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Offline redheadrocker21

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« on: December 30, 2009, 10:00:01 AM »
Well... I dont have the pictures yet, but I just got the guitar this morning. This guitar is the best I have ever had. I've only had one other guitar, and it sucked. But this guitar is amazing. Everything everyone else said. Had the SL and UL pickups and I just LOVE the VCC(Vice contour control) I dont know much about the Buzz Fieten Tuners yet, because I've only had this bad boy for about two hours, are they good guys? I've been playing it for the last hour and 30 mins, hard to stop playing with it. The guitar has a sweeeeet honeyburst maple top, and it is just beautiful. I haven't found any flaws with this guitar, but I'll get back to you guys on this bad boy to let you all know if there are. The action is GREAT. no buzzing either. just out of the box, I tuned it up, and it sounds great. I still can't get over how awesome this thing is. looks great, sounds great, and has everything you can imagine. I play some Blink 182, AC/DC, Van Halen(Eddie, of course my favorite guitarist EVER), The Eagles, Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, and this guitar sounds great with any other band. Classical i great, jazz sounds AMAZAZING, rock is AWESOME, and metal sounds good, but never really played much metal on this thing. All around great guitar, perfect for me. Highly reccomended.

Got this bad boy from Amazon for the best price ever. It was brand new though. sometimes they give good deals secretly, so look out for em. Comes with a pretty heavily padded case, but it is not hardshell.

Sorry I coudlnt get pictures in yet, still messin with it

the thirteen year old american rocking kid

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 10:26:30 AM »
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Originally posted by redheadrocker21

I dont know much about the Buzz Fieten Tuners yet


Ahhh! A new guitar in the hands - nothing like it. Happy for you.[8D]

The Feiten tuning system is not the tuners. It's an approach that adjusts the tuning up and down the fretboard by introducing a shelf nut that brings the nut slightly closer to the bridge. There's lots of debate on this forum about whether it represents a real improvement or is more of a gimmick. Lots of opinions on both sides.

Anyway, more to the point, the WI45 is a really playable guitar. Have a ball rockin' her out. Awaiting pics - want to see that honey finish.[:p]

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 10:29:17 AM »
Good for you, sounds like you'll be having a blast with your new guitar.

As for the buzz feiten, it's not the tuners, it's the location of the nut. The over all scale length between the ridge of the nut and the saddle is SLIGHTLY different than standard. This is done by EITHER using a compensated nut (fits into the standard nut slot, has a little shelf to adjust scale length), OR they simply mill the slot at the appropriate location, which is the case with your guitar. Cosmetically, it looks no different than any other standard guitar/nut (except for the sticker on the back of the headstock). What this means to you (theoretically) is that it is easier to get proper intonation all over the guitar, all of the time. There is debate as to how effective it is, but that's the plan. I have it on my Idol, I also own an HB, same scale length, no Buzz Feiten, and I cannot tell the difference. But that's me.

Play the snot out of it, dude. Shoot a few pics when you get the chance. I, for one, haven't seen the color you're talking about and I'd like to.

Sure is good to see some young guns looking to play some of the classics.

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 10:31:22 AM »
HA! Chris, you snuck one in on me!
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 10:48:42 AM »
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Originally posted by cedwards

quote:
Originally posted by redheadrocker21

I dont know much about the Buzz Fieten Tuners yet


Ahhh! A new guitar in the hands - nothing like it. Happy for you.[8D]





There is NOTHING like a new guitar, you got that right. gotta love a new guitar, that is as awesome as the MI45. got that bad boy in the mid 300s, and i still cant beleive that deal i got. I still cant beleive that thing is mine.

I look at it, in its stand, and think jeez, what a wonderful guitar
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 11:30:18 AM »
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Originally posted by cedwards

quote:
Originally posted by redheadrocker21

I dont know much about the Buzz Fieten Tuners yet


It's an approach that adjusts the tuning up and down the fretboard by introducing a shelf nut that brings the nut slightly closer to the bridge.



Chris, does your WI-45 have a shelf nut? I understood that that was used only for retrofitting a standard guitar. My Idol does not have such a nut.

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 04:32:08 PM »
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quote:
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Originally posted by redheadrocker21

I dont know much about the Buzz Fieten Tuners yet


Chris, does your WI-45 have a shelf nut? I understood that that was used only for retrofitting a standard guitar. My Idol does not have such a nut.



Well, if the nut is the same as in the picture, then yes.
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 05:25:06 PM »
That's what I suspected. That picture shows a standard ol' nut, but the location is different than that of a regular guitar.

This is a blurb from the Buzz Feiten site:

Nut - Electric and Acoustic
Since the instrument has been built with the BFTS, the nut will have been positioned by the manufacturer according to the BFTS specifications and will look exactly like a standard nut for that model of instrument: bone, plastic, GraphTech Tusq, locking nut, roller nut, zero fret, etc. Note that our Lightning Bolt logo is not included on the nut since this is only used on our Retrofit Shelf Nuts.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009, 07:38:16 PM »
wow, I've got some guitar learning to catch on to, I understood most of that :)Thanks man
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009, 11:20:26 PM »
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Chris, does your WI-45 have a shelf nut? I understood that that was used only for retrofitting a standard guitar. My Idol does not have such a nut.


Correct. My WI45 does not have a shelf nut either. I over-generalized in my comment and I agree with what you say.



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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 11:22:19 PM »
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HA! Chris, you snuck one in on me!


ZOOM! On vacation - lots of time on my hands.[:)][:)]

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