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    NuGD - Axis Trans Gold Quilted

    Hey guys. A while back I started GASing hard for an Axis. Caught this used at GC. Born October, 2000. Traded a MIA Sienna Strat towards the purchase cost. The strat was fine, but BP and company have more or less ruined me on other guitar brands

    Cleaned it and set it up last night. It really needed cleaning, but as you can see, it cleaned up nice.


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    2014 Majesty - Polar Noir
    2000 Axis - Trans Gold

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    Awesome top on that thing !

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    Looks killer!

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    Congrats. That quilt kind of reminds me of leopard spots. Very nice.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis Super Sport Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black
    A half-dozen pawn shop beaters no one cares about

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    That's a real looker!!! Congratulations... play the hell out of it!
    Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.

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    Congrats! Happy playing.
    I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it. EVH

    '14 GC HSHP
    '14 ASS Semi HHP - Black Cherry Burst
    '14 ASS Semi MM90 - Honey Burst
    '16 Axis - Trans Gold Quilt

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    Amazingly vivid. Well done.
    "Neander" Paul Marshall
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    EVH Signature: Born 9/21/92 - Trans Red Quilt w/ Matching HS
    EVH Signature: Born 1/06/93 - Trans Blue Quilt w/ Matching HS
    EVH Signature: Born 12/21/93 - Trans Purple Quilt w/ Faded HS
    Axis: Born 10/21/08 Natural Gloss Quilt w/ Maple HS

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    Congratulations and happy playing-time!!

    PS. Great floor combo =D

    JPXI Cardinal Red
    JP12 Cherry Sugar
    MAJESTY Polar Noir
    MAJESTY Glacial Frost (on order)
    MAJESTY Iced Crimson
    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso
    MONARCHY MAJESTY 7 Black Knight
    NOMAC MAJESTY #11 Timeworn Matte Silver

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    Nice Axis!

    2018 coming soon...
    2015 Luke III - BFR - Blackburst
    2014 Luke - BFR - Koa
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst with Sustainiac and Gravity Storm
    2013 Luke III - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky) with pink video game button kill switch
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    Gotten to know it over the past few days. Learned a few things.

    Even though I used the same gauge strings as my Majesty (10-46), the string tension is a light higher. Took me a bit to realize it was due to the non-floating trem. I had put enough tension on the Floyd so that it doesn't move with a full step bend. A full step moves the trem quite a bit on the Majesty. I'm also wondering if the locking nut has something to do with it. I might put it down to 9s with the next string change.

    The action is a bit high for my tastes. A quick search led me to the FAQ where it says neck shimming is normal to adjust the action down low. I'll be ordering some shims tomorrow.

    There were some tuning stability problems. Some pencil graphite in the saddles fixed that right up.

    Damn it sounds good.

    So far super happy with it.
    2014 Majesty - Polar Noir
    2000 Axis - Trans Gold

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