HSH options.....

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  1. EdSevered

    EdSevered New Member

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    Beautiful blue!

    <------ My wife recently got me the Red 2006 SAS (Curly Maple & Birds!) in my avatar as a 20th Wedding Anniversary gift. I swear the thing is magical. I know my wife is.
     
  2. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    They truly are fantastic! Mine does everything I want it to and more. Before owning mine I had only played the 25th anniversary Narrowfield ones and those were so cool as well. Would love to own one of those once prices come back to earth.
     
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  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I liked everyone's post, because everyone's idea of a great guitar is a worthy thing.

    I have one of the 2021 Special Semi-Hollows. I haven't picked up any guitar, including my incredible Private Stocks, since I got it forty days ago. Not that they're not great. It's that this guitar does so many interesting and cool things that exploring its capability is a joy.

    Sure, this is probably a honeymoon post. OTOH, it's a wonderful instrument. I'd suggest giving one a spin, or at least, listening to the Bryan Ewald clip. I have zero regrets getting this guitar.

    Except the bank account guilt I always have. ;)
     
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  4. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

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    If a Brent Mason turns up they definitely meet the criteria, quack at 2 and 4, isolated middle pickup and Humbucker at the neck…
     
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  5. zerolight

    zerolight New Member

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    Herman Li's guitar looks great. It's a new body and neck design - looks super thin too. I fancy once, if it ever becomes a production model.

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  6. Revad

    Revad New Member

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    As an happy owner of a modern eagle V and a special 22 (both private stocks), i have to say that they are obviously both amazing guitars.
    I think the MEV is more what you usually expect from an HSH model: higher output, versatility, straty sounds ( but thats clearly not a strat)
    The special 22 on the other end is … « special » ! Thats another beast ! That narrowfield sends the clean and the slighty overdriven sounds to another world. Its reaction to volume knob is just insane.

    If i had to keep just one, i would go with the special 22
     
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  7. henryjurstin13

    henryjurstin13 New Member

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    WOW!!!! That's a fantastic gift for your 20th!! Congrats!

    I think I see Bryan Ewald on my YouTube more than anyone else these days......
     
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Until that cheque hits the bank, well you know electronic payment for the ad, but EP doesn’t sound as good!

    Mmmmm love that finish, I wonder why?!
     
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  9. DreamTheaterRules

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    My current solution to the HSH question is...

    The NF3.

    It's close enough for rock and roll.
     
  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    ;)
     
  11. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Yes they both have 3 pickups :)
    Lots of things change from there the 513 has a full array of single coil and humbucker tones in all positions
    The SSH has 2 positions that can be tapped ( Bridge and neck ) Everything else has a humbucker attached to it some how and position 2+4 have the narrow field and at least
    one coil of the bridge or neck pickup so depending on how you set up the narrow field the 2+4 can be hotter ( louder ) than any other positions on the guitar.
    Love them both the SSH has a warmer rounder 335ish tone for me , the 513 can do anything you could ever need :)

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  12. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    I like that! I'm trying to tell myself it's not an Ibanez S series with a different headstock though...
     
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  13. Geo408

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    The special 22 semi-hollow is my all time fav PRS. It quacks, roars, and has a woody tone that works for damn near everything. It’s an all around winner, that won’t let you down. Nuff said!
     
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  14. Drew

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    This is the best HSH I've played and since PRS doesn't have a 24 fretter HSH, I think I'm safe to post some non-PRS content. The Ibanez PIA knocks it out of the park. I have one of these and it's really the only guitar I've owned outside of Music Man that competes with PRS on build quality. It's also just insanely fun to play.

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  15. Chuck_P

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    Was not expecting to see a PIA in this thread! That thing just radiates 90's cool.
     
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  16. bodia

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

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    I can play that game............


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  17. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    It was tough to pass that color up. The Axe Palace had that one in stock for a few weeks and I almost broke since it's not that far of a drive. But, my local dealer had the white and gave me decent trades and also knocked it down another 15% so that was too good to pass up.

    All of the first run colors were fantastic. I was lusting after the gold one too. BUT...how many of one guitar does one need???? Now there is the damn black and gold one. These are all killing me!
     
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  18. bodia

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

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    I could do that black one. I love pink guitars, so this one was a no brainer. Plus, I found it a little Ma & Pa store in downstate Illinois. The next priciest guitar they had was $799. They were more than happy to accept my fair offer and move it.
     
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  19. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Hell yeah!!! Best model ever (so far)
     
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  20. bodia

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

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    Almost…..Westies rule!
     
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