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    Sounds great, Robert! I was impressed with the versatiliity of the instrument.

    Two things:

    1. The neck pup sounds killer to my ears.
    2. The raunchier tones were amazing as well.
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    I almost forgot - I vote for hearing you do more blues with that beauty....!
    "GAS never sleeps" - Gil Janus

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    Thanks everyone. I am still getting to know it, but my instincts and evaluation tells me this is one of the best Chinese made instruments I have ever played. Impressive.

    Sure Ted - keep your axe greased!

    More blues will come with this axe.
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    Awesome...thanks for the GAS Robert!!!
    “Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It’s the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use.” Stevie Ray Vaughan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert
    Thanks everyone. I am still getting to know it, but my instincts and evaluation tells me this is one of the best Chinese made instruments I have ever played. Impressive.

    Sure Ted - keep your axe greased!

    More blues will come with this axe.
    Not that I have your experience with as many instruments, but I agree Robert! I am heartened to find that my impressions I put down a while back are borne out by your experience as well. I love mine.

    I look forward to more blues on it from you, but hopefully also with some good jazz influences, and also some straight up jazzy stuff as well. I love to work out jazz voiced chord on this rig. It is so easy to play.
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    Great looking guitar Robert. And the tone is excelent as well. I've been looking at them online. They seem to be a really well made......but why so inexpensive??? I see that they are MIC....that was a surprise thought for sure they were a Swedish axe. I think I feel some GAS coming on. Better cool my jets.....my wife would kill me!!! Better wait awhile since I just bought one last month (a Gretsch).

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    There is so much cheap but good stuff made in China these days. Don't let Chinese-made fool you! A lot of their factories are nowadays quite top notch.
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    I just wanted to add my 2 cents here. I own a Hagstrom Swede. Yes, I would have rather it been built in Sweden but can find no fault on this MIC axe. I have let people who are use to playing LP's play it and they are impressed by the tone and feel. The finish is perfect and the only quality issue I could find is that the switches are rather cheap. The only change I made to mine is to add some black speed knobs. The guitar is white so the new knobs not only add function but IMHO also look nicer
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    GREAT tone and playing
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    Nice video, nice guitar, great playing!

    Hey - I wondered if you had tried or considered the Viking Deluxe? If so, was there any difference at all, or is it purely a cosmetic thing with the Deluxe?

    - Robert

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    Hi Robert! I heard on FB that you swapped your humbucker pickups in your Swede. It made me curious about your Viking. do you still have it and is it still stock? Once in a while I think about swapping out pickups in my Viking, but have never done so. I think the only real goal there would be a bit more clarity and definition. But then I play it again and it seems fine. Thoughts?
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    I still have it and it's still stock. I am actually considering changing the pickups in the guitar.


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    It is hard to describe, but I would like my Viking to sound more old school so to speak. It is a modern sounding guitar but I like Old school more


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