NGD: DC3 Pleasant Surprise

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I own one opaque PRS, and you are looking at it. I’m also not a big fan of Strats or single coils or longer scale lengths......or so I thought. :confused: This guitar is a pleasant surprise.

    I recently received this guitar in a trade. I thought it was cool, but I wasn’t convinced I would play it. I’ve been playing it, and I really like it. The pickups are the biggest surprise. They simply growl, and the bridge pickup sounds killer with the tone control rolled back about 30% (I’ve read that these were the pickups later used in the 513). The maple neck is really cool and feels great. It’s a satin finish (nicely worn in by the previous owner ;)), and while specs list it as “pattern regular”, it feels bigger than that, like a wide fat). The guitar is nice and light and has good balance. I put on a new set of 10s (25 1/4” scale), and it’s very comfortable to play.

    I’d buy another.

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  2. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Love it, and I can attest that it sounds huge live........at least in the hands of its previous owner.

    :)
     
  3. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    That's killer! Glad you're diggin it!
    I take it HL is a Ferrari fan?:D
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    That’s awesome, Steve! Good trade!
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Bangin’! I miss my DC3, they’re fun guitars for sure.
     
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  6. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    They are great ones! Very underrated for sure.
     
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  7. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    VERY cool guitar 11Top.

    That's so killer that you got that from HL.

    Who would have thunk you'd like a bolt-on strat style guitar after all.

    Sometimes it just takes a great guitar company to alter the S-style guitar recipe a bit, to make it right for you.
     
  8. WA Paul

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

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    Nice! I’m guessing the setup was perfect for dialing it in for classic rock tones too :)
     
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  9. Joesnewmatch

    Joesnewmatch Semi-Special Guitarist

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    Love the nobs and overall look. Does it come with a matching Ferrari?
     
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  10. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Actually, when I put on the 10s, I lowered all the saddles. I think H had 11s on it. The relief was perfect.

    He hasn’t suggested trading cars yet.
     
  11. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Very nice!! I love those pick ups on my 513. My 513 is probably the most diverse guitar I own. I always wanted to check out a DC3. I too am not a fan of longer scales. The quarter inch seems to make a difference in the feel. I wonder how they would sound if the 513, 509, or DC3 had a 25 inch scale.

    Enjoy it!!
     
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  12. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Very cool! Congrats
     
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  13. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I figured it looked familiar in the first pic. Scrolling down sealed the deal!
    What a great and fun trade!
     
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  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Winning in Vegas.
     
  15. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded

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    Those are great. I had one when they first came out.
     
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  16. Eurometal

    Eurometal New Member

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    the Ferrari sticker screams Yngwie. if he were to buy a real guitar.
     
  17. toothace

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

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    Howard's a cool dude.
     
  18. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    I would love to see a side-by-side sound comparison video between the Silver Sky and the DC3. Just curious. I bet the pickups on the DC3 are underrated and overlooked.
     
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  19. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Amazing score!
     
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  20. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Actually found one !

     
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