The screw definitely doesn't look right. I am familiar with the toothpick trick and I've used it many times for straplock etc., but this is a different thing here, and I don't know hw much extra grip the toothpick would provide.
Earlier this year I have bought a 2003 McCarty that I love.
Unofortunately, the screw holding down the truss rod cover is not original. I would assume it's a Gibson screw and doesn't hold the cover down properly, it rattles and move around.
I don't see these screws sold individually on...
Good question. I could install a shaller superswitch P which would give me the same sounds from the rotary in blade format. However I'd be reluctant to mod this guitar since I've bought it for a really good price and I'd be afraid of devaluing it.
What do you mean with pickup change? I like the pickups in the Custom, a lot actually, both the bridge pickup and neck pickup by themselves are great, I just don't think the intermediate positions are that good.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
I might keep an eye open for a 24-08 with a regular neck if they’re relatively easy to come by. I haven’t seen one in europe yet but I haven’t looked too hard tbh.
I’m confused tho… do these have a toggle or blade switch? I see both versions online. I’d...
I currently have 3 PRS.
A 2003 McCarty in dark cherry
A 2017 Custom 24 also in dark cherry
A 1991 alder bodied CE in powder blue.
The McCarty is one of my favorite guitars ever and I don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. The other two both have "pros" and "cons".
The Custom 24 is a 10 top...
I've got a couple of question regarding my 2003 McCarty (bought earlier this year).
First off, the screw holding the truss rod cover is not original, I think it's a Gibson one. I wouldn't mind if not for the fact that it doesn't hold down the cover right and it wobbles around. I've tried...
Don’t get hung up on the idea that you NEED a certain guitar. You can make the best music in the world with cheap gear, especially these days when the cheap stuff is very good. At the end of the day guitars are tools, not holy magical artifacts.
And the best ones I’ve ever had are not...
I've heard that PRS uses jescar fretwire which is said to be harder than common dunlop fretwire.
Is this correct? And did they always use that?
I'm asking because I have three PRS, a 91 CE, a 2003 McCarty and a 2017 Custom 24. All three play well, but the Custom just plays better than any...
Yesterday at some point during rehearsal I noticed that a small bit of lacquer had raised on the side of the fretboard. You can't feel anything under a fingernail but you can for sure see it.
I wouldn't normally bother, but the fact is that on these guitars the side dots are already not that...
I think many people just want to feel special. "This guitar is special therefore I am special" kind of mentality. I don't mean to insult them, I kind of get it, but it's all an illusion at the end of the day.
There's no winning this race we're running.
UPDATE: I finally had the longer Mannmade arm in my Custom. Much better. It sits at a comfortable height, also the fact that the arm is the right size - as opposed to the SE arm it had when I bought it - makes the trem So responsive.
Pretty happy with it.
I don't want to add fuel to the fire but is it normal for a private stock instrument to have a three piece body like OP's? The one posted by @11top sure seems to have a one piece body to me.
I know my 91 CE has a two piece body, but it's an alder one, center seam, and solid color. And it's not...