NGD, aimed high for my first.

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by DesolationBlvd, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. DesolationBlvd

    DesolationBlvd New Member

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    Made it out to Chuck Levin's yesterday. I tried the S2 Cu24 in pink crackle and it was a more than capable instrument. Easily on par with the Gibson Les Paul that was my previous number one. I liked the way the finish was textured.

    Then I asked about the 30th Anniversary Core Cu24 still sitting around. It really was a jump from the S2. While the S2 was nice and light, the Core felt lighter still. According to the site, it's 6.8 pounds - a welcome contrast to my previous latest guitar clocking in over 10 pounds. The Core sounded more alive even with the over-four-year-old dead strings vs. the S2's fresh strings.

    I realized I'd probably be pouring more money into the S2: black hardware and most likely the Metal pickups, if not sending it to the PTC for a Floyd. But I wouldn't change a thing about the Core model, so I stepped up to the Core model and didn't look back.

    It took a little time to get used to the pickups. My amps at home were set up for a Les Paul with an X2N, and the 85/15 set doesn't hit the amp with a brick of mids like the X2N does. But more importantly, the highs are there, to be sculpted away by the tone knob if necessary. Rarely with full-size humbuckers have I used the tone knob (it goes straight to mud). The neck profile fits me very well, especially standing and slung pretty low.

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  2. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Congrats, I think you made the best choice, she's a beauty, and sounds like a player.
     
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  3. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Heck yeah!!! That's a beauty for sure!!
     
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  4. BWV548

    BWV548 Custom Title

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    That looks like an awesome catch!!
     
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  5. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Outstanding! You’re gonna like way you sound. :cool:

    An X2N??!! That’s a pickup name I haven’t heard in a month of sundays. At one point, that was the the most powerful output pickup on the market, so it will be miles away from the control and clarity you’ll get out of the 85/15s. In fact, you may approach your amps differently getting the rest of your rig set to squeeze the best out of the CU24. It’ll be a fun adventure! Enjoy!
     
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  6. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Beautiful guitar! Congrats

    Great choice stepping up to the core, even though S2 are terrific too. You'll eventually get an S2 anyway .... ;)
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    That’s what I’m talkin’ about!!!!!
     
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  8. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    That's a great choice for your first one!
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Way to dive into the deep end! Congrats!
     
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  10. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Congrats! 85/15 are pretty sweet sounding
     
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  11. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

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    Atta boy!
     
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  12. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    An X2N in a Charvel was my choice years ago, real punchy. That’s a nice looking CU24.
     
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  13. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Well done!!
     
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  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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  15. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    That's a beauty.

    Congrats!!!!
     
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  16. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    There is a man who gets it! Congrats on a wise decision. :)
     
  17. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    She's a beauty
    Congrats
     
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  18. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Wow...nice. Congrats!!!
     
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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sweet as sweet!
     
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  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Great aim and right on target.
    Nice top, great colour, choice birds.
    Enjoy.
     
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