SE Custom 24 in sapphire - My Black Friday score

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Mr.Koozie, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. bricel24

    bricel24 New Member

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    Thanks. After a week of ownership, I dunno if I'm liking it or not. It's an awesome example, nonetheless. But I'm having issues with the wide thin neck as I'm so used to my Bernie and a strat which have chunky profiles and with my playing style it's quite a bit of an adjustment. I'll give it some more time, probably gonna get it professionally set up and move up to 10's. We'll see.

    I hope the OP is still enjoying his CU24.
     
  2. Mr.Koozie

    Mr.Koozie New Member

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    I most certainly am! I dig the thin neck.
     
  3. RebelPeasant

    RebelPeasant New Member

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    I scored the same deal at Sweetwater on the same model & color. I was very surprised at all the fret buzzing even though their techs did the set up. By chance did you have the same issue?
     
  4. Mr.Koozie

    Mr.Koozie New Member

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    Nope. No fret buzzing here. Well, I have a little bit of buzzing. But that's because I tried to lower the action a little more.
     
  5. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    If you are experiencing a lot of fret buzzing, it could be the strings are a lighter gauge than you are used to, and/or the action is lower than you are used to.

    As an example: My new SE 7-string CU24 has buzzy strings, most especially the wound ones, but they are relatively flabby IMHO - the stock strings are "normal" .009s, and I typically play either hybrid .010s (light top, heavy bottom) or .011s. So my picking is "calibrated" to a heavier string.

    Check the action, see if it is in accordance with what PRS specifies on their website:

    http://www.prsguitars.com/csc/setup.html

    Maybe your Sweetwater tech gave you a very low action, at the expense of fret buzz. Or maybe they just didn't really take the time to set it up, did a quick check, and shipped it.
     
  6. RebelPeasant

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    Thanks for the replies. I was kind of surprised that the tech from sweetwater thought the level of buzz was acceptable. It's my third guitar from them and the previous 2 were near perfect set ups. Good suggestion on the string gauge. I do normally use .10's and these are .09's I'll check the PRS specs &see if I can find a nice balance. Happy New Year!
     
  7. Mr.Koozie

    Mr.Koozie New Member

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    I put 10's on mine right away as I didn't care for the 9's.... and it made a good excuse to install pickup covers.
     
  8. Coldvisions34

    Coldvisions34 New Member

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    Beautiful, probably my favorite finish on an SE. Awesome axe, congrats!
     

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