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  1. J

    Where else in Chicago might I find a Santana?

    My guess would be the far Southeast Side, West Side and Northwest Side.
  2. J

    Anyone here ever put throback pickups in a PRS

    I have PRS pickups in my PRSi and Throbaks in my Collings. Throbaks are amazing pickups, probably my favorite after market pickup manufacturer. But, I don't believe they're making better pickups than PRS' 57/08s, 59/09s or DGTs, for example. I think, if PRS sells something that meets your...
  3. J

    !!!Help with PRS neck profile choice

    In case it's helpful, here are descriptions of traditional "U" shaped necks taken from Wildwood Guitar's website: U Neck – .998″ at the 1st fret – 1.013″ at the 12th fret, this is the largest neck profile with very little taper, large “shoulders”
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    !!!Help with PRS neck profile choice

    You're not alone. The wide-thin neck shape is the only neck shape I've ever hated. I've owned two CU24s, one Artist Package and one Private Stock, and sold them both. Any thin neck is going to be uncomfortable to me, but I'd never held a guitar that felt ergonomically incorrect until I played...
  5. J

    Private Stock Friday

    Thanks, Paul! My DGT has an Indian Rosewood neck and Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, so it’s somewhat similar. The bobbins are reverse zebra. I think PRS might not have wax potted the pickups, so that I have the option of removing the covers, which may account for some of airiness I’m...
  6. J

    Private Stock Friday

    Thanks! I was going for something a little more understated and organic looking, and the moons seemed like the right choice, not that I have anything against birds, though. This is the fourth PRS that I currently own and the only one without birds.
  7. J

    Private Stock Friday

    Mahogany body, with 594 thickness, and a spalted maple top. There are a lot of really gorgeous Private Stock instruments, but knowing myself, I wanted something that would be really special looking but without being so pretty that I'd be afraid to play it. This guitar's going to be played. A...
  8. J

    Private Stock Friday

    Thanks! It sounds unbelievable. I was up until 2 a.m. last night playing it, which made getting up for work awful, but totally worth it.
  9. J

    Private Stock Friday

    Happy Private Stock Friday, guys! I picked up my custom-ordered Private Stock yesterday, and wanted to share some pics with the group. Apologies for the crappy iPhone pics. I know Christmas came early yesterday, but for those of us needing a Friday fix, here you go:
  10. J

    McCarty pickup shootout

    Yes, but many of the earlier HB models had archtop pickups, which, to my understanding, were slightly lower wound McCarty pickups. Those were the models I was referring to. IMO, in spite of how much PRS' pickups have improved over time, those archtop pickups still work really, really well in...
  11. J

    McCarty pickup shootout

    While I think I prefer the 57/08s, I'm impressed by how good the McCarty pickups sound. I think there's a good reason why so many people end up leaving them in guitars, like HBIIs.
  12. J

    The waiting game...who’s playing?

    Seems right once you factor in the provenance; it’s a forum member guitar, and we’re all really, really ridiculously talented . . . and good looking.
  13. J

    Northern lights fading

    That guitar is unbelievable lookin’.
  14. J

    Should I make the 59/09 bridge pup splittable?

    Cool idea, gush. Even without the push-pull pot, I don't see how anything that helps you grip the knob could be bad.
  15. J

    Should I make the 59/09 bridge pup splittable?

    Agreed. I find the push-pull pots difficult to access while playing--particularly without turning the knob--but that would give him all possible combinations. However, he could both install both the Freeway toggle and a push-pull pot on the volume knob, then he'd be able to access six...
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    Should I make the 59/09 bridge pup splittable?

    Don't the recent CE24s have 3-way toggles? If yes, and if you replaced the PRS 3-way toggle with a 6-way Freeway toggle, I believe the positions would be: Position 1: Neck HB Position 2: Neck HB + Bridge HB Position 3: Bridge HB Position 4: Neck SC Position 5: Neck SC + Bridge SC Position 6...
  17. J

    Should I make the 59/09 bridge pup splittable?

    Additional option: Replace the 3-position toggle with a Freeway switch, so that you can access all 6 pickup combinations without having to use a cumbersome push-pull pot (https://www.freewayswitch.com/)
  18. J

    Is PRS guitars a victim of reverse snobbery?

    Who cares what those mouth-breathing commoners think?!?
  19. J

    594 vs DGT

    I own a DGT, and I've played that guitar back-to-back with the 594. The pattern vintage neck shape is what I spec'd on my private stock. It fit my hand like a glove, but I also find the DGT neck shape very comfortable. The DGT pickups have considerably more personality to me, however...
  20. J

    Private Stock Friday

    Any luck?
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