Guitars and Things with Strings


Tbh I’m not 100% sure the torpedo is IR loader. In my mind IRs are static as they are just a short sample. But the torpedo lets you choose your cab, place your mic’s ,change mic, put the mic’s in the back. You can mix 2 mic’s too now. And change the distance to the grill. So that’s a ton of options, not to mention the power amp sim, which I’ve never used, don’t need it. There’s also reverb.
So all in all I think it’s great tbh. But I don’t have much else to compare it to.


Got this yesterday. Raven West, made in 2016. I’m the 2nd owner. The EMG H4’s are super hot, I’m used to slightly less hot pickups, maybe change those out with something, maybe some type of Lace in the near future.

I feel like I have to say this to all the right handed people who may think this isn’t anything special, well…as a lefty, we just don’t see this kind of custom lefty guitar come up online very often and this one spoke to me. i paid $600 for it, it’s probably worth closer to $500 but again, lefty bros, shit doesn’t happen and if you want something MADE like this, it’s gonna run you in the thousands.


It’s a beautiful guitar, left- or right-handed. The contrast of the spalting with the thru body is awesome. How’s the neck on it?


The neck profile is more or less like a Fender, it’s not as flat or wide as say a Ibanez Wizard II which I have on two of the others I own. It’s not too fat though and the fretboard radius is nearly flat, which for me is cool, feels so different.


Heh, the ‘goldilock neck’…not to thick, not too thin, this one is just right. I’m always amazed the difference a neck has on my playing. Like I grab a tree trunk Les Paul with jumbo frets and it’s all stoner doom chords with thick fuzz, super thin Ibanez style makes me immediately noodle, etc etc. Always cool to grab something new.


not “real” but after hearing the Odin 2 plugin… I’m really considering reviving my dinosaur grindcore project…

…or doing some super math-prog-djent-grind shit in the meme-universe.

I really miss sequencing midi guitar, haha. tech has come a long way since FL Slayer.


Been busy today!so im performing surgery on my fender new york strat…
Had to gather my precision luthier tools…

remove unwanted bits…

pilfer from my other guitar…

meticulously fashion a humbucker hole…

assemble said guts…
and viola a genuine Fat strat! strings later gotta rest.