509 Fans?

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  1. Kevin Berry

    Kevin Berry New Member

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    Im super interested in a PRS 509 but I cant find one to play around Texas and you dont read much about them on the internet.. what are yall's thoughts?
     
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  2. telebuck

    telebuck New Member

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    I had one briefly and am kind of kicking myself for exchanging it (though very happy with the 594 I have now... totally different beasts of course).

    I thought the tones on the 509 were great.. humbucking, split, and really stratty sounding in between sounds. There is a 13 minute video review by Desi Serna that really shows off the guitar’s versatility.

    I will likely get one again in the future.
     
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  3. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    I dig the idea of the 509 a little more than the 513 in a way. I felt like the 513 while a great guitar was a jack of all trades/master of none. I think the 509 brings its own voice to the mix.
     
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  4. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Love my 509... 513 was cool, but I dig the 509 way more! 513 is gone...
     
  5. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    I'm coming around to wanting a 509, but I'm probably going to get a maple neck one. Holding out hope for a limited run of swamp ash body as well.
     
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  6. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Me too...I’ve been trying to talk one the PRS dealers here into doing a Swamp ash body and maple/maple neck 509.
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I can't believe it hasn't happened! The Swamp Ash/Maple 513s that pop up on Reverb on rare occasion only last a few hours.
     
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    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    I know right? Maybe if enough of us are interested we can convince a dealer to do a wood library run...sounds like we may have 3 interested already. I think the wood library run minimum order is 10...If we have more than 5 people interested up front...someone would probably do it.
     
  9. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    I could do a maple neck one!
     
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    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Speaking of Wood Library..... o_O:eek::D:cool:

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  11. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    I'm in.
     
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  12. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    OK...I spoke with one of the best PRS dealers about how to make this happen. If you definitely want in...like this post and I will PM you details and coordinate.
     
  13. Dancing Frog

    Dancing Frog Senior 513 Whore

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    I love both of mine. I found them to be very similar in tone to the 513 Rosewood. The Guitar of the Month version is more stratty than the production, but it's not a Strat. The mahogany body makes it warmer. The neck pick up gives the strat like coo, but the bridge has more of a tele growl. The thing also has 408 electronics, so it coil steals rather than coil taps for the singlecoil sounds. For you, that means just less volume drop between the humbucker tones and the single coil tones.
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  14. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    How appropriate to find this thread as the 509 swamp ash/maple/maple run is making it's way to out to the proud new owners!!!
     
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    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    And to think.... I almost missed getting aboard.... Mr. Last Minute... aCk!!! o_O:eek::confused::D:cool:
     
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  16. Johan Allard

    Johan Allard New Member

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    Speaking of 509's with maple necks, here's mine :)

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  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    A couple of semi random comments in this thread got the ball rolling!
     
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  18. Dancing Frog

    Dancing Frog Senior 513 Whore

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    Here's my current number one and third 509, a wood library 509 from Sweetwater. Waiting on another with the same specs from Brian's Guitars.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Sweet!!! The 509 King!
     
  20. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    The last thing I need is another guitar but a maple neck 509 would be tempting, Ill go one better 509 Semi Hollow maple neck :)
     
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