NGD! 2007 Singlecut Satin

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  1. timmypix

    timmypix New Member

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    I first saw this on Facebook three weeks ago, as someone in Leeds was shifting it on at a very tempting price for a quick sale. I stared at it all evening, but there was no way I could get over to Leeds to pick it up, and watched it go the very next day. Then here I am browsing the forum and Sunday, and it needed rehoming again. I'm not one to ignore serendipity so here we are.

    This is the closest thing I've ever seen to a relic PRS. The satin nitro finish dents very easily, and part of what made me fall for it in the pictures was the picking wear by the pickups. I adore the satin finish - the guitar actually feels like wood rather than shiny plastic. It's chambered, so it's very resonant, and also very, very bright and jangly acoustically. The wide fat neck is really comfy and the finish means my sweaty paws won't stick, which is a big bonus.

    I'd seen mixed reviews on the PRS #7 pickups, but I think I like them so far. The A4 neck pickup is bright and quite scooped and woody sounding, and the bridge (which I'm pretty sure is A5) is very bright and barky in the upper mids, almost like a vintage voiced JB but without the bass. It actually makes the BKP Emerald in my Les Paul sound bassy in comparison! It does make for a very pleasing lead tone. The in between sound is almost single coil like in its clarity, it's nothing like my Les Paul or my SE Bernie.

    It's a stunning guitar over all, and for me the biggest winning points are the chambering - light weight and resonant - and the finish.

    Has anyone else got one of these or just more information about them? Would love to see and know more about this lovely guitar.

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    With my modded Bernie because why not?

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  2. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    Amazing pickup. Absolutely gorgeous and has so much mojo that makes you just want to play that beauty. Congrats. Sorry I don't have more info on this guitar. Also, I'm totally with you on the #7 pickups. Granted, I've only tried the Korean ones, but I really dig them nonetheless. I can only imagine how much better the American #7s are. I wouldn't run to swap a Korean #7 for a different pickup, but if the 85/15's are any indication, the American ones sound a tad fuller, with warmer and rounder high end, and a tad more of overtones and fuller frequencies. Can't remember who it was who eloquently summarized really well by saying the Korean PRS pickups have almost all the frequencies, while the American have all the frequencies.
     
  3. timmypix

    timmypix New Member

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    Yeah I've got the 85/15 S pickups in my SVN, and they're a vast improvement on the G&B HFS and Vintage Bass set fitted to the old SE 7-string. They're still a bit muddy on the low B but they cope much better. My bandmate has a '17 SE Cu24 with the six string 85/15 S set and they're honestly great, I think you'd only change them if you're after something specific. Compare that to the SE 245 pickups that came in my Bernie which were okay, but hotter and muddier than I wanted and generally nothing special, so they didn't last very long!

    While I like the #7s, I also get why people wouldn't, the bridge especially. With certain setups or in certain settings it could easily be too harsh in the upper mids and too lacking in the bass; if it were my only guitar then I'd look for a more evenly voiced set, particularly as the guitar itself is so bright. As it is, I've got other guitars for covering multiple bases, so I'm happy to spend some time with this one and let it be its own thing.
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Bangin’!
     
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  5. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Awesome score! Congrats
     
  6. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Looks good! A bit of wear on it but I feel like it fits well.
     
  7. Shaw

    Shaw Facts are stubborn; statistics are pliable.

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    Great find! Congrats!
     
  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It looks like it should have been played by Jimmy Page or Peter Green! Very, very nice!

    Looks like a veritable rock machine! Enjoy.
     
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Excellent addition.
    Enjoy.
     
  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Beautius Maximus! Congrats
     
  11. timmypix

    timmypix New Member

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    Well thanks to some folks on the PRSGOW Facebook page, I've found it used to belong to the guitarist from Welsh rock band Fireroad, and was used all over their album and subsequent tour supporting Stereophonics, so that's pretty cool!
     
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  12. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Beautiful addition, ... both are nice!!! Congrats!!!
     
  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Sweet! I didn’t think the Core SCs were ever chambered, though.

    Perhaps someone can enlighten me (you see what I did there).
     
  14. timmypix

    timmypix New Member

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    All singlecuts in 2007 at least, according to Joe Knaggs at the time - 8 channels cut into the lower bout. It is much lighter than my Bernie and my Les Paul.
     
  15. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    Ebony fretboard?
     
  16. timmypix

    timmypix New Member

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    Rosewood and crappy lighting!
     
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  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Interesting!

    None of mine have been chambered, but I bought them years earlier, and years later, than 2007.

    Appreciate the info!
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Your comments never fail to brighten my otherwise “hollow” day!;)
     
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  19. bodia

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

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    Sweet as sweet!
     
  20. WA Paul

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

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    Sweet! Nice pickup :)

    That Bernie in Trampas Green looks sweet too!
     
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