I really dig the green. I’ve had a Vela itch for far too long now, may need to scratch that this year after I finally settle on a 12 fret acoustic. The new Mahi Blue color they’re using on the S2’s this year is also pretty sweet!
It’s usually around this time of year they announce new colors (and limited edition special colors) so maybe something new is on the horizon (pun intended). That being said, I love my Golden Mesa - it’s a nice, warm gold color. I was bummed when I heard they were retiring it.
What kind of headphones are you using? My Helix sounds like garbage with a good pair of Beats, but sounds excellent with my Audio Technica studio monitors. I think you need something more flat and neutral sounding so you don’t add unnecessary color to the amps sound.
Fender pickups have that sort of “v” shape at the bottom of the bobbin where the connections are soldered, and the pickup cavities in the body are routed accordingly. SS pickups are just oval shaped and the body is routed that way as well. If the SE SS is the same, you’d need to do some minor...
I found the Ironman Mini (it’s actually quite large) to work incredibly well at shaving some decibels off. Going past half way in attenuation I found my amps lost some of their character and dynamics so I stick to my Helix if I need it quieter. The Ironman is also 8 ohms only if that factors in.
SEs are laminated with a block under the bridge, they won’t be affected like an acoustic in terms of having the bridge sink or the body crack. But any guitar, solid or otherwise, will exhibit adverse effects from prolonged exposure to very low or high humidity in terms of tuning stability or...
On two separate occasions I set out to buy a Custom Shop Strat. Now I have 2 silver sky’s. I thought the custom shops were nice, they just weren’t as good sounding/feeling for my tastes and obviously more expensive.
Always happy to hear about people enjoying them as much as I do!
A scarf joint is the strongest way to make an angled headstock, and there’s much less waste. Good enough for PRSh and John Mayer, good enough for me! Might not be pretty but who stares at the back of a headstock??