Ch arvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2 HH HT
A hot-rodded dream machine
We’ve been hearing about this ‘no-load tone’ control... what’s it all about then?
Well, it means that from positions one through to nine the tone control acts as a normal tone control: roll it back and you can take some of the highs off, bringing out a little woody piano vibe, or whatever takes your fancy really. Turn the knob all the way up to 10, however, and you take the tone control right out of the game. Doing this takes the tone pot’s resistance out of the signal path and allows the guitar’s natural voice to ring clear. Pretty cool. Suffice to say that Yngwie Malmsteen is a fan.
That headstock looks familiar…
It sure does. It’s a Fender Stratocaster headstock, used under license, and it’s typical of Charvel’s MO. They started cannibalising other electric guitars in order to custom build the ultimate shredder’s guitar. Allied to the T-style body, the headstock feels true to Charvel’s custom shop vibe.
And what about the pickups?
Well, how does a classic combo of a Seymour Duncan JB TB-4 trembucker in the bridge and ’59 SH-1N grab you… By the wallet, surely, as pairings don’t come much better than that.