NGD: Axis Super Sport
Well, it’s fun making my return the the MM fold, but this time on the guitar side. Of the many that I gave owned over the years this is is actually my first EBMM guitar! I have owned some great MM bases (Dargie 1, piezo fretless, Stingray 5’s) so I am no stranger to the brand or the forum. It started off with a perceived need for a Floyd Rose equipped electric because I currently have no trem guitars and I have a short memory for what a PITA they can be… So I went shopping. My main focus was on an older Carvin but I kept seeing the Axis, the full irresistible candy store of colors and styles. Did some research and thought the base Axis model would suit me. Since I am regularly playing my current fave thinline Cabronita the single vol/single switch was right up my alley. And even the size and styling were complementary. Then this one showed up. For all purposes it’s brand new. Just a beautiful piece in every way and while I didn’t need the tone and single coil options I guess there’s no harm in having them there. I currently prefer three way switching to five way but I am sure I’ll adjust. It needed little in the way of set up, Just the trem was horribly set. I actually thought the previous owner was going for full float but in reality the bridge pivot screws felt like they had never been touched. Just has the claw tension way too loose and the rear of the bridge was well off the deck. A little research ad a few minutes has it back to factory new spec and it’s great. On a side note, kudos to EBMM for actually using a proper screw to secure the strap buttons. This is the first guitar that I will not have to fuss with drilling a larger hole and fitting a longer screw to mount my Schaller lock buttons. It’s also the first one that will not require any fret end dressing or fret fussing in general. To me this level of detail shows a respect for the working player, even if only a weekend warrior. Thank you. As it looks right now this may also be the first guitar that I will do nothing to besides the strap buttons and that’s saying something because I am an endless and restless tweaker. There’s nothing that I can yet find that plants the seeds of thought that I need to fix or change this or that. Fabulous! Color was listed as ‘Trans Gold’ but all the trans gold I have seen look more yellow or bright. Is it possible that’s trans orange? I am happy whatever it is but curious to be sure.
Without any further adieu: