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    Cool NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2018-4

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    Welcome to Day 4 of my annual New Year's New Guitar Days (NYNGD)!

    Thanks for the kind words and comments on yesterday's NYNGD #2018-3!

    Many of you have heard that the Majesty has been a gamechanger (pardon the pun) for me. I particularly like the Artisans with their translucent matte finishes. This particular Majesty Artisan, finished in Nero (trans black) is another outstanding example, and probably the best sounding and best playing of all my Majesties. It stays in perfect tune no matter how crazy you get -- I think that's a combination of me perfecting how to set these up (nut sauce in the nut slots) and just the mojo of this guitar.

    An interesting side note: these Artisans are miserable to photograph. I think something about the matte finish messes with light, as I photographed this guitar with all eight white balance settings on my camera and they ALL came out purple. Required a lot of tweaking in Photoshop to get the color close to the real thing, which is a black-ish brown.

    This guitar has been played live and delivered the goods, but hasn't been recorded yet in the studio. I'm considering an experiment: what do you guys thing about swapping the stock DiMarzio Illuminator pickups for Axis/EVH pickups, because sometimes I feel like the Majesty is too hot for what I'm going for. Thoughts? Anybody done this?

    I'll be back tomorrow with another NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Day! Thanks for looking everyone!
















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    (The back story in case you're new to my NYNGD: For the past couple of years I've done a fun thing that most of you I think enjoyed, and I thought I would do it again this year. Every year, I am a slacker about keeping my Guitar Gallery up to date... So, as a fun holiday thing, let's launch a guitar in the Guitar Gallery each day leading up to New Years Eve! In the past I've received PM's about my collection and whether I play all of these guitars. The same question came up during my NYNGD posts a few years ago and my answer was pretty detailed and well thought-out, so please check it out here!)

    (Also, in case anybody gets any funny ideas -- these guitars are not at my house. They are all in my very secure and alarmed studio facility. I usually only have two guitars floating around the house...)


    Last edited by dibart77; 02-24-2019 at 09:45 PM.

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    I'm really enjoying my Majesty, and you are right - the Nero is almost impossible to photograph without editing. Nice axe, and great job on the photos!
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    Another stellar guitar. If you do swap out those pickups, please let us know how that works out. That is the only think I don't like about my Majesty - those pups are just too hot for my tastes and don't seem to do clean well.

    Awesome job on the photography!!!
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)

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    Another nice one Jeff , plus you did fantastic job ( as usual I must say ) capturing this beauty - those matte finishes are PITA to photograph .
    Ex-guitar player .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeller View Post
    Another stellar guitar. If you do swap out those pickups, please let us know how that works out. That is the only think I don't like about my Majesty - those pups are just too hot for my tastes and don't seem to do clean well.

    Awesome job on the photography!!!
    I don't really notice an issue with clean tones from my Majesties. Maybe that's because the clean channel on my amp has a ton of head room.

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    EBMM Artisan Majesty 7 Nero
    EBMM Majesty 6 Arctic Dream
    EBMM Monarchy Majesty 6 Imperial Blue
    EBMM JP6 BFR Solar Burst
    EBMM JP16 6
    EBMM Cutlass SSS Turquoise
    Taylor 414CE
    Mesa Boogie JP2C

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    Hello all! It has been some time since I posted. But I happened to wander in to a local shop the other day and found a sbmm sunburst silo 3. I had been looking online at the ebmm ones and at first glance that is what I thought it was. When I asked the owner of the store the cost, I was floored. Had to plug it in and try it out. After leaving the store I went home got about an hour and couldn’t stand it. Had to go back to the store. I played the sunburst and the black version and chose the sunburst, which just seemed to have a better tone. And while I did not think I would enjoy the Jatoba fretboard over the maple on the black version, I do. It is very dense.

    For anyone on the fence about these, jump off and buy one! I have an ebmm jp6 bfr koa and a sterling 4h. (USA). While this silo3 is not at the level of my bfr, it is completely a “part of that family”. Very decent tones from the stock pickups, although I will eventually go to Dimarzio to get closer still to the ebmm version. Do not miss this line of guitars, definitely plays like a guitar from a much higher price point!

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    Awesome Majesty!
    EBMM - AL MM90 White
    EBMM - AL HH Black Sugar Roasted Maple
    EBMM - Armada Black flamed
    EBMM - JP7 White
    EBMM - Cutlass Vintage Turquoise
    EBMM - Stingray Starry Night

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    wow, that's a gorgeous finish!
    do you have a Majesty 7-string as well?
    my website - free licks - some of my music

    I offer online guitar lessons on Skype in different styles. Send me a PM if interested.

    my 1st EP 'Sonic Sketches' is out now (instrumental prog metal)

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    Lovely, I dig the color
    EVH Hardtail Red 1995
    Axis Sport SSS Trem Transparent Purple 1998
    Axis Sport MM90 Trem Transparent Orange 1999
    Axis SS Hardtail Piezo Honeyburst 2007
    Albert Lee MM90 Hardtail Dargie Delight 2007
    Bongo 4HH Stealth 2007
    BFR 25th Anniversary Venetian Red burst 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santuzzo View Post
    wow, that's a gorgeous finish!
    do you have a Majesty 7-string as well?
    Perhaps..........

    Maybe you'll need to wait a few days for the answer!



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    Quote Originally Posted by dibart77 View Post
    Perhaps..........

    Maybe you'll need to wait a few days for the answer!
    I take that as a YES , and I'm looking forward to seeing it
    my website - free licks - some of my music

    I offer online guitar lessons on Skype in different styles. Send me a PM if interested.

    my 1st EP 'Sonic Sketches' is out now (instrumental prog metal)

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