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The Children Of Bodom Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by <-Warheart->, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. -AnzzA-

    -AnzzA- New Metal Member

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    Hell no, at least my CS ESP is a lot better than the AL-120 I had. The KRV and RV models were pretty good, I'd say they are comparable with a MIJ Jackson RR24. The AL-120 was like an Alexi-600. I think I've read somewhere that the older Edwards guitars can be either really good or just mediocre. I haven't had the chance to play any of the newer Edwards Alexi-models.
     
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    I have just bought the Edwards Alexi Pink (2011) and it's really close to my ESP Alexi Katakana I have to say. Playabilityisn't really different. It's more about "comfort" and details.

    I think both are better to the LTD Alexi 600, but it's been a while since the last time I tried one...

    And I never played an ESP CS Alexi so I couldn't tell about that.

    "MIJ Jackson RR24", what do you hear by "MIJ" ?
     
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    NewHewkas Scheiße Gitarre Spieler

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    Made in Japan
     
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    There was a quality change for both guitars years ago. The first LTD Alexi 600 models had an original FR whereas the newer ones had this FR 1000 series (or whatever it's called). I also think they've changed the compound radius and the wood of the fretboard. There was also an SE version of the 600 (which I own) with gotoh tuners, a battery compartement on the backside and an PA-2.

    I'm not sure why ESP decided to lower the quality. Maybe to push the CS or the US models.

    There was also a change in quality for the Edwards guitars, but I can't remember exactly what.

    Funny thing is, that a lot of people thought (or still think) that the Edwards models are better than the 600 models because of the look and - I think a few of you guys can remember - the rumour, that the Edwards guiatrs are made in Japan, in the same factory as the CS guitars, by the same guys. But they are assembled in - guess what? - China.
     
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    Yeah the earlier LTDs are better. My old Alexi-600 Greeny and Blacky felt a bit cheap and not very sturdy. The biggest problem with the 1000 series Floyds is the tremolo arm and its socket. The trem arm is a bit loose and wobbles even if you tighten it properly. Since the parts are 100% interchangable with an OFR you can fix that easily with a Schaller tremolo arm and socket.
     
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    NewHewkas Scheiße Gitarre Spieler

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    I would go to musamaailma and order a Jackson, just to troll them :D

    Btw, what's the third switch?
     
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    They used to sell Jacksons. If I remember correctly Musamaailma ordered, or at least sold, the super limited Jackson RR-LL and RR-59 models. The third switch on Daniel's guitar is for the Sustainiac system I think.
     
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    NewHewkas Scheiße Gitarre Spieler

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    I know, before ESP they were Jackson distributer or something like that. Alexi got his Stone guitar from there and maybe the WildChild as well.

    Ohh, I don't know that one.
     
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    I gues the 3 Switsches are:

    1. Preamp on/off
    2. Neck/Bridge Pickup
    3. Sustain on/off
     
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    This is probably the right answer.
     
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    That is a sustainer system in his guitar (I have one myself). The switches will be a pickup selector, sustainer on/off, and the 3rd switch selects the modes of the sustainer.
     
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    Is that rosewood or ebony fingerboard? I hate the inlays. I'm a HUGE fan of silverburst for explorer and les paul shapes, but it doesn't look right in the RR shape. The stripe color is too dull, looks like it doesn't even belong. And the cream part of the neck pickup is really throwing things off.
     
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    To answer my own question since I bought one guitar from Japan finally, I paid :

    - 653,29 € for the guitar + delivery ;

    and then :

    - 30,00 € for administrative customs post fees ;
    - 136,67 € for VAT (21 %) import Belgium ;
    - 00,00 € random fees ;
    - 00,00 € others random fees ;
    - 22,15 € belgian customs fees

    = TOTAL customs : 188,82 €

    So it was about 28 % of the price of the guitar + delivery.
     
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    Nice! Which guitar was it? I ordered an Edwards AL-166 from Musamaailma. It would have been a lot cheaper to get one used from ebay but hey, new is always new. They started importing small batches of Edwards guitars lately, but mine won't be delivered until June.
     

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