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NGD: 2020 Bourbon Burst R8

GazzaBloom

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Arrived a couple of days ago, a 2020 Bouron Burst R8. Quite flamey for an R8 with some mineral streaks, just a whisker over 9lbs.

Last R8 I had was a 2016 so the unpotted Custombuckers sound more lively and open, the narrow tall frets feel nice, I think I prefer them to med/jumbo. What's with the new wiring harness? The tone control doesn't; do much 10-5 then kicks in all of a sudden?

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Midnight Blues

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Beautiful! Congrats, HNGD
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and play her in good health!
 

Trans-Am

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Sweet & Congrats! I see your arsenal is well covered. Where's the Drum and Bass? lol!:ROFLMAO:
 

dman_vegas

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I love it. I too have a '58 which does not have an interesting top like yours. Mineral streaks add to the look for sure. Enjoy!
 

STC

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Oh that is nice! Congratulations!

What do amp do you run through, any issues with unpotted pickups? Just curious - only heard good things about the unpotted custombuckers.
 

El Gringo

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Oh that is nice! Congratulations!

What do amp do you run through, any issues with unpotted pickups? Just curious - only heard good things about the unpotted custombuckers.
Looks like a Mesa Boogie V ? from the photo posted above .
 
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GazzaBloom

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Looks like a Mesa Boogie V ? from the photo posted above .
Yep, Mesa Boogie Mark V 35. The unpotted Custombuckers sound very good, more open sounding than the potted ones I had in a 2016 R8, but still fat and snarly through the drive channel when required, the wiring harness/pots work nicely with the pickups, the pots have a different taper to the 2016 model.

One of my favourite tones is through the clean channel of the Boogie with a bit of King Tone Duellist (Heavy Hand side) for a nice bluesy light breakup on the neck pickup, that PAF hollow scoopy sound really comes through. I switch to the bridge pickup and channel 2 Mark IV mode with gain at 10:00 o clock and it's a very solid classic rock roar.
 
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