Laugh all you want while headbanging along to Steel Panther’s satirically swaggering take on ‘80s-era Sunset Strip glam metal, but there’s just no arguing with the ferociously slamming chops of guitarist Russ “Satchel” Parrish. Simply put, nobody puts the 1987 into today like Parrish and his metalloid feline cohorts, and Charvel is excited to deliver a huge horns-up in the tiger-striped form of the Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK Bengal.
The instrument has an alder Dinky™ body with sharper-radius top edges and a flamboyant Satin Purple Bengal or Slime Green Bengal finish. Of special note are the two Fishman® Fluence® Classic humbucking pickups topped with black/purple bobbins, which share a single volume control knob with special push/pull dual voice activation. Using this control, the PRF-CHB neck pickup delivers ideal-but-elusive vintage PAF humbucking neck pickup tone with just the right dynamics and output (voice one), or a Fluence-exclusive neck tone with clear and airy chime, unreal high end, highly vocal midrange and tight lows (voice two). Similarly, the PRF-CHB bridge pickup delivers ideal vintage PAF humbucking tone calibrated for perfect output (voice one), or quintessential hot-rodded humbucking bridge tone without all the baggage (voice two). You get the idea—it sounds %$#@& huge.
The bolt-on maple neck has a Fender® Stratocaster® headstock with Charvel-branded die-cast tuners, graphite reinforcement, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel and Charvel neck plate. Atop that is a 12”-16” compound-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays. Other features include a three-way toggle pickup switch, top-loaded Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system, and more.
3-Way Toggle & Volume Control with Push/Pull Voice ActivationHeel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel4-Bolt Serialized Neck PlateFishman® Fluence Classic PRF-CHB Pickups
Model Number 2969001552 Est. U.S. Street $1,399.99 Series Artist Signature Color Satin Purple Bengal Number of Strings 6 Orientation Right-Hand
Bridge Pickup Fishman® Fluence Classic PRF-CHB Neck Pickup Fishman® Fluence Classic PRF-CHB 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 Pickup Configuration HH
Bridge Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Double-Locking Tremolo (Top-Loaded) Hardware Finish Black Tuning Machines Charvel®-Branded Die-Cast Pickguard None Pickup Covers Black and Purple Control Knobs Dome-Style Switch Tip Black
Neck Material Maple Neck Construction Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane Neck Shape Speed Neck with Rolled Fingerboard Edges Neck Binding None - Rolled Fingerboard Edges Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Maple Number of Frets 22 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Black Dot Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel Headstock Licensed Fender® Stratocaster® Neck Plate 4-Bolt Serialized
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)