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Discussion in 'Authorized PRS Dealers' started by Brian G, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Glide-bpm

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

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    Now THESE are crazy backplates!!!!!
    Took me a little bit to get used to, but people trip out on them and it's really grown on me. The rest of the guitar is why I purchased it and I figured this side isn't seen that much anyway. Now I love it and have embraced it!
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  2. Glide-bpm

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

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    You forgot Rhaegal...

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  3. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    KILLER GUITARS.
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    Man, I LOVE that top! Back plates are cool, too!
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  6. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    Great looking guitar, but I just can't wrap my brain around those pickups!
     
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  7. Glide-bpm

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

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    If you played one you'd get a quick wrapping, brother! Way more sweetness than a stock wood 509!
     
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  8. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    That's cool, I dig it. They just throw my brain for a curveball when I look at it!
     
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    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    LoL! It grows on ya after a couple playings... Hehehe
     
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  10. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    I know they are unique looking but its a bit like a 'super strat' with uncovered Humbuckers. They look like 5 single coils arranged similarly to the 509 and its probably the best way to think of these. Of course the 509 allows you to effectively turn off one of the Pick-ups in the 'humbuckers' individually so you can run it in various configurations - a HSH, HSS, SSS or SSH if you want and use the 5-way. I have a core 509 myself and the Single Coil sounds are probably not quite as Stratty or Tele type as the Wood Library Swamp Ash/Maple builds but they get close enough for my needs.

    As someone who isn't keen on Strats or Teles, pretty much just aesthetically, my 509 is 'my' compromise for want of a better word. Its a great versatile instrument and I describe mine as a bit of a Jack of all Trades but not a master of one. By that, I mean you can use it to get most humbucker type tones and the Single coil options go from a bit tele like to more stratty like which makes it incredibly versatile but there are, at least in my opinion, areas that a traditional double humbucker guitar, a tele and a strat can give you that is a bit of stretch to far for a 509 - hence 'master of none'. Of course the 509 can give you more options than each of those 3 guitars can individually which makes a Jack of all trades but if it was as complete as a 'Strat' for example, it would lose some of that Double Humbucker and/or Tele type goodness.

    The look doesn't bother me - especially on a Fire Red Burst - as the Pick-ups blend in well with the general aesthetics of the body. On a lighter colour, they do stand out more as I hope this pic of my 509 shows.

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    I think this makes them look far more subtle and blend in with the general aesthetics of the Instrument - more so than white Pick Up rings and chrome covered double humbuckers. I know some like their Pick Ups and/or rings to stand out more which is fair enough but my preference is for a more cohesive look. In my opinion, on my 509 with the Rosewood Fretboard, the bridge and the birds stand out far more than the PU's which to me is perfect.

    Don't knock it until you try it... LOL

    Anyway, I know this is yet again getting off topic so I will say no more on this - especially as my 509 is just a regular core.
     
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  11. Alan Manning

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

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    We are all individuals. ( Life of Brian) :cool:
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Blessed are the Cheese Makers!
     
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    Surely, the first song played on that guitar must have been Godzilla.
     
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  14. Glide-bpm

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

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    Perhapssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss..........
     
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    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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