NGD! 2008 DGT

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by slang05, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. slang05

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    I'm not sure where to start! I got a SAS on Wednesday from a GC in Halandale and did not like it. See this thread.....lol

    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?2738-NGD-GONE-WRONG!-LOL

    Then found a used DGT at Killer Vintage in St Louis so I posted a thread with questions about DGT's. Basically its a 3 hours drive from my house and wanted to make sure I would like it or at least feel good about the odds. You could imagine how nervous I was when my wife gets home from a week long business trip and I say "Hi, lets spend tomorrow in a car!" lol.. Anyway, the guitar has considerable wear so I was concerned about the value, I tend to have bad GAS! So I posted another thread seeing what you guys thought of the guitar and if it was worth the money. Little did I know that a few people would see that post and call the store and try to buy it before I could get there! Thanks guys!!lol The guys in the store were a little puzzled as to why they had a 1/2 dozen calls about the guitar on it the first hour they were open until I explained to them that I had posted it on here! But I had made a deal with the store that if I was going to drive 3 hours they would pull it from the wall until I got there. So ha ha on you!lol

    Anyway, onto the important stuff! It's amazing, it has considerable wear but was not abused. The guy that originally had owned it was a jazz musician in St Louis who had played 4 nights a week and held the guitar real high. Not sure how it rubbed him to wear it down like it did, but because he had played it so much, it feels like it is 25 years old. So worn in! A tiny bit of fret wear, but not an amount that is causing any issues or concern. The flame on the top is really nice but not a 10 top, but what's really cool is if you run your fingers across the top, you can feel the flames. I know these (the 2008 models) have a different finish but I've never felt flames before! Besides the way it looks, plays amazing, love the neck and it sounds incredible. I want more DGT's!!

    So, I did not mean to write a book here but I do have one question for the DGT owners out there..the wiring. The front pickup is set up as a single coil, and then when you "tap" it (pull up the tone control) it goes to humbucker mode. Is this the way it's suppose to be? I was thinking since the tone knob is not original that maybe the tone control/coil tap was replaced, the original knob lost, and wired wrong. I actually kinda like it this way! And now to the important stuff..the pics!

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  2. watelessness

    watelessness Member

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    Tone pot pulled up should be single coil, down is bucking.
     
  3. Rango

    Rango New Member

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    Congrats man, lots of people pay extra to replicate the honest play wear on that guitar. Do her proud and play her often! :D

    If it was me, I'd hunt that guy up and get a pic with the two of you and that guitar. Might be a good story or two! ;)
     
  4. slang05

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    Exactly and this one is the opposite. I kinda like it though. By rolling back the front pickup volume knob about half, when I switch to the front pickup it sounds almost clean (with my amp distorted) but with the volume all the way up it has a Clapton type solo tone. It's kinda cool like this.
     
  5. slang05

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    Thanks Rango! That is a great idea!
     
  6. Jet Whitey

    Jet Whitey New Member

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    lol....NEVER post a "Is this a Good Deal" thread on a guitar forum.....There are snakes everywhere! I'd say the player also owned a Johnny Hiland Sig also at one time. Johnny's tap were wired that way as well.
     
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  7. slang05

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    Yeah so I learned. I wasn't expecting it from the guys on here but I guess I was wrong. And nobody has fessed up yet! I was totally going to try to get it cheaper but lost all the power to negotiate. Probably cost me some money but also answered the question if it was a good deal!
     
  8. slang05

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    Does anyone know what nut I should order from the PRS parts store for the DGT? They only come in wide/fat, wide/thin and regular.
     
  9. Jet Whitey

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    izzyizborn New Member

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    Congrats on your DGT!
     
  12. BostonGuitar

    BostonGuitar Former DGT Club President

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    Well done... "My Man... ;)"
     
  13. slang05

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    Thanks man! You ever decide you want to swap "Frank" for a 513 Standard I'd like to talk to you about it. I was not expecting the DGT to be so versatile! And the tone..omg, the tone!

    I know you have a vice president but if you ever want a secretary of defense for DGT cabinet let me know! Lol
     
  14. FJ4

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    Whitey, PM sent.
     
  15. Jet Whitey

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    ????? I didn't get it.
     
  16. Bill SAS 513

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

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    I'm a big fan of the SAS, and actually bit the bullet and performed minor surgery on mine...I swapped a single wire and now the single coil sounds are when the tone pot is in the down position, and HB when I pull tone pot up...someone may have done the same on your DGT...???
     
  17. BrownDog

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    Nice, I like how the neck PUP is wired. For that year, the tone knob appears to be correct - the 2 volume knobs are aftermarket adds.

    With tone and oneness, Mike
     
  18. BlackMoons

    BlackMoons New Member

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    I've got a 2008 DGT. I was told it was the first black one off the line and out to a dealer. It's like a drug. Often, I find myself unable to put it down. It's got the older, smooth knobs, and doesn't sound or feel like the newer ones to my ears or hands, for what it's worth. For what it's worth, mine was factory configured as watelessness described: tone pot up is split coil, down is humbucker. I hope you get many years out of yours!
     
  19. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    You were in STL and didn't tell me? Haha. Look me up if there's a next time.
     
  20. FJ4

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    Sent again. Thanks.
     

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