Just got my hands on Burns Brian May guitar from Soundslive in Newcastle.
nowhere else in the area seemed to have one.
Ive wanted one of these since I was 14 so for me its more than a guitar its buying a piece of my boyhood love of Queen.
An hour after buying it I had 3 guitar lessons to conduct. First lesson wanted her photo taken with it. Second lesson wanted a photo of it for his dad and the third lesson had already started putting money aside to buy a one to put on his living room wall.
Plugged into guitar rig 3 and selecting vox amp, treble booster you really do get that unique Queen sound of We Will Rock You and Keep Yourself Alive.
If theres a downside is the trem doesnt look like the original and the trem arm is a bit tricky to fit. But hey who's complaining.
Grover lock in tuners Burns Trisonic pickups and in and out of phase switches its the real deal.
The first thing you'll notice is all three pickups can be switched on and off individually. 85% of Brian Mays sound is produced by using the bridge and middle pickup.
Bridge Pickup - Trebley Sound
Neck Pickup - Warm Mellow Sound
Middle Pickup - In the middle both physically and tonally
All Three - Gives a huge tone
Only works when more than one pickup switched on
Two Pickups in Phase - Rich Tone
Two Pickups Out of Phase - Trebley Tone
Two Pickups In and Out of Phase - Thinner Sound
Bridge and Middle in Phase
Hammer To Fall
Tie Your Mother Down
Neck and Middle in Phase
Rich Violin Tone
You Take My Breath Away
Use Fingers instead of sixpence
Neck and Middle Pickups out of Phase
Screaming lead tone
Somebody To Love
March of the Black Queen
Neck and Bridge Pickups Out of Phase
A Strong Bright Lead Tone
Stone Cold Crazy
Neck and Bridge Pickups In Phase
A cutting sweet sound
All Three Pickups Neck Out of Phase
All Three Pickups Bridge Out of Phase
Rich Tone (High Levels)
All Three Pickups With Middle Out of Phase
Brian May Calls this 'Bread and Butter'
Piercing at high levels
All together there are 13 possibilities (21 but some sound same)