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Old 31-03-2018, 11:09 AM   #1516
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Nope, haha! Just seemed weird that it was only that one though - it could be that that one broke when they were putting them on and so it's newer than the others and hasn't been stretched properly yet. I'll keep an eye (ear?) on it next time I play. Thought I'd ask in case.

One thing I also want to know is how exactly you can adjust the orientation of toggle switches. One of the sustainer switches is a bit awkward for me to use, and I wondered if there's a way I can just rotate it slightly. I did ask Mansons but they recommended against trying it because apparently they keep the wire short and it could get pulled off if there isn't enough flexibility. I wouldn't mind having a look though and seeing if it's possible, but I don't know how to loosen and tighten them in the first place. Could anyone give me some pointers? I'd only want to rotate it about 45 degrees or something. If it's really too risky then I'll leave it, but if it's possible, great.
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Old 31-03-2018, 02:26 PM   #1517
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Nope, haha! Just seemed weird that it was only that one though - it could be that that one broke when they were putting them on and so it's newer than the others and hasn't been stretched properly yet. I'll keep an eye (ear?) on it next time I play. Thought I'd ask in case.

One thing I also want to know is how exactly you can adjust the orientation of toggle switches. One of the sustainer switches is a bit awkward for me to use, and I wondered if there's a way I can just rotate it slightly. I did ask Mansons but they recommended against trying it because apparently they keep the wire short and it could get pulled off if there isn't enough flexibility. I wouldn't mind having a look though and seeing if it's possible, but I don't know how to loosen and tighten them in the first place. Could anyone give me some pointers? I'd only want to rotate it about 45 degrees or something. If it's really too risky then I'll leave it, but if it's possible, great.
Likely just the string. Does this have the graphtech saddles? You might want to check that it's not cracked (could have happened in shipping) or significantly lower than the others (might be lowering itself because of the string tension, but it shouldn't be)

And I wouldn't mess with it. Apparently the way the wires are routed also is important with the sustainiac.
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Old 31-03-2018, 03:02 PM   #1518
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Is the string sitting in the nut properly?
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:37 PM   #1519
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Is the string sitting in the nut properly?
I think you got his internet access revoked when you said that.

Can you hear me, Bs?
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At this point I'll accept pictures taken on your android. Did you sort the string problem?
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I've only had a chance to play it three times since I got it so far, being about once a week, and I posted about the string the last time at the weekend. I'll see if it's any better when I play it this weekend or if it's still causing a problem. Still no photos though I'm afraid. I did try on my phone but they just didn't come out very well for some reason.
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I've only had a chance to play it three times since I got it so far, being about once a week, and I posted about the string the last time at the weekend. I'll see if it's any better when I play it this weekend or if it's still causing a problem. Still no photos though I'm afraid. I did try on my phone but they just didn't come out very well for some reason.
At this point I'm not concerned about it being iPhone 5S quality. I just want to see a group photo.

How does it sound compared to your first one?
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At this point I'm not concerned about it being iPhone 5S quality. I just want to see a group photo.

How does it sound compared to your first one?
I'm planning on playing it again tomorrow so I'll try and get a picture then. I'm not sure I'll be able to get a group picture for a while though. My room's a bit cramped really at the moment so it's difficult to get more than one of them out at once and the cases are pretty much stored one on top of the other in the week. Going to be moving later in the year though, so that should hopefully make things a bit easier.

Anyway, in terms of sound, I think I mentioned before that it probably sounds about 80% like my first custom and maybe 20% like the MB-1, though actually sounding and playing slightly differently to both of them. It's maybe a bit clearer than my first custom, and a bit heavier in terms of the overall sound somehow. The strings are also a bit closer to the fretboard which works well for some things though natural harmonics don't seem to ring out as much. Pinch harmonics sound awesome though, and it works better than either of my others with the Zvex Probe pedals which is interesting.

At the moment, I still probably think the first custom sounds the best, with the MB-1 being great for lots of different stuff. It's working well as a good halfway point though, while like I say, actually sounding kind of different to both of them, so once I get settings tweaked to suit it, it should work well for its own stuff. I've mostly just been playing loads of different things and seeing what works so far. Cleans up nicely too, though maybe not quite as much as the MB-1, and the distorted stuff sounds pretty clear too.

It's a bit hard to explain though, there's just subtle differences across the board, I guess.
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Nothing special, I'm afraid, as there's very little natural light in my room at the moment.

The picture I had from Mansons before it was sent out is probably better, but here you go.

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Don't worry Bs, I'm not giving you the silent treatment. I just couldn't process two of your posts back to back.

So how come you went for the MBK-3 in this as well? Playing it safe, or...?

Should've asked if Psychopaf could have done you a 7 string PF-1.
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So how come you went for the MBK-3 in this as well? Playing it safe, or...?
I guess. It's more that I was basically trying to copy the sound of the first custom, but then having the extra tuning flexibility and throwing the XY screen in there. The funny thing is that I actually don't like the sound of the MBK-3 much by itself, but the MBK-3 running through the piezo sounds pretty much perfect for me. I actually had to play with the piezo bypass on last week because the battery they sent it with had already died for some reason, and I remember being really frustrated with how awful it sounded. As soon as I got a new battery in it was perfect again, haha! It's not quite the same sound as the old one, depending on the kind of song I'm playing, but it's pretty close, with a bit of the MB-1 in there somehow. That's probably the aluminium not being there and the fixed bridge, I guess. I played that ali custom again the other day for the first time since I got the new one, and I still think that sounds (and looks) the best but the new one's a good compromise between the other two.
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Just clocked a certain custom on the guitar works' latest fb post...

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So that's why it took so long!
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So that's why it took so long!
the guitar is yours? Is that one of the new ones?
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