The Big Grab (Part 2 of 4)

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  1. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero, DFZ

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    In part 1 of 4, I promised to populate the last four 'placeholders' in my harem thread. Though I didn't get any direct sunlight for photographs today, I did manage to grab a few decent images. I will certainly need some sunshine for installment 3 (coming Thursday).

    2006 Tremonti Tribal #96/100

    Unique and one-off production guitars really get my attention. PRS kind of lost me with all the limited edition runs but this model, like the 1980 West Street LTD, the Walnut LTD, and the Thinline SC-J, just stood out from the rest.

    This is a huge guitar. It's easily as thick as a Les Paul. Thicker? I'll measure some time. The neck is positively gargantuan. I wanna say that this is a Santana neck carve but it could be my mind playing tricks on me because this bad-mamma-jamma H-E-A-V-Y. That is no joke, people. It must weigh, and I'm guessing (because I only have a bathroom scale) it weighs somewhere around 500 pounds. I mean, come on... I am all about heavy guitars when you want to conjure the beast but this guitar is the next best thing to an actual battle axe if you're in a fight for your life with zombies. But don't take that as a complaint. When this guitar is hanging around my neck, that heft feels right as rain.

    Another thing that I didn't realize about the Tremonti Tribal is the pearl in the finish. I had always assumed, in err, that they were just black guitars with a white graphic. Not so. There is a distinct white pearl in the finish that looks very much like the white pearl finish that PRS used way back in the day. It really pops when the light hits it just so.

    Finally, the volume knobs are swapped. Is that stock for this model? To be clear, the volume knob for the neck pup is forward and the volume knob for the bridge pup is back. I have to say, it's ideal. I don't accidentally hit the volume knob and turn it down when I'm being a goof-ball , leaning way back, pretending I'm a rock-star. Judge me all you want. The pups are super hot on this guitar. I loaded it with 11's and dropped it 1/2 step. Wanking is mandatory.

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  2. bodia

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

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    Diggin' it! That one needs to be rocked, and rocked hard! \m/

    BTW, nuthin' wrong with heavy as a slab....keeps you grounded on windy days!
     
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  3. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    I always thought it was a decal too Hans! This is such an interesting run, just because they're different from the Sig model (stoptail, no wide thin etc).

    Fantastic addition to the Harem, although the Harem analogy makes for interesting mental images when you consider this guitar! A heavily tattooed Amazon springs to mind...

    Really interested to see how thick it is, I'll put it in my completely failed PRS body thickness thread! :)
     
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  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I love that one, too. Superb.
     
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  5. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    2 for 2 Hans...

    The bar has been set for #s 3 and 4!
     
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  6. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero, DFZ

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    3 and 4 will not disappoint, my man.
     
  7. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Another rad guitar. The Big Grab is proving to be the stuff of legend. Two down and two more on the way. Your collection is pretty wide so I have no idea what to expect and I like it. Congrats on another fine guitar.
     
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  8. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    I love the adjustable stoptail and the .011 callout! Nice combo. I also dig how the header just bears the tribal graphic. That's a seriously humble salute to the artist, as Tremonti's is the only name on this guitar. Looks badass.
     
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Excellent addition.
    I didn't realize it had been 10 years since these came out.
     
  10. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    I'm not a singlecut guy...but if I was I would be proud to get loud with that tasty slab-o-hard-rockin' goodness. Most excellent, my man!
     
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  11. Woundtight

    Woundtight New Member

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    White pearl is sweet.

    I dig that fretboard, nice and dark, with some figure to it. IRW?
     
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    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    This one is my cup of tea......heavy is good and that is a rawk machine.
     
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    In Australia it's almost Thursday ... I think people over there deserve part 3 ... :rolleyes:
     
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  14. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero, DFZ

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    I can't get to part 3 until I get some sunshine for the photos. Vintage Yellow is worth the extra effort. ;)
     
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    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Aw man...love SCs...and fat necks! Nice! You go, boyyyyy!
     
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  16. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    For your volume knob question, Hans.
    Bigger image listed under "Schematics" at PRS.com.
     
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  17. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I was browsing this thread last night, with my fiancee sitting beside me (because we were also browsing for other stuff), and when she saw just the headstock she said "wow, that is beautiful!"

    So yeah, that's a stunner!

    A quick look around the web showed none for sale - thought I might have had an easy "go ahead babe, it's gonna be beautiful" transaction...oh well. She also liked some other PRSi with lovely quilt tops as we browsed VR, though...
     
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  18. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Vintage Yellow?!?! Yes, please.
     
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    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    BOOM! Nice Hans - I never knew the white was pearl either. Really interested if it measures to be thicker. Maybe the weight is playing mind games with you?
     
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  20. Alan Manning

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

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    You the man Hans!!! :eek::eek::eek:
     
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