Launched parallel to the RH-4 in 1987, RH-3 offers a different tonal spectrum. Very resonant with great sustain, the RH-3 cuts through with the fat upper-mids of the American alder body for a rounder, rockier, bluesy sound. The RH-3 sports the Levinson noiseless V-3 stacked coils and LH-55 humbucker for great tone and punch. The patented Falcon tremolo, locking machine heads, sepia mirror pickguard and legendary VSC complete this excellent package.
|Neck Wood||Hard Rock Maple|
|Headstock Finish||Natural Gloss|
|Tuners||Schaller Locking Tuners|
|Pickups||2 V-3 Stacked Coils, 1 LH-55 Vintage Humbucker|
|Electronics||Variable Spectrum Control (VSC-4)|
|Colors Available||B, BW|
The Variable Spectrum Control (VSC)
The Variable Spectrum Control (VSC) lets you break through traditional tonal boundaries. The user adjustable presets let you change your sound from creamy overdrive to bell-like highs – instantly. All Blade® electronics also have a passive bypass to give you pure vintage tone and ensure that you never run out of power.
The Variable Spectrum Control (VSC) Tone Guide (PDF)
Tapered Neck Joint
Enjoy better access to the upper registers with the tapered neck joint for more comfort and speed.
Adjustable Tension Guide
Every detail of a Blade® guitar represents a commitment to engineering perfection. The Adjustable Tension Guide (ATG) perfectly balances the string tension at the nut with asymmetric a spring loaded height adjustment to keep you in tune, no matter how hard you wail on your whammy bar.
This patented tremolo looks,feels and sounds like a vintage style unit but incorporates a patented double block system that also allows uptrem while sitting flat on the guitar body. Unlike floating tremolos, the Falcon transmits all of the tone the strings and wood have to offer for the biggest sound possible. The Falcon Tremolo enhances attack and sustain AND stays in tune even if a string is broken – a feature that floating trems cannot do. Even deep bends against open strings are possible – the open strings do not detune. Now that’s style.
Push-Push Humbucker Split
No need to grab anything to split your humbucker. Simply tap the tone pot and you’re done. Easy and reliable.