My PS Build Arrived!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by WA Paul, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Vancouver Island is great place. Only time in my life I saw pods of Orcas in the Wild. So much better than Sea World!
     
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  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    One of my best buds and a fraternity brother (from a life years ago), has a house on Camano. I visited 2 years ago, and plan on another trip. What a great place.
     
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  3. WA Paul

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

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    We were going to rent a house there this summer for vacation, then my medical leave and the roof repair/replacement came up -doh! Maybe next year!
     
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  4. WA Paul

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

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    Indeed! Abundant wildlife up here in the PNW. We get coyotes, bobcats, cougars and bears around our neighborhood, but we’re close to the foothills of the Cascades.
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    No, but I have pickups from the Onamac Windery!
     
  6. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Your mind? Only once. Lots of thoughts of guitars, but lots of images of a guy in bunny slippers, too.
     
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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Virtual “Alan” button pressed!;)
     
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  8. jcha008

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    Looks absolutely incredible!! That finish and top go so well together. Seriously congrats man, came out absolutely stellar!!
     
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  9. ntroutman

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    Nice!!! I am expecting mine end of next month i cant wait!
     
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  10. WA Paul

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

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    I think that last month of waiting is more difficult than all the prior months combined! Look forward to seeing your NGD thread!
     
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    I'm in the final weeks/days and it's way harder than the first 8 months...lol.
     
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  12. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Hey! Me too!
     
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  13. WA Paul

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

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    Couple of pics with my P&S camera w/ indoor flash. Little bit better job capturing some of the glow effect.

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  14. seattleguitarstore

    seattleguitarstore Authorized PRS Dealer
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    Quilt is funny. In some pictures it looks perfectly matched and the lens moves just s bit it becomes a mess then the next picture is of an entirely other grain set. So 3d.
     
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  15. WA Paul

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

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    This is the most 3D quilt one I’ve had in my collection. The Bahama Mama one had amazing figure, but it was almost ‘flat’ compared to this top. I need to keep working on getting some better photos - someday :)
     
  16. WA Paul

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

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    Ok, empirical research update (for those other voices in my head)...

    I compared this to my ME I SCT model. Both are SCTs with full Braz neck and board with 59/09s. My PS has the deeper P245 body, African Mahogany back, while the ME is the classic SCT shape, little thinner body (versus P245), with South American Mahogany back. Neck carve is pattern vintage on my build, The old Wide Fat on the ME I. Other difference is scale length, 24.5” for my build versus 25” for the ME. Weight is 7.75lbs for my PS, 8.2lbs ME I.

    They both have that nice push in the lower mids, great sustain and clarity. My new one has a little more ‘woody’ or ‘rounded’ tone due to the scale length and more depth of the body. The ME has a little more treble and a little less bass, likely due to the scale length differences. So, my obsession about African versus SA Mahogany proved mostly unfounded :rolleyes: What can I say? I’m not a professional, nor did I stay in a Holiday Inn Express. :)

    Funny how the wide fat neck carve feels so much thinner to me right now. Both are excellent and to paraphrase Ferris Bueller, “They’re so choice, if you have the means, I highly recommend picking them both up.” :D

    Next research project - continuing to dial in my toaster (Kemper) for this one!
     
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  17. horax

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    looks like water

    which is nice
     
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  18. Rockmark

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    Thanks for that comparison and feedback. Yeah I love my ME1's also. The quintessential example of PRS. Question on something you said re the neck comparison. I believe your new one is pattern and I don't have any w that neck. How does it feel different to you if there is a way to explain. Is the new one deeper from board to the back? Reason I ask is I am considering a pattern neck guit but have not tried any so don't know what to expect.
     
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  19. WA Paul

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

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    Pattern is very similar to the old Wide Fat. I’ve occasionally come across one that was bigger, but the difference is subtle.

    My build is Pattern Vintage, the carve has a slight asymmetric V high is a little deeper than the Pattern or old Wide fat. Feels great to me and is my favorite neck shape. So deeper, but the rounded shoulders just feels very comfortable for me.
     
  20. watelessness

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    Shake my damn head that is gorgeous
     
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