Is the Ted is a true LP killer?

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  1. DreamTheaterRules

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    Why?
     
  2. MikeJ

    MikeJ New Member

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    Maybe it’s the pickups and scale but I’m finding my Ted 245 to do smooth and creamy all night long. It can definitely twang too but with no ice pick highs at all. Is it the 57/08s ? I can increase the treble and presence when using this guitar.

    My Pauls can get raunchy and have more cut. Hard to explain. I think of LPs in 2 ways. Can do tele on steroids tones with brighter pickups, or more midrange tones like Allman Bros and old ZZ TOP with darker pickups or tone dialed back.
     
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    El Fenix New Member

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    EBMM Steve Morse Y2D. I certainly enjoy mine
    My DGT and Les Paul get more playing time though.
     
  4. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 Not buying any more guitars. Again.

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    I've got exactly that and I am surprised how much I like this guitar. My brain tells me I should like a different body style with layout of pickups and controls but I REALLY REALLY like this guitar.

    Officially it is called a PRS SC245 Singlecut (and it does have 57/08 pickups in it). But this same year that it was made they also had a model with identical specs called a Stripped 58.

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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    That top is just so lush!
     
  6. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    I don't usually favor red guitars but that is absolutely stunning! WOW!
     
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  7. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    Goldielocks SC58 wants to play




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  8. JJDon

    JJDon New Member

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    This. They're really going to be different guitars based on how you play and what sound you're going for unless you put the same pickups in all of them. I have both the SC594 and DC594 along with a Les Paul Traditional. I don't play the LP that much as I prefer the 594s, but it really has more to do with the feel and weight of the guitars. The 594s will be lighter and both will have better upper fret access (especially doublecut). I didn't like the Les Paul's Classic Pickup at first, but they have grown on me. I have a Bareknuckle Holy Diver in the DC594 and Seymour Duncan JB in the SC594, so they're completely different beasts.

    I think the LP has more low end than either the 594s, but I'd rather take the comfort and playability over that.


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  9. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    That singlecut is gorgeous
     
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    Rider1260 New Member

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    I believe ( just a guess mind you ) the thinner body , easier upper fret access. It was a bit less boomy to my ears also
     
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  11. DreamTheaterRules

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    I love the look of the single cuts, because, well you know... they have the look of that classic guitar we all grew up wanting. But, the double cut is “The PRS look.” And while maybe not as iconic, the PRS is what I love more, so I’m torn on this as I look at 594 models. I’d want the tone to decide and hear the SC is a bit more in the LP range, tonally. If it wasn’t I’d go DC without a second thought. But many say it is a bit closer to LP tone, and since I don’t have a Les Paul, I do want something like that. And, I do love that look. But the regular PRS DC look has become my favorite.
     
  12. Rod Welles

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    Me too.. Although I just bought myself a John Mann Wood Library DGT @7.5 lbs. and I have to say that after playing LP’s for many years, this DGT is a breath of fresh air.. the sustain is just unreal and has very balanced frequencies and I can finally play comfortably up very high on the neck…the tone reminds me of my 90’s Goldtop McCarty in many ways.. (never should of sold that one!) but it’s interesting to see and feel just how much Paul has fine tuned his guitars over the years
    I picked it out from about 12 different DGT’s and 594’s. This guitar just has IT…
    The SC594’s were close or better than my LP’s , but I was looking for a guitar that wasn’t so bottom heavy. The DGT pickups are punchy and very full, like overwound PAF’s but with way more clarity….their awesome single coil tones are almost as loud as the full humbucker sounds.. don’t ask me how Paul figured that out!
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Like this?



    I know I’ve posted this a couple of times before, but I love the SC tones that Rob gets put together this guitar, from a split HB.
     
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  14. Rod Welles

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    Yup. That’s what mine sounds like when you split the coils… I really like that sound better than a Strat that’s more plinky….
     
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    FIVENINEFOUR. GO.
     
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  16. MikeJ

    MikeJ New Member

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    Will they ever do a 594 trem?
     
  17. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Well, they have done short scale SCs w trem.

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  18. bodia

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

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    There are a few out in the wild
     
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  19. AZGiant

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    I have a signature Tremonti and to me that is most certainly an LP killer.
     

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