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    Re-Shape Back of Neck. SE Wide/Thick

    Apologies, I read it as “I have done this…" with ‘this’ meaning fret levels, etc.
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    Re-Shape Back of Neck. SE Wide/Thick

    Get another neck and practice. It doesn't make any sense to do your first try on a guitar you like. You might find that you're sensitive to small inconsistencies and therefore saved yourself a wasted guitar, or you might find you have a skill for reshaping necks. If you mess it up, you won't...
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    Any HB owners tried Martin Retro strings?

    Martin Retro acoustic strings have a nickel-copper (Monel) wrap as opposed to the phosphor bronze wrap on more common acoustic strings. This should give it better plugged in performance than acoustic strings. Monel is also one of the best materials for salt water corrosion protection. And...
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    Tone Master Volume Knob

    Thanks for posting that, I‘m glad I was able to help. I’m not an expert on compressor pedals but know they work great for what you were asking. I used to get confused by the name “compressor" as I thought it was mostly about limiting volume, but they actually compresses the min and max level to...
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    Tele?!?!

    At least the headstock isn’t backwards.
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    Tone Master Volume Knob

    Glad you got it working for you. Idk what other pedals you use but put the compressor after any gain pedals. If you have an effects loop you could also put it there, assuming that’s downstream of the preamp and/or amplifier effects.
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    SE Hollowbody II Piezo case suggestions

    Ibanez Artcore might be pretty close but my quick search shows mostly shaped cases. Or maybe Fender Starcaster or a Languedoc clone - those have offset bouts but idk if that matters with a straight case.
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    Amp Decision

    Get what you like. life is too short for justification, and once you have what you've always wanted you won't care about the money spent. This is from my own experience, and time and money wasted 'not justifying' the gear I really wanted. Now I have it, I love it, and I play a lot more. I like...
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    Tone Master Volume Knob

    So that amp is solid state (no tubes). What you're talking about is tube amp compression. I think the only way you're going to get that is with some kind of compression effect - either an actual tube compressor or a solid state compressor pedal. I like Keeley (Ross clone) compressors. A...
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    Opinions Please... Private Stock order inlays

    I have abalone birds on my guitar and they're beautiful, but I feel like the Paua would pop a little more in the guitar in the OP. Paua is my vote.
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    Locking tuners for SE

    Do you stretch the strings when you first install them? I never knew how much this mattered until recently. String the guitar, then stretch the strings and tune, and repeat those two steps until you can stretch the string and not need to tune it again.
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    Locking tuners for SE

    Locking tuners most likely won't make it stay in tune better, they just make string changes easier. Locking tuners just grip the string so less winds are needed to lock the string in place. If string is slipping through standard tuners it's a stringing issue. I have both SE standard tuners and...
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    A surprise NGD?!

    I thought about that, but they installed a coil split switch so I feel like that wouldn't be right. Ugh, if I could only go back in time...
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    A surprise NGD?!

    The first guitar I bought was beautiful, light, resonant... I bought a wooden stand so I could hang it in the living room and I wanted to play it all the time. But there were tons of problems with it, so it went back to PRS. Almost a year later I finally got a replacement. I had sent them my...
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    A surprise NGD?!

    It was sent by mistake. PRS wants it back but I’m trying to see if they’ll let me send money instead. I’m crushed, this guitar is the one.
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    Neck heavy solution?

    Wider straps help with weight, so if adding mass helps your balance issue then maybe you can try a 2.5" or 3." The super light tooth tuners might not fit your guitar without modification. But most of the weight of the tuner is the knobs so changing them is almost as effective.
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    Neck heavy solution?

    You can take the buttons off the tuners to see what kind of effect lighter tuners would have. If it’s enough you can use ebony or plastic tuner buttons which weigh Al,ost nothing, and not have to change actual tuners. If it’s a slight imbalance a suede strap works well. If it’s very neck heavy...
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    A surprise NGD?!

    Thanks everyone! I still can't believe it. This must be what it's like being a parent, lol! They both resemble their mother, but one is loud, raw, and full of personality while the other is balanced, refined, and quick. The Artist and the Engineer. They feel and play very different but I love...
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