Having lucked into an ebay auction for one of these a couple of weeks ago (despite initially being put off by the disproportionate nature of the piece), I now like it quite a bit. But I'd be surious as to the views of others, specifically...
1. What pickup did you get in it? When I tried one at the convention, I was told that the black pickup was just for the prototypes and there would be a trisonic in place for production. However the one I bought, and every other one I can see on ebay, has the plain black pickup, although there has been use of a stock press pic with a trisonic in place.
1a. Anyone with a black pickup want to go thirds on a set of trisonics? Or does anyone know where one can buy pickup covers?
2. What are you tuning to? Mine came regularly tuned, which sounded ok but felt a little slack ( I was bending whole chords...), and I thought I recalled reading a suggestion to tune to ADGBEA, which seemed like a sensible suggestion, so I tried that. Hated it - nothing sounded right playing that far transposed, couldn't play anything low enough to be listenable. I tried to compromise by going back down a step to G, but that wasn't much better so I'm now back to E and a plan for some thicker strings (or should that be thinner?)
3. Is it just me or is it poorly balanced? There needs to be a counterweight just above the jack socket to get anywhere near equilibrium when on the strap.