NGD Sx Hawk Mahogany P90

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  1. Partscaster

    Partscaster Well-Known Member

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    its got a power plant.
    It's cold fusion, I think.

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    Man, mahogany can be so beautiful. Is that a 2 piece body?
     
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    I bet fifty of us on this forum would have tried to buy one of those naturals had the Rondo picture been that good. I simply thought about it too long.
     
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    Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous!
     
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    click pic to enlarge, and look close at the uniform slanted grain that runs from one side to the other.
    I dont see a seam anywhere, end, front or back. There are some grain coloration changes, but that grain sweeps and curves around the edges.
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    pic of back looks like a seam might exist on lower bout edge. But it is just a darker grain line that runs sort of straight. It becomes a circular grain line around the edge.

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    Hog wild WOW
     
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    But then 49 of us would have been disappointed and kurt would of had 20 to 30 more returns than normal. I think kurt had it right. Advertise the average one. What he could have done was open them all pick the duds and bstock them. Post the pick of the nice average and post the few like this as a custom flame for 3 or $400
     
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    My pics are under a regular home light. In a poor lit room, one wouldnt notice the grain. But still, the shimmer of the flame is very nice when light hits it. Best part is its a great playing guitar. I had put alnico's in this one as with the rosewood versions. I have rotated Tyson Tone Lab p90s, Gibsonp90s, and Lollar p90s. One rosewood will go back to Tysons, and the other ..not sure which alnico. But I am going to reinstall the original SX p90s into the natural/maple cause its sounded so good for cleanish Hendrix type songs. Just a bit nicer than era correct singlecoil's.
     
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    That settles it. I need to get someone to make a few custom lefty tort pick guards for me.
    One, for my Liquid 2x P90 with JM trem.
    One for my SX Hawk.
    One for my Turser Pbass.
     
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    It is pink no longer...was a "fun" project back when I had far too much time to waste. Wish left it scorched like that though... 023bf82984fb75c94d90dda690630222.jpg

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    Mr Leyvatone, I am wondering if you've been able to compare the new sx p90's to your older p90's. I havent done enough comparison yet. My initial thoughts were that they werent as growly, but I need to do more and with different amp.
     
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    I think your suspicion is correct, but I need a bit more time to A/B them.
     
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    Love that color! I modified mine years ago to move the selector switch forward and freeing up room to move the knob away from the pickups a little more. Worked out great.
     
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    This thread has prompted some interesting commentary about control layout. And I've heard some creative solutions.

    I'm just someone who never really considers any layout to be in need of change.

    I've used this reference on the forum before...
    Watching the Rig Rundown on Mike Campbell's rig, the tech was asked a question relating to setup preference. He answered that Mike will play anything. Doesn't really care about string action, etc.

    I think I feel the same way about most aspects of a guitar. I have a preference for neck profile, but I'll gladly play just about any neck. I have a preference for a 2T 2V knob layout, but I'll play any layout and feel comfortable once underway. Furthermore, I've never had a control get in the way of my playing.

    But I promise I'm not questioning those who have a different experience. If something is in your way, by all means, find a solution.
     
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    Ok, here's an update after a week or two of ownership. I love it!!

    I ran through some typical setup tasks to get it to be more playable.
    • Nut smoothed, and lubed
    • Fret ends smoothed
    • Fretboard oiled
    • New strings
    • Removed string trees
    • Tightened tuners
    • Decked the trem
    It really plays well now. I skipped changing the saddles. These aren't hand shredders like those that came on my Furrian.

    I don't think the P90s sound quite as amazing as those on my Liquid, but they are plenty good to my ears.

    Here's a scrappy sound demo. I bucked convention and started with some dirty tones THEN clean it up.

    The dirt is OCD into amp. The clean tone is guitar into amp. But with a bit of amp dirt it's easy to get anything from sparkly clean to crunch with the volume knob.

     
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    Nice, Mr Leyvatone. Arent the rosewood necks really nice on those?
    Glad you like it.
     
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    Yes, the rosewood fretboard is really nice. Probably the best of the three SX necks I have.
     
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    Nice job! The guitar sounds great - looks very surf green in the video.
     
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