The Charvel Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK Electric Guitar in Yellow Bengal is the signature model of Russ "Satchel" Parrish, guitarist for outrageous glam metallers "Steel Panther". Having graced stadium stages around the world, Satchel is known as for his outlandish attire and eye-catching instruments. However, Parrish boasts an extensive and impressive music career than started long before Steel Panther. Having laid down tracks for and with some of the biggest names in rock and metal (including Paul Gilbert, Sebastian Bach, and Rob Halford to name but a few), this is a man who demands the best from his instrument, and Charvel have certainly delivered.
Classic Dinky body
The Satchel Signature model is shaped to the Dinky body shape, a sleek and stylish design that is shaped with speed and precision at its core. The alder body tonewood accentuates the lightweight feel and enhances the playing experience. The lower-bout affords a comfortable resting position, whilst the deep double-cutaway enables the highest frets to be reached with ease. The tonally balanced output delivers a confident mid-range character, which is partnered with a subtle low-end and a confident high-end energy.
Reinforced neck design
Fitted to the body is a bolt-on maple neck, which is reinforced using graphite rods to prevent unwanted twisting or warping from affecting playability and performance. The hand-rubbed urethane gel finish along the back of the neck prevents unwanted stickiness or tackiness from holding you back. Thanks to the speed neck profile, your hand can glide along efficiently as you soar through licks and riffs, whilst the rolled fingerboard edges establish a familiar feel from the first moment you play.
Paired with the neck is a 24-jumbo fret maple fingerboard, which is home to dot position inlays to guide your way discreetly. Shaped to Charvel's compound radius, the fingerboard goes from a rounder 12-inch curve at the nut and extends to a flatter 16-inch curve towards the heel. The ingenious nature of this design means that from fretting chords to flying through sweeps, whether you're two-hand tapping or laying down lightning-fast legato, your fingers can move with speed.
Fishman Fluence Classic pickups
The Satchel Signature model is equipped with a pair of Fishman Fluence Classic humbuckers, which are controlled via a single volume pot with special push/pull dual-voice activation. The neck pickup offers a vintage PAF-style humbucking output with voice one, and a tightened low-end with thunderous midrange clarity and airy highs with voice two. The bridge pickup also delivers a vintage PAF-style humbucker tone via voice one, and a hot-rodded metal machine with voice two for searing solos with plenty of bite.
If it's sweeping dive bombs and lofty wailing that you're after, you'll be please to find a Floyd Rose tremolo at your disposal. The Floyd Rose system allows you to play around with your vibrato in as subtle or aggressive a fashion as you wish. Dome style control knobs guarantee that when making adjustments on-the-fly, your fingers will achieve greater purchase for smooth attenuation. Should you need to realign the neck, after changing string gauges for example, Charvel have included a heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel for stress-free attenuation.
Manufacturer Charvel Model Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK Electric Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material 2-Piece Maple with Graphite reinforcement Fingerboard Material Maple Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Locking Tremolo No. of Frets/Fret Profile 22/Jumbo Position Inlays Black Dots Nut Floyd Rose Locking Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo Active/Passive Passive Tuners Charvel Branded Die-Cast Pickups Neck: Fishman Fluence Classic PRF-CHB-NB1
Bridge: Fishman Fluence Classic PRF-CHB-BB1
Controls Volume (Push/Pull Voice Activation) Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
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