|Ross Rifle wrote:
|Also thenose, who made your Bumblebee? Is it a custom job, or one of the replica releases?
Some guy who used to be my neighbor back in the day. So really, I grew up like 300 feet from this guitar and had no idea. Ha! It's a custom job, as it differs from the EVH model in certain ways. Namely, the body is routed for a floating floyd (I'm about to make it dive-only using a Tremol-No), the fretboard is scalloped rosewood, and the headstock is painted. Same hardware pretty much though. Original Floyd and EVH pickup, so really it sounds the same for 1/4 of the cost, and plays better. Although I'm partial to maple fretboards cosmetically, rosewood is way easier to clean.
I'm about to make a VH1 replica again. I just need a Squier Strat with an unfinished all-maple neck and large headstock. Then I'll gut it, paint it, put in an old humbucker I have lying around, and it'll be a decent replica of the original Franky. Also, since it won't have a Floyd Rose (Ed was running a Fender trem system back in those days), it'll allow me to use it for funky tunings like Little Guitars. I think that shit's like, drop Db with a capo at G or G# position. Oh, Eddie.
I love Mockingbirds. I've never played a BC Rich Bronze series, so I dunno what they feel like. I'm assuming something close to an Epiphone Special. So I'm glad you were able to find a good one, Knyte. Truth be told, I've played shitty Gibsons and amazing Squiers, so there's no definitive anything. Just gotta play the damn thing and see what you think. As soon as I get the dough, I want to buy a Mockingbird with a bolt-on neck and paint it pink like Paul Gilbert did back in the day. Might throw a Kahler on that shit, too, if it sounds good enough.
If you're enjoying your Floyd Rose, I'd recommend the EVH D-Tuna. You pull it out and you're in drop D (or drop Db, drop C, etc. depending on what tuning you're in) instantly. I can't use mine yet, since it'll fuck with the string tension, but the second I can, you bet your ass I'm busting out some No More Tears.