NGD: Not a WL509...

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  1. BWV548

    BWV548 New Member

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    ...but I'm not complaining!

    I'm weak and couldn't resist the call of these Special CU22 SHs. My concern is that I'll like it more than the PS that should arrive within a month or so!

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  2. bodia

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

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    Love it! You're right to be concerned. The SSH is an OUTSTANDING guitar. I know I love my West St, but if I had to pick just one, it would be a toss up between the SSH, West St, and 509.

    You're really going to love that guitar. Sooooo many good tonezzz!
     
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  3. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Incredible!!!

    Beautiful, classic look....I've been drooling over these as everybody has been posting them. There's one here locally in a little shop I want to go check out.

    Congrats on your new guitar!!!
     
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  4. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    I've never seen that model before. If only one is H, then I imagine the 2nd switch twins the SS's together?

    Its a stunning guitar in any case. Nice catch!
     
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  5. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    It was released at Experience 2018, with a limited ordering window (now closed). I picked one up at Experience - it is an awesome guitar!

    The SSH stands for Special Semi-Hollow, not single-single-humbucker. The pup config is HHH, with the middle one being a NF. Mini-toggles control whether the outer HBs are full double coil or in a "multi-tap" mode (similar to but not exactly same as a split coil or true single coil).
     
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  6. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    That sure is a nice one. Congrats. I'd really like to hear what that sounds like but don't think I can find any around here. Maybe you could give a future tone report. Enjoy that guitar,
     
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  7. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    You bought what I'm waiting on... only difference is, I ordered a Wood Library one with Artist Package limited edition and Paul signed a control cavity with "Happy Retirement, Will, Paul Reed Smith"...

    However, you get to laugh at me and others like me that are playing air right now just because we wanted a particular color and/or package...

    Congrats! You have a beauty and I bet one heck of a player's tone machine!!! I long for the moment I get to caress mine...
     
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  8. BWV548

    BWV548 New Member

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    Oh man, this thing is AMAZING!!
    Of the 58/15 family, I've only had experience with the LTs (594 and HBII), which I love in the 594 (less so in the HB). Right now, loving these more!
     
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    BWV548 New Member

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    Why are you playing air?? You just got that green beauty!!
     
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  10. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Well.... with respect to a SSH.... hehehehe.... o_O:eek::confused::D:p:cool:
     
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  11. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    and I'll say it again... that's one mighty fine axe ya got there, buddy!!!!! :):cool:
     
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  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    That looks really good.

    Don’t worry about the Private Stock. It will blow your mind and find it’s own place. Every one I’ve ordered has exceeded my expectations.
     
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  13. BWV548

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    I could certainly do at some point. That said, there are probably demos out there by better guitar players than I.
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    You're onto something here. While the LTs are great, the MTs on this are spectacular.
     
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  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.

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    Bangin’!
     
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  16. BWV548

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    Wow, so I get pretty giddy on every NGD that I have. Always a good reason for joy and excitement.
    But today was ridiculous! I got lost with the instrument for hours. I nearly missed a rehearsal (I took my 594, it’s a pretty traditional jazz group, and i can get those sounds out of the 594 in my sleep.

    It presents a great contrast to that guitar. 594: depth, richness. SSH, just so alive and present!
    I’m thinking the PS should sit in between, as it will have a similar pickup config as the SSH, but it’s based on a SH 594.
    I’m a very fortunate, and grateful, bloke!
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Awesome!
     
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  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Oh gawd. My favorite color.

    I might have just had an orgasm. But I’m not telling.
     
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  19. Rider1260

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    Late to this party -- Your SSH is killer ( love mine also )
     
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