John Mayer's 594

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  1. kmiko

    kmiko New Member

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    Can't find any details when I search this on the interweb. Just curious if anyone knows if the McCarty 594 that John Mayer sometimes plays with Dead and Co. is stock, or if it has any special mods. Does it have the 58/15LT pick ups in it?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo New Member

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    No, it’s modded like crazy. The switching system is super complicated and designed to virtually mimic jerry’s setups on tiger, wolf, etc. also removed a tone nob. Slightly modified the headstock. Cant re,etc what else. There’s an official video on prs YouTube channel.

    I would love to own this guitar. He really pulls off impressive “jerry” tone. Anyone know if you can purchase one?
     
  3. Shawn@PRS

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    Which guitar in particular are you speaking of?
     
  4. Gonzo

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    I’m talking about what I think they called a dragon 2 and assumed that’s what op is talking about.
     
  5. Cosmic24

    Cosmic24 New Member

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    I think OP is literally referring to a 594. I have seen him player a silver 594 with Dead and Co. He seems to pull it out for the blusier songs.
     
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  6. kmiko

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  7. Shawn@PRS

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    That one is not stock. It has a few tweaks for John that I can't discuss. I believe the pickups are the JM versions of the 58/15's. Not quite as hot as the standard 58/15's, but hotter than the LT's.
     
  8. tdarian

    tdarian Searching for the sound

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    I really like the sound of Mayer's 594, more my thing than the SuperEagle but both sound very good and serve the music well in D&C. Mayer really is a great player.
     
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  9. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    word on the street is that's the perfect amount
     
  10. TheToneGeek

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    Definitely 58/15JMs :)

    damn this thing sounds so sweet....

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Orange Tiger

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    I'd like to see him playing that silver 594 more often. Seems he only plays it for one or two songs on the Dead & Co. gigs
     
  12. Shawn@PRS

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    They're the Goldilocks of the pickup world. Juuuuuust Right.
     
  13. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    I guess I will just have to live with my stock 594 for the time being :D
     
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  14. Dead&Co

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  15. Cosmic24

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    JM’s silver 594 looks awesome.

    What a great model - a grand slam by PRS.
     
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  16. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Simple...elegant!!! Classy!!!
     
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  17. Tone-y

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    So a 53/10 then, right ;)
     
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  18. Shawn@PRS

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    No, these are their own animal
     
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    Joking aside, it would be nice to have a comparison to where all these pickups sat sonically.
     
  20. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    Think if those pickups were available for sale through PRS....


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