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The Dillinger Escape Plan: Burntaxe Trailer

The Dillinger Escape Plan: Burntaxe Trailer

Burntaxe laser etch Ben Weinman's guitar from The Dillinger Escape Plan in one day!

Heavy Strings for Heavy Musicians

Thicker strings for lower tunings - Squier Jazz Bass

This natural wood finish bass was crying out for heavier strings for heavier music.
The original set up was standard - EADG tuning.   It was good but
it wasn't right, the sound wasn't what I wanted.

So, I swapped the standard 50 - 105 strings for Power Slinky 55 - 110 strings for detuned DGCF tunings.
I adjusted the truss rod and intonation, suddenly this standard bass was in perfect pitch and
had a beautiful action, it's totally gig ready!

Often guitars have major issues when players don't adjust their instrument to the right
string gauge and tuning. Your guitar or bass may feel fine at the beginning
if you change the string gauge or adjust  the tuning, but, over time the neck
could warp out of shape and throw your intonation right out of the window.

String set up is arguably the most important element to a guitar or bass,
if you're not set up right, you're gonna have a bad time!


Axe 1 Fender Telecaster

The first axe

I was instantly inspired to create something cool when I saw the Laser Etcher
at Brighton Barclays Eagle Labs. My initial reaction was to get the awesome design Carl Sutton
put together for the debut Barriers ep launch.

A massive thanks to Jon at Barclays for helping me build the "Laser-Ready" files and
get them bang on. Words can't express how awesome this custom guitar design project was and
I can't wait to show it off at the next load of gigs!

PS yes you can touch the design (it's all bumpy) and it doesn't hinder
the performance or playability of the guitar.

I hope this is a first step to creating new and sick instruments using the latest technology.