A few years back, I came across a good deal on a Carvin 6. Purple with gold hardware. It was a beauty, but after a while, couldn't find a need for a 6. Fast forward to a few days ago. The spalted maple caught my eye. The tight string spacing made it playable to me. Just had to buy it. I really wanted a BTB 676, but the wide string spacing was a killer. I'm a pick player so I like tighter strings. Brought it home and put some Hi Beams on it. Piano like highs for sure. 3 string power chords high up on the neck with some chorus sound amazing. Maybe down the road I'll try some nickel Lo Riders, but I'm happy for now.