Reviews About Custom 24-08

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  1. Mert Mermerci

    Mert Mermerci New Member

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    Hello dear all,

    I just found my dream CU24 (in terms of cosmetics) however it’s a CU24-08 with Swamp Ash back and 85/15MTs. How does it sound when it’s compared with a regular CU24?

    I generally play progressive metal/rock but looking for a guitar to handle some jazz, fusion also.
    Thank you for your time in advance. :)
     
  2. Fro

    Fro New Member

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    Same pickups? If so then I’d imagine they sound pretty much the same.
     
  3. Mert Mermerci

    Mert Mermerci New Member

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    As I know, 85/15s are used on a regular CU24, and 85/15MTs on a CU24-08. Are they the same pickup or sounding the same?
     
  4. bodia

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

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    The MT are going to split better. Meaning, they'll sound more like a single coil does.
     
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    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    There should be a Custom 24-08 Piezo in the core series. Only ever seen them as PS.
     
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  6. Mert Mermerci

    Mert Mermerci New Member

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    Thank you all for your responses :) Actually, my main concern is the reliability of the split system. I encounter many guitars whose split systems did not work well or just failed. Do you have any experience on them, how are they responding in the long run?
     
  7. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    I have absolutely no concern about quality and longevity of core PRS electronics.
     
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  8. bodia

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

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    Yeah, this. Totally stable, and hardy. No worries there.
     
  9. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    I haven’t compared the 2, but swamp ash is brighter sounding than the normal mahogany back. I believe either would work fine for what you want to do. What your preference is? That’s up to everyone’s own.
     
  10. Mert Mermerci

    Mert Mermerci New Member

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    Due to the COVID-19 situation I didn’t have an opportunity to try them yet. That’s why I want to have some opinions and thanks to you guys that sharing your thoughts with me.

    What about P24s, are they just regular CU24 with Piezo? Do you like it? Which one would you suggest P24 or CU24-08?

    As I said, I’m into progressive metal/rock and jazz.
     
  11. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Depends on if you have real plans to use the piezo. If not, I prefer to have individual coil tap switches to be able to have one pickup tapped and the other full humbucker. That said, I don’t recall how the pickup selector is wired for the P24.
     
  12. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Since you’re into prog metal - Opeth performs almost exclusively on Custom 24 Piezos.
     
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  13. Mert Mermerci

    Mert Mermerci New Member

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    Yes I watched them 2 times in the last 8 months, they were amazing and they use the piezo sound so many times during the show. In addition, I play "Opeth" type of music generally - and a little bit jazz - so I'm searching for a PRS guitar for that type of music more specifically. Till now, I see that CU24 or CU24-08 satisfies my needs. Do you have any other suggestions or comments about these two models?
     
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    Also, as I understood from what I read and heard 85/15s are the most convenient pickups for my needs. What do you think?
     
  15. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    I've been happy with the 5-way blade on my CU24, and have the McCarty switching on my CE24 (3-way toggle w/ coil tap on tone knob).
     
  16. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    They're great pickups for what you're talking about.

    I have guitars with other in them (59/09, Tremonti, VB/HFS) but those are all for more pushed sounds.
     
  17. Mert Mermerci

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    All right, Thank you for your comments !!
     

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