NGD: Pacer C1 Claw neck

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NGD: Pacer C1 Claw neck

Post by lonewolfsx » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:34 pm

Two days, two new guitars. I couldn't resist this one when I saw it. It's an F-plate Pacer Custom 1 with a claw neck... which I've wanted for many years and have never had before. It is a bit thicker than my other pointy necks, but I really like the binding.

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Haven't had a chance to see what pups were in it, but I'm pretty sure it's just the stock JB.

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Interestingly, the previous owner added 3 more mini-toggles (as if the stock 4 mini-toggles weren't enough already?). Luckily, it isn't a hack job and the toggles actually line up exactly with the original ones so it looks very clean.

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The 3 new switches are phase switches for each individual pickup. Can make some weird sounds with this, but probably not all that useful. Fun for experimenting though. This would be a good guitar to put a neck/middle mini-humbuckers on, then have coil taps for each pickup individually maybe, idk.

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83 Pacer Dlx Red
85 Pacer Dlx Champagne
86 Pacer Imp Trans Blue
86 Pacer Imp Red
86 Pacer Dlx FF Pink
86 Baretta Kline
86 Pacer C2 Red
86 Pacer Dlx Trans Blue
87 Pacer C2 Black
88 Sustainer White
88 Sustainer FF Red + Claw
89 Pacer C1 Trans Red

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NGD: Pacer C1 Claw neck

Post by sixstring » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:59 pm

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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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NGD: Pacer C1 Claw neck

Post by louieatienza » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:45 pm

Nice, congrats!

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NGD: Pacer C1 Claw neck

Post by KickstartMyHeart » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:11 am

Nice but too many knobs.

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NGD: Pacer C1 Claw neck

Post by Heinz » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:43 am

Nice!

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NGD: Pacer C1 Claw neck

Post by MuttznMongrelz » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:12 pm

Reverse and a Claw - Awesome Score!
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NGD: Pacer C1 Claw neck

Post by lonewolfsx » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:09 pm

Thanks! Now that I've had some time to really play it, I lowered the action a little and the fretboard radius definitely seems flatter than my other block-logo pointy's. It's kind of displaced my large-bodied Custom II, I definitely like the look and feel of this 7/8 type body more than that one. It is a little thinner sounding though, but not horribly so.
83 Pacer Dlx Red
85 Pacer Dlx Champagne
86 Pacer Imp Trans Blue
86 Pacer Imp Red
86 Pacer Dlx FF Pink
86 Baretta Kline
86 Pacer C2 Red
86 Pacer Dlx Trans Blue
87 Pacer C2 Black
88 Sustainer White
88 Sustainer FF Red + Claw
89 Pacer C1 Trans Red

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NGD: Pacer C1 Claw neck

Post by MuttznMongrelz » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:11 pm

I've had a couple of the 7/8 and they're definitely comfortable. I liked the Big Body ones too though.
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