Wechter Guitars Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314 (Black with 13-pin) (No Longer Available)
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Carved Alder Body, Maple Neck, MIDI Pickup System, 2 x Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Black
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Amazingly Versatile, MIDI-capable Wechter Solidbody!When you want your electric guitar to give you all the tones you'll ever need, then you need one of Wechter's amazing Pathmaker Solid Body Series guitars. This Pathmaker SB Standard gives you a full range of classic and modern electric tones, thanks to its premium tonewoods (carved alder body, rosewood-topped maple neck) and an incredible pickup system. The onboard pair of Wechter humbucking pickups feature "Triple Shot" mounting rings, which let you instantly switch among single-coil, parallel, and series configurations. When you really want to take things to another level, dial up the integrated Graph Tech Ghost Hexpander MIDI pickup system and plug into your favorite guitar synth. Top it all off with Wechter's Plek Pro setup and you have an amazingly playable, totally versatile guitar in the Pathmaker SB Standard.
Wechter Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
An amazing range of classic tones
At first glance, the pickups on the Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314 look like ordinary humbuckers, but there's more to this guitar than meets the eye. The key isn't the pickups themselves (which sound amazing in any configuration), it's in the Seymour Duncan Triple Shot mounting rings around them. With the flick of a couple of switches, these amazing pickup rings let you chose between series humbucker, parallel humbucker, and two different single-coil configurations. The result is that you can configure the Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314 with a total of 16 different sounds, right off the pickup rings!
Take your sounds as far as you want to go
Classic humbuckers plus modern MIDI! Wechter's Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314 doesn't just give you great dual-humbucker pickup performance; it also includes an onboard Graph Tech Ghost Hexpander MIDI pickup system, so your tonal possibilities are truly endless. Plug into your guitar synth rig and more out of a solidbody electric guitar than you'd ever thought possible. The Ghost Hexpander system is built into the Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314's bridge and controls, so it's completely unobtrusive and totally easy to activate. This guitar truly gives you the best of both worlds!
Wechter's Plek Pro treatment
When you pick up a Wechter Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314, one of the first things you'll notice is how well this instrument feels. That's because each of these guitars is set up by hand in Wechter's US luthier shop. What's more, Wechter uses the most advances neck-shaping technology available, the Plek Pro machine, to adjust the neck carve and cut the frets. This is the same pin-point accurate neck-setup technology most guitar makers charge thousands of dollars for in their custom shops, and it comes standard on the affordable Wechter Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314.
Includes Wechter Deluxe hardshell case
Wechter Deluxe hardshell cases are made to fit your Wechter guitar perfectly and keep it safe. Perfect protection for your Wechter guitar! An ill-fitting case won't do your prized axe any favors; you need a perfect fit! These cases are built road tough, and they cradle your Wechter guitar in fitted comfort. Put your Wechter guitar where it belongs - in a genuine Wechter hardshell case!
Wechter Guitars Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
Play a Wechter Pathmaker Solid Body Series guitar and get a huge range of fantastic tones!
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This is one very good guitar.
by Billy McWhirter from Columbus, GAI purchased this Wechter because of the 13-pin capacity, to use with the Roland VG-99. But, first, let me say this: This guitar sounds INCREDIBLE as just a 'plain ole' guitar'. It absolutely rocks! Wh... read more [+]ereas my PRS Torero (also from Sweetwater) has a 'razor edgy' sound, which is great for high-gain metal tones, the Wechter has a 'creamy crunchy' sound, which I might also describe as 'grinding', perhaps more suitable for something less than ear-bleeding metal (which it can do with the Roland VG-99) if you were to put it through a 'normal' amp.
March 5, 2012
Music Background: Self-taught
Buy this guitar even if you don't get this 13-version.
Now: the Wechter works great with the VG-99 -- but the MIDI 'volume' knob has about 1/8 inch of actually usability -- from silent to undesirable feedback. I have two Gk-3 units also -- and their 'volume' controllers are much more useable. But, nonetheless, I still grab the Wechter when I am ready to play without fuss and extra wires.
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Christopher , Sasvannah, GA
Wechter Guitars Pathmaker SB Standard PM-7314 (Black with 13-pin)
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