The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Shawn@PRS, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Yup, 10s it is.
    Just got back from another practice. This guitar has such great note separation, and the presence in a band setting is incredible.
    Need to work on getting the filthy dirt sound the way I like it. It just LOVES being clean!
    What a wonderfully playable guitar!
    Those that are waiting are in for a treat!
     
  2. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero New Member

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    A question to the silver sky owners.
    How's your volume control acting? I can use the tone pots all the way and they do their job superb. Really useful tone range with a lot of great sounds at hand.
    But the volume is only useful from 10 to around 7. Thereafter the guitar is more or less silent.
    I saw a video where a guy used the volume control all the way and was able to get cleans from a high gain setting with just barely raisin' the volume. I am only using light crunch.

    What's your experience?
     
  3. mankdinzoo

    mankdinzoo New Member

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    I can clean up the sound until 1.5/10. Maybe try different settings or amp. The more preamp gain you have, the more useful the volume knob will be I guess. If you don't have enough preamp gain, maybe the output volume when you are below 7 is too low to be audible through your amp depending on your settings? Also, are you playing at bedroom level or at practice/gig level? Maybe cranking up the master volume of your amp might help as well.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Cheers!
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    My personal experience is that the vol is wonderfully linear. I have my rig fairly hot, and cleans can start nice and jangly and roll up to fairly loud in a band setting. For my basic cleans I'd say I'm around 4-5 as a rhythm player.
    Stepping up to crunchy and lead tones I still find the volume control to be linear. That being said, my lead tone was setup for a bridge humbucker and I should modify that. 4 on the lead tone is LOUD!
    These pups are HOT!
     
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  5. TheAdesso

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    Had a little static yesterday when I played.... did the dryer sheet trick, and sound goes away. Thanks for the tip!!
     
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  6. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Well if and when I experience this, I'll know what to do.
    Until then, the Silver Sky's the limit!:)
     
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  7. bodia

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

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    Heck yes it is!
     
  8. Mike Conover

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    Update! Hey all - Been busy and haven't been able to update yall on that video I posted with the extreme static thing...but the dryer sheet worked!! I did it once a few weeks ago and to date it has not returned! Thanks to all for the advice - Im LOVING this guitar!
     
  9. Dead&Co

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  13. Tucson Thump

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    Curious if the grey tuner buttons can be changed out. I don't see a screw where you do on the Phase III tuner buttons.
     
  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I can't see a way to change them on mine, unless I'm missing something obvious.
     
  15. Tucson Thump

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    That's the way it appears. I wonder if they're tapped onto a tuner shaft spline like in days of yore.
     
  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I pulled on the button as hard as I dared and it doesn't budge at all.
     
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  17. bodia

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

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    I pulled on .........Nevermind :confused:
     
  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Just once?!:p
     
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  19. bodia

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

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    A gentleman never tells!
     
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  20. Chris Carlson

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    I encountered this exact issue as well... but it didn't strike until I removed the plastic from the pick-guard cover. It's bad. The dealer has tried to remedy this with "shielding" and adding spacing washers to the pick-ups based on conversation with PRS, but this did not fix the problem for me. I'm hoping we can lock-down the root cause... because it's ruining my experience with this otherwise fine instrument.
     

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