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Donner Electric Guitar, 39" Electric Guitar Kit HSS Pickup Coil Split, DST-152R Beginner Set with Amp, Bag, Capo, Strap, String, Tuner, Cable, Picks, Metallic Ice Blue

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Anything more than light, infrequent use caused real issues with tuning stability, so in reality, we’d actually recommend blocking it altogether. If you are looking metal axe to tame, I would suggest you check out Jackson JS22 Dinky or ESP LTD EC-10.

By specs being the same, I’m talking about both having the same radius, scale length, nut width, both are C shape, have 22 frets etc. If the string is higher (concave neck), one should tighten the truss rod, which means turning the adjustment screw clockwise. I will say that (though I’m no expert with this stuff) the sound coming out of the mini amp wasn’t fabulous, but I was going to purchase a mini headphone amp for quiet practicing anyway. This can cause especially single-coils to produce unwanted hum and buzz when there’s radio- or electromagnetic interference present.From the style and color (I got metallic blue with white detail) to the almost buttery feel and handling, all before plugging it up to the included amp make it so. After the string replacement, please cut off the excess to avoid damage to the human body or a guitar gig bag/case.

While this is no higher end guitar, it is a VERY NICE beginner/starter guitar and with the package it comes with, it's a solid win in my opinion. The fret edges are not so sharp that they bothered me every time I played, but I noticed it once in a while.Swaps for upgrade: saddles, locking tuners, tremolo (or just lock it), and a hotter/brighter humbucker. So the saddles may have to be raised, and you might like to try to judge by how much to gauge viability before installing it.

If you have strings that are worn, flattened, kinked, corroded, rusted, or mucked up with sweat grease, and grime, then it is time to change your strings. The guitar features a coil-split push/pull switch under the bridge tone knob that gives players the choice between the thicker, punchier sound of the bridge humbucker, or the brighter, clearer sound of a single-coil pickup in the bridge position activating only the humbucker upper coil. In the bridge position with both coils engaged we were able to get some bright, punchy tones, that sounded especially good with some overdrive engaged. The accessories to start off are basic, but really helps in getting started as soon as you receive the package.As with other Donner guitars I've gotten, this one comes with a fully array of gear to get you started. I didn’t want to become like the Youtubers who produce commercials for guitars and rarely disclaim that they got products for free or even got paid to produce content. That’s not to say it doesn’t have its strengths; it can be run off USB or its built-in rechargeable battery, and even has an aux input you can use for an MP3 player, groovebox, or drum machine. If the fingerboard becomes very dirty, please remove the strings and clean the fingerboard thoroughly. Whoever put this kit together had some great attention to detail and the authority to make their decisions stick.

Finally, another con, a bit rough fret edges below the 11th fret I already mentioned in the “Hardware”-section. The accessories included a mini practice amp, a set of picks with different stiffness, a second set of strings, a tuner, a strap, a couple of Alan wrenches, a cable, a gig bag and a capo. If the note you play at the 12th is lower than the 12th harmonic, this means that the intonation is flat for that string.

To play more comfortably, the bridge (especially a tremolo bridge) needs special tuning, which directly affects the comfort of the play. Only issues I could find are the front pick guard has an almost unnoticeable blemish on the edge, and the back plate did not have a beveled edge like my previous donner guitar, which I smoothed out with a nail file. Otherwise, for intonation considerations, if the necks' screw holes line up with the same frets then that should mean that saddles don't have to be moved forward or back much. The bag plus all the accessories that came with the guitar are great for someone just starting out on learning to play.

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