In pictures: Blade X-Fire XF-120 unboxed

10th Dec 2013 | 12:43

In pictures: Blade X-Fire XF-120 unboxed
Blade X-Fire XF-120

You don’t hear the name Blade too often in guitar circles, but the new X-Fire series looks set to change all that, with shred-ready specs and looks to match.

The X-Fire XF-120 has winged its way over to us for review, so join us as we share our first impressions of this rock beast.

For the full review of the Blade X-Fire XF-120, check out Total Guitar issue 249, on sale 23 December.

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In pictures: Blade X-Fire XF-120 unboxed
Blade X-Fire XF-120

The XF-120 looks sleek in its Tungsten finish, but black and Blinding White options are also available, if you prefer

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In pictures: Blade X-Fire XF-120 unboxed
Blade X-Fire XF-120

Pickup-wise, you can get this X-Fire fitted with Levinson or EMG ’buckers

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In pictures: Blade X-Fire XF-120 unboxed
Blade X-Fire XF-120

That tiny toggle switch activates Blade’s Variable Spectrum Control, which offers boosts for midrange, treble or bass

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In pictures: Blade X-Fire XF-120 unboxed
Blade X-Fire XF-120

And here are the three trim pots that let you dial in the frequencies that the VSC toggle switch controls

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In pictures: Blade X-Fire XF-120 unboxed
Blade X-Fire XF-120

Those X inlays make the XF-120’s 24-fret fingerboard as distinctive as its finish

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In pictures: Blade X-Fire XF-120 unboxed
Blade X-Fire XF-120

Make no mistake, this Blade is a weapon

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