DOUBLE NGD: VADER 8 STRINGS [treated boards, pic heavy]

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DOUBLE NGD: VADER 8 STRINGS [treated boards, pic heavy]

Postby LabyrinthShredder » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:34 pm

Hello fellow Carvin/Kieselites and welcome to my NGD post! This is an extra special NGD post for me since the other guitarist in my band and I both decided to order Vader 8 strings. We ordered them an hour apart and patiently waited. His took 10 weeks and mine took 11 and it was worth every minute of the wait. Both of our Vaders are the best sounding, looking and playing guitars we've ever touched (this includes guitars at NAMM that were between 4 and 8 grand). They got every option correct, even with all my extra customizations. This guitar even blows away my other Carvins (shh, don't let them hear me say that! :mrgreen:). Fully exceeded our expectations and then some.

I got a custom set of Lundgren M8 pickups from Sweden to have installed in my Vader at the factory. The sound is monstrous!!! My bandmate got the Kiesel lithium pickups and they sound huge too! The lithiums are warmer sounding, while the Lundgrens have more power and punch; so blended together the tone is insanely heavy (and more importantly... clear, dynamic and articulate!). This is my new main guitar and I feel like I've been waiting for this one all my life. That "never have to buy another guitar" feeling; I have the ultimate guitar for my taste and playing style. It's been pushing me further creatively too, the sound and playability allow me to do things that weren't possible on my other guitars. Exciting things are happening! :applause: :applause: :applause:

Here are the options for my Vader 8:

V8 - Vader 8 String Headless Guitar
MA - Maple Neck/Alder Body
FDK - Deep Black over Flame
CS - Satin Matte Finish
CMB - Chambered Body
FMF - Flamed Maple Fingerboard
/GD - Black Stain Treated Board
/GD - Painted Black Sides of Board w/White Side Dots
THNN - Thinner Neck Profile
STJF - Stainless Steel Jumbo Frets
AB - Abalone Block Inlays
UCP - Customer's Pickups (Lundgren M8 set)
UCS - Customer's Strings (.11 - .80 tuned down 1 and 1/2 steps)
BC - Black Hardware
DSLS - Drop Shadow Logo Silver
AK - Metal Knobs With Abalone Inlays
SL - Straplocks by Dunlop
SC9 - Ultimate Soft Case

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Painted sides of treated board with white dot inlays (they did a fantastic job!):

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My bandmate Sean's Aquaburst Vader 8:

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Both Vaders:

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A massive THANK YOU to Jeff and Mark Kiesel, our sales guy Steve Schisler, Lundgren Pickups, and the whole team at Kiesel/Carvin for making these guitars happen for us. My band Increate will be reppin' Kiesel onstage next month with Arkaik, Psycroptic, The Kennedy Veil, Ovid's Withering, Disentomb and a few other technical death metal bands. It will be incredible to shred with these new Vader guitars!! Thank you!!!

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Postby dan2619 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:48 pm

Pretty cool guitars. That's gonna look sick on stage with both of you playing the same model.

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Postby truedog » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:55 pm

Sweet. Congrats to both of you! Those are quite a pair and will indeed, look and sound great on stage together.
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Postby Speakerdad » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:15 pm

In-freaking-credible! Be sure and post some pics from the gig next month.
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Postby Coda » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:17 pm

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Postby LabyrinthShredder » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:30 pm

Thanks for the cool comments everyone!! Always great to share the NGD love with my Carvin/Kieselite brothers!

We'll definitely have to get some pics of these guitars in action at the show next month. We'll also be starting work on some new videos and recordings too. Amazing how a great guitar like this enhances everything from playing live to studio work and everything in between. :mrgreen:

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Postby colossal » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:41 pm

Wow, those are just sick. I have to say I think yours is one of the nicest V8s I have seen. I am just disgusted at the sickness. Love the options. The inlays really set off the treated fretboard. I am not a huge fan of satin finish but I think it works exceptionally well here. It softens the transition between the flame top and body and just looks great. I bet that thing plays and sounds like a beast.

Congratulations dude! I :applause: and :drool: for your good fortune!

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Postby Nlelith » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:33 am

Two absolutely beautiful beasts! Congrats! :)

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Postby gumbynotpokey » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:29 am

colossal wrote:I am just disgusted at the sickness. Love the options.


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Postby X-Mann » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:37 am

LabyrinthShredder wrote:This is my new main guitar and I feel like I've been waiting for this one all my life. That "never have to buy another guitar" feeling; I have the ultimate guitar for my taste and playing style. It's been pushing me further creatively too, the sound and playability allow me to do things that weren't possible on my other guitars. Exciting things are happening! :applause: :applause: :applause:

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1st off, congrats to an amazing NGD Dustin! 8)

2nd, A+++ on this build & all your mods on it too! :applause:

3rd, I just love & totally understand your statement up above here! I still love each of my Carvin builds & they are all just amazing, but sometimes a certain model can really speak to you as a player! It feels as if they designed this model just for you & it will not only play better then your other builds, it will inspire you to write more, record more & perform better than anything you've owned before this! :wink:

I'm really looking forward to the new music that you create with this Epic 8-String of Dark Flamed Vadar awesomeness!

This picture (& the background) is my favorite & might become MY new screen saver too! :shock:

Congrats to you & again, Happy NVD! Tim

PS - Where were these pictures taken at? This is a very cool loft/house or whatever! 8)

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Postby toolmanny » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:04 am

Those are soo cool! Lots of jealousy here... :applause:
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Postby Garnoch » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:05 am

What a killer NGD post! Love all the pictures and those two are so hot. Man, I love satin. Congrats to you and your buddy, LabyrinthShredder!

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Postby Geddy » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:51 am

I need two smokes after that expose'!!! Incredible pair and I love the specs of both. Lots of fabulous pictures too! I really like the abalone blocks on the treated board. I also really like the natural finish on the edge of the fretboard of your buddies guitar. You both scored incredible flamed tops. This is a huge win for you both and especially for your band, look out ... Increate is coming for ya.

Dustin, I loved your review of the two pickup sets and the combined effect of the two. This is an angle not necessarily considered by all of us, but certainly important. Thanks Bro.

Congrats to both of you and happy NGD's.

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Postby Catman10 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:36 am

Amazing!! :applause:

Congrats to you and your band mate! Both of them came out looking great. Great to hear that you're happy with your new Vader. Seeing these beautiful Vaders makes me wish Carvin/Kiesel would make a headless bass model even more!

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Postby dbone » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:41 am

They both look amazing!
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Postby Organic » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:41 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby ted » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:51 pm

Super congrats, Labyrinth Shredder! Those both look awesome. I've been thinking of doing a matte finish California Burst( most likely in Aquaburst )Vader 7-- and your buddy's looks a lot like what I've been imagining.

You guys both got great looking flames on your tops. I think it's gonna be cool to have two guitarists with the same model in different finishes, onstage together.

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Postby toejam » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:29 pm

Both are amazing! Congrats. :applause:

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Postby rzbk777 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:50 am

Both look killer! Congrats to you both!

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Postby jfo3000 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:01 pm

Those two together will be amazing on stage!

Black over flame is one of my favorite finishes, and that flame is way cool.

This is a seriously great NGD! Congratulations to you and your bandmate!
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