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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by jcolmn, Mar 3, 2020.
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I think you should switch the last two
2 volume, 2 tone, 2 coil splits rules for tonal variation!
I like the 594 arrangement, 4 on your list, because it’s familiar. My fave isn’t on the list, but it’s pure PRS... a 5 way blade switch and a 3 way blade switch, volume/tone. The mighty 513, baby!
I don't have a 1 or 5, but so far it's a toss up between 3 and 4.
Anything with at least 3 minitoggles.
You don’t have three-way toggle, two volume, two tone, two push-pull coil splits, two push-pull sweet switches.
Siggy Switching 100% for me!
Or just keep your options wide open.....
ALMOST enough options to have kept Jerry Garcia happy...........
5 way blade and 2 mini toggles.
Special Semi Hollow for life!
3 way toggle, 3 minitoggles, coil splits x 2, piezo/mag/mix.
Works with V/V and T/T controls too!!
I'll go with the 5 way rotary just because so many of you don't like it.
I’ve recently developed a new appreciation for these....
I don’t actually have a favorite. It seems to be entirely dependent on the guitar; if I like the tone and feel, I’m fine with whatever switching it comes with. Maybe it’s even fun to have each guitar have a different personality?
I mostly use the full-on neck or bridge pickups, anyway, and almost never use coil splits, blend, middle position, or any of that stuff, which is probably why I don’t much care.
I get a lot of use out of the volume and tone knobs; that seems to be mostly how I control the way the guitar and amp sound. If the guitar has those, I’m good to go!
I don’t have one, but I like the old metal toggle switch configuration on the maple fretboard CE’s where they had bridge, middle position split, and then neck.
Gimme mini toggles, all day long!
My 88 CE has it. I thought it was a great idea. PRSH was pretty inventive way back then.
I like options 3 and 4. It just depends. If I could only have one for studio it would be 2V, 2T w/ push/pull splits. Live I prefer the 3 way toggle with 2 mini switches. My favorite, favorite, FAVORITE guitar to play onstage is a Paul's Guitar with a trem. Everything about it is just easy and I can get my tones fast without much thought. Someday I'll have another.
Truthfully I don't think PRS makes a tonally "limited" guitar. Even the rotary offers killer sounds. Come to think of it, if I am ever in the financial position to rebuild my collection to where it was it would be based more on have having tonal/switching options than colors or anything like that.
Another favorite was the Brent Mason. It had the 5 way blade and 2 mini switches. Tone for days. I miss that one a lot too. In fact here's the MUST have again models:
If I could grab those again some day I'd be in a sweet spot.....
Yeah! I played a buddies CE with that switching and thought it was almost perfect.