Page 91

combo and a custom AC15-style combo, with a couple of overdrive pedals for good measure— setups that proved that this guitar really enjoys slicing through some gain for sizzling yet clear lead tones. Played clean, the Fox revealed itself to be a very full-frequency instrument, almost hi-fi, yet with plenty of character at its core and a lot of shimmer and sparkle. Adding some hair to that translated into an extremely detailed sound that could be simultaneously raw and articulate. The bonus here is that you can dial in more traditional dual-humbucker tricks via the Fox’s versatile electronics, but an entirely more “broadband” “luthier’s oil”—but there’s also still enough acid-

to balance the pickups’ coils to achieve a broad

performance is there if you want it. The Mojo con-

etched aluminum to utterly mesmerize.

range of voices. I found the playing feel very good

trol’s effects at first seemed subtle, but this knob

Hardware includes Teye’s in-house bridge,

even at the girthy 1.75" neck width across this

was great for dialing between thicker and brighter

tailpiece, and knobs, partnered with elegant

luscious bound-ebony fingerboard, although

voices, which could then still be shaped via the

Grover Imperial tuners, and the humbuckers are

smaller hands might find it a stretch, and this

remaining bevy of controls, and the 5-way selec-

a custom-wound set supplied by Jason Lollar.

new Fox wanted some playing-in before tuning

tor’s middle and out-of-phase options enabled

They are wired for use with a 5-way switch and

stabilized. Played unplugged, the guitar exhibited

further alternative tone sculpting that most gui-

translated via Teye’s proprietary Mojo knob, a

a lot of sustain and sonic “boing,” with a lively

tars simply don’t offer. All in all, this Teye is worth

passive “analog spectrum circuit modeler” that

jangle that’s likely aided by the 25.5" scale length.

auditioning for any player seeking both looks and

uses a custom potentiometer and EQ filtering

I tested the Fox through a Victory V40 Deluxe

sounds that are equally outré. g

O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 / G U I TA R P L A Y E R . C O M

91

22dfvdfv  
22dfvdfv  
Advertisement