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PeteDuBaldo

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I have had a few emails asking about sound/playability so here it goes:

I brought in my y2d today and played the two side by side. I like the sound and feel of the PDN package more than the regular y2d. Why? The PDN seemed to have a clearer tone overall (most noticeable on the neck pickup) whereas on the original model the neck pickup was a bit loose on the bottom end. The bridge on the PDN was not quite as in-your-face with the high frequencies as the original, but the harmonics were available all over the place - I almost thought they strung it with cobalts! The feel of the neck with stainless frets made my jaw drop, and the PDN was so much lighter than my guitar that I didn't want to put it down. To be honest, I didn't think I would like it as much as I do but it was as if this guitar hit me between the eyes with a 2x4 and said "TAKE ME NOW"

If I had the cash this one would be coming home with me, even if it meant I would have to sell my first run y2d to make space for it.
 

roburado

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Pete's spot-on in describing the guitar's sound and playability. In comparing the PDN Y2D to the Darklord, which shouldn't be too much different from a regular Y2D, I think Pete's description holds true. There's a certain clarity, punch, and focus to the tone in comparison to the Darklord. It's definitely got a tighter sound.
 

Roubster

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That is amazing! Too bad I dont have cash this year for this guitar as well. I knew that these would be fantastic and predicted the tight and articulate tone of that wood combination. Personally that is my favorite combination of mahogany and maple neck.
 

Lou

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It's the mahogany. My Koa JP is very harmonicly rich as well.
 

joe web

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... I like the sound and feel of the PDN package more than the regular y2d. Why? The PDN seemed to have a clearer tone overall (most noticeable on the neck pickup) whereas on the original model the neck pickup was a bit loose on the bottom end. The bridge on the PDN was not quite as in-your-face with the high frequencies as the original, but the harmonics were available all over the place - I almost thought they strung it with cobalts! The feel of the neck with stainless frets made my jaw drop, and the PDN was so much lighter than my guitar that I didn't want to put it down....

you are 100% right, you wrote just down my thoughts about the regular vs. the PDN Y2D.
i think i need a second PDN...a hardtail Y2D would be the perfect match, but i know, you´re not allowed to ship overseas.
 

vTach120J

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Pete,

Thanks for the SSS SILO! Thank you for posting my NGD picture as well, I plan on posting my reflex Game Changer which by the way is unreal! I love the different tones of both guitars.

Thanks again!

Luis


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PeteDuBaldo

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Pete,

Thanks for the SSS SILO! Thank you for posting my NGD picture as well, I plan on posting my reflex Game Changer which by the way is unreal! I love the different tones of both guitars.

Thanks again!

Luis


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No problem Luis, thanks for the double-order!


I wonder who scored that one.........

Hmmm I wonder?

(I just can't get enough of this one so I'm posting another pic)
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guitarp77

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I spent some hours with my PDN yesterday, and it smokes. Absolutely killer.

The mahogany provides a deeper tone, and the neck is just INSANE. Roasted definitely is a life changing experience!

If all my guitars would be measured against the PDN, I´d be in serious trouble!
 
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