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Charvel / EVH advice wanted
#1
At some point, I've wanted my own Frankenstein, though with a neck pickup. Not for the purpose of covering VH tunes, but to have that tone recipe as a starting point to play with on my own music and see where it leads.

The EVH striped series are about $899 new - I have considered getting the black/white one with the pickguard and routing/modifying to add a neck PU.

Right now someone over at the Trading Post is selling an MIM Charvel HH for $550 that looks pretty clean. The post talks about there being an MIJ version of the same. The current Charvels are $899 new - same price as an EVH stripe, but already with a neck pickup routed.

Yeah, I can read up on specs to compare, but it's not helping me figure out the best option. I'd much rather hear any hands on experience you have with either of these guitars, or what specific guitar and configuration you would suggest if you wanted a Frankenstein shredstick to mess around with at about that same price point.

Thanks.

Everyone should be armed ...until nobody has guns.
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#2
Wish i could help ya. For those dollars i would just go buy 3 or so toothpaste logo era charvels. That doesn't help much HA!
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(01-04-2015, 05:40 AM)kinnikuman Wrote: Wish i could help ya. For those dollars i would just go buy 3 or so toothpaste logo era charvels. That doesn't help much HA!

...and maybe that is the answer. That kind of feedback is what I need - what options should I look into if I wanted a Frankenstein-ish shredstick on hand.

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(01-04-2015, 09:10 AM)darthphineas Wrote: The deal with a Frankenstein is that it's a mutt. You can make it from whatever or turn most anything into one.

this.
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#5
Yeah i like doing that. I love modding guitars but more so with timber than fucking electronics. FUCK.

I really wish one of you guys had the smarts to know this is almighty shredness at its best.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/90s-Shadow-S120-...43d59246e2

The quality of that thing is easily on par with a j custom. Look at that fretboard for one.
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#6
Last time I heard, the striped series was being made by the same people that make the MIM Charvels. That could be BS, as I can't remember where I heard that.
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