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Kramer Assault 220 w/Seymour Duncan pickups - Natural Reviews

4.5 stars based on 2 customer reviews
  • from NJ May 27, 2015

    Extremely playable and well crafted guitar

    I was in the market for a single cut guitar. I looked at Epiphones, PRS SEs and ESP LTDs. I was on the fence on buying this or an ESP Eclipse 1000 DMZ. I am glad I got the Kramer for less. I got one that weighs around 7 lbs which makes it a super light weight single cut electric guitar. The neck is a bit wider than what I am used to (Gibson 60s style slim taper necks), however has a thin profile. After playing it for a while find it very comfortable. The wood on the guitar is extremely resonant. Unplugged it sings. I play 80s hard rock and blues mostly. Personally I did not like the Seymour Duncan Alternative 8 pickup for the style of music I play. I also did not like the combination of the 59 and the Alternative 8. I swapped them for a set of Dimarzio 36th Anniversary and am totally blown away. The build quality is first rate. It balances well and plays great. Check it out.

  • from LA April 25, 2014Music Background:
    Collector

    Nice les paul cone with good range

    Well sweetwater is great. Now on to the guitar. It has a SD 59 in the neck, an alternative 8 in the bridge, the maple fingerboard is nice, two volume knobs each with tap pulls to the respective pickups. The alternative 8 can go from the cream fat PAF sound to the mid 80s neo shred scene, to the nu metal, rock, or blues leads nicely. It is a nice pickup I am impressed. The 59 is the PAF tones and sparkling fat gibson sounding cleans you would expect from a guitar that is styled this way. Overall it's a nice guitar, the kramer name is well supported by this new gibson infusion of life in the productions. While it's not a gibson custom shop quality craftsmanship, it is a sweet guitar obviously made with great care.

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