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  1. SundanceSanDiego

    Next PRS - Recommendations?

    Based on input from those above, I’ve narrowed my search to a Paul’s Guitar or Custom 22 Piezo. McCarty is still a dark horse, but thinking it’s just too similar tone-wise to my 594 even though I’m sure I’d like it. I’m drawn to what I think are the great single-coil tones of the PG (Phil...
  2. SundanceSanDiego

    Next PRS - Recommendations?

    thanks for all the great suggestions, will have a go at at least most of them. Was in Chicago this week and of course visited Chicago Music Exchange, played a Paul's Guitar I liked but didn't love, and several McCarty's I liked pretty much equally. There's only a couple Hollowbody's there...
  3. SundanceSanDiego

    Next PRS - Recommendations?

    I've got a 2018 408 and a 2021 594SC, thinking about either a 20/21 McCarty or Paul's Guitar, though I know either will have similarities to what I already have... The PG (based on video reviews) does authentic sounding single-coils, and will be 'brighter' than the 408 given the bridge pickup...
  4. SundanceSanDiego

    Core Special Semi Hollow

    love to hear some reports from those who own one of these beauties...I'd be especially interested in knowing how people get on with the middle pickup...I was convinced I wanted a 509 until I played one and found my picking style completely incompatible with the height of the middle pup - the...
  5. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD Pho-Oh-Ate has arrived

    Props! The 408 is magical, being lesser know/under-appreciated in the PRS lineup only adds to the joy of ownership...like the secret door leading to the speakeasy...cheers
  6. SundanceSanDiego

    McCarty or DGT

    great thread, throwing on another comment despite the 'age'....just got a DGT (2021/TCI), it's my 5th PRS (current stablemates = 408, 594 SC) and while I love it, I too found Jojo's case of pickups being icepick-like in the upper registers. It took quite a bit of experimental dialing-in on my...
  7. SundanceSanDiego

    McCarty 594 2020 Yellow Tiger incoming. What to expect?

    love Yellow Tiger, love SC 594's, mine always puts a smile on my face - craziest long sustain of my 3 PRS (408, DGT)
  8. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD: DGT, struggling with brightness

    Spent the weekend exploring more amps with my DGT: - bought a new Marshall SC20 Stealth Head and matching 2x12 Stealth cab - AB'ing vs the Silver Jubilee Head and matching 2x12 cab, agree with others that SC20 is even more 'icepcick-y' than the Silver Jube. All of my PRS (408, 594SC, and new...
  9. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD: DGT, struggling with brightness

    Not entirely, hard to balance brightness on G-B-E without making E-A-D overly bass-y. And EQ adjustments seem ‘extreme’ vs what I’m used to…this guitar/amp combo is only one I’ve had where Bass is on 7 or 8 to sound less shrill.
  10. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD: DGT, struggling with brightness

    It’s odd that my DGT sounds so good through the Revv D20 and Mesa Fillmore…makes it hard to say it’s the guitar’s fault…likewise the Marshal 2525H sounds fine with my 408 and 594, so can’t really blame the Marshall. will demo both an Sc20 and Sv20 this weekend and may swap the heads
  11. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD: DGT, struggling with brightness

    update - I'm still kind of struggling with my DGT through my Marshall 2525H, as juicing the bass and lowering the treble effectively removes the shrill-like brightness on G-B-E strings, it also deadens the sound with too much bass on E-A-D strings. Really odd how the DGT sounds so different...
  12. SundanceSanDiego

    Difference Custom 24-08 and 408?

    408 fan here, another difference is the 408 is 22 frets, 24-08 is 24.
  13. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD...my first DGT

    I already have a 594, but after seeing so many positive reviews (many absolute raves) about the DGT, I decided to try one. Was initially hesitant about the large frets, narrower neck width, and 'overlap' with my 594 (though mine is a singlecut). I've found it's sonically different enough from...
  14. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD...my first DGT

    thanks all - agree re: 10 Top, and I was very much looking for Moons rather than Birds (surprisingly hard to find, esp. on a DGT that is not a Gold Top)
  15. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD...my first DGT

    joining my 408 and 594SC, a 2021 non-10 Top in Violet, bought on July 4th and loving it so far. The back color always come out more 'red' in pictures but is really a smoky purple. https://imgur.com/EgqLcdP https://imgur.com/19M1GCe https://imgur.com/Frp15yc https://imgur.com/nVOHzqt
  16. SundanceSanDiego

    just purchased a DGT, question about string gauge and tuner knob

    Just got a DGT myself, and the jury is still out on keeping the 11's but leaning that way after just an hour or so of playing. I've changed both my 594SC and 408 from 10s to 9s and noticed an appreciable difference (improvement, at least for me) in playability (ease) with no discernible tone...
  17. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD: DGT, struggling with brightness

    Just bought a 2021 DGT and finding some specific amp-based differences. Through my Mesa Boogie Fillmore 25 (head+ 2x12 Fillmore cab), the DGT sounds amazingly full and beefy, with no shortage of low end. Slight variations to amp EQ (compared to settings I used for my PRS 408, 594SC) are all...
  18. SundanceSanDiego

    Locking vs vintage tuners

    anyone know if there are non-black top screws that would fit these PRS Locking Vintage Tuners? The buttons and casings look the business (proper vintage) but I can't see putting anodized black top screws on my McCarty Sunburst 594 SC...
  19. SundanceSanDiego

    PRS Vintage Locking Tuners

    thanks for the post, I wish they came with a top screw/cap other than black...wonder where I could get one?
  20. SundanceSanDiego

    NGD - 2021 594 SC McCarty Sunburst

    totally agree on Amber lampshades, I am SO doing that..PRS seems to go with clear/black for nearly every guitar with nickel hardware and I get it, but for a 594 SC, amber is the way to go. Really wish PRS had a Fender-eque 'vintage tuner' with the hole/slot combo. Makes string changes nearly as...
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