Let's see those modded PRS's

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  1. MV-22

    MV-22 All my flying money goes to watches and guitars

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    Dang, that is awesome! Can you talk a bit more about your process?? I'm thinking of turning a wide-fat SE or two into a wide-thin SE.

    Did you do the whole thing with the dremel?

    I was kind of planning to heat-strip the poly (...razor blade to create a demarcation at the neck joint?) and then use sandpaper or maybe a rasp to carefully start removing material, but I hadn't really arrived at a method of keeping things uniform, or making it actually match the wide-thin profile. I do have a dremel tool though, so that's definitely an option, albeit one I had not previously considered.
     
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  2. MV-22

    MV-22 All my flying money goes to watches and guitars

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    Sergio, you're a champion. That LV covering is so cool - do you have a build thread somewhere about that one? And I gotta say, that's the best-looking Nick Catanese I've seen yet - what is the name/manufacturer of that covering?
     
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  3. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    I LOVE looking at all of these mosds!!
     
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  4. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    My 2018 Paul’s Experience cosmetic modding. I put on Q-parts knobs with tortoise shell inlay. Also a Kokopelli theme truss rod cover.


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  5. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Yes! Hella yes. And finally, a Santana with a proper headstock. (Instead of the Butt-stock)
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    This could be your date to Santanafest, and maybe you can take her home too.
     
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    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    And take a boy away from his Santana? That’s barbaric.
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    I’ve got like, five of them. I’m basically just a hoarder now.
     
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  9. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    I’m curious, how does the Lace single coil sound in neck of your Korina Santana? What pup do you have in the bridge? Looks like cool mod. I saw this guitar when you posted it in some other thread.
     
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    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    You know, I kinda go back and forth on the Lace. With dirt it’s great but clean it’s kinda boring sounding, I’m still trying to find my ultimate neck position single coil guitar.

    The bridge pickup is the stock Mira that comes/came in these guitars and I’ve never felt it was lacking in any way.
     
  11. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    When I had a Mira I liked bridge pup but really loved 59/09 neck split with the resistors on the push/pull tone. I found the most useful split single coil tones with TCI Paul’s / MEV. If you ever want to try something different I have a Lindy Fralin Twangmaster neck pup sitting around. If you want to check it out in that guitar it’s not doing me any good in a drawer. Since you’re using a single coil in neck you would probably like it. Very great Fender single coil sound. PM me I’ll send it if you’re willing to try it. If you like it, no loss to me if you don’t send it back.
     
  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Aww thanks, buddy! That’s awfully kind of you.

    You know, I don’t know what I’m feeling about that guitar at the moment. I just got a notification that some track I used it on a few years ago finally came out, and listening to it... it doesn’t sound that bad.

    If you skip to 2:40 you can hear it.

     
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  13. bodia

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

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    Sounds pretty damn good, to me!
     
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  14. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    send the twangmaster to me and i’ll put it in a custom 22.
     
  15. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Guitar 10: 2016 McCarty 594

    Minimalist mod! From the outset, this was the closest thing to a perfect guitar for me. I kept it stock for a couple years. The only thing I didn't like was the treble loss when turning down the volumes. I don't understand the decision to do modern wiring without a treble bleed on these. To me, it doesn't seem in spirit with the vintage tones the guitar is built for.

    So all I did was rewire the tone controls to Gibson 50's style. Small change, but a big improvement in dynamics when riding the volume controls.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i expected a lot more bandsaw action in this thread.
     
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  17. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Sounds excellent to me! You’re doing a rhythm in that also? BTW I didn’t skip to 240 listen to the whole thing pretty funky and soulful sounding
     
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  18. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Very Daft Punk, Random Access Memories :)
     
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  19. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    As long as Sergio doesn’t want it I can send it to you since you spoke up. What year is your custom 22? Makes a difference for pickup fitting
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    No, they just had me come in for a solo (which I barely remember playing).

    Yeah, you could tell what summer that came up with that. :rolleyes:
     
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