DC22

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  1. mildew

    mildew New Member

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    i just purchased #15 from the first run. (pictured on first page of thread)

    its my first prs and first pro level guitar. and hopefully the last electric guitar i will ever need to buy!

    im used to bigger heavier guitars, so i epoxyd 200g of lead sinkers to the back of the cavity cover (the spare one, not the one with the serial on it)

    also replaced the pots with linear pushpulls, making it vol / vol with individual taps and no tone - stock prs vol pot has way too much taper for my low gain tones.

    found the tap on bridge pickup was too quiet and trebly, so put a 2k resister inbetween the tap and ground, now its a usable tone.


    having trouble intonating it tho - with eilxir .11's on, even with the grub screw removed the bass side is 5c flat at 12th fret.

    treble side is fine...

    oh, and i dont like the phase 2 tuners at all - the ratio is way too low.



    ***edit - not sure what changed, but now intonation is bang on. wicked :)
     
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  2. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    This brings up bad memories........
     
  3. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Wear it for 4 hours on stage and you might feel differently. ;) Coming off of an 11lbs. 10oz. Les Paul, my Cu24 was a godsend.

    it can take a while for a guitar to settle after changes. Unless it was abused, most PRSi are amazingly in tune - and stay that way.

    Great first PRS, and welcome to the forums!
     
  4. mildew

    mildew New Member

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    my background is playing bass, so im used to gigging with a pedulla mvp 5 string. even my sheraton is ergonomic compared to that!

    the nut on the dc22 is a tad tight for .11's , getting a bit of pinking when tuning / bending. any suggestions on the safest way to very slightly increase the slot width without doing any damage?
     
  5. aduayer

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    how I wish PRS has more P90's equipped guitars. DC22 Hog S2 with P90's...
     
  6. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    If you don't want to take it to a luthier, you can use a folded piece of 220 or 320 grit automotive sandpaper to widen nut slots. Just be very, very careful not to make them any deeper. Just work on the sides of the slots. Go slowly and check often. Don't be in too much of a hurry. It shouldn't take too long. You could finish off with 800 or 1000 grit to "polish" the nut slot sides, though that may not be necessary. That's just my personal preference. YMMV, etc...
     
  7. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    You can also take an old wound guitar string (the size that doesn't fit perfectly) and run it thru the slot like you would a nut file or sand paper. It should only take a little bit. If you play coated strings, this won't work, but the EB Cobalts are a little more sawblade-like. :biggrin:
     
  8. wardog

    wardog What the gravy and cheese!!!!

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    i have wanted one of these since I saw on on eBay (2 years ago). Every time one comes up I am late to the party. Dang!!!
     
  9. mildew

    mildew New Member

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    thanks for the replies, ill try the sandpaper.
     
  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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  11. mildew

    mildew New Member

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    gave each side of the g b and e slots about 5 rubs with 400, now its not pinking, string bending is smoother, and its staying in tune after bends :)


    **edit - Dont ever buy Alpha brand pots - of the two alphas i put in my dc22, one failed after 4 days with short circuit when turned up to 10, now a month later the second one has a big area of short circuit from 5 to 9.9 - contact cleaner only made the problem worse.
     
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  12. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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  13. wardog

    wardog What the gravy and cheese!!!!

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    pics please!!!!
     
  14. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    I'm still in the pre-incoming stage, but will posts pics if and when :)
     
  15. P.Lo

    P.Lo Watching

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    My baby!
    But something has bothered me for a long time........
    What does "DC" stand for????
    [​IMG]
     
  16. bodia

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

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    Awesome! DC = Double Cut....as in cutaway
     
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  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    It’s been whacked! Bangin’!
     
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  18. P.Lo

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    I should have known that! duh
     
  19. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Dynamic Coolness
    D*ckswingin’ Croce (metal tribute to the guy that sang about Leroy Brown)
    Downer’s Crove (that came from a dyslexic neighbor of Sergio)
    Delicious Cupcake
    Doofus Comedy
     
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  20. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    So close to the hot tub
     
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