NGD: Kiesel Vader x2

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  1. haymez

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    Sorry for the craptastic lighting - I'll shoot better photos soon. Pretty epic NGD. I got a 6 & 7 and I am really pleased with *everything* about these guitars.
     
  2. SigXer

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    Cool! Happy NGDx2!
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Really want to hear your take on the pickups in the six string please. Congrats!
     
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    I wish that body style could be had with a headstock. Reminds me of my old Steinberger GS.
     
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    Congrats on the NGD.

    Those Vaders look sharp.
     
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    Nice! What's the neck profile like on those?
     
  8. Whiskeyrebel

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    The guitars look to be beautifully built. The bridge arrangement looks very practical for making on the fly adjustments, more so than a traditional headstock.

    But.

    Or should I say butt...

    I can't unsee this so let me share my vision with you - the clearance in the lower bout for the tuning ferrules reminds me of a woman's bare ass sitting on a balance beam or a 4x4 timber.

    I wonder if it is intentional? Like to give you that subliminal "I don't know why I like this but I like it" effect?

    Or maybe it's just me.
     
  9. haymez

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    I am terrible at describing stuff like this. It's so subjective. They remind me *alot* of my BKP Crawler set which is a high output set. ~13k for the bridge, ~7.5k for the neck, Alnico V magnets.

    My ear is not discerning enough to tell you what the EQ curve is on the pickups. It seems like the mids are accentuated a bit over the bass and treble. YMMV

    20" radius and thicker than I thought it would be. Neck shape feels like a Music Man Silhouette/Albert Lee - Feels amazing and pretty effortless to play. The neck does not in any way resemble my Ibanez RG or Jem.
     
  10. haymez

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    I like the bouts and I cannot lie...
     
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    Congrats! I considered a Vader 6 string, I dig headless guitars, but got another Steinberger instead ;) How are the pickups? That is one thing that stopped me, wish there were more options.

    Once you submit your order, do they contact you to discuss...to make sure they understand what you want, or confirm you ordered what you think you ordered?
     
  12. haymez

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    I dig the pickups, but I am a Bare Knuckle and DiMarzio fan and these are very reminiscent of those.

    THey do not contact you if you use the online order form. Best thing to do if you have specific customizations is just call them and they will walk you through the entire order, then send you a quote.
     
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    Love the zebra wood fret board. What color is that guitar?
     
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    Thanks, great to know! I dig DiMarzio and EMG, I suppose I could put a X2N in the bridge after it's made LOL ;)
     
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    Very nice guitars.

    I know you are really pleased. Would love to hear clips if you get the opportunity at some point.
     
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    Seafoam Green
     

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