PRS SE Soapbar II with three P90s.

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  1. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Not sure I have pics from any of mine, but the SE guitars usually have that flat black paint in the cavities and nothing else.

    The Soapy I had was white, but I've forgotten if that one had the black paint or not. Regardless, black shielding paint is easy to come by so I think this was just a really pro mod job.
     
  2. Zeke L.

    Zeke L. New Member

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    OK, so I pulled all of the pickups to have a look:

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    I am really impressed by the workmanship. So clean, perfect cavity depth, wires ran perfectly, etc. Really meticulous.
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yeah looks like whoever did it knew what they were doing.
     
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  4. NazgulUK

    NazgulUK Oops I did it again

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    Congrats on the fantastic guitar you have there!
     
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  5. Zeke L.

    Zeke L. New Member

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    Thank you! She really is a fine guitar. My first foray into the world of the SEs. I wish I hadn’t waited so long!
     
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  6. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Stunning workmanship. Looks factory, shielding paint and all!
     
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  7. Zeke L.

    Zeke L. New Member

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    It's a little hard to see in the pictures I uploaded but the two holes that were drilled for the mounting screws look EXACTLY the same and are PERFECTLY in line.
    Correct parts, etc. There was a receipt in the gigbag for a few packs of strings, purchased at Chuck Levin's/Washington Music Center in Wheaton, MD a few years ago. I wonder if the guitar started its life there.
     
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  8. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Awesome guitar! Congrats on a great find
     
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  9. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    That's a great find! Congrats!

    Spinal Tap is the best movie ever!

    Sweet top!
     
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  10. Zeke L.

    Zeke L. New Member

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  11. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Your guitar has a fantastic range of tones. The workmanship on adding the third pickup is first rate. Paul used to work at Washington Music Center. I’m asking around the DMV (District, Maryland, Virginia). I have a freeway switch in my SAS. They are a brilliant idea in a three pickup guitar. Quick tone changes on a gig!
     
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  12. Zeke L.

    Zeke L. New Member

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    Sounds good Dogrocketp. I was able to play it on and off for most of the day yesterday. It sounds so good with a Vox AC30S1. Wants to be played loud and clean! I have to capture some of the overdriven tones too - it really lives in that "crunch" zone with the gain on the amp just at noon.
    The Freeway switch is very intuitive. In the three down positions it's just like a LP switch, and the three up positions you get to add the middle pickup with the neck, the bridge, or all by itself. For anyone who wonders what the middle pickup does in a setup like this, it really adds beef to the bridge and sounds full and bright when played by itself. Also complements the neck for more girth.
     
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