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Adrian Smith SDX review
By: Sharkroy from Tucson, Arizona      Submitted: 11/26/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Better quality than expected at this price point, made in India. Fit was good everywhere and no issues with electronics. Great neck feel (rolled edges, natural oil finish, 1 piece Maple) General Your general opinion of this product. This was a great buy at the Dent & Scratch price ($389) and after long inspection, I could not find a flaw anywhere (except possibly in fret box #1 where the finish of the neck, next to where the FR nut is, is not completed sanded/smooth). The Basswood is a bit lighter than my Alder body strat, but still feels weighty enough for good tone (especially after a pick-up Upgrade). On par with the nicer level Squire strats like the Classic Vibe series. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Pick-ups sufficient and in-line with this price point, and would probably serve the casual player well. However, I feel this is a must-need area of upgrade for gigging, and will be installing a real Dimarzio SD first thing. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Snow White paint is really bright and the paint finish was outstanding, with no flaws what so ever (and this is even a "Dent & Scratch" version) The pick guard showed signs of strumming on the protective plastic wrap, possibly from the factory QC check? However, once it is pealed off, the pick guard was perfect/new underneath as expected.
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By: Martin Tykesson from Bjuv, Skåne, Sweden      Submitted: 8/21/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? It both sounds, plays and look great. A real bargain. Everything seems to be well put together and no compromises. General Your general opinion of this product. Amazing. I though I had to send it to a guitar tech to get it setup they way I like it and maybe change some pickups and FR. But I'm amazed how good these puppies sound. Better than my real strats and the sound fits together. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? I think you can have it all. The tone control really makes a big difference to getting the sound. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? No dings or nothing. Perfect.
Great Guitar for the price
By: Vegas House from Las Vegas, NV      Submitted: 7/20/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? the neck was perfect out of the box...had to lower the strings a bit and one of the neck bolts needed a small tightening General Your general opinion of this product. Great guitar for the price. 'San Dimas' style wide neck and the humbucker looks and sounds like a Dimarzio Super Distortion Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Pickups sound great and this guitar has a perfect amount of bite and dark growl for hard rock and metal with the humbucker...and I was getting floyd-esque tones with the middle single coil Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Paint job and color sceme are perfect and it looks like I paid 3 times as much for this guitar
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