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NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M (New Pics added)

Postby Bredo » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:40 pm

EDIT: New Pics added in the last post, page two.

This is 100% flawless, and 100% as specced, and 100% as expected :mrgreen:

Kudos to Carvin (Kiesel/Carvin Guitars) again. 6 out of 6 :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

But let's start with the specs and some pictures:

ASH - Maple Neck/Swamp Ash Body
-CG - Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
GB - Grabber Blue
TN - Tung Oil Finish Back Of Neck (Natural Wood)
HH - Holdsworth 2+4 Headstock
-PH - Headstock To Match Body Finish (Standard)
MF - Maple Fingerboard (Tung-Oiled)
NIN - No Top Inlays - Side Dots Only
STJF - Stainless Jumbo Frets .055" H .110" W
-R14 - 14in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
-K12B - Kiesel K12B Direct-Mount Passive Bridge Pickup
-K12N - Kiesel K12N Direct-Mount Passive Neck Pickup
-400 - Black Pickups (Standard)
32 - Two Coil Splitting Switches
PDM - Direct Mount Pickups (No Mounting Bezels)
-CHR - Chrome Hardware (Standard)
-46 - Elixir 1046E Light Gauge .010 - .046 (Standard)
DSLS - Drop Shadow Silver Logo
SL - Dunlop Straplocks
ETR - Engraved Truss Rod Cover Black
Truss Rod Engraving:
Line 1: BM Grabber
SC10 - Black Ultimate Soft Guitar Case

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Some in doors, in bed :wink:
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At test in my home studio/editing suite:
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Ready for some REAL testing in my main Studio:
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And the Drop Shadow Silver Logo:
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My Grabber Blue Story:
I have been waiting for "This Kinda" Blue since......... forever.

My dad had a 1969 VW Bus in Grabber Blue (or very simular - close enough to get sued by Ford :Wink:). It may have been my "Hippie Dad's" big secret (24 in 1969 - I were 4) .
I think he really wanted a 1969 Grabber Blue Mustang. But to keep up the hippie image he painted the VW Bus in the same color as the 1996 Grabber Blue Mustang, and kept on dreaming behind the wheel....... More Peace and Love in the back of a VW Bus, I guess :mrgreen:

.... And with two screaming babies in the back of the VW Bus woke up soon enough to keep us on the road, he he :D

So this has been my fav color through my childhood, and later, Blue of different shades have always been my fav color.

I just had to have a Grabber Blue Carvin (or Kiesel of corse) :mrgreen:
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As for the KL12B/N PU's and stuff, I will return for more info, comparisons etc. But I 'll have to give it a great run through all my amps and stuff (busy days in my studio I guess :mrgreen:).

Enjoy for now :D
Last edited by Bredo on Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:58 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby robm66 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:14 am

That sure is a beauty!! :applause: The more Grabber Blue I see the more I'm digging it! You got winner for sure!!

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Postby silvergoat2k6 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:17 am

Grabber Blue is an awesome color, beautiful guitar Bredo. :applause:
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Postby rabihz24 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:48 am

The simpler it is, the better it is...
Beautiful color...Grats
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Postby ElfDude » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:12 am

Really looks great!
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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby Geddy » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:20 am

Ahhhhwwwwweeeeesssssssooooooommmmmmmeeeee!

You got it buddy! This is a very clean looking guitar, even the fret board has been wiped clean of any inlays but it's nicely decorated with lots of birds eye. The DC127 is a tone machine and I'm betting this one sounds crazy good with the new Kiesel's on it. I'm stoked for you Bredo, she is a beauty. This will definitely keep you motivated to pickup the guitar 4 or even 5 times a day ... you do have lots of amps to test it on :lol:

Happy NGD buddy.

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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby Garnoch » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:27 am

You got it!! Love that story too. Man, that looks beautiful, love the color especially against the light board. Congrats, man!

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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby FlyingV » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:39 am

So Clean 8)

BM Grabber?
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Re: re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby arahobob » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:59 am

FlyingV wrote:So Clean 8)

BM Grabber?


I assume it's for
Bredo
last name with an M
Grabber

Great looking guitar to add to your brood.
My only personal change would've been some cream and black zebras perhaps.

Congrats! I hope you have more time to play this one.
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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby rzbk777 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:01 am

Love it, congrats Bredo! :applause:

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Re: re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby Coda » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:37 am

arahobob wrote:
FlyingV wrote:So Clean 8)

BM Grabber?


I assume it's for
Bredo
last name with an M
Grabber


Birdseye Maple Grabber! (Even is the specs don't say so.) :wink:

Beautiful guitar you've got here, in all its glossy goodness. Enjoy!!!
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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby Bredo » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:35 am

BM = My intials yes :mrgreen:

Even though I ordered a plain maple fretboard, there are a nice amount of "eyes" in it. Just a bit plainer, as intended.

The guitar is 100% top notch, have the playability like a Carvin always has, and are of known Kiesel/Carvin quality.

I will make a PU description/review in a seperate thread. But in short:
Through some amps it surprised me on the positive side, and through some amps it plain out dissapoined me. I will come back with a list of Amps vs KL12B/N's, how I do think they work (or not).
I have about 10 different amps in my studio right now (not all mine), and will have access to a couple more when/if I need it.

Thanks guys, for kind words :D
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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby BigBaldIan » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:58 am

Very clean indeed and glad to hear that you're dialling in some good tones after your initial disappointment with the K12.

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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby Mooseboy » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:51 pm

Gorgeous guitar! :applause: :applause: :applause:

And just so's you knows, "BM Grabber" would mean something totally different here in the states, BM being short for "Bowel Movement" :mrgreen:

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Postby dach » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:32 pm

There is not a dam thing I don't like about that guitar. I do hope the pups match the guitar in expectations. After reading your story I thought the BM might stand for Blue Mustang. And thanks to Moose for ruining the moment. :lol:

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Postby Bredo » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:39 pm

dach wrote:There is not a dam thing I don't like about that guitar. I do hope the pups match the guitar in expectations. After reading your story I thought the BM might stand for Blue Mustang. And thanks to Moose for ruining the moment. :lol:

Thanks, and yes, I have also had that Blue Mustang in mind.
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Postby Bredo » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:45 pm

Mooseboy wrote:Gorgeous guitar! :applause: :applause: :applause:

And just so's you knows, "BM Grabber" would mean something totally different here in the states, BM being short for "Bowel Movement" :mrgreen:

Thanks Moose :mrgreen:

I actually "saw" my self in a Big Masculine Grabber digging in the "dirt" :mrgreen:
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Postby Bredo » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:11 pm

BigBaldIan wrote:Very clean indeed and glad to hear that you're dialling in some good tones after your initial disappointment with the K12.

Well before starting to dial in some tones, I had to do two things:
Lower the PU's more than any other PU I ever had. So do NOT be afraid to lower it to much.

And on all amps I have tried so far, I have backed off the presence control more than I am used to with any other PU.

I will investigate some more, but for now it seems to work best in either clean (to some breakup) on Fender, Vox/Matchless type amps. Or in "All In" high gain setting/amps like the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier (actually close to very good).

I have so far not liked it with Marshall type amps (a JCM800 50w reverb model ++). My biggest dissapointment, as these kinds of amps are my "land" (70's-80's Rock'n'Metal).

But I am used to deliver guitar sounds to clients in every style and sound, so the KL12B will definitively add "something" to my PU/sound arsenal.
The neck KL12N PU, well.......... I do think is as mediocre as can be. This seems to only work in clean settings no matter the amp IMO.

I will keep them in there for now, but I have a set of M22SD/M22V (in cream) to put in there if I so need.

PS. Strangely enough the KL12B is working the best with one of Avid's own amp models in the Eleven Rack (DC Modern 800), go figure, as this is supposed to be in the Marshall land.
Both direct, and through a poweramp and a 4x12 cab (Legacy V30's).

Well enjoy the pis for now, and I will return with some PU vs Amp findings later (in a seperate thread).
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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby toejam » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:11 am

Congrats, Bredo! That color is great. 8)
I think BM stands for Blue Mist, because that's the color you're really wanting next! :mrgreen:

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re: NGD - Grabber Blue DC127M

Postby arellanon » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:59 am

I freaking love your new axe Bredo!

The Grabber Blue really is an awesome color! Can't wait for my Ultra V (due on 30 June).

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