Ready for a swim? New 7-string Private Stock!

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  1. Dave Weiner

    Dave Weiner New Member

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    Hey folks. Hope you've all been well. Thought you might enjoy a look at my new PS 7. Quick specs: Maple over ash, Maple board/neck. Dimarzio Blaze 7 pickups. Northern Lights finish. I said on the spec sheet "just pick the craziest flame you can find".

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    Here's a FB live event I did with the new axe:

    Enjoy and I hope everyone's having a great summer!
     
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  2. bodia

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

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    Love it! I'd say they did a good job finding some crazy flame!
     
  3. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    Awesome!
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    charliefrench New Member

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    Ooh that is so nice. You are a lucky one!

    T + V and a regular switch. So why the large control cavity? The plate looks proportionately large to me.
     
  6. sloanthebone

    sloanthebone I love quilts!

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    Completely badass. Please come to next PRS Experience.
     
  7. garrett

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    Yes! That's killer!

    What are your thoughts on the ash with maple top and neck? Does it seem to be brighter sounding than your others?
     
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    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Amazing!
     
  10. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Wow! Wowowowowowowowow!!!!

    Beauty, sir! That flamed maple neck and board - just awesome. The cavity covers against the dark back look fab. 7-string and a trem! Yes!!! And Northern Lights is just an off-the-charts finish. I'm sure someday I'll see a NL that makes me go, "eh", but so far, not even close.

    Congrats! Can't wait to see you play it.
     
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  11. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    Incredible World Class Musical Instrument built for a lifetime of playing. The PRS Team, once again, exceeds all expectations and raises the bar.
     
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    That's spectacular. Everything about it is perfect -- I've seen a lot of variation in Northern Lights finishes, and that one just captures what I picture in my mind's eye when I think of what the name means.

    I'm not familiar with Blaze pickups, though...(wanders off to look at the page...oh, look, there's your picture...link)...scooped, eh? I wonder how that would sound clean...

    (tries to think of a "that flame is so tight that..." joke that is clean...fails)
     
  13. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Awesome guitar Dave! And that Northern Lights finish and that flame is such a great combo!
     
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  14. Dave Weiner

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    You'd have to ask PRS, but I'm assuming it's just bc it could take care of my control layout while not having to reprogram the routing robot.
     
  15. Dave Weiner

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    I definitely hope to. I've had to miss the last few due to touring but I don't see that being an issue for the next Experience which I believe is in '18.
     
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  16. Dave Weiner

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    Almost all of my PRSs are maple and ash. Its got presence but not disproportionately bright. I prefer ash as I find it more pleasing and tonally balanced than the standard maple/mahogany format. Mahogany is great, but mid-range heavy and it doesn't suit my needs for clean tones like Ash does.
     
  17. Dave Weiner

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    A bit scooped yes. That is intentional to help provide overall tonal balance, as the amps I will play this through (most of the time) are inherently a bit mid-rangey (Marshalls, Friedmans).
     
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    Thanks Dave. I think we look for the same thing in that regard.

    Seems like ash/maple have been popping up a lot in the Private Stock Friday thread, so it must work well. I can confirm your orange fade one sounds great. I've seen you play it with Steve a few times. Maybe we'll get to see this Northern Lights beauty next time around?
     
  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    That is an incredible top and a great looking guitar.
    It would compel me to learn what to do with the spare string.
     
  20. gush

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    Christ Margaret that is NICE!
     

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