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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:57 pm 
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I actually bought this Gary Kramer Crusader Deluxe four months ago on reverb.com. I thought it looked good from the pics and the specs weren't too shabby either... two splittable humbuckers, Floyd Rose guitar with a maple neck with a R2 nut supposedly, according to the website that the seller linked to. I was prepared for the Floyd Rose to be Korean. Little did I know that the Floyd would be such a turn off as the string lock insert blocks were all stuck and didn't move freely, same with the string lock screws that were a pain in the butt to turn. The nut turned out to be a R3... the neck had a 'wide thin' kinda profile whereas I like a 'narrow fat' profile like the Kramer beaks with R2 nuts. I've contemplated selling this guitar a couple of times but I've decided to stick with it as it has a very resonant ring and good sustain to the guitar which indicates that the wood is of a good quality, whatever it may be, alder I guess. So I'm soon gonna get to work on replacing the pickups and doing an overhaul of the Floyd with stainless screws and titanium string lock insert blocks that I bought on black Friday. I took some pictures just now of this guitar in its original condition, as it won't look this way when I'm done with the tweaks. Don't mind me sharing some that I took here, and as always - rock on bros! :toast :headbang

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:41 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:42 am 
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Looks pretty good :headbang .

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:15 pm 
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Nice!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:33 am 
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That's a badass looking girl :hit
I don't believe I have ever played a pickguarded two hummer before. I hope you get it all sorted out, because if you get it playing as great as it looks, she will be a definite keeper :bling

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:33 am 
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Has a Charvel So-Cal look.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:49 pm 
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sixstring wrote:
Has a Charvel So-Cal look.


I've had two of these and the necks were difficult to setup. If I hadn't used an e flat tuning I don't think I could have gotten the necks straight and I was using 9's. The pups aren't name-brand either. Nice guitars overall but not quite as good as a So Cal.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:57 am 
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Had a couple of these pass through my hands. GREAT Guitars IMHO; very well manufactured and a lot of bang for the buck! Truly a great value if you can find one.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:35 pm 
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If anyone wants this, I'll sell it. I can't bond with this thing. What I'm saying is I'm practically giving this away if someone out there wants it, so hit me up if you're interested.

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