NGD - 2017 PRS Mark Holcomb SE is in da house!

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  1. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    I love the veneer! Absolutely amazing quilted maple. The modifications aren´t accomplished yet. I still wait for the delivery of Schaller M6 locking tuners in ruthenium shade w/ ebony tuner buttons.
    And I will replace the pickup rings, the switch tip and the backplate by ebony parts procured at Crazyparts in future.
     
  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Very nice! Congrats!
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    It looks fantastic.
    Enjoy.
     
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  4. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Oh man, GAS re-ignited again for one of these! I better not check any websites today...
     
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  5. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Nice score! Love that quilt!!
     
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  6. g.wizz

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    Fantastic specimen as is my friend and it will be off the charts after the lovely mods
    Congrats, Chug away Martin :D
     
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  7. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    Auditive impressions: PRS Mark Holcomb SE.

    Routine: Both pups as SC, both pups HB, bass pup SC, bass pup HB, treble pup SC, treble pup HB. Guitar´s volume poti turned either low or open.

    Signal chain: Guitar - Line 6 POD HD500X - Propellerhead Balance - Propellerhead Reason DAW.
    HD500X setting: Noise gate (off) - Volume pedal (open) - WahWah (off) - two half stacks in parallel: one side Mesa Boogie Rectifier w/ 412 XXL cab, other side Bogner Uberschall w/ 412 XXL cab - room reverb (on) - stereo delay (off).

    I recorded the pattern aswell w/ three other guitars for comparision [Parker Fly Deluxe, 24 frets, same scale likewise the Holcomb (25,5"), Drop C tuning, Dimarzio custom humbucker w/o splitabilty; Linus Thinline Custom, 24 frets, 25,25" scale, two Linus custom wound HB, switchable to real SC, Drop D tuning), and PRS 513 MT (you know the specs...), 22 frets, 25,25" scale, Drop D tuning). I started everytime at middle position (the 513 deals with the center SC), then turning to bass, in the end to treble position. If possible I selected first the SC mode, after that the HB mode.
     
  8. juka

    juka Pioneer Of The SCF

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    Very nice!!!

    Did it come stock with the black (graphite?) nut or did you already change it?
    All pics of this model I've seen so far had white (plastic?) nuts to match the binding.

    Schaller locking tuners are always a great mod for any SE!
     
  9. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    @juka: it came exactly like this to my dealer:

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    And it left to me as seen above, I wanted them to change the nut to the PRS US nut.
     
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    Damn, that looks stunning...

    Your guitar makes me realise that if I ever want to own a SC245, I need to abstain from this forum immediately ;)
     
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    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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  12. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Are the Schallers direct replacements? I picked up a 2016 Holcomb SE (NGD post to come later), and I'd like to put locking tuners on (because they're easier). I'd like to get them on my 7-string, too.
     
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  13. juka

    juka Pioneer Of The SCF

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    Yes, at least those with the thumbscrew at the back fit without any mod whatsoever.
     
  14. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Love that newest one even more. The refinements are very nice and make me like that guitar more.
     
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    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    To fit the hardware color you have to choose the shade "Ruthenium" at Schaller hardware. I ordered them directly w/ ebony tuner buttons. But it takes several weeks to get them.
     
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    Mike Duncan DGT Club Vice President

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    Totally love this!
     
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    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    Some things could be conducted very easily. To me personally it´s visiting the home base of Crazyparts. So I did it yesterday with a prearranged appointment. My course of action was to buy wooden parts: particular an ebony switch-tip, a set of ebony pickup-rings and an ebony backcover. Sad but true, SE covers are a few inch larger than those of Core (Custom). Okay, then only PU-rings and a switch-tip remained on the list. Barbara and Andy showed me what´s currently in stock to choose of it. I made my decision.
    Back home I dismounted the plastic parts, installed the ebony parts. Under the ground plate of the bass pickup I found a fifth pickup-ring screw attached by the magnetic field. QA/QC...
    I readjusted the pickup heights. To accomplish the modification either focus on function or aesthetics I´ll have to wait to receive the Schaller M6 locking tuners in ruthenium shade with ebony tuner buttons...
     
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    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    it has been recently announced that those custom ordered Schaller M6 are to be delivered next week.
    I'm looking forward accomplishing the modification.
    As a result: unfortunately an ebony backplate is not available at present.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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