Hoe veranderde dat de toon - helderder? Dit is interessant... Ik hou van hoe de gitaar speelt, alleen niet hoe hij klinkt. Het heeft meer bite nodig....
I also play on a PRS Brent Mason with maple neck.
I recognize a lot in what you say “I like how the guitar plays, just not how it sounds”
I'm divided by the sound... I really like how it sounds acoustically.
Very musical and full tone over the whole range with enough ring. The acoustic quality of a telecaster with maple neck is compared to the BM toys and sounds very thin…yes a bit more ring… but the tele sound cheap.
I considered buying the Telecaster Brent Mason… I try it, but the playing comfort and acoustic quality of the BM was far better.
But I liked the electric sound of the Telecaster more.
With the BM, for me, the devil is in the electronics and pickups…
Just to clarify… I find the PRS pickups very good clean in all positions. Very articulated and musical !
Also.. I don't have a dark sound as described in this forum...
BUT… I don't like the sound of the pickups with drive. It sound unnatural, compressed and hars.
And it's not my setup. I am satisfied with that (Divided By 13 FTR37 amp, nobles ODR1, Ibanez Mostortion, ryra and lexicon LCP-1.
It sounds also good with my Tom Anderson classic and G&L asat 1986.
So I decided….
I have now purchased Brent Mason Telecaster pickups 2x Seymour Duncan + Gibson mini humbucker… and am going to mount them in the PRS BM… to hear if that suits me more.
If not.. I will sell the PRS Brent Mason and I will put together a part telecaster with korina body and swamp-ash top
and mount the telecaster pickups in that one.
Because yes… I do hear top qualities in the korina wood… fuller and more musical.
But hey .. that's just my opinion.
I also want to say that I replaced the springs with "raw vintage springs"… a big improvement… more sustain and stability and softer tremolo use.
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