NGD: PRS 30th Anniversary Custom 24 - Faded Vintage Yellow

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  1. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Yes, it's great to have one like mine. But that's kind of off-topic.
     
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  2. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    That's exactly what they mean!





    (Quiet! Everybody just shut up, or he'll catch on!!!)
     
  3. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Fabulous looking guitar Michael, enjoy!
     
  4. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Congrats on this awesome rockin' machine

    :congrats:
     
  5. The Fight

    The Fight Long Hair Demigod

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    I like the guitar, very smooth color~
     
  6. Zafu

    Zafu New Member

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    That looks delicious
     
  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Oh I know what you meant, ya big doofus.

    But I decided to ignore it.
     
  8. LJD

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    That is beautiful.
     
  9. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Zack Matzanias

    Zack Matzanias New Member

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    Beautiful guitar. I've always played 22-fret necks but I am intrigued by a Custom 24 with the new pickups. HOW hot is the bridge pickup?
     
  11. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    Pretty darn hot, I'd say - compared to my other guitars at least. I play on a kemper profiling amplifier, so I can't really speak to how a "regular" amp would be set to get comparable overdrive. I'll try to make some recordings later so you can hear the difference.
     
  12. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    Here's the clip.

    I played it in the session I already had open with a click in the wrong tempo for what I was playing, and couldn't be bothered to tune (or play anything interesting, haha).

    https://soundcloud.com/michael_dk/comp-lp-cu24-bm-tc

    All bridge pickups:
    First a Les Paul with Seymour Duncan slash signature pickups (Alnico Pro II, I believe)
    Then the PRS 30th Cu24
    Then PRS Brent Mason signature
    Then a telecaster (single coil)
     
  13. guitarman001

    guitarman001 New Member

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    I keep hearing 85/15 are hotter than 57/08 but not as hot as 59/09
     
  14. vox801

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    Beautiful guitar! Enjoy!
     
  15. Michael_DK

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    Can't speak to that, as I've never tried the 59/09s, unfortunately :) But these pups are really something special, in my opinion (and I don't consider myself a cork sniffer or much of a tone hound in any way).

    I've played mostly with a good amount of gain. To my ear they are pretty snappy, in some ways even more so than my Brent Mason - go figure :) but they also have a quite impactful low end. I have some profiles on my Kemper that sounds GREAT with both my tele, LP and Brent Mason, but are not particularly suited for my CU30th. That just means the amp needs to be dialed in.

    The neck position is MUCH more mellow. I really dig the combo. I might lower my bridge pup a bit further on, but I love what I'm getting now. Been playing them in drop D for some Monster Truck-type riffage (the band, that is). That snappiness is extremely well suited for this. Almost like a combination of the best parts of a LP and a Tele (and in result, nothing like either guitar on its own, mind).

    I might be using the term "snappy" wrongly. Not a "TING", and not a "BOUNG", more of a "DAOWNG" sound :biggrin:
     
  16. swede71

    swede71 Tja ba!Läget?

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    Grymt så grisen!Beautiful guitar!
     
  17. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Thanks for taking the time to explain your vocabulary, I actually appreciate that.
     
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