INGD: I just put a deposit down on a 2008 Core Mira

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by dwrockdoctor, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I had my eye on that one and thought about it. Nearly pulled the trigger. Very cool color. Would look even better with a pearloid pick guard (IMO).
    Nice grab!
     
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  2. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    I really like the Mira, pickups sound great. The neck is a little skinnier than S2 carve, but Ive adjusted to it, and even my S2s were slightly different with the same named carve, the SC being heftiest
     
  3. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Pearloid on your Silver Sky. Now you're pushing someone to put pearloid on their Mira.

    Methinks someone bought some stock in Pearloid R Us.
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    20th century Pearloid man!
     
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  5. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I mean that’s just basic logic. I went that route as well and never looked back.
     
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  6. dwrockdoctor

    dwrockdoctor New Member

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    I wish that vibramate made a wraparound conversion piece. I have a Bigsby just sitting there ready to go!

    The neck is a wide thin which I’m used to but I’m secretly wishing it was a regular, haha.

    I’ve already pondered a pearloid guard!
     
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    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Nice score! Congrats!


    Sweet top!
     
  8. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Congrats, nice fiddle in a great color!
     
  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I practice what I preach.

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  10. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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  11. dwrockdoctor

    dwrockdoctor New Member

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    Nice Mira's!

    Also, just throwing it out there in case anyone is interested, I have pickups out of an 1992 HSH EGII that I'm looking to sell to help fund this Mira, two HFS humbuckers (one is reverse wound) and a fralin single coil. Probably will go up on reverb if no one is interested.
     
  12. David Beckum

    David Beckum New Member

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    Core Mira’s are fantastic. I love 2009 Korina and the fact it is a stoptail.
     
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  13. dwrockdoctor

    dwrockdoctor New Member

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    She arrived! 100% in tune as well. Really digging it. Was advertised as a wide thin but as soon as I picked her up something felt different. Measured the width at the nut and bam, it’s a regular carve! Bonus as all my other PRS are variations on wide thin which I’m used to and can play easily but I do prefer slightly skinnier as I’m used to vintage strat neck dimensions.

    Loving the split tones. Still need to put my gauge strings on and set up for that but already really liking the vibe. Going to chuck some nickel covers on the humbuckers as soon as I get a chance.

    Was half pondering fitting a bigsby but I already have 4 other PRS Trem guitars so unless I can get a vibramate style no mod attachment made that avoids drilling that’s fairly unlikely at this point.

    Pics to come...
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    Sweet!
     
  15. dwrockdoctor

    dwrockdoctor New Member

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    Modcat confirms a regular neck carve, yay! Just strung up with new strings in my gauge and quick adjustment to suit. Great sounds, I really love the neck pickup in both humbucking and split. Combined is great too. Split really reminds me of a telecaster. Feels wonderful to play, loving the narrower neck. Nice to be able to tune down easily without the floating trem bridge throwing things off too.

    One problem I always find is once I've dialed in everything to suit the neck pickup is the bridge position can tend to sound a little too bright and lacks as much low end muscle. Is there any particular bridge pickup in the 7-9k region that rectifies this and has thicker lower mids? I have this problem to varying degrees with most my dual humbucker guitars.
     
  16. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Core Mira is an awesome underrated guitar! Great purchase! Congrats
     
  17. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    They put a tone knob on the guitar for that very purpose...use it...:)
     
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  18. dwrockdoctor

    dwrockdoctor New Member

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    It's not just the treble but also the lower mids I'd like to have thicker in the treble position. If I dial in more lows to where I like it with the treble pickup the bass position gets too muddy.
     
  19. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Ok, you could try lowering it a little. The Mira pickups are uncovered SC245's so that might help you in your search. If you want to go PAF, there are many. I would be happy with a regular old SD 59.
     
  20. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    If you can find some old 57/08’s they sound incredible in the core Mira! Love that guitar so much.

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