I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by countertext » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:15 pm

Maggieo wrote:I love Klaus.
I liked his work with Iggy on Venture Bros.
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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by mekhem » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:41 pm

boomlights wrote:
I hope this offer is good thru Smarch (edit: nope, it isn't).
On a pre-order item you dont pay until it ships if that helps.

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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by cbrown » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:50 pm

What do you get if you cross Klaus Nomi, Astroboy and a drum kit?

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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by MrLambyLamb » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:13 pm

This thing looks like a retro futurist reinterpretation of the MM Armada.

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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by boomlights » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:51 am

mekhem wrote:
boomlights wrote:
I hope this offer is good thru Smarch (edit: nope, it isn't).
On a pre-order item you dont pay until it ships if that helps.
I'll probably call & haggle as much as I can around the actual date (I'm superstitious that way), but that's nice to know! MF has been pretty good to me in the past & on the phone, so fingers crossed 'till then.
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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by scottT » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:50 pm

Rumors are that a St. Vincent bass is coming (hopefully this NAMM?). It's said to be a short scale.

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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by stevejamsecono » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:58 pm

I got to play the Sterling version of this one at GC last night, and WOW. Those minihumbuckers rip! Nice and bright but still plenty bitey. Still think they could have tried a little harder on the headstock (I could see it with a Parker Fly style headstock and that working out nicely...), but all in all it's a swell instrument and quite fun to play.
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Post by eskmsaul » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:32 pm

I also tried one at GC the other day and it may very well be the comfiest electric guitar out there.
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Post by tribi9 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:23 pm

Hard pass.
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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by mackerelmint » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:55 pm

Just checking in to groan about Klaus Nomi again. Since last time, I learned that he totally bit his steez from an outfit David Bowie wore once, so... back to the rock ouvre, I guess.
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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by scottT » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:37 pm

She nicknamed the white model "The Thin White Duke".

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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:38 am

I bought one of these a few months after their release (the blue one) and damn it's a great guitar. The neck is particularly excellent, narrower board than I'd generally opt for but doesn't seem cramped, the profile is substantial enough but not overly so to feel very comfortable however I'm playing it, and the rosewood is just so smooth. I've generally described the body shape as 2 imperial star destroyers colliding and as a whole package it really works for me aesthetically. It's also a very comfortable guitar to play for me as a long armed, long fingered, 6'2" ~200lb. dude, both ergonomically and aesthetically. The Dimarzio minihums work really well, they're a bit darker than I usually shoot for, but they have a goldilocks zone output level for me, good articulation, and really nice character to them, and the switching options provide a pretty nice range of sounds I don't have in any of the other guitars.

The 2 negatives on this guitar for me are the sorta restricted upper fret access from the straight/reverse angle lower cut (really the only practical complaint I've got w/ it) and I'd prefer a different set of inlays (they don't look bad necessarily, just think I would prefer straight up dots/bars). I guess the smurf hat headstock isn't my favorite either, but it seems to serve some practical purpose in keeping the balance good and the string pulls are pretty straight over the nut.

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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by scottT » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:26 am

Sid Nitzerglobin wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:38 am
I guess the smurf hat headstock isn't my favorite either, but it seems to serve some practical purpose in keeping the balance good and the string pulls are pretty straight over the nut.
The now discontinued "Big Al" bass (and the Bongo) demonstrates Ernie Ball's willingness to push the envelope design-wise. The retro-futurist Jetsons like body of the Big Al always jarred a little with the 3-1 headstock IMO. Visually, the St. Vincent might have benefited from a more integrated design but it's still a great original looking guitar.

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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by tribi9 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:38 pm

scottT wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:26 am
but it's still a great original looking guitar.
Nah, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: I like this! St. VIncent EB MM Guitar

Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:02 pm

And it is beautiful when beheld... ;D

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