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Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:50 am
by southdakota
Great to back in the waiting room! My last Carvin was about 5 years ago. My CS3 is still my main guitar. My SC90 is great but it took me a few years to discover that I love th 12" radius on my CS (The SC is 14"). Which brings me here. The SC90 will be going up for sale to fund my new Bolt. Ive always been a fan of the superstrats from the 80's...Adrian Smith in particular, so I'm really excited for this one. Pretty straight forward except for an Opt 50 killswitch instead of the coil tap switch. Coil tap will be push pull on the tone.

BOLT-C BOLT W/FLOYD ROSE TREMOLO 1 _____ _____ 1,069.00 1,069.00
LN FLOYD LOCKING NUT CLAMP 1 _____ _____ 30.00 30.00
SG SEA FOAM GREEN 1 _____ _____ .00 .00
MAH CLEAR MAPLE NECK/MAHOGANY 1 _____ _____ 50.00 50.00
6INR 6 Reverse INLINE pointed H 1 _____ _____ 40.00 40.00
PH HEADSTOCK COLOR MATCH TO B 1 _____ _____ 40.00 40.00
RWF ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD 1 _____ _____ 30.00 30.00
IDIA DIAMOND SHAPE INLAYS 1 _____ _____ 30.00 30.00
IMP MOP INLAYS 1 _____ _____ .00 .00
STF STAINLESS STEEL FRETS 1 _____ _____ .00 .00
R12 12" fretboard radius 1 _____ _____ 40.00 40.00
A11 REPLACE PICKUPS WITH AP11 1 _____ _____ .00 .00
35 INSTALL M22SD BRIDGE P.U. 1 _____ _____ .00 .00
34 PUSH PULL TONE COIL SPLITT 1 _____ _____ 20.00 20.00
404 WHITE PICKUP 1 _____ _____ 5.00 5.00
WL WHITE LOGO 1 _____ _____ .00 .00
KL KIESEL LOGO 1 _____ _____ .00 .00
PK KNOBS w/ WHITE PEARL INLAY 1 _____ _____ 10.00 10.00
SL STRAPLOCKS BY DUNLOP INSTA 1 _____ _____ 10.00 10.00
WPB WHITE PEARLIOD TUNER BUTTO 1 _____ _____ 15.00 15.00
CL Carvin PREMIUM LOCKING TUN 1 _____ _____ 30.00 30.00
IVN IVORY GRAPH TECH TUSQ NUT 1 _____ _____ 5.00 5.00
TCW Truss Rod Cover White 1 _____ _____ .00 .00

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:02 am
by ElfDude
Awesome!

And great call on the AP11s!

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:07 am
by southdakota
Elf, I remember years ago seeing posts concerning AP's vs SA60 and I believe you were a proponent of the AP11 back then. It must have stuck in my brain. I do like to play the occasional SRV when not using my strat so I'm hoping the AP11's will get me close. I'm actually hoping to not have to bring my strat to gigs and use this guitar instead as we only do 3-4 songs requiring the strat. 2 fiddles vs 3 to a gig will ease things up for me!

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:26 pm
by Doctor Doug
I would do terrible things for your SC90.

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:47 pm
by arahobob
Doctor Doug wrote:I would do terrible things for your SC90.

Sounds like a sure sale to me!!!!

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:43 pm
by southdakota
Doctor Doug wrote:I would do terrible things for your SC90.


Lol....I will certainly let you know first when Im ready to sell! Its immaculate. Installed a bareknuckle holy diver in the bridge.

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:55 pm
by southdakota
DoctorDoug....you mean this one right?
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Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:50 pm
by Doctor Doug
southdakota wrote:DoctorDoug....you mean this one right?9267_9267_001_6_1.jpg


That's the one.

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:04 am
by ElfDude
Oh man...

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:10 am
by southdakota
I know....trust me, I've agonized over this for two years! It is such a beautiful guitar. One of a kind. Sounds incredible. But...I just couldnt get use to the 14" radius. Every time I picked up my CS with the 12" after playing the 14", it just felt so right. Now, the SC90 is also my first guitar with 24 frets so as for comfort, that may also be a factor as well. But, I've come to grips with it and I just hope my SC90 goes to someone who will appreciate it more than I do!!

This is all a result of growing up playing Strats with 7.5" radius so I blame it on Fender!!

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:48 am
by Abdababda
southdakota wrote:Great to back in the waiting room! My last Carvin was about 5 years ago. My CS3 is still my main guitar. My SC90 is great but it took me a few years to discover that I love th 12" radius on my CS (The SC is 14"). Which brings me here. The SC90 will be going up for sale to fund my new Bolt. Ive always been a fan of the superstrats from the 80's...Adrian Smith in particular, so I'm really excited for this one. Pretty straight forward except for an Opt 50 killswitch instead of the coil tap switch. Coil tap will be push pull on the tone.


Hey, Nate! I am sure you will love the Bolt, especially the AP11 pickups. AP11s seem to have some good mid-range push and a solid bottom end. I have them in my Bolt and I think they are a great pickup. AP11s seem to be able to go from clean to high gain with no problem. Currently, I use my Bolt with a Carvin Vintage 16 amplifier—a cool combination! Also cool is that you are from South Dakota! I worked at USD in Vermillion from 1997 to 2000. Neat state!

Paul

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:50 pm
by southdakota
Thanks Paul! Glad to hear you like the AP11. Yeah, SD is alright. Grew up in North Dakota. Moved south where its warm.....lol. Not quite far enough!

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:38 am
by Abdababda
Nate, here are my Carvin / Kiesel guitars.

Paul

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Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:33 pm
by slayer
Sounds great!! Can`t wait to see it.

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:17 am
by southdakota
Feeling like a 7 yr old kid two weeks before Xmas......it's killing me

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:20 am
by southdakota
Back when I ordered my SC90, Carvin literally came out with the SCB90 a week after I placed my order....I would have ordered the SCB.

So, I'm 6 weeks into my Bolt build and they come out with the Del Mar...... :wall:
Oh well....I know I will love it!

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:57 am
by spudmunkey
I have similar luck at work. The week after I put in an order for 450 chairs, I get an email about a promotion where I'd have gotten a $5/chair kick-back. :wall:

Just an update, though, I think they found out someone else has a Del Mar guitar, so it's called the "Delos" now.

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:03 pm
by southdakota
LOL....yeah that sucks!

So its the Delos.....well, that doesn't sound as cool as Del Mar so now I'm all good with my bolt. :mrgreen:

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:13 pm
by slayer
Del Mar sounds a lot better. Since it`s Delos now. That sounds like a quick answer after they found out. Maybe they will think about a better name after NAMM.

Re: Bolt Superstrat....It's been a long time!

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:32 pm
by Doctor Doug
slayer wrote:Del Mar sounds a lot better. Since it`s Delos now. That sounds like a quick answer after they found out. Maybe they will think about a better name after NAMM.


The change is for the better.

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