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Musikmesse 2010: Annihilator guitarist Jeff Waters gets signature Epiphone Flying V guitar

Musikmesse 2010: Annihilator guitarist Jeff Waters gets signature Epiphone guitar
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Legendary Annihilator guitarist Jeff Waters has been honoured with an Epiphone signature guitar in time for Musikmesse 2010.

Epiphone has a long history of supplying some of the greatest guitarists of all time with the instrument they need to excel.

And that history continues with the new "Annihilation-V" made in cooperation with legendary guitarist, Jeff Waters.

Prestigiously ranked at #3 in Joel Mclver's 2009 book "The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists," Jeff and his band "Annihilator" have been shredding audiences worldwide for years.

Now Jeff Water's ready to take it up a notch with what he calls "The Ultimate Metal Guitar!"

The neck is solid mahogany joined to a solid mahogany body using a traditional deep-set, Flying-V neck joint that's handed fitted and glued in place for optimum tone and sustain.

For lightning fast performance combined with comfort, the neck features a "D" profile SlimTaper? neck combined with a 24-fret phenolic fingerboard.

This not only allows a full two octaves of range but also an ultra smooth and extremely durable surface.

Designed specifically for Jeff and made by Gibson U.S.A.'s world-famous pickup division, the Annihilation-V features custom "JWT" and "JWR" 4-wire humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions respectively.

Over-wound and featuring a Ceramic-8 magnet, the JWT bridge humbucker can deliver the right combination of crunch and growl without ever losing it's enhanced lows and crystal clear highs.

The JWR neck pickup features an Alnico-II magnet that provides vintage tone with great sustain and clarity along with the right combination of power and warmth.

Controlling the two perfectly matched humbuckers is a set of simple yet powerful controls that offer incredible versatility.

The master volume control is also a push/pull control allowing you to tap into each coil of the two humbuckers for a brighter, single-coil sound while keeping them noise-free.

The 3-way toggle in combination with the coil-tapping allows you up to 6 different tonal combinations ranging from a one single-coil to full-on humbucker assault.

Add to that, an easy to use momentary "killbutton" that cuts off the output for added effects and you've got a guitar that's ready for anything.

Posted on 18 Mar 2010 15:14 to category : Instruments News

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