Trivium carries the metalcore torch high, making their guitarist Corey Beaulieu a natural choice for a signature guitar. Teaming up with Jackson to modify the King V to meet his exact specifications, they created a guitar that sounds as vicious as it looks.
The USA Signature Corey Beaulieu King V™ KV7 features an alder body (AAA flame top on trans finish model), bound through-body quartersawn maple neck, 12″-16″ compound-radius ebony fingerboard with old-school sharkfin inlays, covered Seymour Duncan® Blackout pickups with three-way toggle switching, single volume control, original Floyd Rose® seven-string tremolo, and Jackson tuners.
SEYMOUR DUNCAN® BLACKOUTS AHB-1S 7
These 7-string Blackouts deliver crushingly tight highs and thick-low end crunch. The neck pickup’s balanced preamp and coil geometry reveal both warmth and single note clarity right down to the B string. Chords sound warm and full; leads run rich with organic sustain. The bridge pickup outputs a searing onslaught of distortion. Power-chorded riffs remain tight and responsive whether in standard B or even with drop-A tunings. Highs are crisp and call out for swift arpeggios and tapped passages.
Corey Beaulieu joined Trivium after their debut album release in 2003 and is credited for bringing along his death metal influence. Nearly 15 years later, Beaulieu and Trivium are still carrying the metalcore torch high as they continue to release new music and tour the world relentlessly. Trivium formed in 1999 in Orlando, Florida, after the band’s original singer saw Matt Heafy perform Metallica’s “No Leaf Clover” at his high school talent show. The young members chose Trivium for its meaning in medieval Latin (the lower division of the seven liberal arts, comprising grammar, rhetoric, and logic), liking the way it implied an open-mindedness to different styles and how it summed up their musical aesthetic.
Jackson guitars began back in the late 1970s, when heavy music experienced a flamboyant and virtuosic resurgence in popularity and a small Southern California guitar repair shop became the epicenter of a new level of shred-approved excellence. Ever since then, Jackson guitars have been universally lauded as the metal guitars; the shred machines—highly original high-performance instruments of distinctive style and formidable substance. www.jacksonguitars.com