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    Valentine NGD!

    My Valentine arrived today. LOVE this one! At 6 lbs 6 oz, it is light as a feather and incredibly resonant. It feels lighter than either of my Majesties. The neck profile is perhaps the best for me of any EBMM I have played, and I have played most of them. All pickup combos sound great, but I am digging the #2 switch position with the coil tap engaged.

    I am posting a pic to prove its existence. With that out of the way, I am going back to playing it!

    EDIT: I added a few more pics.







    Last edited by agt; 05-20-2017 at 01:43 PM.
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    Looks great , I really want to try one of those out. Hopefully the guitar center around here will get one one day.
    Enjoy the guitar and have fun playing!!!
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    Really nice!!! Congrats!
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    Congratulations... and welcome to the club.

    ...wait... we need a club!

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    I have to agree with you on the neck. My Valentine has what is most definitely the best neck I've played.

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    Congrats, agt! Boy, I hope mine comes in at a weight close to yours…
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    Congratulations, beautifully figured neck. I presume the picture doesn't do it justice..

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    That's hot!!
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    That's a beauty! I want one too!
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    Thanks, everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboogie View Post
    Congratulations, beautifully figured neck. I presume the picture doesn't do it justice..
    Johnny, I added a few more pics to the original post that hopefully provide a better view of the neck. The neck is not the most insanely figured one I have seen, but it does look nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by radrock View Post
    That's hot!!
    I have you to thank! I was planning to buy one at some point, but your threads kicked the plan into high gear. The sound clip you posted was the clincher.
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    Real real nice tiger-stripe effect, congratulations again =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by agt View Post
    I have you to thank! I was planning to buy one at some point, but your threads kicked the plan into high gear. The sound clip you posted was the clincher.

    Now that you have one, do you completely love the tones that come out of it? It's so spanky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radrock View Post
    Now that you have one, do you completely love the tones that come out of it? It's so spanky.
    I totally agree. I love the bridge single coil. T-style tone, clear and biting, but never thin.

    And the #2 position on the selector switch is my favorite so far, especially with the neck pickup split. Spanky and funky for sure. Quacky/clucky also, but in a way that a HSS or SSS guitar can't quite do, so it adds something beyond my Silhouettes and Lukes.

    I'm still contemplating the Soul Driven pedal. My only hesitation is that I already have too many OD pedals. I am discovering that some pedals that I had taken off my pedalboard because they were not such a great match for the higher output pickups in my Majesties sound absolutely sublime with the Valentine. I'll have to explore that some more ...

    Another thing I love is the neck! Sort of like my Silhouette Specials, but maybe a little smaller. It feels a bit thinner front-to-back, but not as thin as the JP models. Perfect! And this is my first roasted neck, so that is also a source of amazement.

    I'm curious if other Valentine owners have kept the 11s or switched to a lighter gauge of strings. I played 11s almost exclusively for a couple of decades, so I am right at home with the 11s (except I put Cobalts on), but I enjoy 10s or 9s on some of my guitars. I may try Cobalt 10s at some point, but the Cobalt 11s sound like a great match thus far.
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    I put 10s on mine after a few weeks.

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