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    NGD: Reflex HH hardtail

    Over the weekend I picked up a used Reflex HH hardtail piezo with Game Changer circuit.
    I thought it would be great to have a hard tail guitar with those great sounding Axis pickups. And the body on this one is apparently chambered, with a mahogany tone block.
    There are quite a few pickup switching options, and none of them sounded bad. Some sounded great for glassy clean tones. It has a piezo pickup too, which can be combined with the magnetic pickups. I want to check out the clean tones I can get from combining the two.

    Of course, I'm looking forward to cranking the bridge humbucker into an overdriven amp.


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    Last edited by wannarock8; 06-29-2021 at 04:31 PM.
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    2016 Reflex HH hard tail piezo with Game Changer

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    Nice congrats!!! Hope you got a good deal.

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    Hey, these are always onmy "don't know if I might like em" -list. How does it compare to your Axis's, in terms of playability, size and - of course - the neck?
    2001 Axis Sport HH hardtail maple fretboard burnt apple
    2001 Axis SuperSport HH hardtail maple fretboard translucent gold
    1997 Axis Sport HSS hardtail maple fretboard translucent red (Pro Track in neck and Injector Neck in middle)
    2002 AL MM90 hardtail maple fretboard honeyburst converted to AL 2H (black Dimarzio Customs) *SOLD*

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    Quote Originally Posted by headcrash View Post
    How does it compare to your Axis's, in terms of playability, size and - of course - the neck?
    The body is about the same. Only the lower bout is really different, with the Reflex being more rounded and therefore extending a little lower than the Axis. I mean I held the Axis in front of the Reflex and could see a little of the lower bout where the back strap button is sticking out behind the Axis' lower bout.

    The Reflex's action is nice and low and the neck is very comfortable to play. I think players who find the string spacing on the Axis too tight and the neck too slim would like the Reflex. The Reflex feels like the neck is a little wider and the strings are spaced a little further apart. The Reflex neck feels like a wide/flat profile, though not flat like an 80s shredder guitar, whereas the Axis neck feels like it has a slight V contour.
    Bongo fretless in firemist purple
    September 2020 BFR Bongo 5 string in satin honey burst
    2006 Axis Super Sport in honey burst
    2015 Axis Super Sport semi hollow in honey burst
    Y2D PDN
    JP16
    2016 Reflex HH hard tail piezo with Game Changer

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    Fabulous guitar! Well done!
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    Big congrats!!!
    "If you bend a string and you don't make a face; it's like eating food without tasting it." - Paul Gilbert

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannarock8 View Post
    The body is about the same. Only the lower bout is really different, with the Reflex being more rounded and therefore extending a little lower than the Axis. I mean I held the Axis in front of the Reflex and could see a little of the lower bout where the back strap button is sticking out behind the Axis' lower bout.

    The Reflex's action is nice and low and the neck is very comfortable to play. I think players who find the string spacing on the Axis too tight and the neck too slim would like the Reflex. The Reflex feels like the neck is a little wider and the strings are spaced a little further apart. The Reflex neck feels like a wide/flat profile, though not flat like an 80s shredder guitar, whereas the Axis neck feels like it has a slight V contour.
    Thanks for the description!
    Hmmm... recently sold my beloved Albert Lee, which I hardly played the over last 8 .. 10 years because I'm kinda spoiled by the Axis neck. The AL neck to me feels like you are describing the Reflex's neck...
    2001 Axis Sport HH hardtail maple fretboard burnt apple
    2001 Axis SuperSport HH hardtail maple fretboard translucent gold
    1997 Axis Sport HSS hardtail maple fretboard translucent red (Pro Track in neck and Injector Neck in middle)
    2002 AL MM90 hardtail maple fretboard honeyburst converted to AL 2H (black Dimarzio Customs) *SOLD*

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