Prs special semi-hollow limited (core super eagle?)

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  1. jazzgtrl4

    jazzgtrl4 New Member

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    Last night was the maiden voyage for mine...all i can say is whoaa. ill start by saying i cant believe the tone out of this thing in all positions, hard to find one i don't like. Whether it was the single coil split which sounded killer with the middle pickup or full on bridge humbucker or full on neck humbucker, whatever, it was singing. one thing too ive never had a guitar where i can split the coils and the volume drop dramatically..this thing i can barely notice..This gig was not how i usually would run this guitar either, through a freakin Yamaha Magic stomp straight to the PA!. lol..
     
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  2. Aaron-W

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    Really hoping they’ll do this in a 24 fret with three coil taps. I’d even be good if it was 3 full size humbuckers if they wanted to change it up a little.
     
  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I don’t think the space between the end of the fretboard and the bridge would allow 24 frets and three HB to be incorporated.
     
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  4. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    What looks like a 24 fret on the stand, appears to be a longer scale.

    It would probably have to be.

    edit: glasses help. Ones full of single malt are better!
     
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  6. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

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    Funny there is almost no info on Mayer’s 3 humbucker guitars from this 2019 Dead & Co tour. I know he calls it “ honey”. From all the couch tours I’ve done of the 2019 tour, it doesn’t sound as sweet as Super Eagles.
     
  7. P90s

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    I actually prefer this model to the Super, and to the 594 which bears physical similarities. I wonder about the scale length. Mayer spends most of his time on the middle pickup; not sure whether the middle is full In or split. I hope they make it available to us peasants.
     
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  8. Domingo Lantigua

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    You know "Orange Tiger" is a stock color. Jus' sayin'......:D:D:D
     
  9. Aaron-W

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    It’d be nice if they’d make some version of it that isn’t super limited, or $10k.

    I’ve heard John say that they’re planning a series of instruments, hopefully a Core Super Eagle style guitar is in the works.
     
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  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Actually looking at the photo again you could probably squeeze the pickups and extra frets in.

    Amazing what happens when you put your glasses on!
     
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  11. SupremeDalek

    SupremeDalek Exterminate!

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    In my eyes that's the SSH without the boost of the Eagle.
     
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  12. Glide-bpm

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

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    Bite your tongue, bro... LoL!
    Only Tigers I'll be liking are the Bayou Bengals... LoL!
     
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  13. Aaron-W

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    Except that's 22 frets, has 2 Single Coils & 1 Humbucker, 25" scale length.

    Could make a 3 Humbucker, 24 fret, 25.375" scale length, 3 coil tap switches, 5 way switch and preamp (or no preamp) relatively "cheap". I'm going to keep hoping :)
     
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  14. SupremeDalek

    SupremeDalek Exterminate!

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    I meant the Special Semi Hollow. 2 humbuckers, 1 narrowfield, and two taps. I'd swear it was built as a Baby Eagle.
     
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  15. Aaron-W

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    gotcha! Thought you meant the S2 SSH. I’m still hoping they do a 24 fret with all 3 pickups with coil taps. If they did the SSH with 24 frets and all pickups tapable I’d be in real quick
     
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    Not sure how they did it, but they sucked the tone out of all three of those demos...nearly no bottom end, too much jangle and bite.
    It's getting to the point where these special runs are more for art and the "designers" ego than to create a musical instrument...imho.
     
  18. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I have a regular-issue SSH, and it definitely can sound beefier than that video. It's like they used a low pass filter at about 150hz or so. Which works OK in a recording mix, but on its own makes for a thin sound. The dirty sound is too much the dirt/fuzz, not enough the guitar. I was gonna say that Ish usually does better recordings/demos than this, but reviewing their other PRS demo videos, they all lack low end. I checked with other videos from YouTube just in case, too, and they sounded fine.
    Nah, I think the guitars probably sounds pretty good in person, just not very representative audio in this particular video.
     
  19. SupremeDalek

    SupremeDalek Exterminate!

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    My SSH is amazing. It's as simple as that. I got one from the "regular" run, and I've never experienced a guitar with this much range before.
     
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  20. Mozzi

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

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    I can only say that my 'regular non-10 top' PRS Semi-Hollow Special is AMAZING too!! I still can't believe that its not a 10 top - just look at it!!!

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    I think its a stunning looking instrument but it plays and sounds better! I don't have favourites or a number 1 when it comes guitars - they all have their unique qualities and roles in my collection - but I can honestly say, I will not want to sell my SSH.

    You really ought to try one out yourself and not rely on a youtube video with the players settings as a definitive sound sample. You gave no idea how they have EQ'd their gear and how it was recorded/compressed either...
     

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