NGD - PRS SE 35th Anniversary Custom 24

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  1. mkerner129

    mkerner129 New Member

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    Sorry NBW, I got the used one from Dave's. It's my first PRS and I've been eyeballing this one for months. It was pure luck that I was on Reverb when Dave posted it.
    Unfortunately I'm having issues with it going sharp especially if I use or even look at the tremolo. Are you having this problem? I've already added a drop of oil under the screw heads and I'm going to sandpaper the nut a bit tonight to see if that helps. Also if I push all the way down on the tremolo I hear a click which I think is coming from one of the springs. My only other guitar is an '89 Strat Plus that I've had since '92 and I've never had intonation issues even if I sleep on the tremolo bar.
    I did a few mods already. I changed out the tuners to the PRS SE locking tuners, switched out the knobs, switch cap and PU rings to black just for looks preference. I can't add an image yet since this is my first post but I will when I can.
     
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  2. NBW

    NBW New Member

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    Congratulations! I haven’t gotten mine yet. I have never really used the trem on my other SE, but it holds tune pretty well.

    If you were local I’d tell you to go to Dave's they are awesome. You could give them a call, the guys in the Madison shop always are super helpful.
     
  3. mkerner129

    mkerner129 New Member

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    I did talk to them and they were pretty great. I also called PRS to ask about the issue and the tech I spoke with knows Dave and could only say great things about him.
     
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  4. djw171

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    Just picked one of these up myself. I was a bit worried about the colour not being as shown in the PRS promo video. It's not as dark but still a nice guitar. I think the nut is cut a little too deep however. Came with 9's. Changed to 10's but still too deep. G string binding a little. Needed a bit of a set up as well.
     
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  5. Jason G

    Jason G New Member

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    Ah, I see that yes it is you. Hi again, I am over in the states, I got my 35th 2 days before Christmas. I will try to put a photo on here. Your guitar looks great! I only had to do a minor adjustment and I chose to buy the SE locking tuners before it arrived. I was surprised to receive it because the online retailer said it would not ship to me until January 13th, so it was a few weeks early. Anyway, I hope you are still enjoying it!
     
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  6. Jason G

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    Hi. Did you happen to try the SE locking tuners? I ordered them without trying the guitar yet, and I feel they were an improvement but not a huge need. I had a couple of pinging noises in the nut when it arrived too, but they seem to have resolved now. Are you still liking it?
     
  7. Jason G

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    In person, the bird inlays are even prettier than I thought they would be, and wow you are right about the SE coming to be such good guitars these days!
     
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  8. Jason G

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    Nice collection!
     
  9. WildWayz

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    Thanks guys!

    I still have some tuning instabilities which I imagine will need the nut filing a little bit to resolve. I did lube the nut slots when I installed locking tuners - guitar is still using the original strings though.

    Loving the guitar still. I tend to pick it up 1st when I want to play as it just feels "right". I don't really use the trem on it (wish it was a proper floating one).
     
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  10. djw171

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    I have a set of the locking tuners on order actually. Interested to try them.
     
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  11. Jason G

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  12. Jason G

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    I am pleased with the locking tuners. The originals had a bit of play when I turned them but weren’t bad. They are easier and look cool, if you like the look. Some might prefer the more classic style.
     
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    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Congratulations! These 35th anniversary SE's are really killer looking guitars! Enjoy!
     
  14. Faisal Arup

    Faisal Arup New Member

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    Just got my 35th Anniversary PRS Custom SE 24. Great guitar indeed. The action of the guitar is low and comfortable but i am getting a lot Fret buzz, what about your one?
     
  15. WildWayz

    WildWayz New Member

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    Morning, I have no fret buzz. My action is as follows:

    E @ 12th fret = 1.0
    e @ 12th fret = 1.0
     
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  16. Jason G

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    Hi, could you help me, I don’t seem to be able to post photos and wondered if you could tell me how to do that? I would appreciate your help.
     
  17. WildWayz

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    Upload them to somewhere like IMGUR - use the image link and click on the picture icon on this post. Paste in the link to the image file (the .jpg file, not the page) and whammo.
     
  18. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    Sweet!!! Enjoy, looks the dog's congrats.
     
  19. Jason G

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    See if this works...
     
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