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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by ElrytNamrogo, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Well, more-so last Wednesday, but I really wasn't able to spend much time with it, let alone get pics, until this past weekend.

    Custom 24-08 Wood Library in Fire-red to grey-black fade finish. East Indian Rosewood neck with a Brazilian board. 58/15MT pickups with Smoked Black Chrome hardware.

    I really cannot say enough good things about this instrument. For starters, up until now the Dragon II neck pick-up had been my favorite split-coil sound I had found so far. These new 58-15MT's are incredible, and the neck-split is heavenly. Really, they sound great in all positions and remind me a bit of the 57-08's but with a little more edge to them...still very warm and not harsh at all, though.

    The Brazilian board is also a first for me on this one. Looks-wise, it's VERY dark, almost as dark as the ebony on my HBII. Resonance-wise, it sings. This particular guitar has some incredible sustain, both acoustically and electrically. As always, I'm sure it can attributed to the sum of all parts (between electronics, build, and materials used) but this guitar has a beautiful voice and rings like a bell.

    Anyways, here are the obligatory pics...
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    I did have to let one go, my SE Singlecut Trem had to move along. While I loved the guitar (my first introduction to PRS Guitars) I just couldn't get along with it after moving to the thinner neck-profile, double-cuts. Good thing though....I sold it to the bass player in the band and we practice at his house, so I'll be able to see it often and I know that it's gone to a good home. Extra bonus...this is his introduction to PRS guitars, so that always feels good.

    As always, I HAVE to give a major shout-out to the wifey for putting up with my undying obsession with guitars...and not only guitars, but PRS guitars. Her patience and understanding is nothing short of saintly, I truly am a lucky, lucky man.
     
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  2. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    I like the mini toggles, going to get one someday. Your choice is smooth, love the neck and fade.
     
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  3. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats! That is smokin'!!

    Sweet top!
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That is ridiculous! Great finish, and that neck...:cool:
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Bangin’!
     
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  6. drjenkins

    drjenkins I Don't know what to put here...

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    I'm loving those red to black fades, very cool!!
     
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  7. bodia

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

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    Hot! Congrats! I totally agree with your take on the MT pickups, and splits, etc. Best ever!
     
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  8. Dead&Co

    Dead&Co New Member

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  9. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    I COULD GO BRAZZIE ALL DAY, ANY DAY. NICE CHOICE!!!
     
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  10. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Thanks!!! Yeah, I'm loving the mini toggles...the contours around them add to the visual appeal. If you haven't yet, these 24-08's are really worth a try - I cannot say enough about these pickups.

    Thanks!!! I'm really enjoying it. Gonna try it out at practice this weekend, see how it fits with the music we've been playing.

    Thank you!!! My wife was using the word "ridiculous" a lot when I started talking about wanting to buy this one...but just not in the same context. :p

    [Fist bump] ;)

    Yeah, I've been really into all the fade finishes lately, and this one really caught my eye. With the Artist-grade top, natural back, and smoked hardware, I just couldn't get it out of my head.

    Absolutely! The splits without the volume loss is wonderful, I just know this guitar is going to get used A LOT in our setup. I'm really ready to open this thing up in a band setting. I've only been able to play it at home on a little Marshall DSL-1, which is a great little tube amp, but still not quite enough to really let this thing shine.

    The only approval that matters, really....well, that and the wife's. :D

    Yeah, this is my first experience with it and I'm really enjoying it. It's smooth and rings really well. Also, the smell of brazilian rosewood something I wasn't quite prepared for. I read somewhere that it had it's own distinct aroma, but was kinda surprised at how strong it was....in a good way, of course.
     
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  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    That is a mighty fine piece of kit.
     
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  12. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Incredible!!
     
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  13. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Congrats! Great finish, and I love RW necks and Braz boards.

    That’s a nice stable you have there!
     
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  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    g.wizz Nabs

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    Stunning build, I just played my friend's CU24 in Charcoal cherry burst like the one you have but with the 85/15's
    gorgeous guitar too, but how do you find the 85/15 LT's in CU24 format since they are vintage sounding
    and we all know what made the CU24's tone so desirable? "HFS"!!!
     
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  16. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    That’s smokin’! I even love the case. :cool: BTW, you can make those pickups scream with the right rig config. The HFS is not necessary.
     
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  17. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Awesome guitar! Love the finish and hardware.
     
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  18. Ben Pinkus

    Ben Pinkus New Member

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    Oh man thats one of the nicest 24-08's I've seen! HNGD
     
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  19. Kynlore

    Kynlore Your name here

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    Amazing!
     
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  20. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Nice dark neck on that baby!!
     
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