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Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby Mike Jones » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:06 pm

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re: Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby potatohead » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:09 pm

So essentially it's changed to the DC700 body and the necks have been re-programmed with OFR's. That's great news.
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Postby jaywin » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:47 pm

Mike, will the D26 be available with zebra black/cream coils too, like the C26?

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Postby Randy » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:03 pm

I'll probably never buy a 7, or 8 string guitar, but I LOVE that Carvin continues to improve the guitars, and take into consideration customer input-- such as making pickup routings that will accommodate another companies (DiMarzio) pickups. How cool is that?!

Thanks for the update Mike!

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Re: Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby banenis » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:53 pm

Mike Jones wrote:"We have re-programmed the DC727 and DC747 models for the new Haas machine.
The following improvements have been made.
1. Deeper rear body cut.
2. Deeper top arm cut with smooth radius.
3. If ordered with an optional top they will be bent tops.
4. NS is now standard. Not available with a neck showing on top, which includes 5 piece neck options.
5. M bridges are now available for both models.
6. New D26 humbuckers replace C26 humbuckers. DiMarzio pickups will now fit the new D26 pickup routing.
7. Better overall machining quality with the Haas VMC.

Other changes include:
1. DC727 models no longer come standard with coil splitters. They must now order optional coil splitters. The code is 32 which includes 2 coil splitters.
2. The C models now come with a genuine Floyd Rose tremolo instead of a licensed Floyd Rose. Add $120 for the price of the C models."
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Every time you guys mention aftermarket pickup with regard to the new D26 pickups, you always mention dimarzio. Will duncans not fit in the D26 routes?
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Re: Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby potatohead » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:39 pm

banenis wrote:
Mike Jones wrote:"We have re-programmed the DC727 and DC747 models for the new Haas machine.
The following improvements have been made.
1. Deeper rear body cut.
2. Deeper top arm cut with smooth radius.
3. If ordered with an optional top they will be bent tops.
4. NS is now standard. Not available with a neck showing on top, which includes 5 piece neck options.
5. M bridges are now available for both models.
6. New D26 humbuckers replace C26 humbuckers. DiMarzio pickups will now fit the new D26 pickup routing.
7. Better overall machining quality with the Haas VMC.

Other changes include:
1. DC727 models no longer come standard with coil splitters. They must now order optional coil splitters. The code is 32 which includes 2 coil splitters.
2. The C models now come with a genuine Floyd Rose tremolo instead of a licensed Floyd Rose. Add $120 for the price of the C models."
8)


Every time you guys mention aftermarket pickup with regard to the new D26 pickups, you always mention dimarzio. Will duncans not fit in the D26 routes?


Any uncovered passive should fit in the route without issue.
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re: Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby Bundy » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:55 pm

This raises a few minor questions, as I'm in need of a DC747C because my silly self went with a hardtail on my 2011 DC747.

What are the differences between the C26 humbuckers and the D26 humbuckers as far as tone? Which one of the two bears a closer resemblance to the C22B in terms of tone and output? Will the D26 pickups be available in creme?

Deeper top arm cut with smooth radius.


Will this affect the visual aesthetic of the standard body sculpt (non-rounded) other than the top arm cut itself?
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Postby Pooty Skills » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:32 pm

Gah, i'm just a few months too late on this! Oh well, I've blocked my LFR now anyways

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Postby Dometalican » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:08 pm

As much as I'd prefer a slim 7-string (like the DC727 and 747 did), I am SO happy Carvin finally did this! Finally an H-S-H 7-string with the Original Floyd Rose and even for lefties!

Now if we could just get that 16" radius and 27" scale...

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Postby Garnoch » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:30 pm

Hmmmm, almost went with a 127 over the 600 I just ordered but didn't. Maybe there will be a 127 change too by the time I order one? :)

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Postby Dometalican » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:19 pm

I might already know the answer to this but I noticed that on the DC700 page, it didn't say genuine Floyd Rose (we all remember that it had the OFR7 price tag with still the LFR when it was ordered). Has the OFR7 landed on the DC700 as well for those that want the OFR7 with active pickups?

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Postby CMGio » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:31 pm

NICE.



My next Carvin will definitely be a 727 now. :mrgreen:
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Postby littledoc » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:03 am

Wait... am I understanding correctly that it's now impossible to order a top wood with the neck showing? Because that was one of the coolest features of the 7x7 models, IMO.

I'm also kind of wondering at this point why the 7x7 models exist. It sounds like, aside from the active pickups on the 700 and coil splitter option on the 7x7, there's not really any significant difference.

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re: Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby Raymeous » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:32 am

Heya Mike!

You have truly established yourself as our "inside man". Thanks for giving us all the info and showroom pics.

Good news on the DC7x7's. They've probably been feeling neglected since the 700, 800, and CT7 came out. Poor DC727's pouting in the corner. So sad. :cry:

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re: Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby CMGio » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:43 am

I, too, am curious about what really sets the 7x7s apart from the 700 now.


All I can really think of is that the body shape is a little bit different (but not by much, IMO)...:think:
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Postby Garnoch » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:58 am

Maybe the 700 sticks with straight edges, and the 727 & 747 don't with the ability to have rounded sides?

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Postby ferret » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:14 pm

7x7 still has a bevel edge to my knowledge, unless I missed something saying that was out. The 747 has the middle single pickup, and the 727 is still the only one with the active/passive setup.

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re: Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby Scott » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:25 pm

All this confusion could be alleviated if they would just make me a freakin 7 string symmetrical V or X220.
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re: Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby Nlelith » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:44 am

Whoa, now DC727 and DC700 really have minimum differences... Good for 727 :) Now I'm even more confused what guitar I should consider ordering after I'll get my hands on my DC700... :think:

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re: Updates to DC727 and DC747 models

Postby toejam » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:31 am

So is the rounded body still available and able to have the neck showing through, like this?

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