Mors Phagist Posted June 21, 2010 Report Share Posted June 21, 2010 No pics, sorry. Im working on a 7 string build, and here are the specs. Soft Maple Body Mahogony Neck Bloodwood fretboard I chose mahogony as a neck material to balance out the harshness of the maple, and the pups I've chosen should balance it even more. 25.5" Scale 24 or 27 Frets. Haven't decided. Probably 24. John Petrucci's Liquifire Neck and X2N Bridge pups. X2N may be swapped for 7 string D-Activators. Locking tuners and Locking nut. 7 String Licensed Floyd rose Bridge. Costs: $290 Minimum, $452 Maximum, $368 Estimated. So, my questions are... Im thinking of swapping the XN2. I would like a variety of tones in this guitar, and would like a specific pup to balance out the Maple's Brightness. The Liquifire is set in my mind, so what would you guys suggest? I can find 5'x6"x1/8" pieces of bloodwood on eBay for like $3. Is 1/8th inch enough for a Fretboard? If not, I could use some as a headstock veneer. What is a good example of "Bright"? I hear the term tossed around a lot with Maple, but if I could get a youtube video of someone playing a "Bright" guitar, I might get a better hold of the term. Preferably playing Metal on a bright guitar. The neck heel is 7/8ths deep, and with the FB, it would be 1 inch. If I were to use a floyd rose, how far down should I have the pocket for the "Best" action? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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