Experience ME V and 509?

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Tonal Spectrum of 509 vs Exp ME V

  1. Completely different tonal ranges

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  2. Probably similar enough to find a different PRS model

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  1. prs19

    prs19 New Member

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    I have an opportunity to get a 509 WL and am interested in the forums thoughts. I have one of the Experience ME V guitars and absolutely love it. The 509 has an ash back, maple neck and maple fretboard. Do you think the tones of the 509 are going to cover similar tonal ground? Thanks!
     
  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I expect some overlap, but the 509 is a bit of it’s own thing amongst PRS.
     
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  3. bodia

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

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    Having both, I would say that they are different enough to own both. Especially with the wood combo on the 509. The 509 is brighter, with a little more snap. Better single coil sounds, too.
     
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  4. prs19

    prs19 New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. Having both you should have the ultimate feedback to consider. I’m going to make the move.
     
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    prs19 New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  6. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

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    I’ve got a Brent Mason which has the same scale length, maple neck and fretboard and has the same middle pickup and its awesome... I’m thinking the 509 is going to be just as awesome ... go for it
     
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  7. bodia

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

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    Awesome!
     
  8. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

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    Out of interest..how do you folks think the glued in neck on the 509 vs the bolt on neck on my BM impacts on the sound ?
     
  9. bodia

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

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    Maybe a little more snappiness on the bolt on?
     
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  10. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

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    I wondered if that would be the case... but maybe tamed a little by the Korina body...Everyone should have a BM signature ..
     
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  11. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    We should all have one of each! Does anyone know Jeff Bezos address?
     
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  12. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Amazon.com, duh.

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