Metal V and X:
Six string: 25.5″ scale length
Seven string: 26.2″ scale length
Body dimensions (thickness): 44mm. For comparison, Jacksons, Ibanez RG, Fender Strats, etc are generally 47mm.
Neck shape: 19.0mm @ 1st, 21 @ 17th, D shape with round shoulders. AKA “thin U”
Due to the increased scale length on the bass side, the tension of the strings increases. We recommend you try dropping a gauge on the bottom end, for example, if you usually use 9-46’s, try 9-42’s.
Floyd Rose Special double locking bridges for Metal V and X, our own custom made bridges for HypeGTR, locking tuners, and O-ring knobs fitted to the pots allow for a nice grip if you get all sweaty on stage 🙂
Our new Blizzard model Humbucker (14k approximate DC resistance) features pride of place in the bridge position, with a Concordia A5 (8.2k approximate DC resistance) in the neck. Both of these pickups are made to our own specifications by our partners in Korea. 500k pots for volume, a 3 way toggle, and 500k push/pull tone pot for coil splitting. Bone nut.
See below for full details. All models are GLOSS finish, with satin necks.
BODY: Swamp Ash, with a Premium Flame Maple veneer top
NECK: Laminated Rock Maple, set neck
NECK SHAPE: 19.0 @ 1st – 21 @ 17th revised D shape
FRETWIRE: Jumbo Stainless Steel
INLAY: Pearl dots, Z pattern
SIDE DOTS: Glow in the dark
HARDWARE COLOUR: Black
BRIDGE + MACHINEHEADS: Floyd Rose Special bridge and locking tuners
ELECTRONICS: 500k Volume, 500k Tone with Push/Pull + 3 way toggle switch
PICKUPS: Bizzard Ceramic Bridge humbucker, Concordia A5 Neck humbucker
FINISH: Gloss (satin neck finish)
OTHER: Hardcase (ply construction with vinyl outer)