(Cheap)NGD and it's a Les Paul type device

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Monty_piglit, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    148
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    I just ordered a Harley Benton LP copy.

    It's B stock and it cost £111

    It is going to be my modding project :)
     
  2. Drifter

    Drifter Gretschie

    268
    Dec 27, 2012
    New Jersey
    Have fun as I hear they are pretty decent builds and perfect for modding.
     
  3. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

    352
    Sep 8, 2012
    Netherlands
    They're surprisingly good quality. I really love mine! What type did you get?
     
  4. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    148
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
  5. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

    352
    Sep 8, 2012
    Netherlands
    Neat coincidence, I've got exactly that one in black. The pickups really surprised me with the sound.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
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    Best with the modding ... remember the #1 rule here ...pics or it didn't happen :)
     
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  7. Sean McILwaine

    Sean McILwaine Synchromatic

    730
    Dec 26, 2012
    London UK
    I've looked and them and interested in how they are at so such a low price. Keep us updated.
     
  8. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    148
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    Pics will appear as soon it arrives :)
     
  9. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    148
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    There was a black one but I snoozed and Loosed :(
     
  10. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    148
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    The guitar arrived(see below)

    There are some things I like and others I don't

    Likes...

    Tuning and intonation are spot on.
    Love the binding around the Body

    Dislikes...

    The 3 way switch is terrible, it feels like a limb that could snap of at any point (this will be changed almost immediately)
    The Tuners are a bit rubbish, there is a lot of play in them when changing between tuning up and down (Need to recover from the money I just spent on holiday and then these are being changed)
    It's very heavy(but then I am big and strong ;) )

    What else am I going to Mod...

    Gonna change the PUPS
    I think I might change the colour (sparkley Gold I reckon)



    M11_4884.jpg M11_4885.jpg M11_4886.jpg M11_4887.jpg
     
  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, I like the neck heel!
     
  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Hey that's sharp . Congrats
     
  13. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Great value, nice looking guitars. Enjoy!
     
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  14. Drifter

    Drifter Gretschie

    268
    Dec 27, 2012
    New Jersey
    Change out the stop bar to an aluminum one (doubt it is anything but heavy pot metal) and the same for the bridge.

    Swap the switch and pups and love it !!!!!

    I do not think they sell them in the US cause I would buy one for a cheap modding project
     
  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Thomann is huge... I’ve read reports of people ordering a HB and paying a measly $30 bucks for shipping to the US.

    The hardware is comically bad on the 2 HBs I have though. Pickups were pretty decent on one at least(Wilkinson P90s).
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2020
  16. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    148
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    It was 10 quid to ship from Germany to UK via UPS.

    The other things I noticed was, as I've heard mention before, the weight of the beast. I also wasn't expecting the binding.
     
  17. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

    352
    Sep 8, 2012
    Netherlands
    Bitchin' guitar! Overall I agree with you on the likes and dislikes, apart from the switch. On mine it's pretty sturdy and feels solid. Tuners are indeed a bit crap but they do the work. And yes, it weights A TON. That really surprised me when I got it. What do you think of the neck joint? I like that I can get all the way up there with it.

    Headstock design also appears to have changed since I got mine.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Very cool. Just wondering if the break angle on the neck is the same as on the Gibby.
     
  19. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    148
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    If you can explain what break angle is I can measure it

    My switch wobbles all over the shop.

    The neck joint may cause a problem if I do change the colour. I was hoping it would be bolted on( so I could bolt it off).
     
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  20. Drifter

    Drifter Gretschie

    268
    Dec 27, 2012
    New Jersey

    Wow they have a Thomann USA website and it is 110 for that guitar with $33 shipping. not bad. Now more money I will spend..... LOL
     
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