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  1. neil godbole

    Special 22 Semi Hollow (SSH) Modification Thread

    So the NF is a JM model in the Super Eagle with modified pole pieces and I assume modified wiring. Now when my tech looked at the SSH Narrowfield, he did have to rewire it slightly, but for whatever reason, it wasn't setup to be able to coil tap. Here's an interesting thread...
  2. neil godbole

    Special 22 Semi Hollow (SSH) Modification Thread

    Also - just for fun, I'm posting my new pedalboard setup here. The pic I posted at the front of this thread showing my studio and pedalboard etc.. is a bit outdated. I wanted to create a setup that lets me make use of MIDI to recall DAW settings on my pedalboards. Essentially creating a...
  3. neil godbole

    Special 22 Semi Hollow (SSH) Modification Thread

    So you cannot 'tap' the middle narrowfield like the 2 other humbuckers on the SSH (edit: actually it seems you can, see my update to this response in post #57). What I did was rewire it so it could be put in either series or parallel using a mini toggle switch I placed next to the other two...
  4. neil godbole

    P90 Guitar

    I have a 2009 SC245 Ted McCarty Soapbar. It's super killer, and I love the 24.5 scale length as well. I have the stock PRS P90's in there.. some kind of SD, but I have a pair of SD Antiquities I want to try. The stock P90's are 'pretty' and do the Piano-esque clean tone thing very well...
  5. neil godbole

    NGD: 2009 PRS Ted McCarty P90 SC245 10-Top Tobacco Burst

    So after a few more days with this guitar, I can say I absolutely love it. It took me a second to get used to 24.5, but after a couple days, suddenly it felt like a glove. Tonally, the pickups/guitar is startlingly sensitive to both volume and tone knob changes. This might be fairly normal...
  6. neil godbole

    NGD: 2009 PRS Ted McCarty P90 SC245 10-Top Tobacco Burst

    Fralin seems to be the way to go a lot of the time for me. I use his P92's in another guitar, and one of his pickups in my thinline tele. In general I've always loved the sound signature of his pups. However, the fact that beyond the one vintage/traditional P90 offering the rest are...
  7. neil godbole

    NGD: 2009 PRS Ted McCarty P90 SC245 10-Top Tobacco Burst

    Are these the noiseless/humless or vintage original?
  8. neil godbole

    NGD: 2009 PRS Ted McCarty P90 SC245 10-Top Tobacco Burst

    Yah - they are sweet. I think they are fairly hard to find these days but they do pop up from time to time.
  9. neil godbole

    NGD: 2009 PRS Ted McCarty P90 SC245 10-Top Tobacco Burst

    Thanks! So maybe you can clarify this for me - these 2009 teds are all BRW?
  10. neil godbole

    NGD: 2009 PRS Ted McCarty P90 SC245 10-Top Tobacco Burst

    Yah I can totally see how people want something more nasty or that imparts an obvious character, even clean. I tend to be more of a clean guy, but I think OD tones with these Duncans sound really good as well. I might end up with these back on, since I quite enjoy the rounded but clear piano...
  11. neil godbole

    NGD: 2009 PRS Ted McCarty P90 SC245 10-Top Tobacco Burst

    I've been eyeing this model for quite some time, but the right causes and conditions just never came through... until now. This beauty is in incredible condition and was just delivered today. The 24.5" scale length, the P90 configuration, the light weight single cut design... I'm most likely...
  12. neil godbole

    Special 22 Semi Hollow (SSH) Modification Thread

    I fret-leveled mine with a plek and lowered the action and was able to get clean levels of buzzless playing that was way too low for my taste. I like between 3 and 4mm at the 12th, and this guitar definitely can sound good depending on playing style even lower than that but it'll depend on what...
  13. neil godbole

    PRS Experience Guitars

    Also weren't the Special 22 Semi Hollow LTD's experience guitars initially? But they sold a bunch more to dealers overtime and when those ran out by 2019 they finally made it a core model (but with different pickups). Again, no Eagle on the headstock for those 58/15MT pickup LTD versions.
  14. neil godbole

    PRS 2003 SAS (Swamp Ash Special) Modification Thread

    Yah doing that is more of the route I went with the SSH - individual taps for each pickup, and then the preamp and also a push pull on tone to isolate the middle narrowfield. With the SAS, this would also be awesome. I've never heard the middle pickup by itself on this guitar. I suppose I...
  15. neil godbole

    Special 22 Semi Hollow (SSH) Modification Thread

    So as an update - It's been several months since I modded my SSH and I absolutely love it. The mods hold up as well as the guitar! It is possible to overload the pseudo eagle pre-amp which sounds a bit like distortion/breakup but not of the preferable variety - mostly affected by pickup...
  16. neil godbole

    PRS 2003 SAS (Swamp Ash Special) Modification Thread

    So long story, short, I did a modification of my PRS SSH and it went so well I decided to apply some of the same principles (and also different ones) to my SAS. Background: https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/special-22-semi-hollow-ssh-modification-thread.47373/ Check further in the thread...
  17. neil godbole

    The Special Semi-hollow

    I did this in addition to a bunch of other mods, and you are correct, this allows stock config when the push-push (in my case push-pull) is not engaged, and when engaged you just get the narrowfield. When the narrowfield is isolated like this, it doesn't matter what you have the 5-way blade set...
  18. neil godbole

    Paul’s Guitar vs Special Semi-Hollow 22

    Bit of an old thread, but what the heck. I was in this predicament as well. I was thinking about adding a Paul's guitar - a 2018 LTD - basically what Bodia sold... and after getting a chance to play one and reading the comments... I'd say, if you had the means and desire to keep both, they do...
  19. neil godbole

    Favorite PRS TODAY?

    just got done modding this - preamp with bright switch. Push/pull vol isolates narrowfield. 3 coil tap mini toggles.
  20. neil godbole

    Narrowfield Coil Tap/Split

    So just as an update - the middle narrowfield can also be modified for series/parallel which I did with my SSH. The parallel ('tapped') sound is not nearly as weak as a split, and the tone is also quite a bit different than the series (stock) sound. Since I have an SSH, the narrowfield in...
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