Caparison Horus HGS Oiled Walnut

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Caparison Horus HGS Oiled Walnut

Postby maelstrom » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:06 pm

Holy shit is this one amazing guitar!

I'm sure everybody knows all about the specs, and if not, they have the skill and ingenuity to browse at the details present on the bmusic site. What I'm here to rave about is the tone! I mean, I've never known a guitar to cut through a mix so clearly, especially when tuned down. It's just crystal clear, with an incredibly rich texture when playing solo notes coupled with a tightness and clarity when chunking away on rhythms. I can understand why a lot of people rush to change the pickups on these guitars, they are VERY revealing! If you're having an off night it'll stand out like dogs balls, HOWEVER, the flip side to that is that when you're having a good night you'll sound F**king fantastic. Every nuance and subtlety that lies within your fingers will be transferred marvelously to whatever amp awaits at the end of your cable.

I just toured with this guitar through China as a session guitarist for Adelaide thrashers Truth Corroded, and it was the envy of every single other guitarist that shared the stage with us. Even when using heaps of different amps at different venues, my guitar cut through perfectly (which wasn't always a good thing - I had a couple of shockers). It's got amazing amounts of sustain, which I found surprising as I usually find that the weakness of bolt-on guitars. But if you check the pics on the website, the neck join is incredibly well designed to maximise the tone and sustain of the guitar.

As far as playability goes, it actually took me a while to adjust to it. I'm used to Floyd Rose tremolo's and the Schaller is just a slight bit wider at the bridge making the strings that fraction further apart than I'm used to. It's like trying to play a piano where the keys are all a couple of mm wider. Not a huge thing but enough to be akward at first. The playability of the neck is absolutely fantastic. The way that it contours and changes its shape really makes it effortless for the fretting hand.

Just buy one.
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Re: Caparison Horus HGS Oiled Walnut

Postby guitarsatbmusic » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:02 am

:smt023
Thanks for the review Darren! Excellent 8-)
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Re: Caparison Horus HGS Oiled Walnut

Postby maelstrom » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:26 am

You're most welcome! Thanks for the excellent guitar!!

I'll be doing some Youtube shizzle with it soon. Just waiting for the web/video nerd to be available.
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Re: Caparison Horus HGS Oiled Walnut

Postby guitarsatbmusic » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:04 am

Sweep-errific :-D :P
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