Monday, July 5, 2010

ESP LTD Jeff Hanneman(Slayer) signature series. JH-200

I would be lying if I hate this guitar. This is an LTD guitar. I've played this guitar just for a few minutes and I would just say that it ''Slayed'' me. This guitar is Jeff Hanneman's signature series. It is the lowest line of his series.

However, it produce awesome sounds. It's a beast! It produces great heavy sounding and Slayer-ish sound. That characteristics just blew my ears off(in a good way). Other than that, the guitar does not use a normal floyd rose bridge. Instead it use Kahler tremolo bridge. This is the first time I use that kind of bridge. Surprisingly, it is waaaaayy better than those cheap-ass floyd rose. It stays in tune way better and great controls too!
This Kahler tremolo doesn't work like a usual tremolo. I takes time for me to get used to it. What I'm gonna say is, this guitar is a must for any Slayer fans to get their sound or it just suits heavy metal and thrash metal. Against all odds, this guitar has nice clean sound on the clean channel too!!

In conclusion, with a price tag of RM2999, it will make you think for quite a while. However, I think it is worth buying if you are searching for a great metal metal guitar. Here's the spec:

Bolt-On Construction
25.5” Scale
Basswood Body
Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
41mm Locking Nut
Extra Thin U Neck Contour
24 XJ Frets
Black Nickel Hardware
ESP Tuners
Kahler X-Trem Bridge
ESP LH-301 (B & N) p.u.
Finish: BLK, Digi-Camo Graphic

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sham Kamikaze's Squier

I've tried this guitar last year. I don't really remember how it sounds like. However, what I can say is, I'm proud that Sham Kamikaze got his own signature series. He is the first Malaysian guitarist to have signature series.

I will tell you what I can remember about this guitar. First of all, it is a stratocaster. I'm not realy a fan of single-coils setting. Let's put that aside, it sounds really good. Great for blues, jazz and neo-classical stuff. The bridge pickup is really unique. The position of the pickup is reversed(Hendrix style). For me, it gives a great sharp tone for lower strings.
Besides that, I really love the neck. It has great feel and the neck has skunk stripes on it(my favourite).

Sorry guys, this is all I can remember about the guitar. I wish I could give you more info about this guitar

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ibanez GARTS70

I am quite surprised how this guitar turned out to be. Last month, I tried this guitar. This guitar exceeded my expectation. At first, I thought it would just be a normal Ibanez GIO. When I hold it, it feels really comfortable and quite light too. It has really awesome neck since the neck is SET-NECK. Despite its light body, it suited heavy playing. When I play this guitar, the sound is quite awesome. t'sI also suitable for metal, blues and rock. I am a metal player. Basically, this guitar delivers what I wanted. The best part of this guitar is that neck.The set-neck made guitar playing easier.Other than that, it also gives you more sustain.
On the other hand, this guitar has only 22 frets. I am used to 24 frets guitar even though I rarely use the frets there.
So, this makes it really weird. Overall, this guitar is quite affordable(RM 1098) i think. So yeah! It would make a great addition to your guitar collection too.

Here's the spec:

neck type =GART set-in neck
body =Basswood body
fret =Medium frets
bridge =Full Tune III bridge
neck pu =STD-C3 (H) neck pu
bridge pu =STD-C4 (H) bridge pu
hardware color =Cosmo Black