NGD: Welcome to the Core

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Johnny Rigs, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs New Member

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    Very happy to welcome the first core model to my home. A 2015 DGT in a Black Gold 10 Top. I should thank those of you who helped me in my thread deciding between this and a CE-22. I believe I made the right choice. Ok, pics!

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    Time to split up the Gibby's. There's a new sheriff in town.

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    I need to spend more time with this guitar, naturally. But I'm already starting to get a picture of where it sits. The DGT pickups actually surprised me. They really ring out. I would say they're a bit more compressed than the '57 Classics in my LP Traditional, but not at all dull. And their output easily matches the 490R/498T pickups in the LP Studio, but with more clarity on some open strings, possibly more emphasis in some of the higher mid-range? I'm not a spectrum analyser, so what do I know. There's no lack of bass, though, that's for sure.

    What else I know, and what makes me already convinced I chose wisely over the CE-22, is the sound of the DGT coils when split. I have a 20yo Strat that's not pictured because I don't play it. I don't care for the 'thin, stringy' kind of sound I hear from single coils. I can deal w/ a neck pickup on a clean channel, but that's it. But on this DGT, it has a great bell chime when split but without getting thin. I think the split middle position is my favorite to start off, which I didn't expect.

    Thanks for being welcoming to the new guy and helping me make the right decision~
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Aww yeah!!!
     
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  3. AtomicBlaze

    AtomicBlaze New Member

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    Beautiful guitar, congrats!
     
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  4. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Great top...Congrats!
     
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  5. cshallcross

    cshallcross New Member

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    Job well done!
     
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  6. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Anyone who gets black gold is ok in my book! Congrats!!!
     
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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Great figuring, cracking colour and I really love the dots (I know this will be an unpopular comment and isn’t meant offensively).

    I like the understated fretboard, really allows the body to pop!

    Good to hear a verbal tone report too!

    Enjoy:D
     
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  8. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    I'll second that, the color and burst turned out really nice on this one. Me likes me birds tho :)
     
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  9. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump New Member

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    Beautiful top.
     
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  10. Corey McCormick

    Corey McCormick New Member

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    That is a sweet looking PRS man. Happy NGD!
     
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  11. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs New Member

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    Thanks everyone!
     
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  12. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I need a black gold PRS! So beautiful!
     
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  13. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

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    Those Les Pauls already look jealous ;) Congrats!
     
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  14. TwelfthTangent

    TwelfthTangent Drop D Sonic Assault

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    What the what?! Gorgeous!
     
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  15. stratcpo

    stratcpo Guitar freak

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    That is one beautiful guitar. Congrats. ENJOY!!!
     
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  16. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Congrats! I will always have a soft spot for the DGT. It never ceases to amaze me how sleek and slender a PRS looks beside Gibson LPs. It’s like a Ferrari beside a Bentley.
     
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  17. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Beautiful! Congrats!
     
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  18. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs New Member

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    I know of a '13 Studio in Black Gold wrap that's looking for an owner, and is quite the looker. One search of the 'verb away. ;):p
     
  19. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Sweet looking' DGT!
     
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  20. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    That is stellar! I’m so glad you dig the DGT. It’s tough to make recommendations when the investment is high and you don’t completely know what an Internet buddy plays. But unless you’re mostly into metal, the DGT has impressed every player I know to try it. Plug it into a 50w single channel amp and see what really makes this guitar special. :cool: Congrats!
     
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