Manson Chrome FR
|Body covering||Dark Chrome|
|Wood||Body: Mahogany |
Fingerboard: Rosewood (22 frets)
|Bridge||Floyd Rose Tremolo System|
|Electronics||3-way toggle pickup selector, one volume|
|Pickup(s)||Neck: Sustainiac |
Bridge: Manson MBK-2 (covered) / Manson MBK-2 (uncovered)
This guitar is almost identical to the Manson Matt Black FR, except it's covered in dark chrome colour. The guitar's been seen with both a covered and an uncovered MBK-2 pickup. It is likely that one of them is in Rig A and another in Rig B. Both FR guitar models have the new Floyd Rose whammy controller system. Both guitars also feature the old Manson logo.
The YES/NO switch sits in place of the tone control knob. This could be the rumoured new feature referred to in the Patented MID1 Manson.
These guitar body shapes mark a departure from previous Mansons Matt used that feature a Floyd Rose system, as they do not have the rounded "Lozenge" shape, as seen on the likes of the Chrome Bomber and the Stealth Bomber models.
The Chrome FR is labeled by Matt's tech as "6" and "Standard"
It has been used live since Muse started touring US amphitheatres in 2017.
Songs used for
The Chrome FR is used for songs with standard tuning requiring the use of a whammy bar (exception being the one-time use for Time Is Running Out).