Electric Guitars NGD...

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by Ted_Zeppelin, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin I’ll agree with you so that both of us are wrong.

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    What??? I swore that there would not be any new guitars this year:whistle::whistle::whistle:. I lied:Beer:. I have been looking for a "tele style" guitar for awhile. Thought about the TE200 from ESP/LTD but when I tried one out at the guitar store, it just didn't feel good. I then came across the Chapman ML3 Pro Modern. Read a lot of good reviews along with the Chapman haters. Checked one out and was impressed but didn't pull the trigger at the time. I finally decided to order it online and it arrived yesterday. My thoughts:

    Out of the box, it was setup terribly. The A string rattled and the high E string was dead when fretted from the 1 - 4 fret. Action was extremely low. I raised the strings some but could not get the high E string to ring clear. Figured I would try adjusting the truss rod a little bit. A few 1/4 turns counter-clockwise did the trick. Everything was playing beautifully now. This guitar plays so easily and after one day, sounds great. Pretty much what I was after, mind you this is no Tele. The Chapman buckers will absolutely rock but I am also able to get some great clean tones out of them too. After one day, the Chapman is in serious consideration for making the trip to the NE Jam next month.

    For the life of me, I cannot get this photo yo upload correctly. I was not laying on my side when I took the picture:LOL:. I thought if I rotate the picture before I upload it, it may correct itself. Wrong!!! It just lays the other way then. So, I have given up trying to get the picture correct. You will just have to turn your screen on its side.

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  2. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Nice! Looking forward to meeting it. :Beer:
     
  3. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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  4. PapaRaptor

    PapaRaptor The Central Scrutinizer
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    Nice! I've wondered how those guitars play. Griff's student, Diego got one recently and in his hands it's a shred monster. I'm curious to see your long term impressions of it.
    When I got the urge for an Explorer, I was considering one of the Chapman Ghost Frets.
    It certainly won't replace your PRS, but I hope you like it a lot!
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  5. Crossroads

    Crossroads Thump the Bottom

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    Very nice Brian. Good luck with it. No reason it can’t make the trip to Lake George to keep the PRS company for the ride .
     
  6. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Looks nice!
    Shred away(y)
     
  7. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin I’ll agree with you so that both of us are wrong.

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    If I could only shred:whistle:. I don’t think this guitar will help me with that but I am liking it more every time I play it.
     
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  8. Dr. Ron

    Dr. Ron 1 and uh 2 and uh 3 and uh 4 and uh.....

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    Nice guitar. I hadn't heard of Chapman before. Congratulations!
     
  9. Iheartbacon

    Iheartbacon Blues Junior

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    Rob Chapman is a British guitarist and YouTube personality (far better known for the latter) who started his own brand of import guitars.
     
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  10. Cleotis

    Cleotis AKB48 Team-8 Wota

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    Nice! Yours probably has stainless steel frets, no? Chapman makes sure his guitars are pretty top-notch in terms of specs.
     
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  11. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin I’ll agree with you so that both of us are wrong.

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    Yes stainless steel frets. Here are the specs.

    42MM GRAPH TECH BLACK TUSQ XL NUT
    DUAL ACTION TRUSS ROD
    MAHOGANY SET-THROUGH NECK WITH SATIN FINISH
    C SHAPE NECK PROFILE
    INDIAN EBONY FRETBOARD WITH ROLLED EDGES
    648MM (~25.5") SCALE LENGTH
    24 JUMBO STAINLESS STEEL FRETS
    GLOW-IN-THE-DARK SIDE DOTS
    12TH FRET PEARL INFINITY INLAY
    ERNIE BALL REGULAR SLINKY NICKEL WOUND, 10-46 STRINGS
    CHAPMAN STRING-THROUGH HARDTAIL
    MAHOGANY SOLID CARVE TOP, SATIN FINISH
    MAHOGANY BODY WITH SATIN FINISH
    FRONT LOWER SPOON CUT
    REAR TUMMY CUT
    REAR LOWER SPOON CUT
    REAR HEEL CONTOUR
    CHAPMAN STRAP LOCKS
    NECK PICKUP: CHAPMAN MADRIGAL HUMBUCKER
    BRIDGE PICKUP: CHAPMAN MADRIGAL HUMBUCKER
    MASTER VOLUME (500K), MASTER TONE (500K)
    5 WAY SUPER SWITCH WITH COIL SPLIT
     
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  12. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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  13. Iheartbacon

    Iheartbacon Blues Junior

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    They spent the money on all that but didn’t have enough left over for a working caps lock key? :D
     
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  14. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin I’ll agree with you so that both of us are wrong.

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    I think the CAPS lock key was working too good:).
     
  15. Bob630

    Bob630 Blues Newbe

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    Great looking guitar, enjoy.
     
  16. Crossroads

    Crossroads Thump the Bottom

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  17. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    No, was just fixing the sideways original. :Beer:
     
  18. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Wow!
    Mark has the same one, just the vertical version.
    That's nice but, I usually play mine horizontally.
    Nice(y)
     
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  19. ronico

    ronico rainyislandblues

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    That's a really nice looking guitar! Enjoy!
     
  20. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Nice guitar Ted. I look forward to hearing it in the basement.:)