Here’s my guitar! It’s not quite new anymore; I’ve had it for about 8 months now. The picture doesn’t quite do the guitar justice. Of course, the sound is incredible. The only problem I have so far is the jumbo frets. I’m not used to playing with frets that are so large, and it has taken some time to get used to. The body sustains tone as well as any other guitar I’ve ever played.
It is hard to have a category on guitar without mentioning the pre-amp that I use. While I was working at Peavey, there were a load of Rock Master Pre-amps that were made for Europe but were not able to be shipped. I was able to get my hands on one (all I had to do was ask) and convert it over to use 120V/60Hz. This preamp is probably the most versatile amp I’ve ever played. It will do everything from a warm, clean sound -to gritty blues – to hi-gain sustain. The lead and ultra channels also have an active three band equalizer with an adjustable middle frequency to get more of a metal/thrash sound. Now I just need a good clean tube half stack to drive it.