Zach Myers Sig SE

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  1. GuitarAddict

    GuitarAddict New Member

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    It is a 2017 Model, and was actually sold to me as a 2018 model, but I think this was a mistake at the dealer, rather than a deliberate con.
    I have since returned to the same dealer and bought another amp, which they gave me a very good deal on.
     
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    It is a large UK chain of music shops, and a PRS main dealer. They are well respected. I continue to shop there, as per my previous post.
    They were more than happy to refund me, or have their Tech set the guitar up for me. I wasn't ready to give up on such a beautiful instrument without at least having a go at fixing it. The potentiometer was £2.50, the wiring was about the same, and the shims were £3. Plus a few sets of strings for trial and error and a few hours of my time. I am very glad I stuck with it.
    I really really do not like allowing other people to work on my guitars, and if I can possibly carry out a repair myself I will.
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Just one that slipped through the net then?
     
  4. Shizzrock

    Shizzrock New Member

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    You returned it after replacing parts on it?
     
  5. GuitarAddict

    GuitarAddict New Member

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    Nope, think you've misread that.

    It says, I returned, as in, I went back to.................
     
  6. Shizzrock

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    ah yes, I misread
     
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    I bought a ZM a few months back. The nut was cut extremely tight to the 9's that came with it. So close tolerance that an old 9 from another guitar would catch in the slot because it was fractionally thicker. In my case I found the 9's too much like spagetti so I changed the nut and switched to 10's. Kept the old nut in case I wanted to go back.

    Now I am thinking 9.5's because I miss some of the slinky feel of the 9's but those were way too loose and oscillated to much, so they would buzz if you strummed too enthusiastically. I'm thinking NYXL 9.5's because they tend to be slightly stiffer and might be a nice compromise offering the best of 9's and 10's.

    I love my ZM, I am thinking of changing the pickups though. I have a Seth Lover Neck on the way for my Vintage Japanese Les Paul which already has the bridge. Might just switch the Seth Lovers with the Zach Myers. I actually like the stock SE245's but can't help feeling that they have most of the frequencies but not quite ALL the frequencies of my SD Pickups.

    The ZM quickly became my primary guitar.
     
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  8. JJJ

    JJJ asleep

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    On the SE bridge lean, it seems common and you can cure it with locking bridge studs (the ones where the tops screw down and lock the bridge in place). Just make sure you buy metric threaded ones.
     
  9. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Welcome back, and enjoy the crap out of the guitar. I hope you'll give us an update about what you think after you've played the snot out of it for the next few weeks.
     
  10. GuitarAddict

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    Well that's good advice, I've checked them out and will remember for future use. As it is I have a tiny amount of backwards inclination, which I think makes up for the play in the threads going into the studs in the body. So will leave as is for now.
     
  11. GuitarAddict

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    Yes will do, but it's looking good so far.............
     

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