Need Help Selecting a PRS

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  1. Tom J

    Tom J New Member

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    I've decided on the McCarty 58 with the 53/10s, artist top amber. From Righteous Guitars in GA. It arrives tomorrow. My wife tells me at this rate I'll be working til I'm 70 (my stable now goes back up to 12 high-end guitars). Thanks everyone.
     
  2. Tom J

    Tom J New Member

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    PS That's the double cut.
     
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  3. WA Paul

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

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    Congrats! I’ve had good dealings with the folks at Righteous Guitars, very good at setups if you tell them your preferences.
     
  4. bodia

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

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    Good choice!
     
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  6. Tom J

    Tom J New Member

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  7. bodia

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

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    That's a great looking guitar!!!!!!!!!!

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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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  9. Tom J

    Tom J New Member

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    Tom J New Member

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    Thanks bodia. Just got it and plugged into my Mesa Rectoverb 25. Beautiful and versatile. Will have to dial it all in but so glad I got my PRS after 30 years of gawking at them.
     
  11. Tom J

    Tom J New Member

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    Gents, any amp recommendations that would tap the potential of my MC58 53/10? My Rectoverb is better for my strat than for the PRS. Divided by 13 perhaps? Thanks
     
  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I’d get a modeler like a Kemper, Helix, or Headrush.

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  13. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    Fixed it for ya..
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    They still make those? :D
     
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  15. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    It really is a great time to be a guitarist and have so many really good options available to us.
    I don’t miss my old Mesa tube amp at all.
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I feel like the Recto’s are super-underrated at the moment. Far be it from me to try and talk somebody out of a new purchase... but I’d try and set it up just for your new MC58, 53/10’s can be a little dark and big sounding (but in a great way).

    I just played a show with a guy that had your amp and a 335 and I gotta say, it sounded good.
     
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  17. Tom J

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    Thanks. Question: when I pull the coil tap on the bridge pickup I can't really hear any significant difference, whether clean or with gain. Is this normal for the 53/10?
     
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    Solved it by sending the MC58 back (there was indeed a problem with the tap switch) in favor of a new McCarty 594 Artist in Copperhead with the LT pickups. Wow, now that's a keeper. More robust tone and musicality in all settings and just a perfectly designed instrument. Also just picked up a Carr Telstar amp which is a very nice match.
     
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    Damn man, way to start!
     
  20. Tom J

    Tom J New Member

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    Thanks. Can't say enough good things about Righteous Guitars for the guitar and Maple Street Guitars for the amp. Now to just play the damn thing! Hate being a gear head!
     

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