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Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HSH 2PT CM Snags ‘Guitar World’ Platinum Award

Posted on March 5th, 2019 by Sara Norton

 

A huge hit since its summer 2018 release, the Charvel Pro-Mod DK24 HSH 2PT CM snagged a Guitar World “Platinum Award” in the magazine’s April issue.

The Paul Riario review and article, entitled “Crushin’ It”, raves how this Satin Orange Crush guitar “packs so much tonal firepower and high-performance features, it plays like an instrument built for virtuosos. Even though you don’t need to be one, it’ll make you feel it won’t take long to achieve.”

While Riario praised several of the axe’s features, it was the baked neck and custom Seymour Duncan pickups that took the cake.

“The standout feature of the Pro-Mod DK24 is its caramelized ‘speed’ neck,” he wrote. “It looks killer, and the torrefaction adds stability with a raw wood feel, plus a lively pop in tone.”

Riario also noted the versatility of the custom Seymour Duncan pickups in an HSH configuration.

“The trio of Seymour Duncan pickups along with its unique wiring configuration offers up a wealth of improved vintage and modern tones,” wrote Riario. “The blade selector does not have the typical five-way wiring scheme, but instead splits certain coils while disengaging others to give you a better-sounding range of single-coil sparkle, mid-range clarity and full-throttle humbucking slide.”

All in all, Riario proclaims that this DK24 2PT “might just be the ultimate Charvel I’ve ever come across, with a price that defies all that it offers.”

Order the magazine online to read the full article here.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Angus Clark Demos DK24 HH FR M QM

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Sara Norton

Rock of Ages and Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist Angus Clark took the Pro-Mod DK24 HH FR M QM for a spin in a recent YouTube demo.

“This is a Charvel—it’s synonymous with that kind of ’80s ‘lead machine,’” said Clark. “You know you can count on this guitar to do that; I was just impressed that I could do so much more with it.”

Clark ran through each of the 5-pickup positions of the Seymour Duncan® Full Shred SH-10B neck Seymour Duncan SH2N bridge pickups, providing a stellar showcase of the axe’s versatility — from snappy pop and country riffs to jazz solos or gritty leads.

“It’s really hard to get everything you want exactly the way you want it, but this guitar is succeeding,” pointed out Clark.

Check out Clark’s full playthrough below.

Andertons Music Loves The New DK24 Models

Posted on October 3rd, 2018 by Sara Norton

The Pro-Mod DK24 2PT CM has two new fans in Peter Honoré and Joss Allen of Andertons Music; the guys just couldn’t get enough of the guitar’s versatility and features after a recent video review.

Both chimed in with high praise for the new Gotoh® Custom 510 tremolo bridge.

“Underneath this unbelievably cool Satin Orange Crush finish, we’ve got the non-locking tremolo, very reminiscent of the Floyd Rose trem that doesn’t have the locking system,” said Allen. “It is recessed, so it is floating.”

“You know what I really like about [the non-locking tremolo]?” added Honoré. “It doesn’t flutter. When you hit it hard, it doesn’t buzz.”

Allen also ran through each of the pickup positions with the five-way selector blade, finding that the DK24 packs a wallop of versatile tone with custom Seymour Duncan pickups.

Check out the DK24 in action below.

‘Guitar World’ Pulls Out a Pro-Mod So-Cal for Pedal Demo

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by MDuffy

Charvel Guitar World
Paul Riario of Guitar World recently pulled out a Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH to demo the Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive pedal.

“The variety of overdrive and distortion pedals on the market these days is truly staggering,” Riario noted. “The vast majority is basically good at one or two applications, such as clean boost, blues overdrive, hard rock rhythm crunch, or metal distortion, but pedals that can do all of this (and do it very well) are very rare indeed.”

How did the pedal fare? And how did that So-Cal sound when run through it? Find out in the video after the jump.

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